....to the Fallsmead Sharks web page! The Fallsmead Sharks are the official swim team of the Fallsmead neighborhood. To join the team you must live within the boundaries of the Fallsmead neighborhood.
We swim in the Montgomery County Swim League and are currently in DIVISION N. The Sharks provide a wonderful social and recreational opportunity for children of all ages within our neighborhood.
As mentioned in previous emails and at the community meeting, even though the official MCSL swim season is cancelled, we would like to be able to provide some kind of 'in-pool' activity for the kids this summer.
We are currently planning to hold group swim sessions in the early mornings (probably before general opening) - these would be small group practices with 1-3 coaches (Coach Frank plus 1-2 junior coaches). We anticipate splitting the groups by age, having multiple sessions per age group per week, with the ability to sign up for 2-3 slots per person per week depending on interest. We are still working out all the details and logistics based on pool opening regulations/restrictions, and will be able to create a trial schedule once we know the degree of interest. As regulations change, we may be able to change the number of kids per session, and will adjust time slots depending on interest and participation. These group practices are designed for swimmers who are able to easily swim the length of the pool unassisted. If you are unsure of your child's ability level and need to have your child evaluated, please let us know and we can set that up for the first week.
If you are interested in participating in these group sessions, please register below using the 'register now' button. We are asking for a small registration fee to cover coaching expenses, and are hoping to run the program for 6-8 weeks. You will also have the ability to order a Fallsmead Sharks swim cap if your child wants/needs one. Every swimmer will get their own kickboard which they should bring to every practice. If you are interested in participating, please register by Monday, June 22nd. We will be meeting with Coach Frank on Monday evening for planning purposes, so we need a good idea of numbers and age groups! We will send out a sign up sheet on Tuesday or Wednesday with swim dates/times and slots. We are hoping to start late next week, but this is dependent on getting the pool up and running in a safe and compliant manner.