Practice is essential to improvement and success with any skill -- swimming is no different. Attendance at practice is not mandatory, but is strongly recommended. Repetition and great coaching are essential to improvement. The Tiger Sharks offer a great coaching staff and wonderful facilities which will help your kids become better swimmers... but only if they practice.
Practice is for athletes to spend time with coaches. We ask that parents not interfere with their children's practice time. You can watch practice from the canopy areas, but please don't enter the deck. This is distracting to both swimmers and coaches. If you have any concerns, please address the head coach either before or after practice or by email.
Our coaches are very flexible with club swimmers who usually have rigorous club practice schedules. We would like to have club swimmers practice with us once or twice per week if possible. Club swimmers can be a good example and inspire our non-club swimmers.
The practice schedule below could be modified closer to the start of the season.
The schedule may also be modified at any time based on team-building activities, our meet schedule and Community Pool events. Changes to practices are announced through our team website, Facebook and Remind.com text alerts sent by the coaches.
Practice Schedule (Monday-Friday):
7:15 AM to 8:15 AM - 11 & OVER
8:00 AM to 9:15 AM - 10 & UNDER
5/28/19 - First day of practice
6/06/19 - Dryland practice: Peace United Methodist Church
6/11/19 - REGULAR PRACTICE AT THE POOL. THIS IS A CHANGE.
6/20/19 - 8:30-11:00 A.M., PHOTO DAY / PRACTICE AT PEACE UNITED ON DILEY RD. THIS IS A CHANGE AGAIN.
6/27/19 - Dryland practice: Location TBD
7/04/19 - No practice (Parade)
7/10/19 - No practice
7/17/19 - Last day of practice
New this year. Practice will only be canceled due of inclement weather or evening meets. On days when the pool is closed and weather is good, practice will consist of stretches and dryland exercises. Swimmers should be prepared with tennis shoes and socks everyday .
On days of evening meets, we'll have an easier warm-up practice. There will be no practice the day after an evening meet.
Inclement Weather: Thunder and lightning can delay or cancel practice. Rain does not cancel practice, unless the lifeguards and coaches are unable to see the bottom of the pool. Coaches will send REMIND alerts and post on Facebook if practice is cancelled. To sign up for REMIND text “@ptsswim” to 81010.
Our season starts as early as possible -- even before some schools are out for the summer. That's okay, swimmers can join our team and there's no penalty for missing practices that overlap school. If you're a late arrival, please let us know if you're available for our first meet and we'll work you into the lineup -- even without first week of practice.