Spring is here and I am sure you all are in the midst of summer camp planning. It is also time to start thinking about swim team! Summer league swim team is a great way to get your kids off the couch, meet new friends who live around the corner, build confidence with the continual improvement they will see and, best of all, have a lot of fun!
The Hammerhead Sharks are excited to welcome back some familiar faces as our coaches this year! Returning this year our Head Coach will be Danielle Jefferies, and our Assistant Head Coach will be Ben Miller. Danielle is a former collegiate swimmer who competed at Nationals her senior year, earned all American honors in the 100 fly and 400 medley relay and was successful in helping her college team in winning their dual conference championships as their assistant coach. She was the Hammerhead Sharks head coach for the 2019 season and has been a lifeguard at the Huntcliff pool for several seasons. Ben has been part of the coaching team with the Hammerhead Sharks for several seasons and has been a longtime swimmer for the Hammerheads. Ben has also been a lifeguard at the Spalding Woods pool for several seasons. Supporting our coaches again this year will be Colleen and Stuart Jefferies who have a passion for swim instruction. They have built successful swim programs in the past and had a huge impact on our team in the 2019 season. We are excited to welcome our coaching leadership back this season!
Practices will start mid May and meets are expected to start the last week or May. More details on the upcoming season will be sent from our swim team management software, so be sure to register as soon as possible so you don’t miss any updates. To register, visit our team website at https://huntcliff.swimtopia.com/
Swim practices are expected to be similar to last summer but are still being finalized. In the past practices have been held Monday – Friday and alternate between the Huntcliff Pool and the Spalding Woods Pool. We will continue to segment practices based on age groups: 10 and under will practice 30 minutes; 11 and older will practice 60 minutes.
Our swim team is primarily made up of swimmers from Huntcliff, Splading Woods and Grogan's Bluff. We also welcome swimmers from surrounding neighborhoods that do not have a community swim team of their own! If you know of anyone looking for something fun and healthy to do this summer, please spread the word. We would love everyone’s help to make this summer a huge success!!!