2019 UC Sharks Swim Team
Prepare yourselves for another exciting summer of University Club swimming! The UC Sharks coaching staff is eager to have each swimmer making waves and having a blast as the season approaches. Our program is open to all member children of 5 years and older. The goals for the summer season are to develop each participant’s aquatic skills to the best of their ability, while instilling a positive approach to competition and team camaraderie. The Peninsula Swim Association (PSA) meet season begins in June but we urge all swimmers to come out for practice at the end of April to maximize personal results and build a great group dynamic.
Summer Swim Registration
2019 Meet & Event Schedule
- Sunday, April 28 - Kickoff BBQ
- Monday, April 29 - Practice Begins!
- Wednesday, June 5 - Time Trials & Ice Cream Social
- Wednesday, June 12- UC @ Ladera Oaks
- Wednesday, June 19 - UC @Foothills
- Wednesday, June 26 - Fremont Hills @ UC
- Saturday, June 29 - Relay Meet (Invitation only)@ TBD Pizza & Movie Night @ UC
- Wednesday, July 10 - SCRA @ UC
- Wednesday, July 17 - Alpine @ UC
- Saturday, July 20 - Championship Meet @ Palo Alto High School & Awards Dinner @ UC
Registration Options & Dues
This fee covers awards, social events, swim meets, T-shirts, caps, coaching, and other team expenses.
Plan A: - entire summer Swimmers who will attend practices and events for the entire summer swim season.
Plan B: - half season This plan is for those who will be swimming for anysix consecutive weeks of the summer season.
Plan C: - High School, MCAC, or other USS club swimmers that will be competing in swim meets for the UC Sharks.
Group Descriptions and Practice Times
(11 & above): 4:45pm – 6:00pm (Monday – Friday)
The Mako Sharks group consists of our oldest and most seasoned UC swimmers. This group will work towards gaining a greater fitness level to develop speed. Much time will be spent working on starts and turns for race purposes. These swimmers will also experience the value of being leaders on the team.
(Ages 9 - 10): 4:45pm - 5:45pm (Monday-Friday)
The Sand Sharks will be guided towards the importance of stroke technique in gaining overall speed in all four competitive strokes. Each practice will consist of a mix between refining stroke mechanics and challenging swim sets. Race starts and strategy will also be covered thoroughly.
(Ages 7 – 8): 4:00pm - 4:45pm (Monday - Friday)
The Tiger Sharks group will focus on technique and strength building through kicking and stroke drills. At this level of development all four competitive strokes, as well as safe and successful diving form, will make up the main points of emphasis. All of this work will be in preparation for swim meet participation.
(Ages 6 & under) 3:30pm - 4:00pm (Monday - Friday)
The Pollywogs is our introductory group to the swim team experience! Provided with in water instruction, these swimmers will build confidence and the fundamentals of freestyle, backstroke and diving. As the season progresses we hope to get them comfortable with butterfly and breaststroke.
(Ages 4-6) 3:30pm - 4:00pm (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday*)
The Tadpole group is an introductory class to prep for summer swim team to teach basic water safety skills, such as taking a breath, back-float, front-float, 'big arms', and a proper kick that are crucial to confident swimming. Download registration here. *Session 4 July 1-July 19th will be Monday, Tuesday and Friday