Salem Sharks Swim Team

Practice Groups

View our swim team brochure for details on practice times, days, and pricing.

 
Fins | Ages 4 - 18
The sharks fins program is for kids who are brand new to swim team, or still learning the fundamentals of the four strokes.  Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle, and 25 yards backstroke without any in water assistance and without stopping.  Swimmers will learn the 4 competitive strokes as well as building their stamina.  Swimmers must be able to be comfortable in water 80-82 degrees.  
 
 
Junior I | Ages 7 - 18
The sharks Junior I program is for swimmers to build their endurance and learn more about stroke technique and development.  Swimmers must be able to swim all four competitive strokes legally in consecutive 50’s for endurance.   There will be introduction to interval training and teaching swimmers how to use the pace clock.  Swimmers can register to swim 2 or 3 times per week.  Swimmers will need to purchase their own fins for use at practices. 
 
 
Junior II | Ages 9 - 18
The sharks Junior II program is a balance between stroke technique and building intensity for swimmers.  Swimmers must be able to swim all four competitive strokes legally in consecutive 75’s for endurance.   There will be interval training and teaching swimmers how to use the pace clock.  Swimmers can register to swim 3-5 times per week and dryland is offered 2-3 times per week.  Swimmers will need to purchase their own fins, pull buoy, and paddles for use at practices. 
 
 
Seniors | Ages 13 - 18
Our Seniors program focuses on challenging swimmers mentally and physically. Practices will be based on interval training. Swimmers can register to swim 4-6 times per week and dryland is offered 3 times per week. Swimmers will need to purchase their own fins, pull buoy, snorkel and paddles for use at practices.
 

Registration

Contact Daniel Smith at dsmith@ymcavbr.org or 540-387-9622.