Practice / Events Information

**The YMCA Riversharks Swim Team will host a parent meeting at 6 pm on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Clarion County YMCA**

Practices are held at the Clarion University Tippin Natatorium in the 6-lane competitive pool, and in the diving pool. The exact practice schedule will be determined by the coach.

Practices for the 2019-2020 season will be announced soon. Practices are held Monday through Thursday between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 pm.  Practice lengths will vary by swimmer age and ability.

The Riversharks Swim Team has two levels of swimmers (competitive and developmental) that participate in all events and meets together.

Developmental Guppies and Minnows – Learn basic strokes, streamlines, work on strength, diving, etc. Practices are held in the diving pool to accommodate shorter distance swims.

Competitive Seals, Dolphins and Sharks – Refine dives, strokes and turns. Work on technique and endurance. All practices held in 25 yard competitive pool.

Practice Times

Guppies 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Diving Pool
Minnows 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Diving Pool
Seals 1 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Competitive Pool
Seals 2 7:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Competitive Pool
Swordfish 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Competitive Pool
Dolphins 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Competitive Pool
Sharks 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Competitive Pool

Swimmers are moved as they learn.

Suggestions for Practice

Practice is available 4-5 nights a week during most weeks of the season. We recommend the following based on age, however, you know your child best and should adjust the schedule to best meet the needs of your child.

Ages 8 and Under 2 practices per week
Ages 9 to 10 yrs. old 3 – 4 practices per week
Ages 11 and up 3 – 5 practices per week


Registrations Due TBA
Suit & Goggle Fitting November 5, 2019  5:30-7:30 in Tippin Gym
Parent Meeting (New & Returning Parents) Tippin Balcony Area TBA
Team Photos TBA
Apparel Order Due at Practice TBA
Pizza Pub Orders Due TBA
Pizza Pick-Up at Pizza Pub TBA
Turn in Raffle Tickets TBA
Mock Meet at CUP with Entire Team TBA
Awards Banquet MARCH


(COMING SOON) to print or view the 2019 – 2020 practice schedule. Exact practice times will be announced by the head coach.

Stroke Clinics

Stroke Clinics will be held approximately twice a month on Fridays from 6-7 pm. These are not endurance practices. Clinics help swimmers learn and correct technique such as strokes, diving, streamlines, and turns.



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