Practice / Events Information

**The YMCA Riversharks Swim Team is on HOLD during the renovation of Tippin Natatorium**

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 2016-2017 Season will begin October 10th. Practices are held Monday through Thursday. Stroke clinics will be held several times a month on Fridays from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The Riversharks Swim Team has two levels of swimmers 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 7:00 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 8:00 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 Monday, October 17
Suit & Goggle Fitting Tuesday, October 18
Parent Meeting (New & Returning Parents) Tippin Balcony Area Wed, October 19 @ 6:15 pm
Team Photos Tuesday, October 25
Apparel Order Due at Practice Tuesday, November 1
Pizza Pub Orders Due Tuesday, November 8
Pizza Pick-Up at Pizza Pub Saturday, November 19, TBA
Turn in Raffle Tickets Wednesday, November 23
Mock Meet at CUP with Entire Team TBA
Awards Banquet Sunday, March 5 @ 4 pm


CLICK HERE to print or view the 2016-2017 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.

November 4 – Cancelled
November 18 – Freestyle & Starts
December 2 – Backstroke, Backstroke Turns and Finishes
December 16 – Breaststroke & turns
January 6 – Butterfly & open turns
January 27 – Relays/IM’s


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