REASONS TO JOIN
Reasons to Swim with the Tiger Sharks
Kids and young adults have many choices for their summer activities. There are many kids sports teams and youth athletic activities available, but competitive swimming isn't often first on the list. We aim to change that. Summer swim teams are a fun, active way for kids to enjoy the summer. Swimming is a sport that fits all body types & personalities. Races are short. Meets can last a while so athletes get to spend a lot of quality time with their friends & families. Kids will have plenty of time to make new friends, too. USA Swimming, the foremost American swim organization, describes the benefits of swimming in this article.
If you're considering swimming as a youth sport, here are reasons why the Tiger Sharks Swim Team is a top choice.
Only $100 Per Swimmer! And no additional pool membership fees.
Nearby Communities Welcome! You don't have to live in Pickerington.
We Have 10 Lanes! Tiger Sharks' home is the Pickerington Community Pool with 10 competition lanes. We have the largest and, we believe, the nicest competition pool in the league!
Great Conditioning for All Sports! Swim practice develops strength, rhythm and stamina. Swimming builds long, lean muscle mass, core strength, and flexibility. It's great conditioning that transfers to all sports.
Fits with Other Summer Sports! Our morning practice and varied meet schedule work well with other summer sports. Conflicts are few so kids can do another sport and swim.
8-Week Season & Daily Practices! Our program is two months long and gives the kids a lot of time to enjoy the sport. Comparing the number of practices and meets to other summer sports, swimming is by far the most cost-effective.
Get Your Own Lane, Stay Safe! Swimming is the ultimate non-contact sport. Your kids don't have to go elbow-to-elbow with other kids. In swimming, head-to-head really means side-by-side. This is a major reason why swimming is ranked as one of the safest sports by the National Federation of State High School Associations and the National Institutes of Health.
All Your Kids On One Team! No running from team to team! Ours is one team for all your kids, 5 to 18!
No Bench Warming! Unlike baseball, softball, soccer & football, our summer swim team has no bench-warmers. Everyone swims in our meets. Events are chosen to build the athletes' confidence. Each swimmer can swim in the maximum allowed individual events.
Swim & Surf! Our pool has excellent, free WiFi! Plus we're a PokeStop.
Look Cool, Swim Warm! Two words... HEATED POOL! This is very handy at the beginning of the season, right after Memorial Day.
Don't Wait In Line! We have no wait lists! With plenty of practice lanes, we accept all swimmers, beginner through expert. You don't have to wait in line to get in the water!
Well Run Meets! We have a well organized board & great volunteers. Our home meets run smoothly and results are quickly available.
Watch From Afar! If you can't come to a home meet, you can still be connected. All of our home meets are posted online to Meet Mobile so you can see how your swimmers are doing even when you can't be here.
Pool Membership NOT Required! You don't have to be a pool member to swim on our team! The Tiger Sharks are a not-for-profit organization separate from the Pickerington Community Pool. We work with the City to use the pool but have our own membership and governing structure.
Swim Well, Have Fun! Our coaching staff focuses on the fundamentals & fun of swimming. We know kids swim better when they're having fun.
Home of the Mascot Challenge! We held our first Mascot Challenge in 2016. See the videos: Age Group & Coaches. This relay race was a huge success & is sure to be back. Our mascot is Tyrese the mighty, mighty Tiger Shark, and he is fast!
Timely Information! You're never in the dark. Timely information about upcoming team events is the norm. We strive to have the best informed members in the sport!
You Can Get Here From There! The Shark Tank, as we fondly call our pool, is within easy reach of far east Columbus & adjoining suburbs including, parts of Canal Winchester, Reynoldsburg, Pataskala, Baltimore & of course all of Pickerington, Brice, Etna & Independence Village.
So these are just a few reasons to be a Tiger Shark and swim on our recreational, summer swim team. But the biggest reason of all is because we are working hard to make the Tiger Sharks the best of the best summer sports for kids! GO TIGER SHARKS!!!