Join The Team
Swimmers in the Beginner Group must have the ability to swim a 25 (1 length of the pool) without stopping in both freestyle and backstroke. Swimmers should have an understanding of what breaststroke and butterfly are (proficiency not necessary). A good guide to preparedness for this group is completion of the YMCA Minnow group swim lesson level.
Swimmers in the Intermediate Group must have the ability to swim a 100 (4 lengths of the pool) without stopping in freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. A basic understanding of the butterfly stroke is helpful, but not required.
Swimmers in the Advanced group must be able to swim a 500 (20 lengths of the pool) without stopping and have the ability to swim all four strokes. In addition, swimmers in the group must be able to swim a 50 freestyle in 40 seconds or less.
Middle/High School Group
The Middle/High School group is for swimmers who are at least 12 years old and have swum on their middle/high school teams. For swimmers who have chosen not to compete on their school teams, but wish to compete with the Tiger Sharks in this age group, they must have the ability to swim up to a 500 (20 lengths of the pool) without stopping, and know all four strokes. Lastly, they must be able to swim a 50 free in 40 seconds or less.