Swim Team

 
Welcome to Chadds Ford Sharks Summer 2020 Information  

 

SWIM MEETS/EVENTS SCHEDULE  

POOL OPENING POSTPONED

The Board of Trustees and Metropolitan Pool Service are working to open the pool, in conformance with all requirements, as soon as possible. Since the Governor DeWine’s announcement on May 16 that pools could reopen on May 26, Metropolitan has been working to revise its operating plans to ensure that all requirements are in place. Metropolitan has communicated to the Board their plan for our facility. The largest barrier to opening right now is the staffing of certified guards. The prime training and certification period for lifeguards is typically in the spring, but with pools in Ohio closed since March there is a shortage of certified guards. The dates in the swim team schedule are based on the pool opening on Memorial Day weekend and will be updated as plans are finalized.

Parent/Coach Meeting

There will be a Parent/Coach Meeting at the pool on Tuesday, May 26th at 11 AM.


Practices

Regular morning practices will begin on Tuesday, May 26th and continue through Friday, July 10th.

  • 10 AM to 11 AM - Practice for the 9 and up age group
  • 11 AM to 12 PM - Practice for the 8 and under age group
Practices are Monday thru Friday.  They are not mandatory; however, it is highly encouraged that our Sharks attend as many practices as possible.  After the coaches have had a few days to evaluate our swimmers, they may request that some of the swimmers change their practice groups based on ability.
 

Swim Meets

  • Thursday, June 11th – HOME - Winston Manor Swim Team
    5:00 PM - Arrive for team picture and warm-ups.
    6:30 PM - Start time for meet.
     
  • Thursday, June 18th – HOME - Barrington Swim Club
    5:15 PM - Arrive for warm-ups.
    6:30 PM - Start time for meet.
     
  • Tuesday, June 30th – HOME - Club Walden
    5:15 PM - Arrive for warm-ups.
    6:30 PM - Start time for meet.
     
  • Tuesday, July 7th – AWAY - Winston Manor Swim Team
    54 Ambrose Drive, Hudson, OH
    5:45 PM - Arrive for warm-ups.
    6:30 PM - Start time for meet.
     
  • Friday, July 10th – 11 AM - Team End of the Season Pool Party
 

Cost is $100.00 per Chadds Ford resident swimmer and $150.00 per non-resident swimmer. This fee includes team t-shirt, one swim cap, and all swim team events.

 
Please fill out the registration form and return with payment to:
 

Josee Adamson, 1756 Forest Oaks Drive by Friday, May 29.  There will be a plastic container available on the front porch.

Registrations will NOT be accepted after Friday, May 29.

 

Please make checks payable to Chadds Ford Swim Team. 

 

COACHES  

Our Head Coach is Maddie Horrigan, a senior at Hudson High School. She was on the HHS swim team for 4 years and was also on the varsity golf team this year. She is in service learning at HHS and works with the elementary schools as part of her studies. She comes highly recommended by our own resident Paige McCormick, who wasn’t able to join us this year due to her swimming schedule. Maddie is excited to meet all of your kids and have lots of fun in the pool!

Our assistant coach this year is Ethan Clemens, a sophomore at Hudson High School. He has been swimming for many years (including on the Sharks!) and swims for the HHS team. He has also been a great help the previous few seasons to our coaches in an unofficial capacity, so he is very comfortable with our team, the kids and how we work. We are excited to welcome Ethan to our coaching staff!

Our coaches assist with improving techniques, building endurance, encouraging active participation, and just having fun! If you have any questions or concerns about your swimmer, please feel free to contact them directly.

COMMUNICATION

We will use email to communicate with all parents and swimmers.   Legibly fill in all email addresses on the registration form you would like us to use.  As this is our main form of communication, please check your email multiple times a day for any updates on practice or meet cancellations due to inclement weather.

**If the outside temperature is
65 degrees or below, the pool will be closed and practice will be cancelled.  The pool and pool deck will also be closed for 30 minutes after thunder or lightening.**



MEET SIGN UPS  

 

Swim Meet Sign-Up - Swimmers

Swimmer sign–ups for meets are electronic via Sign up Genius and MUST be done in advance for each meet.  You will receive an invitation to sign up and will need to complete the registration if you do not already have an account.  www.SignUpGenius.com


Swimmers are required to sign up prior to every meet that they will attend.  If a swimmer does not sign up for a meet electronically by the posted deadline, he/she will not swim in that meet. 

 


 

Swim Meet Sign-Up - Volunteers

Volunteer sign–ups for meets are electronic via Sign up Genius and MUST be done in advance for each meet.  You will receive an invitation to sign up and will need to complete the registration if you do not already have an account.  www.SignUpGenius.com.  


Volunteer participation by the swimmers family is essential for a swim team and meets to run smoothly, home or away.  The coaches and parent representatives cannot run the meets without the help of ALL FAMILIES on the swim team. 



SWIMSUITS  

We do not require a team suit.  However, we would like our Sharks to have a unified look at the meets.  Each swimmer should wear either a blue or black swim suit at the meets.  One team cap will be provided to each swimmer.  If a swimmer loses his/her cap, additional caps may be purchased for $5 each.

CONTACT/QUESTIONS  

Please call or email your Chadds Ford Parent Representatives or Coaches:

Parent Representatives/Coaches
Position Name Phone Email
Parent Representative Colleen Camacho 313-318-5576 colleencamacho@yahoo.com
Parent Representative Leslie Banweg 847-513-3543 lbanweg@hotmail.com
Head Coach Maddie Horrigan 216-501-0919 mhorrigan0701@gmail.com
Assistant Coach Ethan Clemens 330-840-4142 ethan.a.clemens@gmail.com


Updated May 26, 2020
 
 

Go Sharks!

The registration period has been extended to May 29 since the opening date for the pool is not known. Registration forms are due by May 29th to Josee Adamson at 1756 Forest Oaks Drive. No registrations will be accepted after this deadline.