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Swim Team Information
Saybrook Sharks is a member of the Naperville Swim Conference. We have a competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability.
We are a nonprofit club, run by an elected Board of Directors which meets monthly. All members are welcome at each meeting and encouraged to be involved in team activities and fundraisers. Our swim team is open to current Bondholders in good standing and trial members.

Swim Team Evaluations: April 23, 2022 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Whether your child is new to swim team or if he or she is six years of age and under and you are unsure if your child is ready for swim team, we offer a swim evaluation with

Head Swim Coach Ruthy O’Malley


Lesson Coordinator Michelle Bertram

During the evaluation we will ask your child to get into the pool with a swim coach who will then spend a few minutes 1:1 assessing their comfort level in the pool. After the evaluation, we will let you know if your 6 and under is ready for the swim team (swim 15 yards with breathing) or would be better off in our swim lesson program. For those older kids, we will provide feedback on which practice group would be best for your swimmer. Please note that if you were in swim lessons last year and attained the Shark level, the coaches would still like your child to attend the evaluation so that they can place him/her in the proper practice groups. For those kids that attained Dolphin level and may have taken lessons over the winter, or if you feel your child may be ready, we would love to see you as well.

  • April 23rd 3:00-5:00 pm at Goldfish Swim School, Quincy Ave, Naperville
  • A sign-up genius for evaluations will be sent separately
  • Any questions please reach out to Mary Kate Watkins at saybrookswimlessons@gmail.com

Practice Schedule

Swim practice is Monday through Friday, beginning on June 6 and continuing through July 22 for those swimmers swimming at Classic and July 29 for those swimming at City.  Swimmers should make an effort to be at practice every day to benefit from the training, conditioning and stroke work that the coaches provide. In the event that your swimmer cannot attend practice for several days in a row please let Coach Ruthy know in advance with a written note.

On cool mornings, (60 degrees or below) the coaches may lead the swimmers in dry land training and games. On those days swimmers should come to practice in warm ups and shoes.

Cancellation of practice will be emailed to all members through the TeamUnify email account. No practice will be held if there is lightning sighted.

For more information about practices, meet schedules and socials, go to the Sharks Swim Team Website.


Sharks Website

How to Register

Swim Team Registration:
Cost: $215 for the first Swimmer; $190 for each additional swimmer

Whether you are a returning family or a new family joining the Saybrook Sharks Swim Team, the registration process is a simple two-step process and takes only a few minutes. Please read the information below for complete instructions on how to become a Saybrook Shark!

Step 1: Online Registration

  1. Go to saybrooksharks.org and click on ONLINE REGISTRATION (located on the left-hand side of the page), then select the blue Register Now button.
  2. Login/Register
    • Returning Family? Please enter your email address and password to access your account and follow the prompts to register.
    • New Family? Enter the email address you want to have on file (which will receive all Shark information) and then establish a Billing Account with the Team.
  3. Please register all your swimmers at the same time. Returning families using the same email address should have all their returning swimmers information in the system already. You will have the opportunity to add new swimmers to your family after registering your returning swimmer(s).
  4. Select the SWIM TEAM check box when asked to “Register this member to a group”
  5. Click “I AGREE” to electronically sign the Naperville Swim Conference Waiver form.
  6. A non-swimmer social fee of $5/child is available for siblings who would like to participate in the team social events (Bagel Breakfast, and The Shark Party) but are not involved in either lessons or team at Saybrook.
  7. Payment is taken by credit card only through the team website. NO CASH OR CHECKS.

Step 2: Medical Waiver

To complete your registration you must mail/drop off the Family Medical Waiver Form to the Swim Team Vice President no later than April 30th to avoid a late fee. The Family Medical Waiver form is separate from the Naperville Swim Conference Waiver that was signed electronically.  Your registration is not complete without the signed Medical Waiver Form.

Once all of these are received and processed, you will be sent an approval email and you will be granted access to your own private account for the Shark Team.  Your private account is your one-stop-shop for maintaining your contact information, declaring for swim meets, signing up for jobs, interactively tracking your kids times, and much more. After registration closes, a separate e-mail will be sent out with details regarding Volunteer Sign Up, and registering your swimmer(s) for swim meets.

Sharks Website

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