Sharks Swim Team
The Beechwood Recreation Association sponsors the Beechwood Sharks Swim Team. Our objective is to foster competitive summer swimming in a safe and fun atmosphere. Children do not need to be “expert” swimmers to belong to the Sharks but they do need to be able to swim. The swim team does not provide basic swimming instruction. Team membership is open to children up to the age of 18 whose families are members in good standing of the Association. Every member of the team will have the opportunity to swim in the meets. The Sharks compete in the Greater Peninsula Swimming Association (GPSA) and swim meets are conducted under GPSA rules. Our competition schedule is enclosed. The season will conclude with a Team Awards Banquet.
Awards and Honors
- Meet ribbons may be won at each meet.
- Each child who qualifies for the GPSA Championship Meet (the “City Meet”) will receive a special swim cap from the team at no charge.
- Every participating child will receive an award at the Team Awards Banquet.
Swimsuits are available from the Swim and Sport Stop on Warwick Boulevard. Swim team members may also wear solid black suits. Appropriate suits may be obtained from other sources. Boys seem to prefer the jammer style suit over the traditional briefs. Goggles and swim caps are not required but are advised. All registered swimmers will be given a Beechwood Sharks swim cap at the first meet. Swimmers who choose to wear a swim cap at meets are strongly encouraged to support their team by wearing their Beechwood Sharks swim cap. Team apparel (e.g. T-shirts and shorts) will also be sold.
We encourage, invite, and welcome the participation of team parents in all team activities. All parents are expected to assist in running our swim meets. Runners, timers, lane judges, sweep judges, scorekeepers, ribbon writers, stroke and turn judges, starters, and referees are required. Additional opportunities are available in hospitality, concessions and end of season banquet. Please sign up on the volunteer sheet at the Parent’s meeting or see our GPSA representative or any Committee member. If you are interested in serving on the Swim Team Committee, please contact any Committee member. Everyone is invited and welcomed.
Swim meets will normally start at 6:00 PM.
Warm-ups will typically be at 5:00 PM for the home team and 5:30 PM for the visiting team.