SHBR in the Water
Do you think the only organized water activity SHBR offers is swim team? Guess again! There are plenty of ways to enjoy the pool for some exercise, learning, and fun.
The SHBR Seals Swim Team welcomes all boys and girls age 18 and under who are interested in giving competitive swimming a try. In a short but intense eight week season, swimmers have the opportunity to develop swimming skills, be part of a fun, multi-age team, learn good sportsmanship, make new friends, and have a great time. Swimmers are evaluated before joining the SHBR Swim Team to identify the most appropriate environment for each swimmer.
- Competition Team – For swimmers who can swim 25 meters (1 lap) of the pool unassisted and with a minimum stroke proficiency. Swimmers can focus on coaches for a 45 minute or longer practice and participate in weekly “A” and “B” swim meets throughout the season.
- Seal Pup Developmental Swim Team – This developmental arm of the swim team is for swimmers who have mastered swim lessons and can swim at least 15 meters of the pool unassisted during evaluation. These swimmers, typically between 5 and 8 years old, are ready for a bigger challenge, have the attention span to listen to coaches for a 30-minute practice, and will enjoy a group environment. Swimmers are evaluated for participation the second week of the summer and then begin practice at the end of June.
Seal School Group Swim Lessons
Seal School includes five one-week sessions of group swim lessons at three developmentally-appropriate levels. The focus of Seal School will be on swim instruction and water safety, with children in groups of three or four per instructor.
Lap Lane Swimming
The upper pool includes lanes reserved for lap swimmers ages 13 and over. Given the popularity of the lap lanes, members may need to share a lane with another swimmer. Lap lanes are generally open when the pool is open, however, the number and availability of lanes varies depending on scheduled swim and dive team practices and events.
Private Swim Lessons
Individual swim lessons are available from many of the SHBR lifeguards or senior members of the SHBR swim team. For more information about schedules and rates, please contact the guard or senior swimmer directly, as this is in addition to their regular work, and private swim lessons are not sponsored by SHBR.
Alex Simonson is Head Swim Coach for the 2021 swim team season and she will be running the early morning masters program this season. The Master’s program at SHBR is designed for swimmers of all abilities and ages over 18 years old. Alex welcomes any participant and can provide as little to as much feedback on stroke technique or practice difficulty as wanted.
The master’s program will begin on Monday, June 14th, and will end at the end of swim season on July 30th. The program will run every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:30 am to 7:30 am.
Sign up HERE for Masters Swimming.
If you are signing up for all seven weeks, the cost is $140. If you’d rather commit to a three-week session, the cost is $80. Finally, if you’re not sure if Masters is for you or if you can’t commit to a session, you may pay $10 to “drop-in” whenever you’d like.
If you are interested in the master’s program this summer please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send out additional information as the season gets closer.