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Competition swim team

Welcome SHBR Swimmers!

We are excited to offer a fun, safe environment for developing swimming skills. Swimmers are evaluated before joining the SHBR Swim Team to identify the most appropriate environment for each swimmer.

  • Competition Team – For swimmers capable of swimming 25 meters (1 lap) of the pool unassisted 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 Team – A swim team preparation program for new swimmers ages 5-8 who have mastered swim lessons and, during evaluation, can swim at least 15 meters of the pool unassisted and can safely swim to the side of the pool. These swimmers are still developing their strokes and 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 participate in an intra-squad swim meet. More information can be found on the Seal Pup’s Web Page.

If your swimmer is not yet ready for the Swim Team, SHBR also offers swim lessons. Seal School group lessons provide group instruction to teach children skills from basic water exploration to beginning stroke development.

swim team updates

2017 SHBR SEALS Swim Team

Week 1 (May 30 – June 2)
4:45-5:30 PMEvaluations for new swimmers
5:30-6:20 PMReturning Swimmers Age 7-11
6:20-7:20 PMReturning swimmers Age 12 and up
Weeks 2-4 (June 5 – 23)
4:45-5:30 PMReturning Swimmers age 6-8
5:30-6:20 PMReturning Swimmers Age 9-12
6:20-7:20 PMReturning swimmers Age 13 and up
Weeks 5 and on (June 26 and on)
7:45-9:00 AMAge 13–18
9:00-10:00 AMAge 9-12
10:00-10:45 AMAge 6-8
10:30-11:00 AMSeal Pups (Age 5-8)

**ANTICIPATED** Schedule and Sign Up 2017 

Please note: This schedule is tentative and subject to change.
DateEventPlaceTimeSign Up
5/21Aquatics Info Day: Swim Team registration due (online), suit fittings, caps and more!SHBR2:00 – 4:30 PMn/a
5/29Ice Cream Social & Meet the CoachesSHBR Gazebo

4:00 PM

5/301st Day Practice (returning swimmers & new swimmers ages 9 & over)Upper PoolSee times aboven/a
5/30-6/2New Swimmer Evaluations (required for all new swimmers 8 & under)Upper PoolSee times aboven/a
6/17Time Trials #1 at SHRA
(NOTE: Warmups are home at SHBR. We walk to SHRA after warm up.)

Arrive for Warm Up AT SHBR
7:45 AM

Meet Start: 9:00 AM

Coming Soon: Swimmer Sign Up

6/19B Meet/Time Trials #2 vs Lee Graham

5:00 PM Arrive
5:20 PM Warm up
6:00 PM Meet start

Coming Soon: Swimmer Sign Up


Pasta Party – Pep Rally
bring salad or pasta to share (NOTE:  disposable serving dish and utensils)


SHBR GazeboTBDComing Soon: Volunteer
6/24A Meet at Mosby Woods
ADDRESS: 3136 Plantation Parkway Fairfax, VA 22030

Swimmers notified 6/22
(coming soon)


B Meet vs Forest Hollow

HOME4:45 PM Arrive
5:00 PM Warm up
6:00 PM Meet start

Coming Soon: Swimmer Sign Up

TBDTeam Picture We need several parents to help line the kids up for photos.
SHBR Lower PoolTBD Arrive 
7/1A Meet vs Hiddenbrook Hurricanes 7:45 AM Arrive
8:00 AM Warm up
9:00 AM Meet start 
Swimmers Notified 6/29
(coming soon)
7/3B Meet at Parklawn
6011 Crater Pl, Alexandria, VA 22312
 5:00 PM Arrive
5:20 PM Warm up
6:00 PM Meet start 

Coming soon: Swimmer Sign Up

TBDTodd Potts IM Carnival @ Forest Hollow
4330 Old Columbia Pike Annandale, VA

Coming Soon: Swimmer Sign Up

7/8A Meet at Sully Station Supersonic Transporters
ADDRESS: 5101 Sequoia Farms Dr, Centreville, VA 20120

Swimmers Notified 7/6

(coming soon)


B Meet vs Lincolnia Park

HOME4:45 PM Arrive
5:00 PM Warm up
6:00 PM Meet start 

Coming soon: Swimmer Sign Up

7/12NVSL Divisional Relays @ Hiddenbrook
1508A Sadlers Wells Dr, Herndon, VA 20170
AWAY TBDSwimmers Notified 7/11
7/15A Meet at Lakeview Marlins
ADDRESS: 5352 Gainsborough Dr, Fairfax, VA 22032

Swimmers Notified 7/13

(coming soon)

7/17B Meet at Dominion Hills
5960 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22205
 AWAY5:00 PM Arrive
5:20 PM Warm up
6:00 PM Meet start  
Coming Soon: Swimmer Sign Up
7/19NVSL All Star Relays @ GreenbriarTBDTBDQualify at Divisional Relays
TBDSwim A ThonUpper Pool

Coming Soon: Swim-A-Thon Registration 

Swim-A-Thon Donations Link


7/22A Meet vs GreenbrierHOME7:45 AM Arrive
8:00 AM Warm up
9:00 AM Meet start  

Swimmers Notified 7/20
(coming soon)

TBDParent Volunteer Party  RSVP (coming soon)
7/24Rock n Roll Relays  Coming Soon: Swimmer Sign Up
Volunteer Sign Up

NVSL Individual Division 6 Championship
Location: SHBR!


Coming mid-July: Swimmer Election


7/29SHBR Awards PicnicGazebo6:30-8:00 PMComing soon
8/5NVSL Individual All Stars @ Sully Station
5101 Sequoia Farms Dr, Centreville, VA 20120

Past Videos

2016 Team Videos

2015 Team Videos


about swimming and our team

Click here for the swim team handbook.

Swim Team Schedule

See the calendar online SHBR Calendar.

Evaluation Days for New Swimmers

May 30 – June 2 at 4:45 PM — Swimmers should attend three practices for evaluation.  We recommend attending Monday-Wednesday, allowing Thursday and Friday as makeup days if needed.*

Swimmers on the Developmental Team will complete Evaluation Days and return for morning practices after school ends. Developmental Swimmers do not attend afternoon practices in June.

*New Swimmers should complete all registration materials in order to participate in Evaluation Days.  See more information on Seal Pups Developmental Team.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is a swimmer ready for Seal Pups?

Swimmers are evaluated by the team coaches prior to joining the Seal Pups Developmental Team. For safety purposes, Seal Pups must be able to swim 15 meters of the length of the SHBR upper pool without assistance or stopping. They must also be able to safely reach the side of the pool and exit the water. To participate in evaluations, there is no requirement to use any specific stroke, as long as they can make it (dog paddle, underwater swimming, and various other combinations all work). Swimmers are asked to swim as far as they can down the length of the lap pool any way they know how. The purpose of this is not to intimidate the children, but to ensure that the children can get themselves to the side of the pool when a coach is not nearby. Parents should also consider the child’s ability to listen and follow instructions from the coaches, since this will be a team practice environment.

How are swimmers evaluated?

During late May through late June, the Competition Team begins pre-season practices. During this time, we offer “Evaluation Days.”

Parents and are encouraged to bring their swimmers to any three practices during evaluation week. In a fun, friendly environment, a coach will assess the swimmer’s capability to swim the length of the pool unaided, and determine the swimmer’s individual skill level. After evaluation, the coaching staff will recommend the appropriate environment for your swimmer.

Attending three Evaluation Days provides each child an opportunity to adapt to the environment, the water temperatures and the coaches.

When do Seal Pups practice?

After Evaluation Week, Seal Pups return for practice in the mornings from the end of June to the end of July. Practices are held Monday through Friday in the upper pool from 10:30 – 11:00 AM.  Please see the schedule above for the specific dates.

More Questions?

Have more questions? Contact John Mechem, SHBR Swim Team Rep at