About the team…
The Tigershark Swim Team is a nine-week summer league competitive swimming program open to any boy or girl between the age of four and eighteen (as of June 1st) who can meet the basic swimming requirements.
The team members generally reside in Herrin and Carterville School Districts, but some also come from other towns. Swimmers who reside in towns without teams are eligible to join the Tigersharks, provided that the Herrin is the closest team to their residence.
Online registration is open now! Please register online and then come to CUSTOM SUIT ORDERING NIGHT on April 11, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Herrin (so you get your suits and apparel in plenty of time for the season!)
Early Bird Registration fees are as follows (Prices will go up after April 30th!!):
1st Swimmer $85
2nd Swimmer $60
Each Addidional Swimmer $35
A Parent Work Requirement deposit is also required. This is a family oriented team. Parents are encouraged and expected to volunteer at swim meets. A deposit is required at registration to cover the parent work requirement. Please make this a separate check as it will only be cashed at the end of season IF worker requirements have not been met in full. It will be returned to you when requirement is met in full.
Evaluations will be held for first time swimmers at the Herrin Pool on Tuesday, May 28th at 10:30am. Regular practices and swim meet participation are required. Practices (for returning swimmers) begin on Tuesday, May 28th and are held Monday thru Friday at the Harrison Bruce Aquatic Center at the Herrin Park. Ages 11 and up practice from 8am until 10am. Ages 10 and under practice from 9:30am until 10:30am. Some children will be placed in different groups based on ability, etc upon coach's discretion only.
About The Competition
The swim team competes in the Southern Illinois Swim League along with teams from Anna, Carbondale, DuQuoin, Marion, Mt. Vernon, and Salem. Dual meets (meets between the Tigersharks and one other team) are scheduled on many Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Invitational meets (meet held with multiple teams) are held on Saturdays. There are additional fees to swim in the Invitational Meets (7 and up $12, 6 and under $6) and fees must be paid before the entry deadline (usually the Sunday before the meet, but not always. The host team sets this deadline.) A complete list of all events will be listed on our website by the end of March. A Championship team is selected at the end of the season and will compete in the Southern Illinois Swim League Championships TBA (rsvp for this is due the Friday before. No exceptions).
RSVP: In order for the coach to create a line-up he/she needs to know who is swimming in the meet It takes several hours to do a line-up properly and for this reason it is imperative that you RSVP on time.
For dual meets the RSVP feature shuts down a few days before. The reason for this is because the morning of the meet is spent preparing for the meet that evening. Cards are made, heat sheets are printed etc...
For Invitational meets the RSVP feature typically shuts down the Friday the week before the meet. The reason for this is because the host team typically (not always-sometimes earlier) requires our entries the Sunday night before the meet. Host teams typically have 7-10 other teams attending and the week before is very busy so they want to have everything ready to go to the printer by Tue/Wed.. Also, some teams do not allow deck entries. This means that once the entries have been sent we are not allowed to add to that list.
Qualifying for Herrin Tigersharks Championship Team
Championship team will be decided based solely on times. In accordance with SISL rules, a swimmer MUST HAVE swam in three sanctioned meets (Invitationals and/or dual meets) before July 20th in order to qualify for the championship team.
About the Coaches
Herrin Tigershark Board Members
President- Vonda Rosado
Treasurer- Lori Mohr
Questions? Email us at email@example.com
Check out our Official Tigershark Facebook page titled: Herrin Tigersharks-Rule the Pool