About Sharkies
Somerset Rec Club's Pre-Competition Swim Team for 5-7 year olds


What is Sharkies?

Somerset Rec Club offers a pre-swim team program that starts with ages 5-7. Sharkies* is a fun program designed for younger swimmers to introduce them to the SRC summer swim team!

*SRC Family Membership is required and the swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards without stopping.

What to expect:

  • New to Sharkies program will require a skills ability assessment
  • Daily 30-minute swim practices during season
  • Practices are drop-off/pick-up only, no parents or siblings allowed on the pool deck. Viewing area is available.
  • High-quality instruction from swim team coaches and assistance in the water
  • Participation at each home swim meet
  • Exposure to swim team comradery and race day fun
  • By the end of the season, many children are able to swim the entire length of the pool in a variety of strokes!

If you have any questions, please contact the Swim Team coordinator, Daryl, at swimteam@somersetrec.org.

2024 Important Dates

Swim Team Evaluations* – Sat, Mar 30th and Sun, Mar 31st

Sign up for your 10 minute slot: Saturday or Sunday

* Evaluations are only for swimmers that are new to Somerset Swim team

Sharkies Team Meeting – TBD

First Day of Practices – Wednesday, May TBD

Sharkies Practice Times

May 17 – June 18 (Mon-Fri, 5-5:30pm)

June 29 – July 19 (Mon-Fri, 11:30am – 12:00pm) [TENTATIVE]


Swim Team Home Meets (3pm – 9pm)*

*Sharkies are invited to swim in a 25 yard exhibition event at the start of every home meet

Meet 1 vs Strattonwood (June 20)

Meet 2 vs Mercer Island CC (N/A – Both A & B @ Mercer Island)

Meet 3 vs Kingsgate Monarchs (July 2)

Meet 4 vs Mercerwood (July 9)

Meet 5 vs Klahanie (July 16)

* Full swim meet information is in TeamUnify here

My favorite thing about Sharkies was the swim meets we got to go to.
Demi (age 6) - 2014 Sharkies