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Sholem Sharks Swim Team

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East Central Illinois Swim Conference Champions: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016! The Sholem Sharks Swim Team is the Champaign Park District’s summer swim team.  The Sharks is made up of roughly 200 local swimmers who gain self confidence, enhance their social skills, and earn a sense of accomplishment through swimming.  A family-focused team, the Sharks emphasizes swimmer development, skill improvement, endurance, and fostering a lifelong love of swimming.

Contact Us

  • Sholem Aquatic Center: 217-398-2581 (open seasonally Memorial Day to Labor Day)
  • General Questions/Coaches:  SholemSharks@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2550
  • Program Manager: brittany.fairfield@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3985
  • Weather Cancellations: Online Cancellations Page >> or call 217-805-4100 and press 6 for automated updates


Suggested Ages 6 & under
Is there a swimmer in your family who wants to be on the swim team? Does your child want to swim more competitively, but isn’t quite ready? If so, the Sholem Sharks Pre-Swim Team is for you! Participants will be coached by Sholem Sharks coaches and will work on stroke techniques and basic endurance skills that will help to prepare them for future participation on the Sholem Sharks Swim Team. Participants must be comfortable putting their face in the water and be able to focus on swimming for the duration of the 30 minute practice. Sholem Sharks Pre-Swim Team fee includes participation in swim meets!

Date Day Time Fee (R/NR) Class ID

  • 6/7-7/23* | M-F, Sa (meets) | 10:30-11a | $100/$150 

No Practice: 7/5*
Location: Sholem Aquatic Center
Min/Max: 8/30
Deadline: 6/14
Questions: brittany.fairfield@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2581



Suggested Ages 7-18
Gain self-confidence, enhance social skills, and have a sense of accomplishment as a member of our team! Improve swimming skills and endurance through daily practices and weekly competitions. Swimmers must be able to swim a 25-yard free style comfortably with their face in the water. If not, we encourage children to enroll in our swim lessons or pre-swim team program. Swimmers will compete within their own age group in the East Central Illinois Swim Conference Championship meet. All meets will be held on Saturdays. Swimmers must swim three meets to compete in the championship meet. Please review our Pool Closure Guidelines at champaignparks.org in the event of questionable weather.

Day | Fee (R/NR) | Min/Max | Deadline

  • M-F* (Sa meets) | $130/$180** | 20/170 | June 14 

No Program: 7/5*

**Fee includes t-shirt. Team swim cap must be purchased.

Location: Sholem Aquatic Center and TBD Practice Dates/Times (please talk to coaches to request exceptions):

  • 6/7-7/23 at Sholem Aquatic Center
    • Ages 8 & under | M-F | 9:30-10:30a
    • Ages 9 & 10 | M-F | 9:15-10:45a
    • Ages 11+ | M-F | 7:45-9:15a

Note: Balanced calendar athletes may be offered evening practices per arrangement with the coach.
Questions: brittany.fairfield@champaignparks.org or 217-398-2581


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