Congratulations on a strong season!
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.
- Sholem Aquatic Center: 217-398-2581 (open seasonally Memorial Day to Labor Day)
- General Questions/Coaches: SholemSharks@champaignparks.com or 217-398-2550
- Programs Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-819-3885
- Weather Cancellations: Online Cancellations Page or call 217-805-4100 and press 6 for automated updates
2018 Swim Meet Schedule
Meet Schedule: TBA
Ages: Suggested ages 6 and under. 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.
Fee (R|NR): $80 | $120
Dates* & Times:
June 4 – July 21
Monday – Friday from 10:30 – 11:00 am + swim meets on Saturdays (may require travel)
*No Practice: 7/4 or 7/7
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!
Ages: Suggested ages 7-18. Participants must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle comfortably with their face in the water. If your child is not quite able to meet this requirement, you may wish to consider pre-swim team or swim lessons.
Fee (R|NR): $115 | $165
Includes team t-shirt. Swim caps may be purchased
Dates & Times
May 29 -Jun 1 indoors at Centennial High School Pool
- Ages 10 & under: Tu/Th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
- Ages 11+: W/F from 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Jun 4 – July 21 outdoors at the Sholem Aquatic Center
- Ages 8 & under: M-Sa from 9:30 – 10:30 am
- Ages 9 & 10: M-Sa from 9:15 – 11:15 am
- Ages 11+: M-Sa from 7:45 – 9:15 am
Note: Balanced calendar athletes may be offered evening practices per arrangement with the coach.
Sholem Sharks swim team practices may be cancelled for inclement weather, cold air temperatures, or at the head coach’s discretion to protect swimmer safety for any reason. Parents and swimmers will be notified of cancellations via updates posted to the Park District’s online Cancellation Page or calling 217-805-4100 and press 6 for automated updates. Due to the length of the season, coaches typically do not schedule make-ups for practices cancelled due to weather.
All of our swim meets – both home and away – are completely run by parent volunteers. We typically have two home meets and four away meets. We need about 50 volunteers to run our home meets and about 20 to assist in running the away meets. There are numerous jobs that require no previous swim knowledge or training – and we’ll show you what to do and make sure you’re completely comfortable with your job. Sholem swim parents have proven to be amazing to work with over the past few years so get ready to join in the fun! To sign up as a parent volunteer, please email SholemSharks@champaignparks.com or call 217-398-2550.
Uniforms & Sharks Gear
Information about Sholem Sharks 2018 uniforms, including swimsuits, t-shirts, swim caps, and other Sharks gear, will post here soon.
Will be posted here as available.
Will be posted here as available.