Mammoth Sharks: Welcome

The Mammoth Lakes Swim Team News!

If you wish to register your child, please drop off completed forms and payment at John's Pizza Works. There are monthly payment options for swimmers starting the season late.

 Aqua Line: Great news! After years of planning, beginning Monday, June 23, 2014 the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) has scheduled Monday - Friday service to the Whitmore Recreation Area and Pool.  To celebrate this expanded service, a promotional 10-ride Punch Pass will be offered for only $10 ($2.00 round trip).  Regular, one-way fee is $3.00 for adults and $2.50 for children. Service is scheduled to conclude on Friday, August 22, 2014. Additional information can be found online: http://www.townofmammothlakes.ca.gov/index.aspx?nid=596  

 

Our annual Shark-A-Thon will take place on Saturday, August 2.

All Sharks are required to participate in this year’s Shark-A-Thon. The Shark-A-Thon consists of asking for pledge donations from family, friends, neighbors, etc. and anyone else who would like to support our local swim team. This season, donors will be able to contribute via cash or check. On August 2, our athletes will swim as many lengths as possible in the time allotted. After completing the event, the swimmers tell their donors how many lengths they swam and collect their pledge money. In the past we have had athletes swim anywhere from 12 lengths (300 meters) to 100 lengths (2,500 meters)!

Why do we need to fund-raise?
We need help fund raising money each season to support our team. Funds raised help cover our team operating costs and allow us to keep team fees low. We also use these funds to purchase equipment and accessories that are used during practice and to run swim meets.

How it works:
Athletes show up for their allotted time with their pledge forms – you must bring your pledge form in order to participate!!  It is very important we start on time, so please show up early and ready to go. PARENTS will help count lengths for their children. We will provide supplies, but please bring a lawn chair.

-Age Groups: 6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15 & older
-Prizes will be awarded for most lengths swum in each age group
-After the event, athletes will have until Tuesday, August 19 to bring in their pledge money. On August 24 we will have an award ceremony in conjunction with our Scholarship Meet Awards & end-of-the-year party.
-Please arrive at the pool 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time and be prepared to stay at least 15 minutes after. We encourage all children to bring a post work-out snack and staying to cheer on their teammates.
Swim Times: 11+ year olds: 8:15-9:15am         9-10 year olds: 9:20-10:20am       * 8 & Under: 10:25-10:55am

* If you cannot participate on August 2: Please contact the coaches for an alternate Shark-A-Thon date PRIOR TO THE EVENT!



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