The Shorewood Sharks Swim and Dive team is a part of Madison's All-City Swim and Dive League. Divers 18 and under who are members of Shorewood Pool are encouraged to join the dive team. Divers compete in boys and girls events and are grouped by age: 10 & under, 11-12, 13-14, 15 & up. The age group that the diver competes in is based on their age as of June 1st.
Each summer, there are seven "dual meets" - and then the biggest and most fun event of the summer is the All City Dive Meet! This is where hundreds of area divers compete over 2 days of competition!
During the summer, there are daily dive practices with Shorewood's awesome dive coaches. The coaches focus on fundamentals, technique, and safety - with the opporunity for participants to compete in a super FUN environment.
The Shorewood Dive Team encompasses divers with all different levels of ability, from those with a focus on recreation, to those who dive year-round and are hoping to set new records. For a great overview of diving and details on how meets work, check out this downloadable primer, Diving 101: A Guide to Meets and the Sport of Diving.
As of 2013, the Shorewood Dive Team has new diving requirements:
- All 10 and under divers must be able to do four dives to be on the dive team. Divers may join the team at any time during the season in which they become able to perform the required dives. Divers without the needed number of dives to join the Dive Team and encouraged to take diving lessons.
- All 11 and older divers must be able to do five dives to be on the dive team. Divers may join the team at any time during the season in which they become able to perform the required dives. Divers without the needed number of dives to join the Dive Team and encouraged to take diving lessons.
- Due to physical and space limitations, dive team members will not be permitted to take diving lessons.
We are excited to announce the 2014 Shorewood Meet Schedule!
2014 Dive Team Coaches to be announced soon
2014 Shorewood Dive Team Meets:
June 20: AWAY at Parkcrest
June 24: AWAY at Hill Farm
June 27: HOME vs Hawks Landing
July 1: HOME vs. West Side
July 11: HOME vs Middleton
July 18: HOME vs Ridgewood
July 25: AWAY at Seminole
All-City Dive Meet 2014: July 28-29 at High Point
Divers are encouraged to participate in as many practices and meets as possible, however the ultimate level of participation is an individual decision for each swimmer and his/her family. All levels of participation are well received. Meets are not a mandatory part of the team participation. AND, there are numerous additional team-oriented activities that are available to the divers. These include such things as a team movie, bicycle ride to Babcock Hall for ice cream, trips to Noodle's for dinner, an adventure to Noah’s Ark waterpark, cookouts/BBQs, and much more.
As each summer goes on, the team becomes a big family and is one of the truly special programs that the pool has to offer. Come on out and help us with the team cheer….. YEE!