North, south, east, west: Shorewood Swim Team is the best!

Swim Team

The Shorewood Sharks Swim and Dive Team is a part of Madison's All-City Swim and Dive League.  Swimmers 18 and under who are members of Shorewood Pool are encouraged to join.  Swimmers compete in boys and girls events and are grouped by age: 8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15 & up. The age group that the swimmer competes in is based on their age as of June 1st.  Click here for a "Swim Meet 101" overview!  Want a more comprehensive overview of the swim team? Click here for a downloadable "Guide for New Swim Team Shorewood Sharks".

To be eligible to join the Shorewood Sharks Swim Team, all swimmers must be able to complete two widths of the pool (any stroke) with a one-minute break between lengths. Little Sharks must be able to swim one width of the pool without stopping (using any combination of movements). 

Each summer, there are seven "dual meets" - and then the biggest and most fun event of the summer is the All City Swim Meet!  This is one of the largest outdoor swim meets in the country (almost 2,000 swimmers over 3 days of competition!). 

All parents of Shorewood Swim Team Members must volunteer at the home meets - SIGN UP on this page of the website.

During the summer, there are daily swim practices with Shorewood's amazing coaches - many consider them the best in the area! - where there is a focus on fundamentals, technique, and skills required for racing.  And - this is what we pride ourselves on too - having a lot of FUN while in a very safe environment. 

Click here for the team signup form and the team handbook.

Click here for the 2013 Practice Schedule

Questions for the swim team coaches? Email

Questions for the swim team parent coordinator? Email

We are excited to announce the 2014 Shorewood Swim Team Meet Schedule!

June 21:  AWAY at Parkcrest
June 25:  AWAY at Hill Farm (evening meet!)
June 28:  AWAY at Monona also vs Maple Bluff   
July 2:     HOME vs West Side and Goodman (evening meet!)
July 12:   HOME vs Middleton
July 19:   HOME vs Ridgewood
July 26:   AWAY at Seminole
All-City Swim Meet: July 31-August 2 at Nakoma (Swimmers must compete in 3 regular season meets to be eligible)


2013 SWIM TEAM HEAD COACHES: Ben Bauch and Dan Graham (DG)

2013 SWIM TEAM ASSISTANT COACHES: Pat Bauch, Amanda Ellmaker, Ilsa Feierabend, Sarah Lindstrom, Jesse O'Keefe, and Emily Schwabe

2013 LITTLE SHARKS COACHES: Peter Faecke, Paulina Gralow, Luke Landgraf, and Laura Tetrick


13 & over: DG, Ilsa, and Jesse

9 &10: Ben, Pat, Amanda, and Emily

11&12: DG and Emily

8 & under: Ben, Amanda, Ilsa, and Sarah


A great shot of the 2013 Swim Team Coaches.