Watch out for sharks in the pool this summer.
The Sharks Swim Club has started practising at the Northern Lights Aquatic Centre for competitive meets, says Nadine Verschoor, president of the club.
The club has all 35 swimmers now, she says. They train and compete in age categories ranging from 6 and under through 17 and over, she says.
The swimmers can practise any weekday, with the younger kids meeting at the pool from 5-6 p.m. and the older kids from 6-7 p.m.
The club competes against nine different clubs in the region. The first swim meet is June 11 in Peace River.
The Sharks will be hosting a meet on June 25. They will also be hosting the regionals on Aug. 5.
Verschoor says that event usually attracts 250 swimmers.
The club is still taking registrations up until June 1. It’s $200 for kids 10 and under and $225 for 11 and older, says Verschoor. The fee includes team swimsuit.
“It’s actually a fairly cheap sport,” she says, especially when the amount of pool time is considered. “They swim five days a week for an hour everyday, plus they can swim every weekend too come June 11 because there’s swim meets every weekend.”
However, swimmers don’t have to attend practise every night, she says.
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