Parrish Bull Sharks Swim Team

"You Made the Team" Registration emails were sent out for all those who completed swim team tryouts so please check your junk/spam folders if you did not receive it yet. ***REVISED PRACTICE SCHEDULE*** (Starts Wednesday, June 1st, 2022) White 1 & 2 Groups M/T/W/TH 9:00AM-9:45AM (Choose 3 days per week at your convenience) Gray Group M/T/W/TH 9:45AM-10:45AM Blue Group M/T/W/TH 10:45AM-12:00PM

Location

Starting Wednesday, June 1st, 2022, swim team will take place in an outdoor pool at the new Lincoln Aquatics Center in Palmetto, Florida.

2022 Parrish Bull Sharks Swim Team Tryouts Information

Registration for swim team tryouts opens on May 1st. All interested participants including returning swim team members must register and attend one of the available tryout options. There is no fee to tryout for the swim team. Tryouts are being held at our indoor pool location, Realhab Physical Therapy, Aquatics & Wellness Center, 12159 US-301, Parrish (while the Lincoln Aquatics Center construction is being completed). Each tryout session will take approximately one hour.

  • Tuesday, May 17th 7:15PM
  • Thursday, May 19th 7:15PM
  • Friday, May 20th 4:30PM
  • Friday, May 20th 5:30PM
  • Friday, May 20th 6:30PM

*Minimum Requirement: Each child must be able to swim at least one full individual length without stopping (25 yards) of each of the four competitive swim strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly) to be eligible for participation on the team. Each stroke will be demonstrated at the tryout prior to having the children attempt them.

Need some practice first? We have group and private swim lesson options available to get your child ready for their tryout.

Parrish Swim Lessons

Season Pricing

The summer season runs Wednesday, June 1st - Saturday, July 30th. No Registration Fees! 10% Multiple Child Discount. Each child will receive one free team swim cap and team t-shirt. Price also includes swim meet entry fees and ribbons for the entire season (with the exception of the Suncoast Swim League championship meet fee) as well as end of season awards.
  • White Team: $250
  • Gray Team: $310
  • Blue Team: $450
*Parent Non-Volunteer Fee per swimmer per season (optional): $50
You can find all official Parrish Bull Sharks apparel for the swim season at our team apparel store below.
Team Apparel Store
Swim Instruction Parrish

Practice Schedule

  • White Teams 1 & 2: M/T/W/TH 9:00AM-9:45AM (Choose 3 days per week at your convenience)
  • Gray Team: M/T/W/TH 9:45AM-10:45AM
  • Blue Team: M/T/W/TH 10:45AM-12:00PM
Swim Instruction Parrish

Coaches

  • Stefanie grew up in Ohio and started swimming at the age of nine. She swam year round and still does now on the Clearwater Masters Team. She swam for Hiram College where she earned a bachelors degree in Communications in 2007. Over the years, Stefanie has coached numerous teams and taught swimming in several states including Ohio, California, Georgia and Florida. Her love for swimming comes from her mother who was a coach for 26 years. She is currently a working mom of five children and loves to spend time with her family. Stefanie is looking forward to an awesome season and helping children fall in love with the sport of swimming like she has.
  • Lauren started swimming at the age of 5 on her local swim team in Ohio. At the age of 10, she began swimming year round for two local teams. Lauren swam for her high school swim team, Stow-Munroe Falls High School until her senior year where an injury caused her to sit out. During high school, Lauren coached her summer swim team, the Maplewood Gators. Currently, she is a mom of two and teacher of 15 years. She loves to spend time outside and with her family. Lauren enjoys using her swimming knowledge and helping others fall in love with the sport and the fun of swimming.
  • Becky grew up in Pennsylvania where she started swimming at age 5. She swam competitively year round on YMCA teams and was recruited to swim at Bucknell University. Becky swam all 4 years in college where senior year she captained her team to win their championship and made a senior national cut in the 800 free relay. Her favorite races were the 200 free and 200 butterfly. Becky has been a teacher for 10+ years. She loves working with kids and has coached soccer and swim teams, taught swim lessons, and tutored math on and off since college. Becky loves the beach, a good book and spending time with her family. She continues to swim regularly and is looking forward to coaching the Bull Sharks this summer.
  • Courtney was born and raised in Bradenton, Florida. She moved to Parrish in 2020. She has been swimming practically her whole life. Courtney started in group lessons at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA, then eventually joined the Y’s year round competitive program. She also swam for Lakewood Ranch High School and was a captain of the team her senior year. Now Courtney swims for leisure and exercise. She taught swim lessons at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA from 2011-2021, working with all ages and skill levels. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 2018 with a degree in Secondary English Education. She currently teaches 9th Grade English and also coaches the swim team at Parrish Community High School. This summer, she looks forward to joining the Bull Sharks swim team and continuing to help swimmers accomplish their goals, learn new skills, and inspire a lifelong love of swimming.
  • Originally from Maine, Jacie learned how to swim at a very young age. She moved to Florida when she was seven years old and by the summer before entering middle school, she joined her first swim team with the Bradenton YMCA. After competing for two summer seasons, she fell in love with the sport of swimming and joined a year-round team at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA. She swam there until moving to the North River Rapids (now Parrish Bull Sharks) summer swim team. In 2020, Jacie was hired as a summer camp counselor and lifeguard for the River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Sports Camp. She developed a swim program specifically for the camp participants based on their ages and abilities, and served as the lead swim instructor/coach for the camp for two summers. Jacie joined The Swim School in October 2021 and teaches both group and private swim lessons. She graduated from Manatee School for the Arts in May 2022 and now attends SCF. Jacie has a great passion for teaching swimming and helping children achieve new goals in the pool. She is looking forward to her first season as a coach, rather than a swimmer, of the Parrish Bull Sharks swim team.

Swim Meet Schedule

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Record Holders

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