Parrish Bull Sharks

COVID-19 Update 8/10/20: In response to the coronavirus, we have made the difficult decision to forgo the 2020 swim team season. In lieu of swim team, we are continuing to offer our swim club sessions. The next Flying Fish and Shark swim club sessions open for registration Monday, September 7th and start Monday, September 14th.

2020 Parrish Bull Sharks Spring Swim Club

Bring your suit, goggles & towel and come join our team! The Parrish Bull Sharks Swim Team competes in a seasonal, developmental swim league. The summer season runs Monday, June 1st- Sunday, August 2nd and practices are held at the River Wilderness Golf & Country Club pool. Registration is now open for our 2020 pre-season Swim Club. For more information and to register, check out our Flying Fish Swim Club for 6-8 year olds and our Shark Swim Club for ages 9 years & up. Stay up to date with everything we are doing on our Facebook page.

Tryouts

Registration for swim team tryouts opens on May 1st. There is no fee to tryout for the swim team. Tryouts are held at the River Wilderness Golf & Country Club pool.

  • Tuesday, May 19th at 6:30PM
  • Wednesday, May 20th at 6:30PM
  • Saturday, May 23rd at 1:00PM

*Minimum Requirement: Each child must be able to swim at least one full individual length without stopping (25 meters) 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 now to get your child ready for their tryout.

Groups & Practice Schedules

Swim team tryout will determine group placement.
  • White Team 1: Mon/Wed/Fri 5PM-5:45PM
  • White Team 2: Tues/Thurs/Fri 5PM-5:45PM
  • Gray Team: Mon/Wed/Fri 5:45PM-6:45PM
  • Blue Team: Mon/Wed 6:45PM-7:45PM, Tues/Thurs 5:45PM-7:15PM

Season Pricing

No Registration Fees! 10% Discount for River Wilderness Country Club Members (Must provide ID number for verification). 10% Multiple Child Discount. Each child will receive one free team swim cap and team t-shirt. Price also includes swim meet entry fees for the entire season with the exception of the Suncoast Swim League championship meet which has a separate fee collected prior to the meet.
  • White Team: $250
  • Gray Team: $290
  • Blue Team: $330
*Parent Non-Volunteer Fee per swimmer per season (optional): $50

Coaches

  • Steve Munyer

    Steve was a competitive swimmer and has been teaching swimming for over 25 years. He is a USA Level 2 certified swim coach and works full-time for Manatee County Parks & Recreation. Steve is excited to assist with the Parrish Bull Sharks this season and use his years of experience to help swimmers improve their stroke technique.

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  • Hilary Koppenhaver

    Hilary is originally from Pennsylvania and started swimming at the age of five. She continued competitively through college in Ohio where she earned a B.A. in Psychology. After receiving her degree in 2003, she returned to PA and worked part-time as a lifeguard, swim lesson instructor, and swim team coach in addition to having a full-time position in the human services field assisting children with special needs. With a love for the beach and a craving for a warmer climate, Hilary relocated to Florida in 2006 and worked as an Aquatics Director at a YMCA for over eight years where she developed a year round competitive swim team, administered a progressive swim lesson program and conducted water fitness classes at two aquatics facilities. In May 2015, Hilary took her passion for teaching aquatics programs and established The Swim School, offering private, semi-private and group swim lessons in Manatee County for children 6 months of age and older. She formed the Parrish Bull Sharks swim team (formerly North River Rapids) in 2018 and has been overseeing its growth and development ever since. Hilary is looking forward to another great season.

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Record Holders

Check out the current Parrish Bull Sharks team record holders.
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