Parrish Bull Sharks Swim Team

All new swimmers interested in joining our team must sign up for one of our upcoming tryouts through the link below. We offer tryouts year round twice per month.


The Parrish Bull Sharks swim team is located at the Lincoln Aquatic Center, 715 17th St. E Palmetto, Florida 34221.


Come join our team! We are a year round swim team with four program levels based on age and ability. All interested participants must register for and complete one of our available tryout sessions. There is no fee to tryout for the team. Each tryout session will take approximately one hour.

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


There is a $100 Registration/Apparel Fee per swimmer. As part of this fee, each swimmer will receive one team swimsuit, cap, t-shirt, water bottle and drawstring bag.
A recurring monthly fee will be applied on the 1st of each month per swimmer based on their assigned program level. A multiple child discount of 10% will be applied when applicable. The monthly fees are based on the current practice schedule frequency and duration.
  • White Team 1: $125
  • White Team 2: $125
  • Gray Team: $135
  • Blue Team: $150
*Parent Non-Volunteer Fee per swimmer (optional): $100
Swim Instruction Parrish

Practice Schedule

Practices are offered four days per week for all practice levels.
  • White Team 1: M/T/W/TH 4:30PM-5:15PM
  • Goal: 2 Practices per week
  • White Team 2: M/T/W/TH 4:30PM-5:15PM
  • Goal: 3 Practices per week
  • Gray Team: M/T/W/TH 5:15PM-6:15PM
  • Goal: 3 Practices per week
  • Blue Team: M/T/W/TH 5:00PM-6:30PM
  • Goal: 4 Practices per week
  • Dryland: 5:00pm-5:15pm
Swim Instruction Parrish


  • 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. She enjoys helping swimmers learn new skills, accomplish their goals, and inspiring them to have a lifelong love for swimming.
  • 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 more than 15 years. She loves to spend time outside and with her family. Lauren enjoys using her swimming knowledge to help others fall in love with the sport and fun of swimming.
  • Rebekah was born and raised in Kansas and started swimming in a summer league at the age of six. Throughout her teen and college years, she spent all her summers competing, teaching swimming lessons and lifeguarding. For a few years, she also trained for triathlons and completed a Half Ironman which included a little over a mile of open water swimming in the Gulf. Rebekah moved to Parrish, Florida over six years ago where she started a local small business. She has two daughters who are Parrish Bull Sharks swim team members. She is excited to be part of the coaching staff and hopes to instill her passion of the sport to others.
  • 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 six children and loves to spend time with her family. Stefanie enjoys helping children fall in love with the sport of swimming like she has.
  • Steve was a competitive swimmer who has been teaching swimming for over 25 years. He assisted in the development of numerous talented swimmers who have competed at the national and collegiate level over the years. Steve joined The Swim School in May 2019 and is excited to return to the Parrish Bull Sharks swim team as a swim coach. He enjoys using his years of experience to help swimmers improve and refine their stroke technique. Coach Steve is a certified Lifeguard and a USA Level 2 certified Swim Coach.

Swim Meet Schedule

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