A Letter from Matt Sheehan, Swim Coach:
The Stratford Swim Team competes in the Tri-County Swim League. Practices usually begin after Memorial Day and the season culminates with a Championship meet the first weekend in August. The team conducts daily practices to teach proper stroke mechanics and to prepare team members for competition swimming.
The team consists of approximately one hundred and forty swimmers between the ages 4 and 18. The ability of the swimmers ranges from beginner to collegiate level. There are three team designations; A Team, B Team, and Dolphin School. The A Team competes in five dual meets on Saturday mornings. The B Team participates in several Wednesday night meets. The Dolphin School works on water readiness with the goal of participating in Wednesday night B Meets. “A” Selected Swimmers will compete in the Jack Hafner Burlington County Championship Meet in July and may also qualify for the Tri Co Championship Meet in August.
The coaches teach the sport of swimming in a fun, stress-free atmosphere. The team has pep-rallies, parties, and a team banquet where swimmers and recognized for the participation, improvement, and outstanding performances.
The Coaching staff brings a wealth of teaching, coaching, and swimming experiences to the Swim Team and understands the important role that supportive parents play in providing a fun, competitive activity for all the swimmers to enjoy.
Regards, Matt Sheehan
Due to the current social distancing restrictions, at this time we cannot hold Swim Lessons or Dolphin School. Swim Lessons may be revisited if the state lifts restrictions.
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Swim Team Practice!
Below is a sample practice schedule under usual circumstances.
In 2020, due to the pandemic, the practice schedule will be different and the coaches will provide specific information.
PM Practice Monday-Thursday
(Begins after Memorial Day until school lets out.)
(Friday rotates groups since the pool opens at 5pm.)
AM Practice Monday-Friday
(Begins once school lets out.)
PM practice until school lets out, then they begin in the mornings.
A detailed calendar will be distributed by the Coaches, and any changes will be posted at the Club or announced on Coach Matt's Twitter & Remind!
Swim Team Registration - 2020
Registration cost is $50 per child. This fee is reduced due to the altered schedule which has been impacted by COVID-19 includes a swim cap.
You may get more info regarding Swim Team over Memorial Day Weekend at the Club or at the first scheduled practice. The practice schedule will be posted at the Swim Club on opening weekend. If you have any questions, please contact:
Matt Sheehan, Head Coach:
Steve Pandza, Tri-County Rep:
Thank you to our coaches and volunteers, who have done a wonderful job in helping the swim team to become so successful. We have once again said goodbye to some of our best volunteers as their swimmers have graduated. Because of that, we are asking for new parents and friends to step forward. We have lots to do and have a good time doing it at the meets and during our various fundraising activities.
It’s going to be a great summer. We look forward to lots of new achievements, great meets and fun times.
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Steve Pandza, Tri-County Rep
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