Swim Team

Shark Logo colorThe CHCCR Sharks are getting ready for a great new 2017 summer season. Children ages 4 to 18 of Ridgewood members are eligible to join the Chapel Hill Country Club/Ridgewood swim team, which is part of the Chapel Hill Summer Swim League. If you’re new to the world of swim team, summer swim league is focused on the fun of swimming more than the competitive element. It’s a way for your children to build confidence in the water, make great friends, and stay active during those hot summer days.

Be sure to mark your calendars with the swim meet dates, located on the Sharks website under Team Calendar. Practices will begin in May.

Why join the CHCCR Sharks swim team?

  • Everyone gets to swim, regardless of ability. And everyone’s a winner. Swimmers get recognized for improved times and are matched against other swimmers of similar abilities at meets.
  • The schedule is flexible. Practices are offered twice a day during the summer, and you can come to as few or as many that fit your needs. Swim meets are a great way for swimmers to socialize with their teammates and other kids their age and to build confidence and gauge their improvement, but no one has to compete in the meets, and swimmers don’t have to do events that they don’t want to.
  • It’s a great value! For about the cost of a week of summer camp or two sessions of swim lessons, children get a summer’s worth of swimming skills building, plus lots of social activities
    and fun.
  • Particularly for older kids who may be concentrating on other sports, swimming is the perfect cross-trainer. It’s an excellent, low-impact way to improve endurance, condition heart and lungs, and strengthen muscles. (Ask their coaches!)
Learn more about why “Life is good when you’re a shark!” See CHCCRSharks.com, or contact the Ridgewood parent reps, Bonnie McDonald and Bratton Holmes, at swimteam@ridgewoodpool.org.