“SEAHAWKS” SWIM TEAM
SWIMMING IS A VOLUNTEER INTENSIVE SPORT!
“SEAHAWKS” is a member of USA Swimming. The mission of the swim team is to teach competitive swimming to serious swimmers within a positive environment. Our team of coaches strives to make each member achieve his/her potential and exposes them to the exciting world of team swimming.
The Seahawks Swim Team is open to all competitive swimmers ages 6 and older. Swimmers are expected to attend all practices, participate in all dual meets, USAS meets (Silver/Bronze, Junior Olympics, Eastern Zone, National Boys & Girls Club Championship in Florida and B&G Invitational in Union, NJ). Dedication, positive attitude, and a willingness to put forth a consistent effort are required.
All parents are required to volunteer in assisting the running of the swim meets held during the season as timers, marshals, judges, as well as various fundraising events, especially the Seahawks hosted Winter Cup meet. This helps the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton to maintain the high standards in programming which includes the Seahawks Swim Team and to keep costs affordable.
Our swimmers have won at the Mini Championship of New Jersey, Junior Olympics and Silver Championship. The Seahawks swim team took First Place at the East Coast Boys & Girls Clubs Invitational, Second Place and 4-time Team Spirit Award winner at the Boys & Girls Clubs National Championship in Florida.
Our season runs September through March (short course) and April through August (long course). Swimmers are divided into four groups(Gold, Silver, Bronze and Junior Seahawks) based on age and ability. Swimmers may be placed in different groups depended on coaches discretion in order to move to higher or lower level in swim team. All swimmers will take a T-30 test (30 minutes of non-stop swimming) in October. This test helps personalize the training process of each swimmer according to his/her cardiovascular ability. This test will be given during normal practice schedule.