Swim Team

** updated on May 17, 2020 **
2020 Sharks Summer Swim Team season has been suspended.  A letter has been sent to the membership regarding this difficult but necessary decision.  We hope to offer some fun and exciting opportunities to our Sharks later this summer.  Thank you for your understanding.

** updated on May 13, 2020 **
2020 Summer Swim Team season is not yet confirmed as per the current circumstances regarding Covid-19.  Registration is NOT open.  If and when we are able to determine a 2020 Summer Swim Team season, updates will be sent to the entire membership.  Thank you for your continued patience.

For swim meet schedule specifics, RSVPs and Volunteering please check back in mid-March.

RVA is the home of our competitive swim team, the Roxboro Sharks. The Roxboro Sharks swim team has been in existence since approximately 1964. In its early days, the Sharks competed in the Dekalb County league. Now, we are a member of the Atlanta Swim Association – www.atlantaswimming.com – one of the largest recreational swim leagues in the country. The team’s objective is to meet every child where they are – whether that is to gain proficiency in swimming, to perfect swimming strokes, to giving them a taste of competitive swimming or to provide a fun and social way to start summer. The team provides employment opportunities for teenagers with first preference going to the children of member families. Swim team is a family experience and we welcome all to give it a try!

To be on the Roxboro Sharks Swim Team:

• Your family must be RVA members in good standing.
• Your child must be 5 years of age by June 1st.
• The maximum age to compete is age 18 as of June 1st (exceptions are made for graduating high school seniors over the age 18) 

The complete and most current schedule is available on the RVA calendar. The general outline of the schedule is that the team is active from mid-May until the end of June/early July. 

There are 5 dual meets per season—starting just after Memorial Day and generally on Tuesday evenings with a 4 p.m. arrival and a prompt 5:30 p.m. start. The season concludes with a divisional and final meet for the entire league just prior to July 4th.

Practice begins mid-May in the afternoons (M-Th) with age groups scheduled as
• 5 & 6 year olds (generally called 6 and Unders)  |  4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
• 7 & 8 year olds  |  5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
• 9 & 10 year olds  |  5:45 - 6:30 p.m.
• 11 & up  |  6:30 - 7:15 p.m. 

After Atlanta Public Schools is released for summer, we switch to morning practices (M-F) with age groups scheduled as
• 7 & 8 year olds  |  9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
• 9 & 10 year olds  |  9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
• 11 & up  |  10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
• 5 & 6 year olds (6 and Unders)  |  11:00 - 11:30 a.m. (On some Fridays we will have "Mini-meets" for this age group at this time.)

Some limited evening practices are scheduled on Monday and Thursday. 
See the calendar for specific dates and please be aware that the times may be adjusted depending upon the registration numbers per age group.

Registration will be open mid-March of each year. Follow this link to register.

Swim Team Manager
Jennifer Entrekin– SwimManager@roxborovalley.com

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


Family Swim and Lap Swim News Saturday, August 1, 2020
Family Swim
Only 2 slots per week with only 1 of the 2 slots being from Friday at 4pm through end of day Sunday
Day of slots can be picked up at 9am day of.

 September 15th to 20th
September 23rd to 27th

Lap Swimming Times for Adults
The pool is available to members 16 and older for morning lap swimming each day from 6:00am - 10:00am.  Be aware that youth lap swim times are included in a portion of adult lap swim times.
Lap Swimming Times for Youth
A lifeguard will be present on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am - 10:00am for kids 15 and under that want to swim laps. Parents must be present and be on deck or swimming with their children. Swimmers must exit the pool area upon finishing laps.  This is not a play time, strictly exercise.
Swimmers may be sharing the water with pre approved RVA coaches giving private swim lessons. Youth may join the water during adult lap time on designated days. If swimmers are waiting please limit your time to 20 minutes. Lanes will be first come, first serve. Please share lanes as necessary.