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MAIN POOL (5/28-7/31):
S&S: 11a-9p
M-F: 12a-9p

MAIN POOL (8/1-9/5):
Everyday: 11a-8p
Last Day: 11a-6p

BABY POOL:
S&S: Opens with main pool
M-F: (May-6/27) 12a-9p
M-F: (6/28-Sept) 11a-close

Welcome to SHARKS Dive!

Welcome new and returning divers to our summer 2017! We provide a fun and safe environment for your children to learn or practice skills and develop theirs skills in the wonderful sport of diving.

Anyone with any amount of diving experience, whether great or small, is welcome and encouraged to try out the team. We will be more than willing to work with each person to teach them the diving skills they need to succeed.

Our main purpose is for everyone to gain an appreciation for this graceful, exciting sport, while having fun and most importantly, staying safe.

Messages from your Dive Team Rep:
Please join us on Sun 6/4 at 5:30pm for a parent meeting to get more information in-person and meet our Head Coach Jennifer, as well as our Co-Head Coach, Anita O’Quinn, and Assistant Coaches Micheal Crotty, and Rachel Shogren… And please read our Dive Update “blurb” in our “SHARKBITES” SHRA newsletter which is posted on our website’s home-page (right-hand nav bar).

All our practices, meets, and officials’ clinics are on our SHRA website calendar, but just so you have the dive dates handy in one place, I’ve uploaded a document called “SHRA Dive 2017” under “dive team.”

Also, please note these special practice weeks at the end of the season:
  • No swim or dive practices on 7/4 due to the Holiday
  • Morning practices for Divisional divers only July 27-28 – same times as usual
  • Practices for All-Star divers only May 31 – Aug 4 – times TBD by participants and coaches

Please check the main TEAMS page for the age group practices schedule which is different this season. We look forward to seeing you all again soon and welcome your feedback and questions (and offers to volunteer!). Sheri Crotty, diveteam@shrasharks.org

To ensure you get all team notifications, click to register for the SHRA dlists here.

Coaches

Head Dive Coach
Jennifer Butterworth

I am originally from the Annapolis area and I dove competitively from ages 12-18 for the Central Maryland Dive League. I also did winter/spring diving at Martin Luther King Jr., Montgomery Aquatics Center, and Arundel Olympic Swim Center in high school. Once I graduated high school, went to Towson University were I dove my freshman year. I coached for two years from 2006-2007 for my summer dive team and did private lessons. I also taught two years of group lessons at another outdoor pool from 2007-2008. I have taken a few years off from coaching because there was no high school diving in the county I taught in Maryland L. This past winter I was asked if I wanted to coach diving for Stuart. I was so excited because this was the first year I have coached only high school level diving. Outside of coaching, I am a 9th grade Health and P.E. teacher for Stuart and I am in my last year of graduate school at George Mason University.
You can reach Jennifer at diveteam@shrasharks.org

Co-Head Coach
Anita O’Quinn

Anita was an NVSL diver at Parklawn Pool. She continued her diving career at the University of Virginia. Anita was an elementary schoolteacher in Loudoun County, but has retired from teaching. She has been coaching diving since she graduated from high school, and is looking forward to a fun summer at SHRA!
You can reach Anita at diveteam@shrasharks.org

Assistant Dive Coach
Rachel Shogren

Rachel is a rising sophomore at Annandale High School. She is a competitive swimmer and gymnast, as well as diver. She has been on the SHRA dive team since 2009 and has attended NVSL dive all-stars for the past 6 years. This summer season, she is excited to teach other people what she loves-DIVING!
You can reach Rachel at diveteam@shrasharks.org

Assistant Dive Coach
Micheal Crotty

Micheal graduated from JEB Stuart HS in 2015 and just finished his 2nd year at the College of William and Mary. Micheal dove on the SHRA Dive team for 10 years and was chosen for NVSL Dive All-Stars 8 of those years. Micheal looks forward to helping kids learn and improve their diving ability this summer!
You can reach Micheal at diveteam@shrasharks.org

Check out some of our awesome dive pics!

Practices

Dive practices for all age groups are held after school until school releases for the summer. Once school is done, dive team will being to practice in the mornings.

Practices will begin the Tuesday afternoon following Memorial Day. Afternoon practices will continue until Fairfax County public schools let out for the summer, at which time we will switch to the mornings. Both afternoon and morning practices will be divided into four groups based on age, (8 and under, 9-12, and 13 and over), to help keep everyone organized and to ensure the maximum amount of practice time possible for each diver. During meets the divers will compete in four different groups based on their ages, 10 and under, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-18.

Attendance by every diver at every possible practice is critical for personal growth and the teams’ success. We dive rain or shine! Make sure you call or check this site for weather related cancelations!

Meets

Click here to see all the SHRA dive events on the SHRA calendar. You can filter the calendar to display only dive events.

 

Volunteers

There is always a need for parent participation as it takes many volunteers to make these matches and meets happen. These are the major types of volunteer help we need:

  1. 3 Score keepers for each meet (no training required :-)
  2. help setting up tables and chairs and taking them down after the meet (no training required :-)
  3. 3 Judges for each meet (some training required)
  4. 1 announcer for each home meet (a little bit of training required)
  5. Collect $ at end of season for coaches’ gift

If you are interested, please contact diveteam@shrasharks.org to sign up!

Helpful Links

Click on the following for more important information:

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Keep In Touch

Follow us on Twitter @shrasharks, read the 2017 newsletter , and subscribe to our mailing and wait lists for pool, team and waitlist updates.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Aug
20
Sun
Adult Swim! @ SHRA
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Adult Swim! @ SHRA

Come enjoy some adult swim or just lounge by the pool. Adults only, 18+.

SHRA – Crab Feast Prep
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SHRA - Crab Feast Prep

Prep for crab feast, all volunteers welcome! Please contact Patrice at social@shrahsharks.org if you can help. Thank you!

SHRA – Crab Feast and My Generation Band
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Ticket sales close Tuesday, August 15th, get your tickets today for this fun event!

Join us for our annual SHRA Crab and Shrimp Feast on Sunday, August 20, 3pm-6pm. Menu includes crab, shrimp, hotdogs and lots of sides. We will also have live music from the My Generation Band, performing music from some of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time, to keep the summertime mojo going.

Cost is $50 for adults (13 and older) for Crab and Shrimp plus all the food you care to enjoy, kids prices (12 and under) are $30 each. The buffet is included in your price with: Corn, Potato Salad & More. For those of you not interested in seafood, you can still enjoy the buffet, with a hotdog, cost is $20 for adults (13 and older) and $10 for kids (12 and younger).

Meal does not include drinks, but sodas, water and desserts will be available at the Snack Shack or bring your own.

Order your tickets online by August 15 and enjoy these prices. Ticket sales will close on 8/15 and tickets WILL NOT be available at the door.

Tickets are available for purchase through your SHRA account starting in late July using the green Ticket button above and below. This is a prepay event, tickets will NOT be available at the door.

Prep and cleanup for crab feast, all volunteers welcome! Please contact Patrice at social@shrahsharks.org if you can help. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Hope to see you there,

Patrice Shibuya
Social Coordinator
social@shrasharks.org

Aug
24
Thu
Float Night and Root Beer Floats!
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Float Night and Root Beer Floats!
Come have some fun at SHRA Float Nights every Thursday along with $2 Root Beer Floats at the Snack Shack! Don’t forget to bring your favorite float (the inflatable kind) to the pool and float around starting at 6pm, but no Root Beer floats on your floats in the pool, please!
Aug
25
Fri
Pavilion – Amanda Scherer @ SHRA Pavilion
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pavilion - Amanda Scherer @ SHRA Pavilion

20 attendees

SHRA Food Truck – Basic Burger – Dinner! @ SHRA Front Entrance
Aug 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Due to overwhelming response last year, our good friends at Basic Burger will be here many times this summer serving their delicious grass fed 100% Angus Beef burgers, hot dogs, chicken and veggie burgers, locally sourced, for dinner or until they sell out. With 4.5 stars on the Yelp scale, come eat great food and enjoy SHRA this summer!


Click to check out their menu!

SHRA Movie Night – Friday this Week! @ Grass next to SHRA Pavilion
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Each Saturday night in August, bring your favorite towel/blanket and a snack, and sit out under the stars with your SHRA friends as we watch kid-friendly movies on the big inflatable screen. Movies will start when it gets dark enough.

Movie Schedule:

  • Friday night, August 25th – Trolls!
  • After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.
    6.5 Stars on imdb.com
    Saturday night, September 2nd – Ghostbusters (original)
    The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and spectral activity in New York city allows a team of researchers to form the original Ghostbusters.
    7.8 Stars on imdb.com
Aug
26
Sat
Pavilion – Kerry Ross @ SHRA Pavilion
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pavilion - Kerry Ross @ SHRA Pavilion
20 attendees
Pavilion – Christian Nuckels @ SHRA Pavilion
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pavilion - Christian Nuckels @ SHRA Pavilion
20 attendees
Aug
27
Sun
Adult Swim! @ SHRA
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Adult Swim! @ SHRA

Come enjoy some adult swim or just lounge by the pool. Adults only, 18+.

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