2021 Team Swimsuit
We have created an online shop to order our team suits. Hopefully, this will make the ordering process easier. This year's suit is the "Sporti Molecule Swimsuit" in the color "Purple/Black". If you had a team suit from previous years, you are more than welcome to wear that suit as well. Please reach out if you have any questions.
2021 Registration Information
Welcome to the Holly Glen Hammerheads!
With some of the restrictions of COVID-19 beginning to ease up, we are excited to announce the 3rd season of the Holly Glen Swim team. Practices will begin Monday, May 24th.
Being a part of the Hammerhead Swim Team is a great experience. Swimming is a healthy and competitive sport. Developing quality swimmers is only one of our goals. We also strive to instill team pride, sportsmanship, community unity, and respect for others. We want to maximize participation of all children and provide an environment where children of all talent levels can have fun and feel like they have contributed to the team’s success.
Although we are funded independently by swimmers and sponsors, the Holly Glen Homeowners Association is supportive of our team’s effort and allows the use of the pool, grounds, and facilities within the pool area.
The Holly Glen Hammerheads are a member of the Tarheel Swimming Association (TSA) and we are governed by their guidelines and rules. Detailed information about the TSA is available at www.tsa.swimtopia.com
All swimmers on the Hammerheads swim team must be residents of the Holly Glen neighborhood. Although there are no try-outs in order to be a member of the swim team, basic swimming skills are necessary. New and inexperienced swimmers are strongly encouraged to obtain swim lessons before the season begins. You don’t have to be fast to be on the team, you just have to want to participate and have fun!
We encourage parents to register early. Due to the state-mandated COVID restrictions, the team could reach high enough numbers that we would be forced to look at capping certain age groups. We would hate for your swimmer to miss their chance to be on the team.
We will be using our swim team website to register families, share news and events, and communicate with team members. All families will need to create an account. We also have a FaceBook page - Holly Glen Swim Team Group.
Registration will be open via the website on Sunday, April 25th, 9am. We will be using the same online system as previous years to register our swimmers. If you are a returning Hammerhead, please use the account you signed in with previous seasons and your child’s information will auto fill.
Dues are $115 per swimmer. All payments will be made online. The last day to register will be May 30, 2021.
Parents, please note in order to finish registration you will be asked to sign up for 4 volunteer shifts before completing your registration.
What You’ll Need:
All swimmers will need a team swimsuit. If your swimsuit from a previous season is still in good condition, you are not required to purchase another suit. This year we will be purchasing our team suits through SwimOutlet.com.
We have created an online shop to order our team suits. Hopefully, this will make the ordering process easier. This year's suit is the "Sporti Molecule Swimsuit" in the color "Purple/Black".
Swimmers will be given a team t-shirt and swim cap. Swimmers will also need to provide their own goggles.
When a child joins a swim team, so do the parents. This sport requires parents to be participants. It takes many people to run a successful meet so there is a job for everyone. Training for most jobs takes only a few minutes; a small number of jobs require attending a clinic. Please make sure that one member of your family works at least 4 meets, including the Time Trials Mock Meet, during the swim season. In total, approximately 50 volunteers are required to run a meet. If you enjoyed your volunteer job from a previous season we highly recommend that you sign up for the same job this year!
The TSA competitive summer swim season consists of six dual swim meets. In typical years the swim meets are split evenly between home and away, this year will be a little different. The teams will have a discussion beforehand and either agree to hold an in-person (face to face) meet or to compete virtually (each team swims at their own pool and then compares times). All meets will be held on Tuesday evenings, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather the meet will be held the following night (Wednesday). All swimmers and parents who have signed up to volunteer are expected to participate on all make up days.
Practice begins on Monday, May 24, 2021. Practices will be held after school Monday through Thursday. Specific age group times will be determined once registration numbers are finalized. Although we encourage attendance to as many practices and meets as possible, we recognize that the swimming season is also a popular time for families to travel. If you are going to miss a meet we just ask that you update your child’s calendar on our website.
We have a Holly Glen Swim Team Board that hires the coaches, sets the registration fees, and organizes equipment, activities, and volunteers. They will devise and execute various types of recognition; keep track of swimming times and records; and facilitate communication between the Holly Glen Homeowners Association and the Hammerheads Swim Team coaches, swimmers, and parents.
As a reminder, our swim team is still young. We are still learning as we go! We appreciate your patience and understanding.
President: Lori Brinn
Data Manager: Melanie Stauffer
Volunteer Coordinator: Eileen Coombes
Merchandise Coordinator: Chelsea Vaughn
Concessions: Alicia Frazee & Bill Sallada
TSA Rep: Timothy Swartzfager
Members at Large: Josh Williams & Travis Marley
Calendar of Important Dates:
April 25, 9am: Online registration opens
May 24: First day of practice
May 30: Registration/Drop Deadline
June 8: Mock Meet (Time Trials)
June 15: Holly Glen vs. Renaissance Park
June 22: BYE week (Possible exhibition meet)
June 29: Holly Glen vs. Kitts Creek
July 6: Holly Glen @ Crooked Creek
July 13: Holly Glen vs. Eagle Ridge
July 20: Hammerheads @ Harmony
End of season celebration TBD
If you have any questions, please feel free to email [email protected].
Don’t forget to join our Holly Glen Swim Team Facebook group!
2021 Hammerheads Season Is A Go!
We are excited to announce the Holy Glen Hammerheads swim season for 2021! Normally we would be holding our open house/registration at this time, but due to COVID-19 precautions all registration will be online. We will also be using an online store to purchase our team suit.
Practices will begin May 24 when the pool opens. Practice schedules will resume Monday - Thursday divided by age groups. Swim meets will be held on Tuesdays starting June 15th. Virtual and in-person meets will be held contingent upon the NC Governor's direction.
We will be opening registration this Sunday, April 25th at 9am on the Holly Glen Hammerheads Webpage (www.hollyglenhammerheads.com)! Stay Tuned for more specific details to come in the next few days.