Tiger Sharks is a COMPETITIVE swim team that is a part of Merced County Recreation
along with 5 other swim teams.
We serve girls and boys ages 4-18 years old.
Our season runs from May until the end of July.
Sign ups will be in person only, April 7th 5pm-7pm and April 9 11am-1pm at New Beginnings Church. All registration forms and AAU insurance is available in the link below. Copies will be provided during registration if needed. Refunds will be given on the first day of practice if your child does not meet the swim test requirements.
My name is Vanessa Sequeira. I am 34 years old, work in education, and really excited to get back into a passion that I had growing up... swimming! I started swimming at the age of 8 years old for Firebaugh FAST, then Dos Palos Dolphins, and DPHS. I previous was a coach for Dos Palos and Firebaugh.
I decided I am in place in life where I am ready to take on this fun adventure of coaching again, and introducing my own children to the world of competitive swimming.
Coaching comes with multiple responsibilities, dedication, and I can’t wait to see the outcome this season as your head coach.
My name is Steven Baughman and I have been swimming and playing water polo my entire life. I have coached boys and girls water polo and swimming for 10+ years. I am excited to share my love of swimming with the team as well as my own kids who are now Tiger Sharks.
Night meets will last 2 to 3 hours. Swimmers will have to check in with coaching staff 1 hour prior to start of meet. The top OVERALL swimmers 1-8 in each event will receive ribbons the following week.
Weekend Meets typically take about 5-6 hours when there are only 2 teams participating. Invitationals and Championship days can run up to 9 hours depending on what events (strokes) your child is swimming. We ask that every swimmer checks in with a coach an hour and a half before swim meets. If not, your child will be scratched from the entire swim meet.
Swim meets can get very warm, so please bring shade for your family. Most families bring a pop-up canopy with chairs and blankets, ice chest with water, fruit, and healthy lunch items. No chairs or canopies on the pool deck. Sunscreen with SPF of 30+ should be applied every 2 to 3 hours to prevent sunburn. It is important to stay hydrated so bringing water with electrolytes is recommended.
Championships is a 2 day meet with each swimmer swimming at least 4 events. A swimmer qualifies for Championships by attending just 4 swim meets during the current season. If a swimmer is in the top 8 overall, in a specific stroke in their age group, they will advance to finals at the end of the day. These swimmers will be announced by name over the lound speaker. The finalists will receive medals for top 3 and ribbons for 4-8. High point winners will receive trophies, as well as the top 3 teams.
President: Frank Leonard
Co-Vice President: Logan Gargano
Treasurer: Paula Chavez
Secretary: April Latta
League Rep: Jason Bretz