Hammerhead Eligibility & Commitment
Age: Anyone 18 or younger on June 1 of the current year, the ASA age-up date, is eligible to participate on the Hammerhead swim team.
Residency: All swimmers living in the Huntley Hills subdivision or within 1 mile of the pool are required to have an active membership with the Huntley Hills Swim & Tennis Club. No exceptions! Those living outside of the 1 mile radius can compete on the swim team as a non-member.
Ability: All swimmers must know how to swim. They should also be able to tread water and feel confident in water without the need to hold on to something or someone. While all coaches are life guard certified, they are not working as a lifeguards during training sessions. They are instructing many children at once and therefore cannot provide 100% focus to every child at every moment.
Swimmers: The swim season runs from April through early July. Pre-season training consists of April and May after school practices. Morning practices are scheduled during summer break, as well as 2 evening practices for kids in camps or other morning activities. Kids coming to morning practices can come to evening practices if they want some extra workout. In late May and through June, there are 5 weekly meets (called Dual Meets). The season wraps up with the four-day ASA Swim League Championships at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. Swimmers are requested to attend as many daily practices as they can. They should also strive to attend the Red, Blue, or White practice to the group they've been assigned.
Parents: Parents will be asked and expected to volunteer in different capacities so the meets run smoothly. Without your help, we literally cannot have a team. Each family is expected to volunteer for no less than one full meet. That could be one parent working one whole meet, or one parent working a half of two different meets, or one parent working a half meet and another parent working a different half meet. We do ask that both parents do not volunteer at the same time in case your child needs parental assistance.