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Off Season...

The Sunrise Sharks Swim Team is currently in the off season, but the parent board is actively working to get ready for the next season! The 2017 swim season will run from April 4th through July 18th.

The Sharks will once again swim in the Eureka Conference and we will be swimming against Galt, Dixon, Laguna Creek, and Fulton - El Camino. Here's a quick glance at our 2017 Meet Schedule so you can plan your summer vacation.
  • May 6th - Time Trials
  • May 20th - Away meet at Dixon Dolphins
  • June 3rd - Home meet against Fulton - El Camino Stingrays
  • June 10th - Away meet at Laguna Creek Gators
  • June 17th - Home meet against Rollingwood Rockets
  • June 24th - Away meet at Galt Gators
  • July 1st - Bye - No swim meet
  • July 8th - Home meet against Sacramento Stingrays
  • July 15th & 16th - Champs at Solano Community College in Fairfield


We are now in what we call the “Dry Period” of swimming. Per the NorCal Swim League bylaws, no team shall conduct practice during the time period commencing February 1 and extending through March 31 of any calendar year (see Section 12.05). An individual will NOT be ineligible to participate during a League swimming season if the individual participates in a stroke-and-turn training program or swimming lessons during the month of March provided certain criteria is met (see Section 12.06). However, there are events that may cause an individual to be ineligible to participate during a League swimming season (see Section 11.03). Click here to view the NorCal Swim League Bylaws.

Printable Clinic Flyer

Participants will learn the concept of the butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and free-style. This clinic is for swimmers that will be trying out or have prior swim experience only. The Sunrise Sharks Swim Team is open to swimmers ages 4 to 18 years. It's a great way to stay cool this summer, keep the children in shape and make new friends!!!

The cost is $53 per child and the clinic will be held on Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's starting March 14th through March 30th. The schedule is as follows:
  • 4 - 6 yrs:    5:30 - 6:00 pm   (Code: 6104.100) - for children trying out for swim team
  • 5 - 10 yrs:  6:00 - 6:45 pm   (Code: 6104.101)
  • 11 - 18 yrs: 6:45 - 7:30 pm   (Code: 6104.102)
There are two ways to register for the clinic. You can go to the District Office at Rusch Park and sign up at the office or you can register online. To register online, click on the link on the code number above for your child's age group. You will then be redirected to the Sunrise Park and Recreation District website where you can add the clinic to your shopping cart. It's that easy!

Printable Registration Flyer
Printable Sunrise Park District Flyer

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Registration for returning swimmers only, including high school swimmers, will be held at Rusch Park Pool on Sunday, March 19th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm with Polar Plunge happening from 2pm to 3pm. Swimmers, the pool will be open in you dare to take the plunge into the "ice cold" pool.

Those returning swimmers that have siblings wanting to join the swim team, we will have tryouts just for them on Registration day from 1:00PM to 2:00PM down at the pool. This way parents you can register all your swimmers at once.

At registration, you will be completing the SRPD Registration form, online registration for NorCal Swim League (NCSL), Volunteer Sign-ups and fundraising/volunteer commitments*. You will also receive the Sharks Handbook, 2017 Calendar of Events, and information about purchasing team clothing and swim suits.

To speed up the process on Registration day, you can go ahead and register with the NCSL now. The fee is $15 per child and will be due when you register your child. To get started, just (click here for the NCSL website) and follow the instructions on the page.

$208 for one child
$188 for each additional sibling

* We will be collecting the required, separate $40 fundraising check and $200 volunteer check at time of registration.

If you can't make it to Registration day, you can register at the Rusch Park District Office starting Monday, March 20th. We asked that all returning swimmers, including high school swimmers, register by March 31st as the District and Parent Board need to determine the number of spots available for each age group prior to new swimmer tryouts. The first tryout is April 1st.

Remember, your swimmer will not be allowed to enter the pool when Spring practice begins on April 4th until all paperwork, volunteer and fundraising commitments are met and you have registered online with the league and paid the league fee. Board members will be poolside the first week of practice to answer questions and collect any miscellaneous paperwork.


Tryouts will be held at Rusch Park Pool on the following dates:
  • Saturday, April 1st at 9:00 am and
  • Monday, April 3rd at 6:00 pm
You only need to attend one tryout. New swimmers and their parents will be instructed about the try-out procedures. If your swimmer is accepted to the team, you will then proceed to the registration table to complete the necessary paperwork and fees. New swimmers will need to provide a copy of their Birth Certificate.

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Team Goal

The goal of the Sunrise Recreation and Park District Recreational Swim Team is the development of lifelong positive attitudes and good sportsmanship through the sport of competitive swimming. This program stresses individual skill technique, goal setting, achievement, fun, fitness, friendships and competition with a recreational setting.

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