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Team information

Swim Team Lane Usage:

8 Lane Outdoor Pool

  • 4:00-6:00 PM Monday-Friday
  • 6:30-7:45 PM Tuesdays & Thursdays Masters group

6 Lane Outdoor Pool

  • 4:30-6:30 Monday-Friday
  • At least 2 lanes open to members during practice times in the 6 Lane


The Elmwood Sharks Swim Team is a year-round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ability levels from beginner to advanced. The team utilizes the elite facilities and pools at Ochsner Fitness Center. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to nationally competitive. The training sessions are designed to give athletes the strength, endurance, and tools necessary to compete at the highest level. Elmwood Sharks are divided into groups depending on the swimmer’s individual commitment level and current level of development.

Team Divisions

  • Junior Silver Group – beginner level learning to compete in freestyle and backstroke
  • Senior Silver Group – beginner level further development of freestyle and backstroke, introduction to butterfly and breaststroke
  • Junior White Group – beginner, further development of stroke technique of all four strokes
  • Senior White Group – intermediate, stroke technique and an increase in practice time and yardage.
  • Junior Blue Group – Intermediate/Advanced, stroke technique and an emphasis on aerobic training.
  • Senior Blue Group – Advanced, emphasis on training aerobic, anaerobic and threshold. Preparations for Junior and Senior National level events.
  • Masters Group - This is a program for adults designed to encourage fitness through swimming. The benefit of joining a local Master’s Swim Club is the expertise and personal attention received from the coach, the motivation and camaraderie of swimming with a group of like-minded individuals, and the flexibility of service to all levels of swimmers.

For more information, see the Elmwood Sharks Website

November Sharks Newsletter

Contact info: Sarah Carr, Aquatics Supervisor, [email protected]