Pickerington Tiger Sharks

Executive Board Nominations, Champs Ribbons/Swimmer Gifts

Hi Tiger Shark Fam!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Awards Banquet and pool party last week. We love celebrating our swimmers and all of your accomplishments over the last season.

Please tag the Tiger Sharks in your IG/Facebook posts of pictures with your swimmers with their towels and any pictures you took over the season. We would love to flood our social media with our swimmers!

If you were unable to attend and would like to pick up your swimmer's ribbons and gifts, please email Abbey at tigersharks.us@gmail.com to set up a time to pick up your items.

As you might be aware, the board is looking into several options for the future of the shark tank. Currently, we rent the pool from the city and to put it simply, we would like to be in control of our own pool. Please complete the following survey with a simple yay or nay. We need a quorum of 60% of the members to respond with a yes to begin the process of exploring options in Pickerington for our own pool (possibly buying the current pool). (ONE VOTE PER FAMILY)


Highlights of this Newsletter:

  • Winter Swim Options
  • Executive Board Nominations
  • Exciting News for the Future of the Tiger Sharks team

Executive Board Nominations - 2022

Interested in becoming a board member for the 2022 season? We are now accepting nominations for the elected positions (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer)during our October election for the upcoming swim season.

Below is a brief description of the responsibilities of an elected official. Please cast your nominations now!

President (Elected) - The president is responsible for the overall direction of the Tiger Sharks in compliance with these Bylaws. This direction will include: planning, organizing, and operating the team during the course of a season. The President is responsible for scheduling both general and Executive Committee meetings and shall preside over such meetings. The President shall have the right to vote on issues in order to break a tie vote among the other voting officers. The President is also the primary contact between the coaching staff and the Executive Committee.

Vice - President (Elected) - The Vice-President is responsible for assisting the President with his or her duties and for acting on behalf of the President if the President directs, is unable to preside, or is unable to complete his or her term. The Vice - President may be assigned other specific responsibilities by the President as necessary, such as chairing committees, etc.

Secretary (Elected) - The Secretary is responsible for recording, keeping and reporting minutes of all Executive Committee and General meetings. He or she shall also be responsible for working with the Treasurer to maintain records of name, address, and telephone number for each registered swimmer by age group. These records must be kept current and available throughout the season for use by the coaches and the team. The Secretary is also responsible for maintaining available current copies of these bylaws. The Secretary will be responsible for any publicity communications that the Executive Committee feels is appropriate.

Treasurer (Elected) - The Treasurer is responsible for collecting and disbursing all monies associated with the operation of the Tiger Sharks. He or she is responsible for maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of finances and for publishing an accurate financial statement for each general meeting held near the end of a swimming season (around August 1). The Treasurer shall also report a financial summary at each meeting of the Executive Committee . He or she is responsible for issuing checks to the coaching staff and for filing all required tax information with the IRS, and for filing for periodic renewal of incorporation with the Ohio Secretary of State's Office.

Official board elections will be in October, so stay tuned!

Winter Swim Options

LYST - Lancaster YMCA Stingrays (Coach Axel will be at our banquet to talk about the team)

GCSTO - Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio (tryout begin tomorrow, check flyer below)

Garver YMCA (Check for availability)

Unified Aquatics

Pau Hana - Denison

Hydra Aquatics (tryouts start next week, flyer below)

Help The Tiger Sharks Build A Pool!

Now that the season is officially over, it's time to kick into high gear a committee to campaign to build our pool! We want to offer year round swimming options to our swimmers, those in our community and the entire east side of Central Ohio.

We are looking for people with a vision and a commitment to growing the sport of swimming for all ages!

We need all hands on deck to get the word out so we can begin fundraising for a pool that will give our community the year round pool it desperately needs.

If you are interested or have any experience with such a venture, please contact us at tigersharks.us@gmail.com.

This is an incredibly exciting venture and in the early stages of planning that we hope will build steam and become a reality for generations of PTS swimmers and our community as a whole in the future.

Important Upcoming Dates

Please add these events and practice changes to your calendars:

  • August 15: Executive Board Meeting - 3pm @ Combustion
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