Pickerington Tiger Sharks

Week 6: Home against Pataskala A, Champs and Banquet

Hi Tiger Shark Fam!

What a great week we had with a trip to Valley View and the Fourth of July Parade. This week we prep for our last home meet before CHAMPS (in the shark tank). PLEASE declare your swimmer for Pataskala by 5pm on Thursday!

This email is going to packed with important info about our upcoming meet, CHAMPS and Banquet!

Highlights of this Newsletter:

  • Pataskala Meet (Please read thoroughly)
  • Officials Training (Immediate NEED)
  • End of Season Banquet
  • Practice Schedule (July 5- July 9)
  • Exciting News for the Future of the Tiger Sharks team

Additional Reminders:

  • Practices will NOT be canceled due to rain, please join our group on Remind for cancellations and updates: https://www.remind.com/join/ptigersh
  • Please do not drop off your swimmer before 7am on practice days, as a safety protocol from the city there will not be a supervised adult to be with your child.
  • If you have questions regarding swim team, please address board members or coaches (after practice). The pool staff is separate from the team and is unable to answer your questions.
  • Parents, keep clear of the swimming deck during practice times. It is unsafe to try to hold a conversation with a coach while we have swimmers in the water. The same goes for trying to talk to your swimmer during practice. Parents are to remain in the grassy areas or under the awnings of the pool.



This volunteer position is essential to a successful meet. Each meet requires 6 officials making sure the swimmers are correctly swimming their event.

The training is easy and gives you a front row seat to watch your own swimmer. We have all the information you need to become an official. You will also shadow an experienced official at your first meet. With our upcoming home meet, we have an immediate need to fill. Email tigersharks.us@gmail.com for all the training materials.

Home Meet against Pataskala

Saturday July 10th at Pickerington Community Pool (Come help set up Friday night at 8:30pm and claim your spot for the meet)

Depending on the number of swimmers participating in this meet, camps might be set up outside the fence to maintain our capacity numbers. More to come by the end of the week.

Arrival: 6:45 am

Home Team Warm Up: 7:00am

Meet start time: 8:00 am

End time: approximately 11:30am

Volunteer Opportunities: (See video below with description of positions)

  • 2 Official/ 1 Starter
  • 3 (second half) Bullpen
  • 1 Concessions
  • 1 (second half) Head Timer
  • 1-2 Hospitality
  • 2 Scorers
  • 7 Meet Clean up
  • 6 (2nd half) Timers

What to Bring:

  • Purple competition suit, Tiger Sharks Swim Cap (will have some for sale), goggles, towels, sharpie (to write events on swimmer's arm and name and PTS on swimmer's back)
  • Chairs, extra towels, snacks (concessions available), blankets, no tents

Before the Meet:

  • Declare your swimmer by 5pm on Thursday (video how to at the bottom of this email)
  • Sign up to volunteer (video how to at the bottom of this email)
  • Check your email for your swimmer's entries. How to mark your child up for events video at the bottom.
  • Check in your swimmer with our Junior Coaches. Look for them near the Tiger Sharks banner.

During the Meet:

  • Locate Bullpen numbers near the pool deck, these will tell you what events they are setting up in the bullpen. Bullpen workers will be calling out kids' names but be aware of when they are swimming, so they don't miss it. They will get your children to where they need to be. The bullpen is an area where they will be setting up the swimmers in their lanes several heats prior to their event.
  • After your child swims their events, have them talk to Coach Cara so she can give them pointers on what to work on. BONUS: She will most likely have fun treats to hand out!
  • Please keep your children out of the diving well and other pool areas. The only people who should be in the water are the swimmers in current events.
  • Please do not crowd the timers while you are watching your child swim. They are there to do a job.
  • Take lots of pictures and send them to TigerSharks.us@gmail.com, so we can post them.
  • ENJOY AND HAVE FUN! We are here for the kids!


You are representing our team, please behave appropriately and be respectful to the facility and the hosting team.


Our end of the season meet is CHAMPS! Typically, we have all the teams in the league meet at one location to go head to head. With the pandemic things were a little different this year.

Instead this year, we have decided to do a battle of Pickerington to get in our scores for Champs! Both Huntington Hills and Chevington Woods will bring their teams to our pool on SUNDAY JULY 18th!!!! (NOTE: Since we need to be out by 11:45am, the meet will begin by 7:15am)

*Rain dates TBD, but mostly like Monday or Tuesday at Huntington Hills and Chevington Woods

In order to qualify to swim at CHAMPS your swimmer must have participated in THREE regular season meets.

We will need all hands on deck for this meet, so please volunteer! Also, we ask that only immediate family members attend this meet since we will have three large teams in attendance.

End of the Season Banquet (August 5th from 8-10pm)

Join the Tiger Sharks for our end of the season Banquet and Pool Party. We will have a short awards ceremony followed by Pizza, drinks and desserts at the pool. We do have capacity limits at the pool.

Please remember this event is only for swimmers and their immediate family members.

Please RSVP for the party just like you would for a meet:

How many from your family will be attending our Banquet and Pool Party?

Please sign up any attending sibling guest over 10 years old as adult guests. This will allow us to get a more accurate head count for pizza.

We also need everyone to contribute for the party as well by supplying the following:

  • Last Names: A-L Please bring drinks (water bottles and cans only, no 2 liters)
  • Last Names: M-Z Please bring desserts (cupcakes, brownies, cookies, no nuts and nothing that needs to be cut)

Practice Schedule and Events: July 5 - 10


Monday (July 5)

11 and up: 7:00am -8:00am

10 and under: 7:45am - 8:45am

Tuesday (July 6)

11 and up: 7:00am -8:00am

10 and under: 7:45am - 8:45am

Wednesday (July 7) Donuts for Breakfast

11 and up: 7:00am -8:00am

10 and under: 7:45am - 8:45am

Thursday (July 8)

11 and up: 7:00am -8:00am

10 and under: 7:45am - 8:45am

Friday (July 2) Meet Set Up at 8:30pm

No Practice (Inservice Day at Pool)

Saturday (July 10)

Pataskala Meet arrive at 6:45am for 7:00am warmups

Important Upcoming Dates

Please add these events and practice changes to your calendars:

  • July 9: No Practice - Inservice Day
  • July 10: Home Meet against Pataskala A
  • July 12: No Practice - Inservice Day
  • July 14: Away Meet against Baltimore
  • July 15: No Practice - day after swim meet
  • July 17: Car Wash at Advanced Auto Parts from 10am-1pm
  • July 18: CHAMPS at Pickerington Pool
  • August 2: Zapatas Fundraiser
  • August 5: Banquet/Pool Party 8pm-10pm

Help The Tiger Sharks Build A Pool!

Your PTS board is looking for those with a vision who are interested in seeking ways for the Tiger Sharks to continue to grow and train young swimmers. We are in the beginning stages of seeking out space to build our own pool, but are ready to move forward for next season.

We are looking for people who want to join a building committee to move this project forward. 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 anyone has contacts with a commercial real estate agent, we are ready to see what is available around Pickerington.

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 VERY 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.

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