Swim Team Information

The Hampton Hammerheads Swim Team is open to children of members from 4 to 18 years old. The team competes against other local swim clubs in the Freestate Swim League.

Have a question, concern or suggestion? Feel free to contact the swim team at swimteam@hamptonpool.org.

“The Free State League was started in 1961 by Warren Heeman from Sparrow’s Point Country Club, Ed Novak from Hampton Pool, Dotty Donovan from Valley Country Club and Fred Brown from Loch Raven Kiwanis Swim Club. Those four clubs organized swimming competition that has continued through the years and now encompasses nine teams.”

Click here to register for 2019!

Swim Team Practice Schedule

1st Swim Team Practice – after school – Tuesday, May 29th

  • Group 1 – 4:00 to 5:00 PM (Typically ages 11 and up, plus more experienced 9/10’s)
  • Group 2 – 5:00 to 6:00 PM (Typically ages 9 & 10, and more experienced 8 year olds)
  • Group 3 – 6:00 to 6:30 PM (remaining 8 and under)

Morning Practice starts (dependent on the public school calendar) – Monday, June 18th

Weekday morning practices begin (Monday – Friday):

  • Groups 1 & 2 – 9:00 to 10:00 AM (Ages 9 & up)
  • Group 3 – 10:00 to 10:45 AM (Ages 8 & under)

Afternoon practices Tuesday and Thursday for day campers and working parents:

  • Groups 1 & 2 – 5:00 to 5:45 PM (Ages 9 & up)
  • Group 3 – 5:45 to 6:30 PM (Ages 8 & under)
Click here for the 2019 Meet Schedule.

Ways to Volunteer

In order for the Hammerheads to have a successful season, your support is needed.  The team depends on each family to sign up for a bake table item and to help fill the volunteer opportunities.

We have two online pages for sign up:

  • Bake Table donations (salads, desserts, ice, etc) – sign-up link forthcoming
  • Volunteers (runners, timers, lineup, etc) – sign-up link forthcoming

If you have any questions about volunteer opportunities, please contact us at hamptonhammerheads@gmail.com. Some possible positions are:

  • Scorers
  • Bake Table
  • Timers
  • Line-up
  • Runners
  • Ribbon Writers
  • Team Shop
  • Social
  • Photo Slide Show

It is extremely important that all families volunteer in order for us to have a successful season. The large bulletin board by the snack bar is for team communication.  We’re counting on the support of ALL parents to make the season a fun and rewarding experience for our kids.  We need you; please pitch in!

What can I Do?

There are many ways you can help out.  Most volunteers work one half of a meet.  Training is simple and provided and we will always give you a break to see your child(ren) swim!

  • Bring food:  Donate food for the bake table for each home meet or make a $20.00 donation per meet towards the purchase of bake table snacks.
  • Bake Table:  Work at the bake table selling snacks or grilling delicious hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken.
  • Timers:  Time the start and finish of each race.  Timers are needed for all meets both home and away.
  • Line-up:  Assist in lining up swimmers throughout the meet, making sure they are on deck and in the right order for each event.
  • Runners:  Record the sweep and finish times for each race and “run” them to the scoring table.
  • Ribbon Writers:  Fill out ribbons with swimmers name, event and time for each event for all home meets.
  • Team Shop:  Sell Hampton wear at home swim meets.
  • Social Events:  Work with other parent volunteers to plan the Pasta Party and Year End Bash.  It’s easy and fun!
  • Clean up:  Clean up is everyone’s responsibility.  Please pitch in at the end of each meet so we leave the pool areas (both home and away) in good order.  All swimmers are required to participate in clean up.