Tiger Sharks Swim Team
Coach- Grant Bramer
Coach Grant Bramer is a USA Swimming Certified Coach and a member of the American Swimming Coach Association, USA Swimming, Illinois Swimming Association, Illinois Association of High School Coaches, and the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association. Coach Bramer brings 14 years of coaching experience to the Tiger Sharks program. Most recently, Bramer was Head Coach for the Rock Island Rocks and Lady Rocks Swimming and Diving Teams from 2011-2017, Head Coach for Washington and Edison Middle Schools from 2011-2017, and Rock Island County Orca Swim Club Head Coach from 2012-2017. Coach Bramer was named IHSA Sectional Coach of the Year in 2012, 2013, and 2017!
His teams in Rock Island had 3.5 years of undefeated seasons, won 3 conference championships, 1 sectional championship, had 4 Junior National Qualifiers, 1 All American, 3 All-State Athletes, 5 Speedo Sectional Qualifiers, 2 Speedo Grand Prix Qualifiers, 2 Futures Qualifiers, 10 Zones Qualifiers, 40+ state qualifiers, and 80+ regional qualifiers. Coach Bramer is excited to lead the Tiger Sharks and Tiger's Programs to even greater heights.
The Byron Tiger Sharks Swim Team is a competitive age-group swim team affiliated with Illinois Swimming and the United States Swimming Associations. We have five ability groups, in which your child can develop and improve his/her swim stroke technique and endurance while advancing competitively. You can view the team's website at www.byrontigersharks.org where practice, swim meets, and other information is available. You may also contact Nick Warrner at 815-234-6218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Tiger Sharks enrollment will be broken down into monthly sessions. Participants must be enrolled in the current session in order to participate. Registration can be completed in person at the Park District front desk (420 N Colfax St. Byron) or online at byronparks.org (click "Register Online"). A sibling discount of 15% is offered for families who enroll more than one child. Swimmers at ALL Tiger Sharks levels are required to become members of USA Swimming, which is a $77 annual fee or a $20 flex membership fee. Flex memberships only include a max participation of two swim meets.
QUALIFIER ONLY Meets Dates Fee Code Regionals Feb 14 - Feb 24 $35 0565 Senior Championships Feb 25 - Mar 3 $25 0566 Age Group Championships Mar 4 - Mar 10 $25 0567
For meet schedule information please visit www.byrontigersharks.org
Shark Pups & Reef Sharks
These two skill groups are intended to bridge swimmers from swim lessons into competitive swimming. The prerequisite is the ability to swim front and back crawl unassisted for 25 yds each. In this training group, all four competitive swim strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke &butterfly) will be taught. Swimmers will also be introduced to racing starts and turns. Participation in swim meets is optional. However, all swimmers MUST be members of USA Swimming. Coaches will determine based on ability level in which group a swimmer should enroll.
Mako & Hammerhead Sharks
Swimmers in these groups should be able to swim all four competitive strokes and perform racing starts and turns. The main focus of the group will be on stroke development, technique and endurance. Dry land exercises will be incorporated into workout times. Swimmers are REQUIRED to become members of USA Swimming and expected to attend at least one meet per session. Additional fees apply. Coaches will determine based on ability level in which group a swimmer should enroll.
Swimmers in this group must be able to perform all four competitive strokes, starts and turns to USA Swimming standards and have the desire to advance competitively. In this training group, swimmers continue to work on stroke technique, with the main focus on conditioning and competitive skills. Swimmers in this group are expected to attend a minimum of one meet per month (additional fees apply) and any championship meets in which he/she qualifies.