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Summer Swim Team Information

We will be participating in Summer League Swim Meets through ASA (Atlanta Swim Association) this summer! These meets will take place every Tuesday starting on May 31 with the last being on Monday, June 27. These meets are an absolute blast and a great introduction into the world of competitive swimming!

In addition to registering for Summer Swim Team with the MJCCA, registration with ASA is also required to participate in swim meets. After April 16, ASA registration will be considered late and incur a late fee.

Summer Swim Team Season Dates & Groups

The Summer Season will run from May 16-July 1 in accordance with the ASA timeline. July practice (separate registration from Summer Season) will be broken up by the week for registration purposes to accommodate all of traveling a lot of families do during the month. Again, you will need to register for each week you wish to swim from July 5-August 5. Fall of 2022 will then pick back up on August 15. There will be NO prorating for swim team going forward.

During the Summer, our group breakdown will be slightly different than it is during the rest of the year. If you have questions about where your swimmer should be placed feel free to ask me. The groups will be listed below:

  • Beginner (Currently Jr. Sharks or some Bronze)
  • Intermediate (some Bronze and Silver Rec.)
  • Advanced (Silver Competitive and Gold)

Practice Schedule & Policies

Practice Schedule

May 16-20 (last week of school)

  • Beginner: 4:30-5:15 pm (M,T,W,TH), 4:00-4:45 pm (F)
  • Intermediate: 5:30-6:30 pm (M,T,W,TH), 5:00-6:00 pm (F)
  • Advanced: 5:30-7:00 pm (M,T,W,TH), 5:00-6:00 pm (F)

May 23-July 1

  • TUESDAY IS MEET DAY. There will be no practice on the day of swim meets.
  • Beginner: 4:00-4:45 pm (M,W,TH,F)
  • Intermediate: 5:00-6:00 pm (M,W,TH,F)
  • Advanced: 5:00-6:30 pm (M,W,TH), 5:00-6:00 pm (F)

Practice Policies

  • Arrive early so we get in on time!
  • If a swimmer is placed in the wrong group, the coaches may determine a group change needs to be made.
  • If weather prevents us from practicing outside, we will move to the indoor pool if space permits.
  • PLEASE PURCHASE TINTED GOGGLES! The sun will be nice and bright and the kids eyes will need some extra protection!

Swim Meet Schedule

Meets will be 5:30-9:00 pm with warm-ups starting at 4:30 pm.

Tuesday, May 31: Zaban Sharks @ Mill Glen Marlins
Tuesday, June 7: Zaban Sharks @ Fontainebleau Twisters
Tuesday, June 14: Zaban Sharks @ Deerebrooke Waters
Tuesday, June 21: Spalding Woods @ Zaban Sharks
Monday, June 27: Briarwood Barracudas @ Zaban Sharks

Coaches

Ethan Wolovick, Head Coach
Coach Ethan has been with the Zaban Sharks since 2018. He is the Head Coach of the summer league and year round swim programs for the Sharks. Born and raised in Marietta, GA, Ethan got his start in the world of swimming on his neighborhood summer league team. He then went on to swim year round through high school before eventually committing to Darton State College on a Swimming Scholarship. In college he was a two time JUCO All American. It is his first Summer in the head role and can’t wait for the season to start.
Email: ethan.wolovick@atlantajcc.org
Phone: 678.812.4126

Deanna Bustillos, Assistant Swim Coach
Deanna Bustillos has always loved the water from a young age but got a late start to technical work. She was on the dive team in high school and placed 3rd in regionals. After high school, she didn’t reunite with the water until she started teaching swim lessons at the JCC Manhattan in 2004 where she had top notch mentors. After moving to Atlanta in 2008, she continued her love of teaching swim at the MJCCA. She was given the opportunity to expand her knowledge by becoming a certified USA Swim Coach in 2014. Since then, she has seen kids grow up in the program from just learning to swim to being in our top level, Gold, group. In her spare time, she loves training for triathlons- super sprint, sprint, Olympic, half Ironman distance, and soon to be full Ironman distance.
Email: deanna.bustillos@atlantajcc.org

Vadim Ignatenko, Assistant Swim Coach

Equipment

Zaban Sharks Team suits and shirts can be purchased at https://theswimteamstore.net/zaban-sharks.html. Username: zaban. Password: zzsharks1.

Additional equipment can be purchased at the ZABAN TYR Team Store. (password: ZABANTYR). The Zaban Sharks are a TYR-sponsored team. The more TYR equipment purchased, the more fun freebies TYR sends to the team. TYR reps are very skilled at getting all swimmers appropriately sized gear, suit, and apparel.

Beginner:

  • Team Suit
  • Goggles
  • Fins (recommended)
  • Kickboard (will be provided)

Intermediate:

  • Team Suit
  • Goggles
  • Fins
  • Kickboard (will be provided)

Advanced:

  • Team Suit
  • Goggles
  • Fins
  • Kickboard (will be provided)

Swimtopia

Registration with Swimtopia is required in order to register with ASA and sign up for volunteer shifts at meets. You can download the SwimTopia Mobile app on the App Store or GooglePlay to receive Team Alerts for weather delays/cancellations, sign up for meets, view your volunteer commitments and swim results, and more.

The MJCCA’s Inclusion Program strives to provide the necessary accommodations and flexibility for youth who require additional support so they may access the transformative opportunities available at the MJCCA. Our Inclusion Team collaborates with parents, educators, and staff to determine if successful program placement is possible. These youth and their families are then supported by our Inclusion Team through program accommodations and may also receive individualized assistance. Click here for more information.

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