Both new and returning swimmers can register here for the 2019 swim season!
This online system will give you access to your own private account allowing online sign ups for meets, volunteer opportunities, access to swimmers' times, and more.
The 2019 TigerShark Summer League season runs from May 20 - July 13 for swimmers ages 4 - 18 years old.
At least one parent/guardian registration is required.
New accounts will be sent an email confirmation message with instructions
to setup a password.
At least one parent/guardian email address must be provided.
Check the boxes to indicate which parent/guardians should receive team-wide emails.
Enter the information for each
being registered below.
At least one
registration is required.
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In consideration of being permitted to use the Fowler Center Pool and to take part in the TigerSharks Swim Team program, I release, discharge, and hold harmless the University of the South, its governing boards, employees, swim coaches, and assistants from all liability, claims, and injuries that my child(ren) may sustain during swim team, and on and around the pool locker rooms. We, the lesson instructors, coaches, and assistants, will take reasonable precautions to safeguard the child(ren) while they participate in the activities. These will include: supervised instruction sessions, establishment and enforcement of adequate rules and regulations according to the Fowler Center Pool and qualified staff of instructors (Lifeguards and/or Water Safety Instructors).
The pool balcony will be open for observation during swim practice.
Parents/Guardians may NOT stay on the pool deck unless requested by the staff, or to assist children in the locker room.
All swimmers MUST change downstairs in the locker rooms and equipment should be taken down to the deck with swimmers. Changing is not allowed in the upstairs lobby bathrooms and equipment should not be left in the lobby.
Per facility rules, all children who remain at the Fowler Center before and after practices MUST be supervised by a parent or guardian .
We strongly encourage swimmers to attend all meets but also understand that schedules do not always allow this. It is important for coaches to know as far in advance as possible which swimmers will not be attending a meet, as this impacts how both individual and relay events are determined. You can indicate that your swimmer(s) will not be attending a particular meet from the Calendar section of this website. Swimmer(s) MUST "opt in" for each meet on-line and talk to their coach to confirm that they are swimming in the meet.
Swimmers, families, and the entire TigerSharks team benefit from the involvement of families during the season. Families are responsible for volunteering a minimum of 4 times per swim season, with at least 2 of these volunteer sessions being fulfilled at swim meets. Additionally, the Championship Meet on July 13 is a "all hands on deck" situation with all parents helping as much as possible. It's fun to be involved! Most volunteer opportunities take place immediately before, during, or after swim meets, but other volunteer opportunities involve social events. A list of volunteer job descriptions can be found on this website in the Parent Resources section.
We hope that one or more parents and other community members will take photos during meets and other team activities. With parental permission, some of these may be shared with newspapers and/or on this team website.
sudden cardiac arrest?
arrest (SCA) is when the heart stops beating, suddenly and unexpectedly. When
this happens, blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. SCA
doesn’t just happen to adults; it takes the lives of students, too. However,
the causes of sudden cardiac arrest in students and adults can be different. A youth
athlete’s SCA will likely result from an inherited condition, while an adult’s
SCA may be caused by either inherited or lifestyle issues. SCA is NOT a
heart attack. A heart attack may cause SCA, but they are not the same. A heart
attack is caused by a blockage that stops the flow of blood to the heart. SCA
is a malfunction in the heart’s electrical system, causing the heart to
suddenly stop beating.
is sudden cardiac arrest in the United States?
SCA is the #1
cause of death for adults in this country. There are about 300,000 cardiac
arrests outside hospitals each year. About 2,000 patients under 25 die of SCA
each year. It is the #1 cause of death for student athletes.
happens unexpectedly, some people may have signs or symptoms, such as:
can be unclear in athletes, since people often confuse these warning signs with
physical exhaustion. SCA can be prevented if the underlying causes can be
diagnosed and treated.
the risks of practicing or playing after experiencing these symptoms?
risks associated with continuing to practice or play after experiencing these
symptoms. When the heart stops, so does the blood that flows to the brain and
other vital organs. Death or permanent brain damage can occur in just a few
minutes. Most people who experience SCA die from it.
Chapter 325 – the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act
The act is
intended to keep youth athletes safe while practicing or playing. The
requirements of the act are:
Unexplained shortness of breath;
heart rate; or
(v) Extreme fatigue; and
Before returning to practice or play in an athletic
activity, the athlete must be evaluated by a Tennessee licensed medical doctor
or an osteopathic physician. Clearance to full or graduated return to practice
or play must be in writing.
Adapted from PA Department of Health: Sudden Cardiac Arrest Symptoms and Warning Signs Information Sheet and Acknowledgement of Receipt and Review Form. 7/2013
What is a concussion?A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works.
A concussion is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and
brain to move rapidly back and forth. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung” or what seems to
be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.
Did You Know?
What are the signs and symptoms of concussion?Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or be
noticed until days or weeks after the injury.
If an athlete reports one or more symptoms of concussion listed below after a bump, blow or jolt
to the head or body, s/he should be kept out of play the day of the injury and until a health care
provider* says s/he is symptom-free and it’s OK to return to play.
Just not “feeling right” or “feeling down”
“Health care provider” means a Tennessee licensed medical doctor, osteopathic physician, clinical
neuropsychologist with concussion training, or physician assistant with concussion training who is a
member of a health care team supervised by a Tennessee licensed medical doctor or osteopathic
Concussion Danger SignsIn rare cases, a dangerous blood clot
may form on the brain in a person with a
concussion and crowd the brain against
the skull. An athlete should receive
immediate medical attention if after a
bump, blow or jolt to the head or body if
s/he exhibits any of the following danger
Why should an athlete report his or her symptoms? If an athlete has a concussion, his/her
brain needs time to heal. While an
athlete’s brain is still healing, s/he is
much more likely to have another
concussion. Repeat concussions can
increase the time it takes to recover. In
rare cases, repeat concussions in young
athletes can result in brain swelling or
permanent damage to their brain. They
can even be fatal.
Concussions affect people differently.
While most athletes with a concussion
recover quickly and fully, some will
have symptoms that last for days, or
even weeks. A more serious
concussion can last for months or
What should you do if you think your athlete has a concussion?If you suspect that an athlete has a
concussion, remove the athlete from
play and seek medical attention. Do not
try to judge the severity of the injury
yourself. Keep the athlete out of play the
day of the injury and until a health care
provider* says s/he is symptom-free and
it’s OK to return to play.
Rest is key to helping an athlete recover
from a concussion. Exercising or
activities that involve a lot of
concentration such as studying, working
on the computer or playing video
games, may cause concussion
symptoms to reappear or get worse.
After a concussion, returning to sports
and school is a gradual process that
should be carefully managed and
monitored by a health care professional.
* “Health care provider” or "health care professional" means a Tennessee
licensed medical doctor, osteopathic physician,
clinical neuropsychologist with concussion
training, or physician assistant with concussion
training who is a member of a health care team
supervised by a Tennessee licensed medical
doctor or osteopathic physician.
*“Health care provider” means a Tennessee licensed medical doctor, osteopathic physician, clinical neuropsychologist
with concussion training, or physician assistant with concussion training who is a member of a health care team
supervised by a Tennessee licensed medical doctor or osteopathic physician.