Tiger Sharks Prepare For Season
By Brandon Reed
The Commerce Tiger Sharks swim team is ready to get its summer season under way.
More than 60 swimmers have signed up for the 2008 season.
The Tiger Sharks will compete in several meets, including two they’ll host, the first on July 10, and the second on July 15.
Swimmers will compete in age divisions ranging from 6 to 18 years of age. The team will also be eligible to compete in the state swim meet in Tifton in July.
Last year, 13 members of the team qualified for state competition after finishing in the top three in district competition in Clarkesville.
Nick Moulton will coach the team this year. Moulton, an alumnus of the Tiger Sharks, is entering his seventh year of coaching. He will be assisted by Josh Totherow, who himself is a Tiger Shark alumni.
The swim season opens on June 14 with a pentathlon at the Winder YMCA. The Sharks then travel to Jefferson for a dual swim meet on June 19 before heading to the Green Street Pool in Gainesville for the Summer Splash on June 21.
The team will then travel to Chattahoochee for a dual swim meet on June 25, then travel to Dacula for an invitational meet on June 28. July 12 will mark the district meet at Habersham County.
Commerce host the Jefferson Sea Dragons on July 10, and the Winder Barracudas on July 15 before traveling back to Habersham for the league championship meet on July 19.
The season will wrap up on July 25 and 26 with the State Swim Meet in Tifton.