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Swim Coach

Winter 2023 - 2024 Season

Join us in Celebrating our 60th year of offering youth organized swimming to the city of Jamestown and its' surrounding areas.

Below you will find information about Jaws Swimming for this winter season. Including Practice times, Practice Fees, Meet Schedule and a lot more information.

Jaws runs all in season communication through the Team App by Stack it is free to Join. If you have questions outside of the season you can email jawsswimteam@gmail.com

Training Groups

Jaws welcomes all ages of athletes. 

Minimum requires for each training group:

Little Fins:

Swim 30 feet on either front or back without assistance.

White Group:

Swims a 50 free in greater than 1 minute, does not know how to do a flip turn. Please note there are four days available for the White group to practice. We recommend only two nights a week to start and as the see progresses increasing the number of nights you attend. 

Red Group:

Swims a 50 free in less than 1 minute, can do flip turns and do a forward and back start, can legally swim all strokes most of time.

Black Group:

Swims a 50 free in 40 seconds or less or can legally swim all strokes, at least 6t h grade or higher.

Swim Meet Schedule

These are the meets we will send a coach to as long as the number of athletes attending comply to Jaws Policies. Swim meets are not required but highly recommended. 

November 17 - 19th: IMX Challenge - West Fargo

December 2nd: Mandan

December 3rd: Bismarck

January 6th: Dickinson

January 20 - 21st: Jaws home meet

February 10th: Minot

February 11th: Dickinson or Bismarck

February 17th-18th: 10 & Under State - Grand Forks*

March 3rd: Bismarck

March 10th: Jaws Last Chance

March 15-17th: 11& Older State - West Fargo*

* Must achieve qualifying standard to attend meet.

Click this link for more information about the meets and to register.

What to bring to practice and Apparel

Click here to purchase all your swimming needs.

Suits For Practice:

Boys may wear any style of swim suit as long as it covers their butt and privates.

Girls must wear a one piece suit, little fins swimmers can were a two piece as long as the stomach is covered.

Suits For Meets:

All suits must be World Aquatics approved, boys can either wear jammers or speeds and girls must wear a one piece that does not have any buttons, ties or pieces of plastic on them.

Tech Suits:

Tech Suits are optional to wear however, 12 & under athletes must have a 12 & under approved suit. If you qualify for state or higher meets you will qualify for a discount on arena tech suits. 

Equipment for Practice and Meets:

Jaws is in a partnership with Area and we encourage all athletes to purchase and wear Arena products. Jaws has equipment for the athletes to use for free however, if you wish to purchase your own equipment, you can use our swim outlet team store to find all the equipment you will need.

Other items to bring to practice:

Towel

Cap (all athletes will receive one free jaws cap)

Goggles (we recommend two in case one breaks)

Water Bottle (not required but highly recommend)

Good Attitude and willingness to learn

Practice Times (Times are subject to change)

Little Fins:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:15pm to 7:45pm

White Group:

Monday - Thursdays 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Red Group:

Monday - Thursdays 6:30pm to 8:15pm

Black Group:

Monday - Thursdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Practice Schedule

Little Fins & 10 and Under Athletes: 

October 24th - February 15th

11 & Older Athletes:

October 23rd - March 14th

Holidays off:

October 31st - Halloween

November 23rd - Thanksgiving

December 25th and 26th - Christmas

January 1st - New Years

Click this link for the most up to date schedule for practice.

*Jaws follows the JPS winter closure schedule. We will send out communication through the app for weather related practice cancelations.

*Because we rent from JHS we have days when we cannot use a specific locker rooms or cannot use locker rooms at all. These dates are subject to change. On no locker room days we will be sending out information about those dates during the season.

No Grils Locker Room:

October 26th

No Locker Rooms:

December 12th (Family Fun Night with Jaws at the pool.)

January 9th (Tentative night at flex and Flow)

January 30th (Tentative night off)

Team Fees

Practice Fees:

*Monthly payments and scholarships available as requested.

Little Fins:

$165

White Training Group:

$ 300 first athlete / $275 for any additional in the group

Red and Back Training Group:

$400 for first athlete / $350 for any additional athlete in group.

High School Boys:

$150 (covers before and after season)

Scholarship:

Scholarships are available to swimmers on a free or reduced meal plan through their school system. 

USA Swimming Fee:

All practice fees include the USA Swimming registration fee. If you pay for it on your own please send us the receipt and we will credit your account for the amount you paid.

Monthly Payments:

A Monthly payment option is available to all swimmers.

Meet Fees:

Single Day meets:

$60

Multiple Day meets:
$75

Volunteer Requirements:

All Jaws families no matter the training group are quired to volunteer for Jaws sponsored events for 4 hours. If you choose to take the buy out option it is $200. If you do not make your 4 hours you will be required to pay Jaws back the for the number of hours you miss at a rate of $50 per hour.

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