Welcome to the 2021 season!

Yes, we are swimming this summer!

More and more restrictions are being eased throughout our county and state, allowing us to have a somewhat normal summer league season.  We are fortunate to have a large pool deck that can accommodate many people who can socially distance as required and will run practices and our home meets as safely as possible.

We ask that our swimmers and families remember other pools in our league may not be as fortunate and may have attendance restrictions or ongoing mask requirements. By attending meets at other pools, we are agreeing that we will be abide by their rules and regulations as we would expect them to abide and respect ours.  


2021 Jonestown Sharks Swim Team

The swim team is open to all families of the Jonestown Swim and Tennis Club. Anyone 18 years of age or younger who can swim the length of the pool (25 meters) can join. Any swimmer who aged out in the 2020 season will be eligible to compete this year. New swimmers to our team will need to bring a photocopy of their birth certificate. If you have submitted a birth certificate in the past, you do not need to bring it again this year.

By popular demand, our 19 and over team will be returning this year!  This is your chance to improve your cardiovascular fitness and get some laps in with a little extra instruction from our coaches.  While our older swimmers are ineligible to participate in swim meets due to age restrictions, there will be opportunities to compete. We are planning some intra-squad activities in addition to City Meet which is open to all ages.

The season begins the first week the pool is open and generally ends the 3rd week of July.  Swim team dues for each swimmer in 2021, regardless of age, will be $65. 

Email us with any questions you have about the swim team.


2021 Practice Schedule

Evening Practices:

Daily beginning Tuesday, June 1, 2021:

10 & Under  5:30pm – 6:15pm  |  11 -18  6:15pm – 7:00pm

19 & over 7:00pm – 7:45pm

Please note these times are subject to change.


Coaches

Karly McChesney

This will be Karly’s fourth summer coaching the Sharks. She and her family have been members of Jonestown for 14 years. Karly swam for both Jonestown and Tyde for 9 years. She graduated from West Forsyth High School in 2019 and currently attends Appalachian State University where she is majoring in English with a concentration in literary studies and minoring in Psychology. 

Cait Kinnamon

This will be Cait’s first year as an assistant coach with the Sharks. She and her family have been members of Jonestown for 8 years and she has been a lifeguard for the past three years. She has been swimming for many years with Jonestown, Salem Academy and Parkland High School in addition to both year round local clubs, Tyde and Enfinity. She graduated this year from the Middle College of Forsyth and plans to spend a year interning and traveling before enrolling at the Honors College at UNC Wilmington in 2022 where she plans to major in marine biology/conservation. 

Shelby McChesney

This will also be Shelby’s first year as an assistant coach. She and her family have been members of Jonestown for 14 years. Shelby has been swimming for Jonestown and Tyde since she was 7 years old.  She is also a member of the swim team at West Forsyth High School where she will be a rising senior in the fall. 


2021 Important Dates

Volunteers are critical to our team’s success.  If you’ve ever had an interest in being a stroke judge, now is the time.  Stroke and Turn Clinic dates are listed below.  Anyone who has been a stroke judge for two consecutive years is eligible to be a starter or referee (excluding the 2020 season).  We encourage any and all parents interested to attend one of the clinics below. 

Stroke and Turn Clinics for New and Returning Officials

  • Thursday, May 27 – Bermuda Run at 7PM
  • Thursday,  June 10 – Oak Valley at 7PM

Stroke and Turn Clinic for Aspiring Referees and Starters

  • Thursday, May 20 – Brookberry 7PM

2021 Meet Schedule

We are planning on tri-meets again this year with Salem Glen. The schedule is listed below:

  • Tuesday, June 8 – at Bermuda Run
  • Tuesday, June 15 – at Forsyth Country Club
  • Tuesday, June 22 – vs Town and Country at Jonestown
  • Tuesday, June 29 – at Greenbrier
  • Tuesday, July 6 – vs Grandview at Salem Glen
  • Sunday, July 12 – League Championships at Greensboro Aquatic Center

2021 Swim Team links