Every morning from the end of the school year until the middle of July, the Timarron Bent Creek Pool is alive with young swimmers from our Timarron Neighborhoods. Over 280 of these young swimmers, ages 5 to 17, learn the basics of competitive swimming and get the chance to represent the Timarron Tigersharks Swim Team in competition at the Carroll Aquatics Center each Summer. Our Tigershark Program even survived on a 1/2 full basis during the COVID Summer of 2020 without a single problem
From the Summer of 2006 to 2018, Sonia Leonard, a Southlake resident and full time real estate agent, sponsored and directed the Timarron Tigersharks seeing it grow from 70 to over 280 swimmers. In 2019 Ms. Leonard turned over the reigns of the Program to Head Coach Kevin Murphy, who intends to continue the tradition of serving the Timarron Tigershark families with the best Summer Swim Team experience in Southlake.
Coach Kevin Murphy, Head Coach for the Southlake Carroll High School Swim Team, is also the Head Coach for the Timarron Tigersharks and staffs his coaching team with current and former HS and college-age assistant coaches from among his former HS All-American and All-State Carroll Dragon High School swimmers. Beginning last year, 2021, he was also joined by two of his Dragon Assistant Swim Coaches, Paul Wallace and Rachael Ausdenmoore, both Certified Texas Teachers with a wealth of swim coaching and teaching experience. Without a doubt, the best Summer-League Coaching Staff in all of DFW!
In conjunction with learn-to-swim lessons at the Bent Creek Pool, hundreds of youngsters from Timarron and Southlake have had the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of improving their swimming and learning to work and compete in this great sport, America’s #1 Olympic Sport. Some of our Tigershark kids say “it is the most fun they have ever had at the pool!” and a number of former Timarron Tigershark swimmers have gone on to be state-ranked age group swimmers, Varsity and JV Carroll Dragon swimmers, HS All-American Swimmers, State Champions and NCAA College Swimmers.
The Tigersharks normally compete as part of the Tarrant County Summer Swim League, comprised of three summer-league teams from Southlake. The League is sponsored and directed by the North Texas Nadadores, a USA Swim Team, operating out of the Carroll Aquatics Center. The Timarron Tigersharks have been crowned “Champions” of the League 7 of the past 10 years. While operating at 1/2 size in the COVID Summer of 2020, we were not able to have any meets, although we did make it through the Summer with no problems and a great deal of FUN at the pool. In 2021, no Team Champion was crowned, but the Tigersharks did dominate the pool, racing at the four meets last Summer. The Carroll Aquatic Center is hosting our Summer-League Meets again this Summer and we will be ready to race and have some FUN this Summer at practice and at the meets.
2022 Swim Team Fees:
- $205/first child
- $175/ per additional child
- Non-Timarron resident: $35 additional per child
- Click here to register