Ellen E. Linson Splash Park
The Prince George’s Parks and Recreation (PGPR) Sharks Swim Team is an official USA Swimming Team (PGPR-PV) within the Potomac Valley Swimming LSC. The Club Season begins in the Fall and continues throughout the Winter and Spring. The Summer Season Team competes in the Prince-Mont Swim League. Club and Summer Season swim meet competitions locations will vary across the DMV area.
AQUATICS FOR ALL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Did you know African Americans are 1.5 times more likely to die from drowning than Whites? Did you know despite improvements in diversity efforts, African Americans still comprise less than 5% of competitive swimmers?
Legendary Marathon swimmer William “Bill” Shipp stepped up this year to raise funding, to ensure that Prince George’s County minorities learn how to swim and the barriers to competitive swimming are reduced.
A triple crown-winning swimmer, Bill has completed numerous open water swims. As a resident of Prince George’s County and advocate of competitive swimming for all, Mr. Shipp decided to dedicate his June 16th 20-mile DC Marathon Swim in the Potomac, from the Key Bridge to Mt. Vernon, to raising funds to support the Aquatics for All swim programs within the M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County.
Swim Team Scholarship
This scholarship is geared toward improving the accessibility of competitive swimming for African American and Hispanic/Latino swimmers. Applicants must complete the Aquatics For All Swim Scholarship Application by providing all required documentation by the designated deadline (September 22, 2024).
This is a one-year need-based scholarship to assist swimmers with team fees for Prince George’s Parks & Recreation (PGPR) Sharks swim team and is not guaranteed each year. Once completed applications are submitted, they will be reviewed, scholarship awards will be determined and families will be contacted regarding application status. All applicants must agree to fulfill all of the scholarship recipient expectations as listed below. This scholarship is available for PGPR Sharks school year and summer swim seasons as funding allows. Applicants must designate the season(s) they are applying for when submitting an application. This scholarship is not eligible for meet fees and equipment. Those already registered for the 2022-2023 season are still able to apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship Recipient Expectations:
- Commit to competing for the full season
- Make scheduled payments on time based on provided schedule
- Exhibit good sportsmanship throughout all PGPR activities
- Agree to participate in promotional material which may include photography
To apply, go to online application: https://pgparks.com/swim-team-scholarship