By Momi Smith, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Family and Morale, Welfare and RecreationApril 30, 2010
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Schofield Sharks Swim Team is the only Army swim team in Hawaii, and it is currently hosting tryouts at Richardson Pool, here, weekdays at 4 p.m.
The Sharks have provided swim team experience for military youth for more than 50 years.
The team promotes healthy bodies and healthy minds through the sport of competitive swimming, and is recognized throughout Oahu for its sportsmanship.
Although competing locally, the team is a member of USA Swimming and has many opportunities for interisland travel.
In 2009, nine swimmers advanced to the Hawaii State Championships, and the team traveled to Kauai and the Big Island.
At this time, the swim team is comprised of more than 50 children from 6-18 years old.
Blake Marr, head coach, is a triathlete and a Sharks alumnus, and has been coaching the Sharks since 2001.
He said the Sharks team is a great opportunity for military children to broaden their horizons.
For more information, call Army Pools at 808-655-9653.