Swansboro Wrestling Club

The Swansboro Wrestling Club (SWC), formerly known as the "Swansboro Sharks," is a USA Wrestling (USAW)-sanctioned program that offers athletes from Kindergarten through 6th grade the opportunity to practice and compete in the world's oldest sport.  The Club also provides athletes from 7th through 12th grade the opportunity to gain additional mat time during the off season.  

 

The 2021-22 SWC season will begin 4 November! 

 

  • Open to all boys and girls ages Kindergarten through 12th grade

  • The season will run through February, with a break for the holidays (mid-December through mid-January).

  • Location:  Swansboro High School Auxiliary Gym (next to main one)

  • K-5th grade Practices:  6:00 – 7:00 PM, Mondays and Thursdays

  • 6-12th Grade Practices:  6:00 – 7:15 PM, Mondays and Thursdays

  • There will be a parent meeting from 6:00 to 6:15 on 4 November.

  • The Club is FREE, but all athletes must possess a USA Wrestling membership.  This membership must be purchased prior to the first practice for insurance/liability purposes.

    • A "Limited Athlete" membership can be purchased for $15First-year members should purchase this one.  It will enable them to practice with the team and compete in USAW-sanctioned "Folkstyle" tournaments, if they choose to.  Note:  Not all athletes are ready for competition.  If you have questions about your son or daughter, ask me.  Pushing them to compete to soon may result in them leaving the sport prematurely.  Losing in a team sport or even other individual sports is easier than losing a wrestling match, and not all kids are emotionally ready for it.    

    • Athletes planning to compete in "Freestyle" or "Greco-Roman" Wrestling (i.e., Olympic styles) during the off-season should purchase the "Full Athlete" membership, for $50.  High School Wrestlers should purchase this one.   

    • There is no reason for any of our athletes to purchase the "High Performance Athlete" membership ($150).   

  • Go to:  https://www.usawmembership.com to purchase a membership.

  • Neither Wrestling shoes nor headgear will be required for the first practice, but will be for athletes who choose to continue with the sport.  I will provide different vendors for parents to select from and let you know when I come across a sale for shoes.  Youth shoes can usually be found on sale for $40-50 and headgear for roughly $20.  ** If money is an issue, please let me know.  We often have athletes donate their shoes from previous seasons and/or we can find a donor to purchase them.  Please don't let this be the reason your son/daughter does not wrestle.   

 

Feel Free to hit me up with any questions or concerns at swansborowrestling@outlook.com.  Thank you. 

 

V/r Coach Ski 

  

      

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