Redwood City kids started "Swimming With The Sharks" in 1963, and the team has been in continuous existence since. Sharks swimmers are a big part of local public and private high school teams. Many Sharks are on the team for five or even ten years, and some go on to be coaches both for the Sharks and for other teams and schools.
The Sharks started as a part of the Redwood City Parks and Recreation Department, but about 10 years ago became an all-volunteer, parent-run, non-profit with an elected Board. This volunteer spirit and the summer-only focus is what keeps swimmers and their families coming back year after year.