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The Shirley Penguins have room in their Rookery for Spirited Swimmers Program that keeps youths active, while improving swimming skills and confidence.

Now part of the Shirley Recreation department, the Shirley Penguins swim team is kicking off its 2016 summer season with practice on June 22. There are still openings on the team for swimmers ages 4-18; competitive swimming experience is helpful, but not required. Practices are held at the Benjamin Hill pool on Benjamin Rd. in Shirley at 7 p.m. from Tuesday to Thursday through August 11. The Penguins’ first meet is July 23, with one meet per weekend after that,culminating with Championships on August 13 th where all six recreational teams participate in Groton. Registration cost is $110, which covers team cap, league dues and pool rentals.

Team uniform suit is additional and optional. For further details, or to register, visit the Shirley Recreation Dept. website at www.shirley-ma.gov,or e-mail theshirleypenguins@gmail.com with questions or to request a registration form.

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