About Sharks

The Newburgh Sharks is a non profit competitive swim team that was established in 1972 by Chris Townsend. The Sharks have been a proud member of USA Swimming since 1977 and achieved Silver Medal Club Status in 2005 and Bronze Medal Club Status in 2006.

The Newburgh Sharks have a long and proud tradition as one of the most successful competitive swim programs in the Hudson Valley. Alumni include Junior National, Senior National, and Olympic Trial qualifiers, as well as countless individuals who have gone on to compete successfully at the Division I,II, and III Collegiate Level. The Newburgh Sharks also have cultivated a unique and successful relationship with High School teams and coaches in the area. Alumni include countless State Champions and swimmers who have achieved All-American status.

The Sharks are a competitive swim team whose goal is to help our swimmers reach their maximum potential in the sport of swimming through hard work, dedication, and commitment to training. These characteristics not only lead to success in the pool, but also instill important values to create passionate, respectable, and successful individuals later in life.

Our coaching staff is committed to cultivating these attributes to carry on the tradition of excellence that is NEWBURGH SWIMMING!!


*** Interested in learning more about our swim club and joining our team?  Please call us at 845-563-5481 to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.



NBS Has:

  • Offered and maintained a quality year round competitive swim program since 1972

  • Continually striven to be the best team in the Hudson Valley

  • Hosted local and Regional meets years after year in National Style

  • Consistently placed swimmers regularly for Zones, Empire State Games, Jr. Nationals and Sr. Nationals

  • Produced an Olympic Trials Finalist

  • Coached and helped swimmers train right through their Sr. year of College

  • Always promoted and maintained a positive relationship with High School coaches and teams


  • Currently coaching over 70 swimmers from 4 surrounding counties

  • Blessed with optimum training facilities at Newburgh Free Academy

  • Proud of it's coaching staff-Experienced, Dedicated, Committed, Knowledgeable and ASCA Certified

  • Equally proud of the over 1,000 youths who swam for the NBS program since 1972. These are young people who, no matter their level of accomplishment, learned discipline, displayed courage, loved to compete and conceived and achieved valuable personal goals


Member Information

Swim Groups:

Senior Group

Junior Group

Goldfish Group

Newburgh Sharks Policy & Procedures