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Do you have a group of friends, family, dive buddies, or colleagues who want to participate in the Fish Out of Water 5K together? Then form a "Fish Shoal". Create a fun name for your group and designate a Shoal Captain to submit the information using the button below.

Form a Fish Shoal

Each member of your Shoal still needs to register for the race here. 

When registering, there is a place on the Race Registration form to list your Shoal Name. Also as part of registration, participants will each select their desired Fish Team (in 2023, there are five options - Tiger Rockfish, Hammerhead Shark, Emperor Angelfish, Spotted Eagle Ray, and Clownfish). Members of a given Fish Shoal do not need to select the same Fish Team.

Want inspiration? Scroll down to check out the list of 2023 Fish Shoal names registered so far.


So you may be wondering... why are we calling your group a Fish Shoal and not a Fish School? The answer is because each member of your group will select their own Fish Team and they don't have to pick the same species. A simple group of fish is called a "shoal." It can contain a number of species. Shoaling makes it easier for fish to find food because more individuals are on the lookout. Large numbers also help fish find mates. In addition, being in a group offers some protection against predators, similar to hiding in a crowd. A group of the same species of fish that swim together and move in a synchronized manner is referred to as a "school."

There is no additional cost to form a Shoal. It's just a fun way to build camaraderie among your racemates. We encourage Shoals to get creative with costumes, themes, prompts, etc.

*Reminder - creating a Fish Shoal does not include registration for the Fish Our of Water 5K. Each participant still needs to register for the race here. Creating a Fish Shoal just provides an opportunity for extra fun and promotion.

Presenting the 2023 Fish Shoals! 

Want to form a Shoal? Click the button above to form your Shoal and then encourage your friends, family, or co-workers to join your Shoal and participate in the Fish Out of Water Virtual 5K.

72 Aquatics
Any Shoal is the Goal
Bainbridge Rays
Blue Marine
Blue Planet Scuba
Chickens of the Sea
Fin Friends
Fishy Friends
Flapping Dingbats
Fly Like An Eagle...Ray
Happy Sunfish
Just for the Halibut
Lake Murray Divers
Lion fish
Lobster Slapper
Mad About Diving
Magical Magikarp
Miller Seastars
Ohanas' Hammerheads'
Patowmack Divers
Phish Friends
PNW Octobuddies
Pod Gods
Rainbow Reef
Red Handfish Society
Salve o mar
Supple Groupers
Swiss Shoal
The Moorish Idles
Torpedo Rays of Sunshine
Turtle Rescue Squad
Wateree Divers