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Swim Team

 

NOTE: Please note that all dates/times/information is subject to change once the committee has met and gone over everything. We will do our best to keep you posted. Please join the facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/pvract.

 

 

PVRA has consistently fostered a lifelong love of the sport of swimming in our children. Our swimmers have gone on to swim competitively in both high school and college (and beyond!). It is our goal to have our kids become good swimmers while having lots of fun during the summer swim team season. They will experience the benefit of 1-on-1 coaching, fun exercises and challenging games during practices.

 

Our Head Coach, Ronnie, and his team of amazing coaches are creating a detailed, fun filled swim team calendar with lots of fun activities for our swimmers. There will be dedicated coaches to each group to ensure that everyone gets the coaching they need. Each age group has a coach and an assistant so that there are two coaches in the water with the kids at all times.  In addition, there will be coaches in training/meet helpers in the water at practice to assist with our youngest swim team members.

 

*Member please note: the pool will be closed to members until noon during swim team season. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 


 

SWIM TEAM FEES:

 

-Please note that fees are the same as 2019-

$160 for 1st swimmer

$135 for 2nd swimmer

$105 for each additional swimmer

 

To register go to My Account > My Forms/Paperwork and complete the Swim Team 2022 Registration form (FORM IS NOT YET POSTED - AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT OUT ONCE POSTED).

 


PARTICIPATION & EVALUATIONS 2022:

 

The team is open to all swimmers from rising First Graders (kids born in 2016 or before) to age 16. After being evaluated by Ronnie, the Head Coach, they will be placed either on the Swim Team or get more information on possible small group pre-swim team sessions. Swimmers MUST be able to swim, UNASSISTED, the length of the pool in order to be considered for swim team. See more details below. Evaluations will be held on Saturday, June 25th at 10:30 am. Important parent information will be shared that day as well.

 


EVALUATIONS DETAILS:

 

Who needs to be evaluated?

Anyone new to the team.

Returning swimmers from Pre-swim.

Returning swimmers from Swim Team who DID NOT compete in a meet.

How do evaluations work? 

The kids will be asked to swim one length of the pool (attempting Freestyle) to make the Swim Team. (Important: They don't need to be good at this, but they need to be able to get across the pool independently. )

Lifeguards are IN THE WATER with the kids during evaluations so they have someone right there if they need a little help.

 

NOTE: If they can float on their back and their belly, and are willing to put their heads under water they will qualify for the Pre-Swim Team Group.

 


PRACTICES: 

 

Swim practice is five days a week and will start Monday, June 27, 2022 (contingent upon end of school year) and run through Friday, July 29, 2022.

There is no practice on meet days.

 

9-10 AM: 11and over
10-10:45: 9 and 10
10:45-11:15: pre swim
11:15-12: 8 and under (must be entering 1st grade or higher in the fall and pass the Evaluation)

 

Swimmers should have goggles, and we recommend that those with long hair either tie it back or wear a cap (it's much easier to swim that way).  Please arrive at practice 5 minutes early and be ready to swim.

 


MEETS:

 

All meets begin at 9:00 AM. Check-in time for all swimmers is 8:15 AM. Please arrive on time!

 

Thursday, July 7: Intrasquad Meet @ PVRA

Tuesday, July 12: PVRA @ Westmoreland (167 Holmes Rd., Ridgefield)

Friday, July 15: Rock Ridge @ PVRA

Tuesday, July 19: PVRA @ Boys & Girls Club (41 Governor St., Ridgefield)

Thursday, July 21: Mimosa @ PVRA 

 

Championships:

State Line Championships are currently scheduled for July 28 (rain date July 29) and will be held at the Brookfield YMCA.

5:00 PM Warm up

6:00 PM Meet Start

Swimmers qualify for championships during the regular dual meets by meeting minimum time requirements. Qualifying times will be posted at our pool in the snack shack area.

 

 


TEAM SUITS & GEAR:

 

Missed the team gear order deadline?

 

Don't worry, the PVRA Swim Team spirit wear store has reopened for purchases of tees, sweatshirts, pj pants, and bags (swimwear can no longer be purchased at this time)!

 

Place your order here.

 


TEAM & INDIVIDUAL PICTURE DAY: (TBD)

 

Group and individual photos will be scheduled for a day during the season.

 


END OF SEASON CELEBRATION: 

 

At the close of each swim season, PVRA holds a swim banquet where we gather and recognize our swimmers for all their hard work over the course of the season. 

 


CONTACT INFORMATION 

 

BEST CONTACT: PVRAswim@outlook.com 

 

COACHING:

Ronnie Vaughan, Head Coach phone (860) 538.3717

Jenna Budicini, Asst. Head Coach cell: (203) 525-0871

 

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE:    

Amy Goralnick 

Melinda Prills

Lynn Ullman

 


PARENT VOLUNTEERS

 

Parent help is instrumental in making it all run smoothly for the kids! If you are interested in helping out, every little bit helps, so please talk to anyone on the committee!

 


2022 KEY SWIM DATES

 

(please remember that these dates are subject to change)

 

May 8: Registration opens

June 1: Registration Deadline (details will be emailed to members)

June 25: Evaluations 10:30am, Parent Meeting 11:30am

June 27: First Day of Swim Practice (contingent upon last day of school)

July 4: No Practice (Independence Day) 

July 5: Regular practice schedule

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PRE-SWIM TEAM LESSONS: (Registration Form and Costs to follow soon)

 

 


 

A BIT ABOUT OUR NEW HEAD SWIM COACH:

 

Some of you may already recognize the name from his position with RAC and our Ridgefield High School Swim Team and we are lucky to have his expertise to help foster a love of swimming throughout our club.

 

Some background: Through High School & College Ronnie was involved with the Vet Park Swim Team, a summer program back in Middletown CT and that’s where he gained his loving for coaching. Growing up swimming at NMYB, Middletown High School & York College of PA, he knew that he wanted to make coaching something he does forever. After college in 2016, he started coaching at Wesleyan University, started his own team (Middlesex Aquatics Club), and head coached both Mercy & Xavier High Schools. Now he is currently the Head Age Group Coach with RAC & Coach both the girls & boys Ridgefield high school teams. His coaching philosophy steams from educating these kids about life through the sport of swimming and ensuring each kid has the best experience in the best sport in the world!

 

 

We look forward to seeing you at the pool!

-Swim Team Committee