NOTE: Although we are confident that there will be a swim team this coming season, we are still not sure, with the current COVID climate, what exactly that season will look like. What we do know is that we will make every effort to offer the very best coaching in the safest environment possible to every child interested in joining the PVRA Swim Team. Please note that all dates/times/information is subject to change as the season evolves and 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, Rory, 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 also be coaches in training/meet helpers in the water at practice to assist with our youngest swim team members.
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 2021 Registration form.
PARTICIPATION & EVALUATIONS 2021:
The team is open to all swimmers from rising First Graders (kids born in 2015 or before) to age 16. After being evaluated by Rory, 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 19th at 10:30am. Important Parent Information will be shared that day as well.
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 which will be offering lessons the first two weeks of August this season to allow for better social distancing. Details for Pre-Swim are at the bottom of the page.
Swim practice will start Monday, June 21, 2021 and run through Friday, July 30, 2021.
There is no practice on July 5th, or on meet days.
Practice times: (Mon-Fri)
9 am - 10 am: 11-12 year olds, 13 and over
10 am - 11am: 9-10 year olds
11am - 12 pm: 8 and under (must be entering 1st grade or higher in the fall and pass the Evaluation)
MEETS: (updated 6/19/21)
We have scheduled 3 meets with other swim clubs, and plan to have a final meet with just our own squad and incorporate the end of year celebration with that meet. Here's the schedule so far:
July 8 (Thu) Mimosa at PVRA
July 13 (Tue) Westmoreland at PVRA
July 22 (Thu) Danbury Dolphins at PVRA
July 29 (Thu) PVRA Intra-Squad Final Meet and Celebration (possibly evening)
Morning Meets will start bright and early (Check in and exact start times to follow)
The end of season Stateline Invitational may or may not happen, depending on their ability to secure a suitable venue. They are targeting Saturday, 7/31 if possible.
TEAM SUITS & GEAR:
We will not be organizing team PVRA logo swim suits this year. Please choose a competition style one piece for girls and jammer for boys. Our team color is royal blue.
TEAM & INDIVIDUAL PICTURE DAY:
We will not be doing organized individual photos this year. We will, at some point in the season, get the group together for a team picture.
END OF SEASON CELEBRATION:
Tentatively scheduled for Thursday, July 29 after the Intra-Squad meet. (Noonish)
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. We do plan to host some version of event and celebrate the successful completion of another great season, however we are not sure what this celebration will entail. More information to follow.
BEST CONTACT: email: PVRAswim@outlook.com
Rory Perry, Head Coach cell: (475) 204-4132
Jenna Budicini, Asst Head Coach cell: (203) 525-0871
Kim Begonja email: email@example.com cell: (914) 815-3616
Amy Goralnick email: firstname.lastname@example.org cell: (917) 826-5764
Lynn Ullman email: email@example.com cell: (201) 214-7011
PARENT VOLUNTEERS - We need you!!!
Parent help is instrumental in making it all run smoothly for the kids! If you are interested in helping out, every little bit helps, please talk to anyone on the committee!
2021 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 19: Evaluations 10:30am, Parent Meeting 11:30am
June 21: First Day of Swim Practice
July 5: No Practice (Independence Day Observed)
July 29 or 30: Inter-squad meet and end of the season party (TBD)
Stateline Meet: Save the date July 31, (still undecided so may or may not happen) TBD
PRE-SWIM TEAM LESSONS: (Registration Form and Costs to follow soon)
Because of the level of attention given to our newest swimmers and the necessity of close proximity of our coaches to these children, we have decided to change the approach to Pre-Swim this year. It will be offered for the two weeks after our Swim Team season ends from August 2-13 to allow us to create smaller sections and give enough time for all kids to get the attention they need.
Kids who are 5 and up as of August 1, 2021, can float on their back and their belly, and are willing to put their heads under water are eligible.
The schedule as of now:
Mon-Fri: August 2 to August 13
Session 1: 10:30am - 11:00am
Session 2: 11:00am - 11:30am
You will be able to pick your session when registering (space permitting).