Swim Team



Swim Team


NOTE: Please note that all dates/times/information is subject to change. 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.





$170 for 1st swimmer

$145 for 2nd swimmer

$115 for each additional swimmer


To register go to My Account > My Forms/Paperwork and complete the Swim Team 2024 Registration form.




The team is open to all swimmers from rising First Graders (kids born in 2018 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 8, 2024 at 10:00 am. 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: Children who can float on their back and their belly, and are willing to put their heads under water, will qualify for the Pre-Swim Team Group.




Swim practice is five days a week and will start Monday, June 17, 2024 (contingent upon end of school year) and run through Tuesday, July 30, 2024.




9-10 AM: 11 and Over
10-10:45: 9 and 10 

10:45-11:30: 8 and Under (must be entering 1st grade or higher in the fall and pass the Evaluation)

11:30-12: Pre-Swim**
**As they are ready, kids may move up from this Pre-Swim group to the regular Swim Team throughout the summer.**

Please note that here is no practice on meet days.


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!




All meets begin at 9:00 AM, except where noted. Check-in time for all swimmers is 8:15 AM; warm ups begin at 8:30, except where noted. Please arrive on time!


Thursday, 7/11 PVRA @ West Mountain (226 Eleven Levels Rd, Ridgefield CT)

*Friday, 7/19 PVRA @ Boys & Girls Club Boys & Girls Club (41 Governor St, Ridgefield CT) 
*Check in 7:45; warm up at at 8:00; meet begins at 8:30*
Monday, 7/22 PVRA @ Westmoreland (167 Holmes Rd)
Tuesday, 7/23 Mimosa @ PVRA 




Swim lessons are offered by our coaches for children just learning how to swim, as well as for more experienced swimmers who would like to improve their skills and technique.  To schedule a lesson, reach out to any member of our amazing coaching staff.


Coach Ronnie: 860-538-3717

Coach Kai: 203-635-3959

Coach Riley: 203-970-9774

Coach Ava: 914-598-3664

Coach Derek: 475-529-9757




Thank you to Tiger Sports in Ridgefield for once again coordinating our PVRA gear and suits. 


Although most items are specific to the Swim Team, all PVRA members are invited to place orders and stock up on PVRA gear!     


ORDER DEADLINE: Tuesday June 12

Tiger Sports will contact you directly when your order is ready to be picked up from their store at 27 Catoonah St in downtown Ridgefield. Any questions? Please contact them at (203) 894-3286.


Purchase PVRA gear from Tiger Sports here.




Swim team members, please note, none of this gear is required, and any royal blue swimsuit will work at the swim meets. If you do not have a royal blue swimsuit, any suit will do!




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




Tuesday, July 30 10:00am - 12:00pm

* Team photo at 12:00pm!*




BEST CONTACT: pvraswimteam@gmail.com (Please note our new email address!)



Ronnie Vaughan, Head Coach phone (860) 538.3717



Amy Goralnick 

Melinda Prills





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!




(please remember that these dates are subject to change)


May 15: Registration opens

June 8: Evaluations 10:00am, Parent Meeting 10:30am

June 10: Registration Deadline (details will be emailed to members)

June 12: Tiger Sports Gear Shop closes

June 17: First Day of Swim Practice (contingent upon last day of school)

July 4 & 5: No Practice (Independence Day) 

July 30: SwimTeam Celebration (10:00am - 12:00pm)/Team Photo (12:00pm)









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 stems 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