Swim Team Information 2018

Welcome to the PVRA Swim Team!  Registration for the swim team is separate from your registration for the pool. 

Here's How:

  1. When logged into your account, scroll down and check off interest in Swim Team for each eligible child (ages 5-16).
  2. Cost to participate includes the end-of-season banquet, trophies for all swimmers, individual swimmer team gifts and championship entries, fun team building games and activities. The costs are the same for Swim Team and Pre-Swim. 
    • $150 for the first child
    • $125 for the 2nd child
    • $100 for each additional child 

 Mail check payable to PVRA to 48 Powdermaker Drive, Ridgefield, CT 06877. (Note Swim Team in the memo please.)

Registration Deadline: June 2, 2018


  

Participation/Evaluations 2018

The team is open to all swimmers age 5 to 16.  After being evaluated by Rory, the Head Coach, they will be place either on the Swim Team or into Pre-Swim. 

How do evaluations work? 

1.    The kids will be asked to do one length of the pool Freestyle and one length Backstroke to make the Swim Team.

2.    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. 

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

The 2018 Evaluations will be held on Saturday, June 30th in conjunction with a Parent Meeting and the Swim Team Kickoff Party.   Here's the schedule:

Saturday, June 30th:

9:30 - 10:00 am   Parent Meeting and Q&A with Coach Rory Perry

10:00 - 10:45 am  Evaluations: 5, 6, 7 & 8 year olds

10:45 - 11:30 am   Evaluations: 9 & 10 year olds 

11:30 am - 1:00 pm    Swim Team Kick Off Party with Pizza & Inflatables!


 

Swim Team Overview 2018

We will continue to have more 1-on-1 coaching, fun and games during practices, and team spirit activities. We want our kids to become good swimmers while having lots of fun during our summer swim team season. We are excited to integrate Pre-Swim into the program so our newest swimmers are a part of the team, and get move up seamlessly as their skills advance.

Our pool director and his team of 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 Staff List Coming Soon ***

  

Contact Information:

Head Coach:  
   Rory Perry, Head Coach 
     email: PerryR76@gmail.com
     cell: (475) 204-4132 

 
Assistant Coaches/Age Group Coaches:

*** Coming Soon ***


Volunteer Committee:
   Amy O’Leary: 
     email: olearyamy@gmail.com   
     cell: (917) 757-4172

   Lynn Ullman: 
     email: lynnfullman@gmail.com
     cell: (201) 214-7011


PRACTICE: (7/2/18-8/10/18, Mon-Fri)

Swim practice will start Monday, July 2, 2018 and run through Friday, August 10, 2018. Practice is every week day.


Swim Practice Daily (M-F) Schedule:

8:30 - 9:30 AM:  11 & 12 

9:30 - 10:15 AM: 9 & 10 

10:15 - 11:15 AM: 13 & Overs

10:45 - 11:15 AM: Pre-Swim Team**

11:15 - 12:00 PM: 8 & Unders

** Kids may move up from this group in to the regular Swim Team throughout the summer as they are ready.


Practice starts on time! Please plan your schedule so swim team member are ready to go in the pool when practice starts! Please be respectful of the times as a late start with one group can impact the following group. 


SWIM MEETS (updated)

Warm-ups are typically 30 minutes prior to the start of the swim meet.  

2018 Meet Schedule 

Swimmers will compete at meets in age groups based on their age as of July 1st. 

7/10 (Tue) 8:30am warm-up; 9:00am Start New Milford @ PVRA

7/12 (Thu) 8:30am warm-up; 9:00am Start PVRA @ Southbury 

Ballantine Park Pool, 611 Old Field Road, Southbury, CT

7/17 (Tue)  8:30am warm-up; 9:00am Start  Westmorland @ PVRA

7/19 (Thu)  8:30am warm-up; 9:00am Start  Mimosa @ PVRA

7/24 (Tue)  8:30am warm-up; 9:00am Start  PVRA @ Boys & Girls Club

   Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield, 41 Governor St, Ridgefield, CT

7/26 (Thu)   8:30am warm-up; 9:00am Start   New Town @ PVRA

8/2 (Thu) State Line Championships at Pomperaug High School in Southbury, CT (Details TBD)

State Line Championships are tentatively scheduled for Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Pomperaugh High School in Southbury, CT.  Swimmers qualify for championships during regular dual meets by meeting minimum time requirements.  Any specific dates or any changes will be made available as soon as we have them.

VOLUNTEERS

We rely on a parent volunteer from each swim team family at TWO meets during the season. Parent help is instrumental in making it all run smoothly for the kids!  Volunteer descriptions follow: 

Timer (half meet) Timer is responsible for using a stopwatch to time the swimmer in your designated lane.  There are two timers per lane, one representing PVRA, another volunteer is from the competing team.  (4, 6 or 8 volunteers per half depending on # of lanes at the meet)   

Runner (half meet) Runner is responsible for collecting swim cards from the timer in each lane and bringing them to the score table.  (one volunteer per half)

Scorer (full meet) Scorer is responsible to score the meet.  You will be given detailed instructions and brief training.  There will be two scorers (one volunteer from each team).  

Age Group Helpers (full meet) Help is needed to supervise and “wrangle” the younger kids (8 and under & 9-10) and help the coaches make sure that they are lined up and ready to race.  (2-4 volunteers per meet)

Sign-ups will be online again this summer and more information will be available after meet dates are established.


TEAM SUITS & GEAR

*** We will be working with Tiger Sports again. Pricing and details coming soon. ***


TEAM & INDIVIDUAL PICTURE DAY

Scheduled for Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at noon sharp right after practice.  If you have one, please wear your PVRA team suit or a royal blue suit.  They will take a team picture and do individual shots of each swimmer. The pool is closed for swimming during the photos.

 
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