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.


 

Key Swim Dates: 2018

  • Sat, June 30: Evaluations and Kickoff Party
  • Mon, July 2: First Day of Swim Practice
  • Tue, July 10: New Milford at PVRA Meet - No Swim Practice
  • Wed, July 11: PHOTO DAY
  • Thu, July 12: PVRA at Southbury - No Swim Practice
  • Tue, July 17: Westmorland at PVRA - No Swim Practice
  • Thu, July 19: Mimosa at PVRA - AFTERNOON MEET
  • Tue: July 24: PVRA @ Boys & Girls Club - No Swim Practice
  • Thu, July 26: Newtown @ PVRA - AFTERNOON MEET - No Swim Practice
  • Thu, Aug 2: State Line Championships - No Swim Practice
  • Sat, Aug 4: Swim Team Celebration & Awards Banquet 11am at PVRA
  • Fri, Aug 10: Last Day of Swim Team Practice

Contact Information:

You can always reach the Swim Team at our email address: PVRAswim@outlook.com


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

Volunteer Committee:

   Kim Begonja: 
     email: kimbegonja@gmail.com
     cell: (914) 815-3616

   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. On Wednesday, July 4, practice is OPTIONAL.


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: Levels 1 & 2**

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 (revised)

2018 Meet Schedule 

Swimmers will compete at meets in age groups based on their age as of July 1st. Check in is 15 minutes before warm-ups.

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

7/12 (Thu) 7:45am CHECK IN 8:00am warm-up; 8:15am Start PVRA @ Southbury TIME CHANGE! 

AWAY at: Ballantine Park Pool, 611 Old Field Road, Southbury, CT (30-35 min drive from PVRA)

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

7/19 (Thu)   AFTERNOON MEET 4:30pm warm-up; 5:00pm Start  Mimosa @ PVRA

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

    AWAY at: Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield, 41 Governor St, Ridgefield, CT

7/26 (Thu)   AFTERNOON MEET 4:30pm warm-up; 5:00pm Start  Newtown @ PVRA

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

Swimmers qualify for championships by meeting minimum time requirements during regular meets.


SWIM MEET ETIQUETTE: 
  • Arrive 15 min before warmups to settle in, meet with the coaches and be ready to go when warmups start.
  • At the end of your heat, stay in the pool until everyone in your heat has completed their race.
  • Congratulate your fellow swimmers at the end of each heat.
  • Stay with the team for the whole meet so you are available to the coaches and no one has to chase you down.
  • Stay at meets until they end to support your fellow swimmers, be available for last minute relay opportunities, and to hear closing remarks from Coach Rory!

END OF SEASON BANQUET:

Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 4 11am-1:00pm for the Swim Team Awards Banquet held at PVRA & catered by Venice. Swimmers and their immediate families are our treat, extended family may join for a nominal cost.

PARENT 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! 

                                      Click here for more volunteer details.


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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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! (Open to ALL, not just Swim Team)



TEAM SUITS & GEAR

2018 Team Suits, Gear and Free Gift

You are not required to purchase a team suit. Your swimmer may wear any royal blue one piece suit or jammer of your choice (including your suit from previous seasons) for meets.

Key Links for Gear:

PVRA 2018 Swim Team Order Forms.pdf

Free Gift Online Store (password: PVRAFLAN; Click on the Picture to Order)

Team Suits and Gear Online Store

Tiger Sports in Ridgefield is coordinating our Team Suits again! 


DEADLINE FOR TEAM SUIT ORDER: Sunday, 6/10/18. (This should get them in by the first meet!) 

Stop in at Tiger Sports, 27 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield 203-894-3286 (phone) for a fitting if needed. You may order your suit at the store, over the phone, or online. To ensure that suits will be available before the first meet, the entire order must be placed by June 10th to allow time for printing.  Suits will be handed out at swim practice once they arrive. 

TEAM SUITS: (Only Dolphin available this year with the logo)

   GIRLS: Dolphin Xtra Life Lycra HP Back Suit: $45 + tax

   BOYS:  Dolphin Xtra Life Lycra Jammer: $36 + tax. 

TEAM GEAR: 

   PVRA Speedo Ventilator Mesh Bag: $20 + tax

   PVRA Hoody with optional name on sleeve: $20 + tax  (add $7 for name)



TEAM FREE GIFT: 

   PVRA Flannel Pants: FREE to Swim Team and Pre-Swim registered participants who order by June 10.  

   Password: PVRAFLAN required to allow for no credit card in order.

   (Sadly, this will not be available after the order date, so get your orders in!!!)


SWIM MEET ETIQUETTE: 
  • Arrive 15 min before warmups to settle in, meet with the coaches and be ready to go when warmups start.
  • At the end of your heat, stay in the pool until everyone in your heat has completed their race.
  • Congratulate your fellow swimmers at the end of each heat.
  • Stay with the team for the whole meet so you are available to the coaches and no one has to chase you down.
  • Stay at meets until they end to support your fellow swimmers, be available for last minute relay opportunities, and to hear closing remarks from Coach Rory!
 
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