SWIM TEAM OVERVIEW 2019

We want our kids to become good swimmers while having lots of fun during the summer swim team season.  They will have 1-on-1 coaching, fun and games during practices. We are excited to continue to offer Pre-Swim in the program allowing our newest swimmers to be part of the team and move up seamlessly as their skills advance. 


Our pool director, Rory, 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.

 

2019 KEY SWIM DATES

(Meet Schedule is below)

  • Sun, June 2: Registration Deadline (details will be emailed to members)
  • Sat, June 22: Evaluations, Parent Meeting & Kick-Off Pizza Party
  • Mon, June 24: First Day of Swim Practice
  • Wed, July 10: PHOTO DAY @ noon (Team & Individual Pictures)
  • Thu, August 1: Swim Team Celebration & Awards Banquet 5:30pm at PVRA (New Day and Time!)
  • Friday, August 2: Last Day of Swim Team Practice - "Fun Practice"
  • Saturday, August 3: Stateline Invitational Meet at Brookfield YMCA (New Day and Time!)


PARTICIPATION & EVALUATIONS 2019

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

The 2019 Evaluations will be held on Saturday, June 22th in conjunction with a Parent Meeting and the Swim Team Kickoff Party.   Here's the schedule:


EVALUATIONS SCHEDULE for SAT., June 22nd:

  10:00-10:45am Evaluations: 7 years old AND UNDER

  10:45-11:30am Evaluations: 8 years old AND OVER

  11:30am Parent Meeting with Coach Rory

  11:30am-1:00pm Swim Team Kick Off Party with Pizza! and a Bounce House! (Open to ALL PVRA members )


EVALUATIONS DETAILS:

Who needs to be evaluated?

  1. Anyone new to the team.
  2. Returning swimmers from Pre-swim
  3. Returning swimmers from Swim Team who DID NOT compete in a meet.

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.


PRACTICE 
(Runs from June 24 to August 2, 2019)


Swim practice will start Monday, June 24, 2019 and run through Friday, August 2, 2019. There is no practice on Thursday, July 4th.  


2019 PRACTICE SCHEDULE:

M, Tu, W, Th, F: 6/24-7/5 (before meets begin)

M, W, F: 7/8-8/2 (after meets begin)


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 be sure to be at the pool five minutes ahead of time. We appreciate your consideration.


TEAM & INDIVIDUAL PICTURE DAY:

  • Scheduled for Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at NOON SHARP right after practice.  
  • If you have one, please wear your PVRA team suit or a royal blue suit.  
  • They will take the team picture and then do individual shots of each swimmer. 
  • The pool is closed for swimming during the photos. 
  • Details will be emailed.



SWIM MEETS 

2019 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. Meets begin 30 minutes after warmup time.

Date Time Team Location

Tue 7/9 5:30pm Warmup vs New Milford AWAY

Thu 7/11 8:30 am Warmup vs Westmoreland (Rgfld) AWAY

Tue 7/16 8:30am Warmup vs Mimosa (Rgfld) AWAY

Thu 7/18 5:00pm Warmup vs Southbury HOME

Tue 7/23 8:30am Warmup vs Newtown HOME

Thu 7/25 8:30am Warmup vs Danbury HOME

Tue 7/30 8:30am Warmup vs Boys & Girls Club (Rgfld) AWAY

Sat 8/3 Times TBD Stateline Invitational Meet  NEW DAY & LOCATION

(8/4 Raindate) Outdoor Pool at Brookfield YMCA, 10 Huckleberry Hill Road, Brookfield 



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 has finished. Congratulate your fellow swimmers.
  • Stay with the team for the whole meet so the coaches can find you easily.
  • If you can, please stay at meets until the end to support your fellow swimmers, be available for last minute relay opportunities, and to hear closing remarks from Coach Rory!


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.


END OF SEASON BANQUET (New Day & Time!!)


Mark your calendars for THURSDAY, August 1st from 5:30-8 for the catered Swim Team Awards Banquet held at PVRA. Swimmers and their immediate families are our treat, extended family may join for a nominal cost.



CONTACT INFORMATION 

BEST CONTACT:

email: PVRAswim@outlook.com 


COACHING:

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



TEAM SUITS & GEAR

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

Click here for more details

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!
Date Time Team Location

Tue 7/9 5:30pm Warmup vs New Milford AWAY

Thu 7/11  8:30 am Warmup vs Westmorland (Rgfld) AWAY

Tue 7/16 8:30am Warmup vs Mimosa (Rgfld) AWAY

Thu 7/18 5:00pm Warmup vs. Southbury HOME

Tue 7/23 8:30am Warmup vs. Newtown HOME

Thu 7/25 8:30am Warmup vs. Danbury HOME

Tue 7/30 8:30am Warmup vs. B&G Club (Rgfld) AWAY

SAT 8/3 Time TBD Stateline Invitational Meet at Brookfield - NEW DAY & LOCATION


 
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