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PAC SWIM TEAM INFORMATION THE 2023-2024 SHORT COURSE SWIM SEASON

Panther Aquatic Club (PAC) is a USA Swimming Team, sanctioned by Connecticut Swimming and run in cooperation with Southbury Parks & Recreation.

PAC is a competitive swim club providing instruction and training for swimmers with a degree of stroke proficiency between the ages of 6 and 18. Our purpose is to provide a positive training atmosphere that will prepare our athletes both physically and mentally to compete to the best of their potential. It is our goal to send our swimmers to the highest possible levels of competition during the USA/Connecticut swim seasons. Swimmers are expected to make a full commitment to bettering themselves as athletes by actively participating in practice, dry land workouts, and goal setting exercises. Through this experience, we wish to enhance the development of the athlete’s character, including sportsmanship, commitment, responsibility and integrity, while challenging each swimmer ro reach their highest potential.

Training will take place at Pomperaug High School beginning September 25th. Swimmers will have the opportunity to compete in meets during the season in which they may become eligible for end of season championships.

Returning PAC swimmers should have already pre-registered on the PAC website and should have received confirmation of their swimmers practice squad for the upcoming season. Swimmers MUST sign up for their assigned squad. Registration changes due to improper squad registration will incur a $25 transfer fee.

Swimmers new to PAC and registering for the first time should have attended a new swimmer evaluation with the coaching staff in order to gauge team readiness and squad placement. Please email questions to  pac_swimming@yahoo.com.

Please be sure to check the PAC website (www.pacswimming.com) for updated practice times and team information. We follow the Region 15 calendar; if school is closed due to weather, practice is cancelled. Practice days and times will change occasionally to accommodate high school conflicts.

IMPORTANT DATES:   
    

Saturday September 9       10am – 12 pm  Team suit fitting/equipment sale

September 17                    Regular registration ends.

September 21                    Late registration closes.

               $50 late registration fee assessed after September 17.


Please search your child’s practice squad below.


SENIOR SQUAD




  • The Senior Squad is designed for our 11-13 year old swimmers who are proficient is all strokes and want to continue to fine tune stroke mechanics while increasing endurance, speed, and strength in the water. Swimmers in this squad have legal competition times in at least three strokes.


  • This group will train at high intensity for 1-1.25 hours per day, 5 days a week. There may be optional weekend practice sessions available.


  • Senior Squad swimmers are expected to attend 90% of practices.


  • Senior Squad swimmers are expected to compete in meets during the season to become eligible for championship meet(s) at the end of the season.


  • This season will run from September 25th to mid-February.





JUNIOR SQUAD




  • The Junior Squad is designed for 10-13 year old swimmers who are not fully proficient in all strokes and who need specific stroke work master basic mechanics in all odd strokes, starts and turns. This squad will continue to build endurance in the water to prepare for the higher demands of the Senior Squad.


  • This squad will train 5 days a week for one hour.


  • Junior Squad swimmers are expected to attend as many practices as possible.


  • Junior Squad swimmers are expected to compete in meets during the season to become eligible for championship meet(s) at the end of the season.


  • The season will run from September 25th to mid-February





PANTHER SQUAD




  • The Panther Squad is designed for 9-12 year old swimmers who are not proficient in all four strokes. These swimmers need additional instruction and skill development, and will need to build endurance in the water.


  • This squad will train 4 days a week for 1 hour.


  • Panther Squad swimmers are expected to attend as many practices as possible.


  • Panther Squad swimmers are expected to compete in meets during the season to gauge progress and become eligible for a championship meet at the end of the season.


  • The season will run from the week of September 25th to mid-February. 





8/UNDER SQUAD




  • The 8/Under Squad is designed for our younger athletes who love the sport of swimming and need to develop stroke technique, proficiency and endurance in the water.  Emphasis on stroke development in all four strokes, streamline, starts and turns will be the goal.


  • This squad will train 3 days a week for 45 minutes.


  • 8/Under Squad swimmers should attend as many practices as possible to benefit from instruction and conditioning and should compete in age-appropriate meets.


  • The season will run from the week of September 25th to early February. 





Team related questions should be emailed to pac_swimming@yahoo.com


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