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Competitive Prep

PCC COMPETITIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
(formerly Stroke School)

Registration is open now!

 The Competitive Development program's missions involve three common needs in the community: 

  • New competitive swimmers. Whether you've never tried competitive swim before or whether you've just gotten your feet wet, there's a lot to learn! 
  • Improvement of skills, strength, and endurance. It can be difficult to just from "just starting" to making the competitive team, the "A" relay, or the Varsity team. 
  • Staying active and in shape. One, two, or three one-hour practices per week is a perfect commitment for some experienced swimmers with busy schedules outside of their high school season. 

THE PCC COMPETITIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IS NOT A LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAM.
PLEASE SEE THE ABILITY GUIDELINES POSTED BELOW BEFORE YOU REGISTER. 


DUE TO LIMITED POOL AVAILABILITY DURING COVID-19, WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING GENERAL PRACTICES FOR THIS PROGRAM, COVERING ASPECTS OF BOTH THE CLASSES LISTED BELOW. 

SKILLS & TECHNIQUE CLASS is for middle school & high school swimmers who would like to improve their stroke technique and learn new racing skills. Developing more efficient racing techniques and learning the latest racing skills and strategies will help you improve your times. PCC Coaches will take athletes through stroke drills and racing skills using demonstrations and instruction. This program will not offer extensive endurance training.  

Athletes registering for the Skills & Technique class will be expected to be strong swimmers capable of swimming for 1 hour and following a coach's instructions in the pool. Competitive experience is helpful, but is not required. Registering swimmers must capable of swimming 50y without struggle. 

ENDURANCE & RACING SKILLS CLASS is for middle & high school swimmers who would like to improve their stroke technique, endurance, and speed in the pool. This program is designed to serve as a 1-hour competitive practice. PCC Coaches will take athletes through stroke technique, basic endurance training, and speed development. This program does require a level of physical fitness, and athletes should be prepared!  

Athletes registering for the ENDURANCE & RACING SKILLS class will be expected to be strong swimmers capable of swimming for 1 hour and following a coach's direction and instruction in the pool. Competitive experience is helpful but is not required.  


REGISTRATION for the PCC SWIM COMPETITIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM is typically open as long as we are not in between sessions or on break. New swimmers are welcome to register for classes with openings, provided they can meet the pre-requisites list above. 

We expect to offer monthly dues again during the 2021-2022 school year. Families will choose one or more class(es) which will repeat weekly until the session ends or is canceled. We may have some additional registration options, too. 

Swimmers also pay a $50 annual membership fee, payable when you first join and renewed every 12 months. 

Please see the Competitive Development Calendar for the full schedule or the registration link to see which classes have openings. 

If you have questions, please contact Josh Morgan at [email protected]