Hideaway Swim Club
is a member of the Colonial Swim League (CSL). The CSL is a summer
swim club league comprised of 7 teams from swim clubs in Montgomery
and Bucks Counties and offers combined team competition for both
boys and girls in both swimming and diving. Each competitor
from all of the swim clubs must be full-dues paying members.
That is, per our constitution, we do not allow clubs who offer swim
team only memberships to compete in our league.
The season generally runs from the
3rd week of June through the end of July and consists of
6 dual meets, various invitational meets, and concludes with
championship meets. Dual meets are held on Tuesdays,
Thursdays, or Saturdays. Check the calendar for specific
dates. In order for one to participate in the season-ending
championship meets they must compete in at least 3 dual
The cost is $150 for your first child
and $75 per child after that. Well worth the money
given the number of practices, meets, and other
activities offered during the season.
Swimming Practice and
Practices start after school the Tuesday
following Memorial Day. During the 2nd or
3rd week of June when schools wrap up, practices
transition to the morning although we try to still offer a few
evening practices to those who cannot attend the morning practices
at this time.
Typically practices are held Monday through
Friday. While schools are
still in session we will have various practice sessions that run
between the hours of 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm. That is, your child
will NOT be practicing from 3:30 until 7:00 pm but depending on
one’s age group will be practicing anywhere from 45 minutes
to 2 hours. During the first week(s) of the season, coaches
will evaluate each swimmer and assign them a swim group that they
believe will provide your child with the most benefit. Check
the Calendar for specific times.
an excellent coaching staff that combines their expertise and
experience to motivate and challenge swimmers to reach their
potential in the sport of swimming. Practices will be
designed to challenge each swimmer with a workout planned to extend
their capabilities. Emphasis will be placed on stroke
mechanics and cardiovascular fitness. Drills will be designed
to improve the level of proficiency and the stroke mechanics of
each swimmer. Summer swim season is a very short season so,
in order to improve to any degree, the coaches recommend that
swimmers attend as many practices that they can during the week
with a minimum of at least 3 practice sessions per
swimming is a roller-coaster ride! The season is very short
as compared to winter swimming but requires a commitment from both
child and parent in order for it to be successful. We try to
pack a lot of stuff in a very short time including fun activities
for the kid during the season and just like a roller coaster ride
– it’s over before you know it!
Diving is part of our
Swim and Dive team at Hideaway. Divers practice and compete
during the same time frame as our swimmers. Diving takes
discipline, a good work ethic and the willingness to
practice. We are here to help your child learn more
about diving and what they are capable of in this sport.
Diving can be a scary sport for both child and parent. Please
know that our first concern is your child’s safety.
Gymnastics is a good lead-in sport to diving. A lot of the
same body mechanics are utilized. Other sports lend well to
diving as well, though you may not consider them to… soccer,
for example, helps us to know which leg is strongest to kick up in
a hurdle and ballet could help us to know the natural twisting
direction of a child. So, while you might not have thought
your child had experience with diving, he or she may have some
hidden talents for this sport.