About Penguin Aquatics

Penguin Aquatics was formed in February 2011 with one competitive swimmer and one recreational swimmer as a USA Swimming club for homeschooled students.  In November 2011, we set our first PNS record and the following month, we qualified all members of our highest age group program for PNS Champs. In January of 2015, we qualified our first (and original) member for Olympic Trials. In September of 2015, we expanded to offer our program to non-homeschooled children as well.

We offer a progressive training program for children of all levels, from beginner to national level.  Children ages 5+ who can swim 25 yards unassisted and are able to follow a coach's instructions are encouraged to join.  Practices are held in Bellevue or on Mercer Island.  Parents are welcome to stay and observe practices or run errands during practice hours.

Penguin Aquatics offers a small team setting, with every swimmer receiving daily coaching by a professional coach with a proven track record of developing swimmers from novice through Olympic Trials qualifiers. We get to know each swimmer personally, and make training decisions based on his or her individual needs, taking into account growth and development, and his or her body's response to training and recovery. We choose meets based on each swimmer's abilities and goals, and provide opportunities to strengthen weaknesses.

Our program is offered September - August, with limited hours in August.  Penguin Aquatics offers a multi-swimmer family discount. We do not have any fundraising requirements or fees, and have no volunteer fees and limited volunteer requirements.


Life Skills. Laughter. Hard Work. Results.

Who Are We and What Results Do We Accomplish?

Who: Summer league B Champs swimmer. Results: A cuts in all strokes.

Who: Teenage girl with no year-round swimming experience. Results: Pacific Northwest Championship qualifier and 4-year varsity letter winner.

Who: 3rd grader with strong work ethic, dedication and desire to succeed. Results: Olympic Trials qualifier. Pacific Northwest multiple record holder. Multiple spots on USA Swimming All-Time Top 10 list.

Who: Middle school soccer player.  Results: Increased endurance and performance on the soccer field.

Who: Middle schooler with working memory issues.  Results: Ability to calculate and remember sets in her head. Increased confidence in the classroom.

Who: 6th grader with shoulder pain and damage from previous swim club.  Results: Proper stroke technique with complete recovery from pain. Pacific Northwest Championship qualifier.

Who: Teenage equestrian rehabbing a broken foot.  Results: Complete return to horse riding.