Puma Aquatics offers the most comprehensive and
professional swim club on the Central Coast!
Answers to your "Membership Information"
questions, like "What parents need to know..." & "Swim
Assessment Information (by site)" can be found
are interested in joining Puma Aquatics, then the first thing you
will need to do is fill out a
Swim Assessment Form and make arrangements for your
swimmer to come into any of our four locations for a swim
assessment with our staff. Site specific Swim Assessment
Information can be found
|Puma Aquatics is a supportive,
positive swim family for the youth of San Luis Obispo County.
The Puma Aquatics age group program is designed for swimmers ages 5
and over with emphasis on stroke technique, fitness, and goal
setting. These areas of focus, along with the added goals of
swimming fast and having fun, are the key ingredients in making
Puma Aquatics the premier swim club on the Central
Aquatics was founded in 1996 by coach Alan Freeman. Originally, the
team was affiliated with Cuesta College Community Programs and was
named Puma after the Cuesta College Cougars. The team was
established with a somewhat unique structure. The team is owned and
run by the head coach and supported, in part, by a non-profit
fundraising entity. That non-profit was, and remains,
Booster Club, Inc. (PBCI).
Jud Clark took over the team in 1998. In January of 2006, Puma
Aquatics merged with the Kennedy Club Aquatic Team. The team left
Cuesta College and began practicing at the Atascadero Kennedy Club
and the SLO Multiplex. In the summer of 2007, the South County
Aquatic Waves merged with Puma Aquatics and most recently Puma
Aquatics started a novice program at Avila Bay Club in May of 2015.
Puma Aquatics continues to grow and share it's positive
philosophy of swimming to hundreds of kids on the Central
What does it stand for?
Since PUMA is our club code under USA
Swimming, it is often written with all capitals. This makes people
think that it is an acronym. So what does it stand
"Partying Under My Authority" - Coach
"Playing Under Mucho Agua" - Swimmer Gaby
"Pool Urchins Moving Aloft" - Mom Laura
Puma Aquatics is open to youth swimmers of
all ages and abilities. Our swimmers are 5 years old and they
are 23 years old. They are training for Olympic Trials and they are
just learning how to swim backstroke. They are learning to
start off the blocks without losing their goggles and they are
perfecting their breast stroke pull-down. They are going for
that Junior Olympic qualifying time and they are trying to finish a
butterfly race without getting disqualified. They are
cheering for their relay teammates during a Fun Friday