Puma offers the most comprehensive and
professional swim club on the Central Coast!
If you are interested in joining Puma the
first thing that 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. Click
HERE for 3 Easy Steps to Join Puma.
Swim Assement Locations and
- San Luis Obispo Kennedy Club: Tu/Th 3:30
- Avila Bay Club: M,W,F 3:30
- Atascadero Kennedy Club: M,W,F 3:30
- Arroyo Grande HS: By appointment: Call
Coach Rich Firman at 805-704-1807 to schedule your
|Puma is a supportive, positive swim family
for the youth of San Luis Obispo County. The Puma 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 Aquatic Team the premier swim club on
the Central Coast.
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
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 and most recently Puma started a novice
program at Avila Bay Club in May of 2015. Puma continues to
grow and share it's positive philosophy of swimming to hundreds of
kids on the Cetral Coast!
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 Aquatic Team is open to youth swimmers
of all ages and abilities. PUMA swimmers are five years old and
they are 23. They are training for the olympic trials and learning
the 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 JO 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