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Join the Sharks

Want to Swim More?

                        Are you ready to try competitive swimming with the Sharks this Fall?

Who are the Sharks?

Plymouth Aquatics Club is an age group competitive swimming program based out of the Culver Academies in Culver, IN and Centennial Park in Plymouth, Indiana. We offer children an opportunity to grow as competitive swimmers on local, regional, and national levels! We are part of USA Swimming, the governing body for age group swimming nationwide. We are a registered 501(c)3 corporation in the State of Indiana, and all donations made to the club may be tax deductible consult your tax professional.

Plymouth Aquatics Club Mission Statement

The Plymouth Aquatics Club provides an environment that facilitates the development of self-motivated leadership, through teamwork, goal setting and skill development while fostering a safe, enjoyable experience for all.

New Sharks

As a new member of Plymouth Aquatics Club, swimmers will likely begin in either Bronze or Silver Group as determined by the coaching staff.  Below is a description of each group to help parents understand the swim levels.

Bronze – This group will teach the fundamentals of competitive swimming. Swimmers will learn proper technique for flutter kick, stroke techniques for freestyle & backstroke, and learn the mechanics for butterfly and breaststroke. In order to graduate to the Silver Group, swimmers must be able to complete a 50 of freestyle and backstroke and a 25 of breaststroke and butterfly in practice. Bronze swimmers are encouraged to compete in conference meets. All other meets are optional and upon the recommendation of their coach. Monthly dues for this group is $65/month.  If paying in full for the 3 month season, there is a 10% discount making full season dues $175.50. Practices are one hour per day on Tuesdays and Thursdays and some Fridays (swimmers in this group practice 2-3 times per week).

Silver - This group will focus on stroke mechanics, technique for all 4 strokes, and will begin working on endurance (more yardage per workout.) Swimmers will learn proper techniques for butterfly and breaststroke kicks, stroke techniques for breaststroke and butterfly, turn techniques, and block starts. In order to graduate, swimmers must be able to complete a 100 of freestyle and backstroke, a 50 of breaststroke and butterfly, and a 100 IM. Silver swimmers are encouraged to compete in conference meets and one invitational. All other meets are optional and upon the recommendation of their coach. Monthly dues for this group is $80/month. If paying in full for the 3 month season, there is a 10% discount making full season dues $216. Practices are one hour fifteen minutes per day Monday – Thursday and some Fridays (swimmers in this group typically practice 3-5 times per week).

Two-week trial – For those who are not sure if they are ready for competitive swimming, swimmers may do a 2 week trial.  The cost is $35.50 and swimmer will participate in practice with the other sharks.  At the end of the two weeks if the swimmer decides to continue the $35.50 fee paid goes toward the USA fee; then monthly dues and technology fee will be due at that time.  If the swimmer decides not to continue the $35.50 fee pays for the 2 weeks of practice and nothing more is due. Practices are 45 mins – 1 hour per day Monday – Thursday for 2 calendar weeks.

Swim Dues and Fees

1.  Technology Fee $15.00 – one-time fee per season per family
2.  USA Fee $65.00 – one-time fee for all athletes per season.  PAC is affiliated with USA Swimming and all swimmers are required to become members. This is a non-optional fee set by USA Swimming, not the club. USA Swimming has a program known as Outreach Membership. This is a reduced fee program for the USA registration fee based on family income and need. Please inquire with the club treasurer regarding requirements for application.
3.  Meet Fees - vary depending on meet and participation.  Typically cost $4/event that is signed up to swim.

Practice Times

May  Practice at CMA, Mon-Thurs (some Fridays).  All groups start at 6:00pm   

June & July  Practice at Plymouth Centennial Park, Mon-Thurs (some Fridays).  Morning and Evening (time TBD)

Proof of Age

USA Swimming does positive age verification and requires a copy of birth certificate or passport for all new athletes.


Questions? Contact: Danielle Morrison – PAC Treasurer, treasurerplymouthsharks@gmail.com, 574-229-0316
Kari Vancza – PAC Head Coach, headcoachplymouthsharks@gmail.com, 574-930-6595

 

 

 

                                                                                  

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