Developmental

PTAC is proud to announce the creation of the new Developmental Groups. 

These are PTAC groups for swimmers new to competitive team training.  This is NOT a swimming lesson program. Swimmers who need significant technique improvements should continue to seek group or individual lessons.  The goal of this program will be to act as an introduction to club swimming and to develop the athletes into competitive swimmers.

These swimmers in these groups are full PTAC team members!  Swimmers will not need to tryout for the competitive groups.  When the swimmers are ready to move into the competitive groups, they will have the option ahead of all tryout applicants.  We will have a clearly stated training goals to qualify for the competitive groups.  These training goals may change as the team continues to improve and will be finalized in the month before the next season tryouts.

We will be offering three Developmental groups: Developmental 2 (9-10 age group), Developmental 3 (11-12 age group), and Developmental 4 (13 and Over age group).  These groups correspond directly with their counterparts on the competitive team (Age Group 2, Age Group 3, Varsity/Junior).  Some 8 and Under swimmers may be strong enough to participate in the 9-10 group, however we will not be offering a Developmental 1 group for 8 and Unders at this time.  Swimmers in this age group should seek group or individual lessons elsewhere.

Workouts will primarily be at the DeNunzio Pool, however we may need to find pooltime at other facilities in the area when required.  Please carefully check the tentative weekly schedule below. 

Short Course season workouts will be from Early September - Mid March
Long Course season workouts will be from Mid April - End of July

Workouts will not be available every weekend.  PTAC Coaches and the DeNunzio Pool may not be available due to competitions and Princeton University events.  In addition, the weekly schedule may change due to scheduling restrictions from Princeton University.  The tuition cost is based on missing these weekends.  If any other weekend must be missed, PTAC will attempt to find a makeup weekend.  If for any reason no makeup weekend is available, PTAC will refund a pro-rated cost for those missing weekends.

Tentative Weekly Schedule for Developmental 2 Group (9-10):
Saturdays 2:00 – 4:00 PM / Sundays 11:30 – 1:30 PM

Tentative Weekly Schedule for Developmental 3 Group (11-12):
Tuesdays 8:15 – 9:45 PM / Saturdays 1:30 – 4:00 PM / Sundays 11:30 – 2:00 PM

Tentative Weekly Schedule for Developmental 4 Group (13 and Over):
Tuesdays 8:15 – 9:45 PM / Thursdays 7:45 – 9:45 PM / Saturdays 1:30 – 4:00 PM / Sundays 11:30 – 2:00 PM

Compete Schedule will appear in the Calendar Section of the website
Developmental Groups Calendar