Friends & Affiliates

Q.  I have questions about how to join the team. Who do I contact?
A.  Please either call Head Coach Rick Aronberg at 716-777-0119 or email at

Q.  I have decided to join, what do I need to do now?
A.  Once you have completed your two week free trial with us and are ready to join, you will need to go to our home page and click on the button on the right of our website named (Sign up here for the 2018-2019 swim year).

Q.  Do I have to be a good swimmer to join the team?
A.  You need to be able to swim freestyle and backstroke for at least 25 yards - the length of most indoor pools.  We will teach you the rest.  If you cannot swim the minimum, our swim lesson or recreation program will teach you how and you can move to the team when you are ready. Everybody has a place at Velocity Aquatics.The Velocity coaching staff will help your child be placed in the appropriate program.

Q.  Where are practices located?
A.  Our practices throughout the year are held at Sweethome High School and Sweethome Middle school. There are also times we may use other pools when necessary. This information can always be found under the Practice Schedule tab at the top of our website.
  1. At Sweethome high school, you should enter at door number 47 which is located in the front of the school, The word PANTHER is above the doors.
  2. At the Sweethome middle school, you should enter at door number 24 which is located on the right side of the school.

Q.  What if I am involved in other sports?
A.  Most of our swimmers participate and thrive in other sports and activities. We offer multiple days for all levels to practice. 

Q.  How often are swim meets?
A.  Usually, swimmers can compete one or two weekends a month in age-appropriate settings suited to their competitive level. 

Q.  Is there a lot of travel involved?
A.  Most of our meets are in the Buffalo area, although we do offer the opportunity for the team to travel to meets in other areas. All trips are optional.

Q.  What is the cost?
A.  The cost is the same for all levels and how many swim meets you enter. Registration is paid when you join, the annual dues are broken down into monthly payments that are spread out over ten months of the year. The Velocity Aquatics fee schedule is based on retaining a high-quality staff, pool rental and USA Swimming membership benefits. 

Q.  Who does the coaching and what are their certifications?
A.  We have a staff of preofessional, experienced coaches who love what they do. They are all certified through USA Swimming and are required to maintain CPR, Coaches Safety and First Aid plus other coaching certifications.