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Competitive Prep

PCC COMPETITIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
(formerly Stroke School)

Registration is open now!

 The Competitive Development program's missions involve three common needs in the community: 

  • New competitive swimmers. Whether you've never tried competitive swim before or whether you've just gotten you feet wet, there's a lot to learn! 
  • Improvement of skills, strength, and endurance. It can be difficult to just from "just starting" to making the competitive team, the "A" relay, or the Varsity team. 
  • Staying active and in shape. One, two, or three one-hour practices per week is a perfect commitment for some experienced swimmers with busy schedules outside of their high school season. 

THE PCC COMPETITIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IS NOT A LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM.
PLEASE SEE THE ABILITY GUIDELINES POSTED BELOW BEFORE YOU REGISTER. 


DUE TO LIMITED POOL AVAILABILITY DURING COVID-19, WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING GENERAL PRACTICES FOR THIS PROGRAM, COVERING ASPECTS OF BOTH THE CLASSES LISTED BELOW. 

SKILLS & TECHNIQUE CLASS is for middle school & high school swimmers who would like to improve their stroke technique and learn new racing skills. Developing more efficient racing technique and learning the latest racing skills and strategies will help you improve your times. PCC Coaches will take athletes through stroke drills and racing skills using demonstrations and instruction. This program will not offer extensive endurance training.  

Athletes registering for the Skills & Technique class will be expected to be strong swimmers capable of swimming for 1 hour and following a coach's instructions in the pool. Competitive experience is helpful, but is not required. Registering swimmers must capable of swimming 50y without struggle. 

ENDURANCE & RACING SKILLS CLASS is for middle & high school swimmers who would like to improve their stroke technique, endurance, and speed in the pool. This program is designed to serve as a 1 hour competitive practice. PCC Coaches will take athletes through stroke technique, basic endurance training and speed development. This program does require a level of physical fitness, and athletes should be prepared!  

Athletes registering for the ENDURANCE & RACING SKILLS class will be expected to be strong swimmers capable of swimming for 1 hour and following a coach's direction and instruction in the pool. Competitive experience is helpful, but is not required. 


Competitive Development Summer Session Information

During the summer, the program is super flexible! Instead of registering for a specific day and time each week, you purchase a virtual "punch card" of classes and can attend any of the posted classes during the session. You can attend every day, once a week, skip a week, really whenever it suits your schedule! 


Competitive Development during the School Year

REGISTRATION for the PCC SWIM COMPETITIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM begins September 1st and is open until June 1st. A formal evaluation is not required to register; if a swimmer does not appear ready for a class, our coaches will talk with you and provide a refund if necessary. 

Fall 2020 - We are offering a 12 week Fall Session instead of our regular monthly billing plan. For the full session, one class per week is $240, two classes per week is $300. If you register after we have started, these fees will be automatically adjusted to account for your late start. 

Winter 2021 - To be determined. We expect to have a session, but are currently unsure as to the start dates and schedule. 

Swimmers also pay a $50 annual membership fee, payable when you first join and renewed every 12 months. 

Please see the Competitive Development Calendar for the full schedule or the registration link to see which classes have openings. 

Once you are registered for the program, your membership will be auto-renewed each month. Swimmers can cancel their membership for the next month by completing the Cancellation Request Form at least  one week before the end of the month. If you do decided to take a month or two off, you may register again later in the year. 

If you have questions, please contact Josh Morgan at [email protected]