Want to join our swim team?  Call or Email Coach Kyle Mallory:  [email protected]  -  574.256.8689

Contact Coach Kyle to get on our email list for the Fall 2023 tryouts which will take place late August (dates & times TBA)

Where are HPAC Tryouts?

Highland Park High School Aquatic Center
433 Vine Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035

What happens at the tryout?

Swimmers will be asked to swim freestyle and backstroke across a 25-yard pool several times with a little break at each wall.  Coaches may also ask to see flip turns, open turns, and streamlines, however, these are not required to join HPAC. Stronger swimmers will be asked to stay longer and perform several laps so coaches can determine which group is appropriate.

Who will make the team?

We are looking for swimmers who are confident, comfortable in deep water and who can swim with their face in the water. HPAC swimmers have exhausted swim lessons and are ready for competitive swimming. Technically, we expect our swimmers to swim from one end of the 25-yard pool to the other in both Freestyle (front crawl) and Backstroke without stopping or struggling, and repeat that several times with small breaks.

Next Steps?

If your swimmer is ready to join HPAC, we will send you an email with their group placement and registration information. After registration, they are welcome to come to practice. Short course season runs from September through mid-March. Long course season runs from early April through mid-July.

What is HPAC?

HPAC is a competitive swim club that is affiliated with USA Swimming which supports over 400,000 member swimmers nationwide. Our professional coaching staff offers a competitive yet nurturing swimming environment in which swimmers can make friends, build self-confidence & learn to set and reach for goals.

When are practices and what are groups?

Practices are in the evening after 5:30 (dependant on group). Daily attendance is not required, however we do offer daily practice to accommodate families. Most new swimmers and most 12 & Under swimmers are placed in our Mini Giants or Little Giants group. Older and stronger swimmers may be placed in our Mighty Giants or Giants groups.

When/where are swim meets and is my swimmer ready?

As a team HPAC will attend approximately 1-2 swim meets per month. Most swim meets are local – within an hours drive. HPAC hosts several meets during our Fall/Winter season at the Highland Park HS pool.  If your swimmer is on HPAC, they are definitely ready for a swim meet! Our professional coaching staff takes great pride in helping new swimmers with their first swim meets. Sign 'em up, and we will do the rest. :-)

Parent member responsibilities?

HPAC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization made up of its family members. Our organization is funded by season dues, and various fundraising events, including 2-3 HPAC hosted swim meets at Highland Park high school. We require all parent members to participate at our hosted meets.

Questions about tryouts or HPAC?

Email Head Coach Jory Blauer