What We Do

PDR Swimming provides youth and young adults, ages 5 and older, with access to competitive swimming to foster self-confidence, team-building, sportsmanship, responsibility, leadership and academic achievement.

We provide a healthy and stimulating environment where young athletes will build confidence for competitive swimming and in their academic studies. We bring together families from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds to encourage a sense of community and commitment to one another.

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JIM ELLIS, THE ONLY SWIM COACH WITH A HOLLYWOOD FILM PRODUCED ABOUT HIS LIFE

Jim Ellis, PDR Head Coach and Board of Director President, joins the SwimSwam podcast. This conversation was a truly a joy and an honor....

By Chris Bagley

PRACTICE + PANCAKES

BY COLEMAN HODGES I took a trip down to Philly to go film a practice with the Legendary head coach of the Philadelphia Department...

By Chris Bagley

Fox 29 Special On Diversity In Sports

Reporter Bill Anderson explores the impact and importance of diversity in sports. From Professionals taking a stand for social justice to community leagues providing...

By Chris Bagley

THREE FORMER PDR SWIMMERS NAMED TO USA SWIMMING NEW DIVERSITY COMMITTEES

Congratulations Trevor Freeland, Mike Norment, and Byron Davis! USA Swimming has announced the formation of two new committees focused on providing strategic guidance to...

By Chris Bagley

SWIMSWAM PODCAST: TREVOR FREELAND EXPLAINS HOW PDR ROSE TO NATIONAL PROMINENCE

SwimSwam sat down with Trevor Freeland, the 2nd black man to ever win an ACC championship in swimming. Freeland was a member of the...

By Chris Bagley
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4200 Wissahickon Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19129
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5120 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19139
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