PORTAGE AQUATIC CLUB CROCS

Portage Aquatic Club is cancelled effective through June 12th. 

 

NEW SWIMMER ASSESSMENT: Please email coach Parker for Assessment information.  parkertyk@gmail.com

 

Premier/Ages 9 and up by recommendation only.

Premier has a varied schedule this spring, they will be mixing pool time between Central Middle School and Central High School. The Morning swims are for the 6th-12th graders, but only for those who are entering their 2nd year in the older groups.  We typically recommend that the first year you choose to do Premier, that you do only the afternoon practices.  In your second year, you should aim to come only come to one morning practice during the school week (typically Wednesday).  Premier swimmers have decided that swimming in High School and College is something that they would like to pursue. These swimmers will commit to a full regiment of practices with the intent of getting ready for High school season or making a College team. Ages 9 and up by recommendation only. 

Typical commitment for Premier:  1st year (5 practices per week), 2nd year (6 practices per week), 3rd year (7 practices per week)..  HS pre-season (4-6 practices per week).  College track (HS AGED SWIMMERS 8 practices per week). 

 

Contenders/Ages 8-12


Contenders are swimmers who have developed the skills of all four strokes and have decided that swimming is something that they would like to commit a little more too. Additionally, these swimmers have the required (coachability) that is needed to move and compete at this level.  Contenders will begin seeking a higher level of competition and also begin to learn how to train like contenders. Local and Regional competitions are available for these groups. Ages 9-12.  We HIGHLY recommend swimmers to join USA swimming at this level. 

Assessments: Swimmers new to PAC or unsure of placement, contact Coach Parker for placement at parkertyk@gmail.com
Dryland is optional, see PAC Dryland for details.
USA Swimming membership is optional and additional fees apply in order to compete. See the PAC Website for details. Swimmers new to PAC or unsure of placement, contact Coach Parker for placement at parkertyk@gmail.com

 

Pioneers/Ages 13 and under


The Pioneer group is intended for newer 13 and under swimmers that are interested in bettering their skills and are discovering if swimming may be a sport that they would like to continue. The pioneer group will have an INTENSE focus on developing skills needed to swim all four strokes, starts and turns. Local competitions are available for this group. Ages 12 and under.
PRACTICES: Check the posted schedule as this group varies throughout the school year and summer.  

MEETS:Swimmers are encouraged to join USA swimming and compete, but the primary focus is on SWMSL meets.
Assessments: Swimmers new to PAC or unsure of placement, contact Coach Parker for placement at
parkertyk@gmail.com

 

PAC Junior Team 2019-2020


Junior team (ages 7-8) / Ages 9-12 swimmers new to the program
This is the beginning level for all swimmers that are getting started in the sport. This program would also be appropriate for swimmers who would like to learn more about swimming and trying developmental meets to gain abetter understanding before moving to the more competitive side of swimming. Much of the focus in this group will be on learning proper technique in Freestyle and Backstroke. Listening and executing are two primary focuses that the coaches are looking for.  This program will incorporate local Southwest Michigan Swim league (SWMSL)Meets and other developmental, very fun and low-key swimming competitions. The goal is to provide both swimmers and their parents an opportunity to gain a better understanding of swimming before
doing the higher level USA Swimming meets. It will also gauge their child’s success/progress and interest in swimming.
Assessments: Swimmers new to PAC or unsure of placement, contact Coach Parker for placement at
parkertyk@gmail.com

 

March through June:

1. Coaches for Junior and Pioneer will be Beth, Will and Lauren
2. Coaches for Contender will be Ty, Lexi, and Beth
3. Coaches for Premier will be Ty, Brad, and Beth