Potential New Members:
Limited Tryouts at Columbia, Mt. Scott, and Dishman

Update 11.07.18

PAC tryouts continue, by appointment only. 

All potential new members MUST FIRST TRY-OUT (see recommeded skills) and be accepted into a specific pool and group level prior to registering. Please review the tryout information from each Head Site Coach below.

PAC Try-Outs:

Minimum Skills Recommended:

  • Successfully passed “Dolphin” level at Portland Parks and Recreation or able to complete “legal” 50 yards of Free, Back, Breast, & dive off starting block. Ability to complete 50y of Fly strongly recommended.

Recommended Skills:

  • Successfully passed “Park Shark” level at Portland Parks and Recreation or able to complete “legal” 100 yards of Free, Back, Breast, Fly, racing dive off starting block, and flip turn.

Strongly Recommended:

  • Prospective Year-Round PAC swimmers ideally have some experience with competitive swimming. Portland Parks and Recreation Blue Makos, Summer Swim League, or equivalent.


PAC Pools and Head Coaches:  Please contact one of our coaches to schedule a tryout. 

  • Columbia Pool: Please contact Coach Charlie for a tryout.
  • Mt. Scott Pool: Please email Coach Jesse for a tryout.
  • Southwest Community Center (SWCC): Full.  Please email Coach Danny for a tryout in April.
  • Dishman Pool: Very limited space for swimmers who meet PAC's Elite standards. Please contact Coach Jody.

PAC Returning and New Swimmer Registration page

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