News

Lee Cannon

Thank you for all those that were able to attend the Awards Program. For those that were not able, or just want to watch it again, the original event listing has been updated with link to the full recording. You must log into Team Unify/PAC Website to view the link which is posted in the Awards Event of 8/1/20. Thank you and congratulations to all of our athletes.

Danny Weinberg

PAC Families, Below is the schedule for the weeks of 8/2 and 8/9. For the week of 8/2 we have tightened up a few practice/ transition times so please make sure you mark these changes. Some groups will start 10-20 minutes earlier then they have been. We anticipate this change for future weeks in the foreseeable future. Summer 2020 Portland Aquatic Club Training Schedule- August 2nd-August 15th All swimmers should bring a water bottle and a personal yoga mat/ towel to dryland workouts. ZOOM Dryland will be on all Tuesdays...

Jody Braden

PAC swimmers and parents, With the Governors of Oregon and Washington tightening restrictions the coaching staff wants to give a reminder on social distancing rules and Lacamas and St. John’s. We cannot stress to you how important it is for all swimmers, coaches, and parents to wear a mask and stay at a minimum 6 feet apart on land and in the water. PAC needs to set the example and we know we can. Social Distancing Rules at the pool and Open water Swimmers enter the pool area one at...

Scott Derr

SUBJECT: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Update PAC Swimmers and Parents: Over the last month the PAC Board has formed a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion subcommittee. The goal of this group is to look within our club to see how we can improve awareness and education around diversity, equity & inclusion within PAC. We have posted to the PAC website the meeting notes from the first two meetings. Areas of initial focus include: - DEI Education and Awareness - Focus on more diverse recruitment - Giving back to our community centers...

Jody Braden

Elite, Crossover 1,3 Swimmers, We are getting excited for the opening of Portland and the opportunity to swim at St Johns for PAC’s first phase of return to swimming. Initially, this will only be available to our Crossover 1 and 3, Elite and college swimmers (who will be placed into groups that may not be changed per COVID restrictions). As we work through our logistics for larger groups and younger swimmers we will begin to add more opportunities for all swimmers on PAC. Also, will also be introducing in person...

Jody Braden

Over the past week we have experienced fear, pain, and anger, and have been watching calls for justice in the wake of actions that have severely impacted black communities across the nation and here in Portland. PAC’s staff and board want to reaffirm our commitment to listening to, educating, and empowering our young athletes in and out of the pool. We believe in diversity, inclusion, and freedom regardless of race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, background and interests, and condemn racism and discrimination. It is our responsibility of leadership to...

Jody Braden

By USA Swimming | Monday, June 1, 2020 Like you, we are at a loss. We are struggling to understand. We are listening. What we know is we stand firmly against social injustice and condemn racism and discrimination of any kind. We recognize there is much work to be done and we reaffirm our commitment to foster inclusion and to be an ally to those who work toward meaningful change. We will continue to use our platforms to educate and to inform. We commit to being a part of the...

Jody Braden

Dear PAC Swimmers and Parents, We am pleased to share that our club has received a Safe Sport Recognized Club status. We are committed to providing a safe, healthy, and positive environment here on this team, and we have received recognition for all of our efforts to this end. Through USA Swimming’s Safe Sport Program, we submitted our Athlete Protection Policies, safeguarding procedures, and educational engagement, including Our travel, electronic communication, and anti-bullying policies; Our team honor codes and codes of conduct; The processes by which we recruit and train...

Jody Braden

Isaac, we love you and are so proud of you. We are excited for your future! Love, Your PAC Family

Jody Braden

Defne, we love you and are so proud of you. We are excited for your future! Love, Your PAC Family