News

Scott Derr

We are excited to announce that after a nearly three-month process, we have chosen Westley Mejias to be the next Head Coach for Portland Aquatic Club! Many of you already know Westley as he has been working with our swimmers for much of this year. He has over 18 years of coaching experience, including starting both a club and university team. He is a two-time University Coach of the Year in Puerto Rico, winning a Puerto Rican collegiate championship five years after starting the program. He built a club team...

Scott Miyako

On March 19th-28th, PAC had the great honor of sending 4 swimmers to the 2021 Four Corners Speedo Sectionals and 6 swimmers to the 2021 Speedo Swimvitational of the Universe! For all of our swimmers, this was the first time in over a year that they had seen actual competition (swimmers from other teams). Heading into the meet, there was a mixture of excitement and uncertainty of the unknown. What will a COVID meet look like? Will I remember how to race? Am I ready? All questions that our swimmers...

Scott Miyako

On March 13th PAC swam in the last meet of their Short Course Yards season. PAC swimmers competed in the Lacamas Short Course Meters pool, which was a fitting end to this unconventional SCY season. Nonetheless, PAC athletes came to the pool to swim fast, and swim fast they did! PAC athletes swam to 50 best times and 51 first-time event swims! The PAC coaches were so proud of the athletes' performances and of all of their hard work this season! As always, we had an amazing amount of support...

Lee Cannon

Our partners at Portland Parks & Rec are ramping up to open our our pools! Before they can open, they will need certified staff to make them run. See this link for more info: https://www.portland.gov/parks/recreation/aquatics-training-programs-and-employment-opportunities If you have quesitons you can reach out to Coach Scott as well as other team members already undergoing the training. Thanks and have a great day on the water! PAC

Scott Derr

Happy New Year everybody! PAC is forming a committee to examine our coaching needs and determine the best way to meet them. We are looking for some volunteers to join this group. If this seems like something you might be interested in, please join us for a virtual informational meeting Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 6pm-7pm. If interested, email [email protected] for the Zoom invite. Go PAC!

Scott Miyako

Congratulations to Fallon on signing her National Letter of Intent! On Nov 11th, Fallon signed her NLI to swim for the Iowa State Cyclones in 2021-22. Iowa State Swimming competes in the Big 12 Conference of NCAA Division I athletics. We could not be prouder of Fallon and her amazing accomplishment. PAC wishes Fallon the best of luck next year, and can't wait to see her take the next step in her swimming career! Go PAC and Go Cyclones!

Scott Miyako

PAC is so proud of Hazel Derr for earning her second Scholastic All American title. This honor is given to 9-12th grade students who maintain a minimum 3.5 grade point average and have swum an individual pool time equal to or faster than the 2019 Winter Junior qualifying time in any individual event from August 16, 2019-August 31, 2020. Hazel was one of only nineteen swimmers who were recognized this year in Oregon. Keep up the great work in the water and at school, Hazel!

Danny Weinberg

We are excited to announce that several PAC swimmers made it on the OSI top 5 lists and will be recognized in a virtual ceremony. It is an amazing accomplishment to be amongst the top 5 for all of Oregon Swimming and we are very proud of you! Mena Boardman (11-12 50 Back,100 IM) Adrian Clement (15-16 50 Free, 100 Free) Cate Coffield (11-12 200 Back) James Crawford (11-12 100 Free, 500 Free, 200 IM) Hazel Derr (15-16 100 Back, ***200 Back***) Fallon Dewitt (15-16 1650 Free, 200 Back) Aidan...

Danny Weinberg

(My apologies,we thought this went out yesterday) PAC Families, On Wednesday, November 11th (Veterans Day), we'v been asked to move practice at Conestoga to the AM. The schedule for that day will be as follows: 8:00-9:00 AM- Pink 9:00-10:30 AM--Blue, Yellow, Purple Please let us know if you have questions. Thanks, PAC Coaches

Danny Weinberg

PAC Swimmers did an outstanding job at the Lacamas meet! Though it was cold outside and late at night, PAC athletes stepped up and raced with determination, grit and heart! It was awesome to see so many of our athletes back competing. A big thank you to all of our volunteers who helped with managing the bullpen, timing, and officiating. We couldn't have done it without you! Niamh Balaji: Had an amazing first meet back after a year off from swimming and nearly matched her best time in the 100...