Puget Sound Swim Club offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the PSSC to offer specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of their abilities.
PSSC is a proud member of Pacific Northwest Swimming and USA Swimming. Annual registration with these organizations is required in order to join our team. The USA Registration fee is currently $64, which is valid now until December 31, 2013.
PSSC has a administration fee of $25 per swimmer upon joining. This fee is once per year. PROVIDED that the swimmer is not absent for more than two consecutive months. If absent for two months or longer in the year, the administration fee is applicable for rejoining. A new swimmer that has never swam for PSSC will also receive a new swimmer discount of $25 to offset your first year of the PSSC admin fee.
POOL: All of our practices occur at South Kitsap High School Community Pool, 425 Mitchell Ave., Port Orchard. The pool is located on lower campus adjacent to the tennis courts.
Splash is a program designed to introduce young swimmers to competitive swimming. Splash is offered three times a year, Winter, Summer and Fall. The entry requirement is to have pass Level 4 or be able to swim the width of the pool (15 yds.) any stroke. For more information about Splash please click here.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Starts: Tuesday, June 18
Registration before the first class from 4:30 - 5:00.
COST: $50.00 per session, plus 2013 USA Summer Swimming Registration ($36.50)
To view the template Coach Dale uses to assess your Splash! swimmer at the end of each session, please click here!
Novice is for the swimmer who has passed Splash or has equivalent skills but not ready for competition. Practice will focus on learning all four competitive strokes, starts and finishes, flip turns and diving.
Workout Days/Times: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4:30-5:30 PM.
Monthly Training Fee: $70.00
Age Group 1
When athletes are ready to compete, athletes move into this group from Novice. Athletes in this group focus mainly on learning four legal competitive strokes, start and turn techniques and having fun.
Workout Days/Times: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4:30-6:00 PM.
Monthly training fee: $80.00
Click here to view the template Coach Dale uses to determine if your swimmer will graduate to Age Group 2.
Age Group 2
From Age Group 1, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group are usually at least 10 years old and have completed the move-up and training skills lists. Competing at swim meets is highly encouraged at a rate of about once per month.
* 200 Freestyle with flip turns and bilateral breathing
* 200 Backstroke with flip turns and bent anchor arm action
* 200 Breaststroke with correct underwater pullouts
* 100 Butterfly with fins and correct turns
* 100 Individual Medley (IM) with correct turns
* Competition racing starts
* Correct finishes on the four competition strokes
* 100 Freestyle
* 50 Freestyle
* 100 Breaststroke
* 50 Breaststroke
* 100 Backstroke
* 50 Backstroke
* 100 IM
* 200 Freestyle
* 200 IM
Workout Days/Times: Monday through Friday, 4:00-6:00 PM;
Monthly training fee: $100.00
Senior 1 Group
From Age Group 2, athletes entering this group must display a desire to train on a more committed basis. Attendance to all practices needed. Competition at swim meets is expected in this group.
* 10 X 100 Freestyle on 1:45 with correct turns
* 10 X 100 IM on 2:00 with correct turns
* 4 x 200 IM on 3:45 (11-12), on 3:00 (13 & O )
* 7x 100 Kick on 2:10 (11-12), on 2:45 (13 & O)
Min # Power Point Total of Required Events:
Age 11=2,400/Age 12=1,800/Age 13=1,500
* 500 Freestyle
* 100 Backstroke
* 100 Breaststroke
* 100 Fly & * 200 IM
Workout Days/Times: Monday - Friday, 4:00-6:00 PM, plus select Saturdays 8:30-10:00 AM;
Monthly training fee: $120.00
Senior 2 Group
Entry in this group is the sole discretion of the Head Coach. A minimum of one championship qualifying time standard required for consideration. Athletes entering the Senior 2 Group must display a strong desire to perform at the highest level they are capable of. All practices mandatory.
Workout Days/Times: Monday - Friday, 4:00-6:00 PM, plus select Saturdays 8:30-10:00 AM.
Monthly training fee: $125.00
Athletes that desire to maintain a level of Fitness. See Head Coach to set up a Fitness Schedule.
Workout Days/Times: Three practice sessions a week, 4:00-6:00 PM
Monthly training fee: $95.00