Patriot Summer Swim League
Children are placed in groups according to age and ability. We have eight different training levels and have between ten and twelve coaches on the deck at all practices.
Please keep in mind that this is not meant to be a swim lesson. Although most of the practices are meant to be instructional, they are applied in a large group setting in which swimming fast and racing are encouraged.
The use of swimming drills and equipment such as kick boards, fins and noodles are used to aid in the learning process in a fun atmosphere.
One of the goals of this program is to promote a sense of community as we compete on teams that are made up of the other families that live in our neighborhood. In that effort we would like for all swimmers to have the same team suit and wear their team t-shirts at competitions.
We have two kinds of swim meets. The first series of competitions are dual or tri meets in which two or three teams compete. These meets are low key and meant to introduce the swimmers to competitive swimming. Swimmers are grouped in heats according to their best time. The faster swimmers are in the later heats.
All swimmers receive ribbons each time they race according to the place in which they finish.
At the end of the season we have the championship meet in which all teams compete. This meet is run in a more formal manner with officials and automatic timing equipment. In addition, team scores are kept and the League Champion is determined.
A trophy is awarded to the League Champion and kept in the home elementary school of the winning team.
There have been three different League Champions.
Meets will be held: June 15, June 29, July 13 and July 27 (Championship Meet)
At all of the Dual and Tri meets ribbons are awarded for every swimmer in every race. At the Championship meet we not only award heat ribbons for every race but we also award top 8 awards for each event. Swimmers on the winning team will receive an extra award.
We ask for help from parents at all meets. We need timers and parents helping to distribute awards at each meet. We may need help at other times and we will let you know.
We will schedule team outfitting as well as a picture day for each team.
As you know, here in Florida we have unpredictable weather events. Please always plan on attending practice as the inclement weather usually passes quickly.
The Patriot Summer Swim League will dive into action starting May 20 at the Lake Brantley Aquatic Center. Kids ages 5-12 join their neighborhood team for practice 2 times per week. Competitions will be held on June 15, June 29, July 13 and July 27. On July 27 all of our teams will meet to determine the Patriot Summer Swim League Champion.
Cost is $159 for the first child. Each additional child is $ 139. Free team t-shirt is
included with registration!
Mon& Wed Apopka
Mon & Wed Sweetwater
Tues & Thurs Sabal Point
Mon & Wed Wekiva
Tues & Thurs Bear Lake
Tues & Thurs Longwood/
All teams practice from 7-8pm on their specified days.
Olympic Gold Medalist Rowdy Gaines came for a training sessions with our Summer Swim Leagues