Welcome to the Palisades Pool Swim Team
The Palisades Porpoises swim in Division F for the 2018 season and welcome back Head Coach Gerri Diamond and Assistant Head Coach Jen Conklin. Junior assistant coaches Sophie Reilly, Claire Sorkin, and Jack Spector complete the staff. Assistant Junior Coach Chloe Cooper will assist with leading the pre-team. The Porpoises will swim against local pools Bannockburn, Little Falls, and Merrimack, as well as Daleview of Silver Spring, and Hallowell of Olney. There is a place on the swim team for every pool member family with children ages 5 to 18. Wednesday evening meets are for all swimmers and Saturday morning meets feature the team’s fastest swimmers. Registration fees are $150 per swimmer and $125 for siblings. You MUST be an active, dues-paying member of Palisades Pool to join the Porpoises.
Ledecky to Coach May 26-27
Michael Ledecky, big brother of the team's most famous swimmer, Katie Ledecky, will lead the team practices on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and May 27 at 9 am. Ledecky swam with the Porpoises for many years before graduating from the team in 2012 and coaching during the 2013 season. Welcome Michael!
Quick Tips For Meet Sign-Ups
- For A Meets on Saturdays: Only indicate whether your child(ren) is available to swim. Gerri will set the roster on a week by week basis and send an email out to the swimmers two days before the meet. You can do this at the beginning of the season if you know your schedule!
- For B Meets on Wednesdays: Parents choose events for their child(ren). Maximum of three stroke events (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, or butterfly) and IM (Individual Medley). However, if your child swam in an A Meet the previous Saturday AND came in 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in an event, your child may not swim in that event in the B Meet.