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2023 Palisades Swim Team registration closed 6/9. 2023 Dive Team registration still open! Come join the fun!!

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Welcome to Summer 2023 Porpoises!

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Welcome to the Palisades Pool Swim Team

We are so excited for the 2023 swim season!

The Palisades Porpoises Swim Team participates in the Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL), a summer recreational and developmental league. This summer, we will be swimming in Division H. 


The Porpoises will start practice on Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday and Sunday of that weekend (May 27 & 28), practices are offered from 9:00-10:00am for returning swimmers in all age groups. On Monday (May 29), practices will be held for ALL swimmers, new and returning, from 9:00-10:00am.

Afternoon practices will start on a regular schedule on Tuesday, May 30 (4:15 - 5:15pm for 11 & older, 5:15 to 6pm for 10 & under). Morning practices will be added beginning Monday, June 19 (8:30-9:30 am for all age groups). Afternoon and morning practices continue on this schedule through Friday, July 14. In the last week of the summer season, July 17-21, practices are offered for Divisionals qualifiers only on a modified schedule TBD.

Our pre-team practices will begin on Monday, June 19th and be held on weekdays from 8:00-8:30 am and 3:45-4:15pm (no afternoon practice on Wednesdays). Pre-team culminates in the Mini Meet at Tilden Woods in the evening of July 18th.

Find other relevant details on the Meets & Events tab.

2023 Swim Team Coaching Staff (see "Coaches" tab for more info)

Head Coach: Claire Sorkin
Assistant Coaches: Leah Goldstein, Norah Rothman
Junior Coaches

2023 Swim Team Reps

Molly Scott & Shelley Vanneman (A Meet Reps)
Kim Penn (Board Rep)
Patricia Balestra & JP Winchester (B Meet Reps)
Contact email: [email protected]

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Welcome to the Palisades Pool Dive Team

The Palisades Dive Team is a great way to learn to dive or improve your skills and build confidence and friendships in an atmosphere of friendly competition. All Palisades members (both bonded and temp members) ages 5-18 whose family paid summer dues for 2023 and can swim in the deep well to the ladder are welcome.  For the summer dive season, a diver’s age for competition is the diver’s age as of June 1. 

We participate in the Montgomery County Dive League (MCDL), a fun, summer recreation and developmental league. teaches kids body control, acrobatic skills, mental focus and competitiveness. It’s also a lot of fun! 

Not sure if Dive Team is right for you? We offer a trial for NEW DIVERS ONLY to try it out for up to two practices.

This summer, our summer dive season will run May 27 - July 23. Afternoon practices start the Tuesday after Memorial Day. Our practices will be held at the same time as swim practices, 4:15 - 6:15 p.m. M-F, but we will hold practice for younger divers 4:15 - 5:15 pm and older divers practice will be 5:15 - 6:15 p.m., so that kids can join both swim team and dive team if interested. Morning practices will run June 19 - July 22, M-F 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 


Head Coach: Emma McDonald

Assistant Coach: Bryn McMakin

Parent Representative

Tracey Norberg

Contact email: [email protected]

Please contact me should you have any questions!

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