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Potential New Members:
Limited early tryouts this summer for September start

Update 5.29.18

PAC tryouts resume 9.10.18 (some early tryouts may be held please contact PAC coaches.  No tryouts between August 1- September 9).  All potential new members MUST FIRST TRY-OUT (see recommeded skills) and be accepted into a specific pool and group level prior to registering. Please review the tryout information from each Head Site Coach below.

PAC Try-Outs:

Minimum Skills Recommended:

  • Successfully passed “Dolphin” level at Portland Parks and Recreation or able to complete “legal” 50 yards of Free, Back, Breast, & dive off starting block. Ability to complete 50y of Fly strongly recommended.

Recommended Skills:

  • Successfully passed “Park Shark” level at Portland Parks and Recreation or able to complete “legal” 100 yards of Free, Back, Breast, Fly, racing dive off starting block, and flip turn.

Strongly Recommended:

  • Prospective Year-Round PAC swimmers ideally have some experience with competitive swimming. Portland Parks and Recreation Blue Makos, Summer Swim League, or equivalent.


PAC Pools and Head Coaches:  Limited tryouts may be held before September

  • Columbia Pool: Please contact Coach Tom for a tryout.
  • Mt. Scott Pool: Please email Coach Jesse for a tryout.
  • Southwest Community Center (SWCC): Please email Coach Laurie for a tryout.
  • Dishman Pool: Very limited space for swimmers who meet PAC's Elite or Pre Elite Standards. Please contact Coach Jody.

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