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Mission

The Pebble Creek Swim Team’s mission is to bring the community together in a fun, friendly, athletic, and competitive atmosphere to promote youth swimming, provide opportunities for swimmers to improve their skills, and encourage neighbors to socialize

Welcome

Hello Pebble Creek Families,

Welcome to 2022 Pebble Creek Swim Season!

The PCST Board has been working extremely hard to prepare for the upcoming season, and we are thrilled to announce that registration is now open.  We have some exciting changes this year that will make this swim season look a lot like it has in years past, including in-person swim meets and the return of our Mini Mite program!

See below for more information

Registration:

Registration is now officially open!!

Cost: $115 per child

Swim Season Duration: 5/21/2022 – 7/31/2022

Registration Link: https://cui.active.com/sports-reg/login?a=6315f374-631e-4315-9f2e-3303dc7dc14f

 

Note: BEFORE REGISTERING, PLEASE SIGN INTO YOUR ACCOUNT SO THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO INPUT ALL THAT INFO AGAIN!  (And so we don’t have duplicate swimmers in the system.)

Outside Membership Swimmers

The Pebble Creek Swim Team is not limited to Pebble Creek families! Outside pool members may participate on the swim team.

To be on the swim team, all swimmers must be full members of the pool.  The Pebble Creek HOA allows for a limited number of non-resident pool memberships.  All outside memberships requests need to be directed to the HOA – 804-559-9088.

So, if you or your swimmer know of any families who may want to join but don’t live in Pebble Creek, please reach out to them, and let them know they can swim with us.

Steps for non-resident swimmers to join the swim team:

Step 1: To be on the swim team, all swimmers must be full members of the pool.  The Pebble Creek HOA allows for a limited number of non-resident pool memberships.  All outside memberships requests need to be directed to the HOA – 804-559-9088.

Step 2: Sign up for the swim team! (See registration link above)

If you have questions or need clarification on this process, please reach out to info@pebblecreekswimteam.com

Swim Season

Practice will start Monday, May 23.  The season will go through July 31, culminating in GRAL Swim Champs.

Practice Schedule:

Note: These are the overall practice times for the team.  Your child will not be swimming the entire time.  Each swimmer can expect approximately a 1-hour practice, specific age group practice times are to be determined based on registration numbers.

2022 PCST Practice Schedule

*NO PRACTICE WILL BE HELD ON MEMORIAL DAY OR JULY 4*

May 23-June 17 Monday -Friday

Age Group

Time

13 & Over

4:45-5:45

8 & Under

5:45-6:30

Mini Mites

5:45-6:15 

9-10

6:15-7:00

11-12

7:00-7:45



June 18 – End of Regular Season AM Session Monday – Friday

Age Group

Time

9-12

7:00-8:00

8 & Unders

8:00-8:45

13 & Overs

8:30-9:30

Mini Mites

8:00-8:30



June 18 – End of Regular Season PM Session Monday & Tuesday

Age Group

Time

13 & Over

4:45-5:45

8 & Under

5:45-6:30

Mini Mites

5:45-6:15 

9-10

6:15-7:00

11-12

7:00-7:45

 

June 18 – End of Regular Season Thursday Ribbons Practice

Age Group

Time

All Swimmers

6:45-7:15 (Ribbons Celebration and Team Building)

9-10

6:00-6:45

8 & Unders

6:00-6:45

Mini Mites

6:15-6:45

11-12

7:15-8:00

13 & Overs

7:15-8:00

Mini Mites is back!

We are thrilled to bring back the Mini Mite program for the 2022 Swim Season! 

For those who don’t know, Mini Mites is a program that the Pebble Creek Swim Team has for children that can swim, but they are not quite ready to compete in a swim meet.  This can be for any number of reasons.  For example: they aren’t strong enough swimmers to get all the way across the pool on their own, or they are a little apprehensive when it comes to swimming in a meet.

Each Mini Mite is a full member of the swim team in all ways. The focus for the swimmers in this program will be to get them ready to compete in the swim meets. 

How do I know if my child is ready for Mini Mites?

  • Your child must be able to swim, the Mini Mite program is not the same as swim lessons for non-swimmers.
  • They should be comfortable putting their head in the water with goggles on.
  • They should be able to do a strong, fast, and sustained flutter kick on their stomach, with intermittent paddling and breathing.  Ideally, they should be able to do this for ~10 meters (almost halfway across the pool)
  • They should be somewhat comfortable with physical separation from parent/guardian and an ability to follow instructor directions.

Still not sure?  No worries, the swim team will schedule evaluations at the beginning of the season for the potential Mini Mites, where you will have the opportunity to speak with the coaching staff while they evaluate your swimmer.  We will also have the board and members of the coaching staff at our Open House to answer any questions you may have.

Swim Meets- GRAL (Greater Richmond Aquatic League) Season

This year all of the GRAL season meets will be in person (no more virtual meets!). We will have 3 Home meets and 3 Away meets.  See below for the Meet schedule:

2022 Pebble Creek Swim Team Meet Schedule:

Week

Site

Date

Matchup

Week 1

Home

Wednesday, June 15

Goochland

Week 2

Away

Wednesday, June 22

Wellesley

Week 3

Home

Wednesday, June 29

Rockville/Dolphin Club

Week 4

Away

Wednesday, July 6

Chestnut Oaks

Week 5

Home

Wednesday, July 13

The Dominion Club

Week 6

Away

Tuesday, July 19

The Federal Club

Champs

SwimRVA

Saturday, July 30 –

Sunday, July 31

2022 GRAL Championship Meet

Coach in Training (CIT) Program

The Coach in Training (CIT) program is an opportunity for our older swimmers to help with the team while earning volunteer hours for school or other youth programs.

The CIT program is limited to swimmers who are:

  • Active members of the swim team
  • 13 and older

CITs are our swimmers who kids in younger age groups look up too, model after and take instruction from. 

An interest form will be sent out to all members and there will be a meeting for those interested with the Head Coach at Open House.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact info@pebblecreekswimteam.com or PCSTBoard@gmail.com.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the pool!

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Introducing our new Head Coach – Kelley Hilliker

Kelley has recorded a special message for our team

The Pebble Creek Board of Director is pleased to announce Kelley Hilliker as our Head Coach. Kelley comes to PCST with tons of coaching experience. She is a former age group coach at Hanover Aquatics and is now a full-time assistant swim coach with Randolph-Macon College.. Let’s all give her a Pebble Creek Piranha welcome!

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