It's not too late to join the Euclid Panther summer swim team

Looking for a summer program for your child that will motivate and strengthen your child while helping him or her to become a strong, confident swimmer? It's not too late to join the Euclid Panther summer swim team -- it's a fun, family-friendly team that is currently welcoming new swimmers.

The winning Euclid Panther summer swim team consists of around 100 children from age five to 14. Swimmers practice on weekdays at Memorial Pool and then compete in meets on Saturdays from the middle of June through the first week of August. Meets are held at Memorial Pool as well as at neighboring community pools such as Wickliffe, Willowick, Willoughby, Mentor and Highland Heights.

Cost to participate in the program is $60 for residents and $85 for non-residents. There is also a $50 parent association fee due by July 30. The team holds a swim-a-thon each summer to help families off-set the $50 parent association fee. In addition to receiving a swim team t-shirt, each swimmer will learn proper stroke technique from dedicated and enthusiastic coaches.

The first practice, as well as an informational parent meeting, will take place June 14 at Memorial Pool at 8:15 a.m.

The team also holds a splash party at Memorial Pool to kick off the season, a "Carbo" Party to prepare for the championship meet and a year-end banquet at Tizzano's Party Center where swimmers are recognized for their hard work, dedication and achievement throughout the summer.

For more information and to register for the team, go online to to download the registration form. Take the completed form, two forms of identification (such as a driver's license and utility bill) and payment to the Euclid Recreation Department, located at 585 East 222nd Street. The Recreation Department processes forms daily until 5 p.m. and until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Call (216) 289-8114 for more information about the registration process.

Kristi Ward

Kristi Ward is a proud parent of three Euclid Panther Swimmers. She also provides writing and public relations services to businesses, non-profit organizations, advertising agencies and publications.

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Volume 2, Issue 4, Posted 1:26 PM, 06.02.2011