Make a Splash this Summer and Join the Euclid Panthers Summer Swim Team!

2018 Euclid Panthers Summer Swim Team

The Euclid Panthers Swim Team season starts Monday, June 3rd at Euclid's Ralph V. Hill Memorial Pool. Coach Bryan Scheider and his team of coaches will be on deck and ready to help your swimmer build their swim skills and competive experience in a supportive atmosphere that promotes personal, athletic and social development throughout the summer.

The Euclid Panthers Summer Swim Team is a City of Euclid Recreation Department Program and a member of the Suburban Swim League. The Euclid Panthers Summer Swim Team Parent Board supports the team with volunteerism and fundraising. The majority of our coaching staff is made up of a collection of former Euclid Summer Swim team members, many of whom were/are accomplished swimmers on their high school or college teams. 

Who is on the Team?

Swimmers can swim up to the age of 15. While boys and girls train together, swimmers compete against those of the same gender. The age groups are as follows:

  • 8 and Under
  • 9-10
  • 11-12
  • 13-15

As a summer swim team, this is designed to be a recreational activity. However, the swimmers do compete in weekend meets throughout the season as well as the Suburban Swim League Championships at the end of the season. 

What Should I Expect?

While we are thrilled to welcome all new members interested in joining for the 2019 swim season, the summer swim team is NOT swimming lessons. If your child is not comfortable swimming a length of the pool unassisted (25 yards), swimming with their head under water or competing, they may want to try the Ready-Set-Swim program run by the City of Euclid's Recreation Department at Memorial Pool. 

Practice is held Monday-Friday mornings (All age groups) and Tuesdays & Thursday evenings (9 years & Up) based on your group which is determined by the coaches. At the end of the first practice your coach will let you know your practice time.  As swimmers improve, they may be moved to a different start time.

  • First Practice: 7:45 am -10:00 am 
  • Second Practice: 8:00 am - 10:00am

The swimmers do work hard, but they also have a great deal of fun. The focus of instruction will be on improving the swimmer's stroke, technique and overall fitness. This is accomplished in many ways beyond just swimming freestyle laps. Swimmers must work on all of the strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle).

In addition to 6 dual meets throughout the season we have many team buiding events such as the beginning of the season "Splash Party", a Swim-a-thon in July, and the "Carbo Party" to get ready for championships. Championships are two full days,  generally beginning at 8AM and ending around 5PM. "Champs" as we call it, is an event that the swimmers anticipate all season and one that they remember for a lifetime. For 2019, Championships will be hosted in Willoughby on Saturday & Sunday July 26th & 27th. 

To celebrate all of our swimmers hard work and successes throughout the season, the season ends with a banquet celebration. This year's banquet is scheduled for Wednesday, July 31st at the Irish American Club-East Side

How to Join

The cost to register for Euclid's swim team is $60 for each child that is a Euclid resident and $85 for each non-resident child. Registration can be completed online through the City of Euclid website (Click on "Recreation" and then scroll down to the Swim Icon to be taken to the regestration page). In addition, every family must also pay a $60 family fee. This is just $60 for the family not PER child and is separate from the fee collected by the City of Euclid.  If you have questions or have trouble registering online please call or visit the Euclid's Recreation Department or email us at

You can register you children online here or at the Euclid Recreation Department window in city hall. You will need to bring two forms of identification such as a driver's license and utility bill to prove residency. If registering online you can send proof of residency directly Hannah Zavorek at 

Calling All Current Swim Team Members-Please March with us in the Memorial Day Parade! 

The swim team is excited to be marching in the Euclid Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27th. Current team members who are interested in marching in the parade can contact Coach Bryan at Details of when and where to meet will be sent out to those interested.

It is going to be a another great year to swim in Euclid. We are looking forward to swimming with you this summer!

Kristine Fondran

Nearly a life long Euclid resident, Kris is a part-time lecturer at Cleveland State University in the Department of Health and Human Performance, a skating and yoga instructor and serves as the Learn to Skate Director at the C.E. Orr Arena and is Vice President of the Euclid Summer Swim Team Parent Board. She is also the Vice President of Membership at Bailey Toastmasters which meets at Euclid Public Library every Thursday. 

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019