Euclid Summer Swim Team Making A Splash This Season!

Euclid Panther Swim Team Member Christina Lombardo is "Panther Proud"!

The Eucild Panthers Summer Swim Team is off to a strong start with 3 meets completed and 85 members building their swim skills this season.

Head Coach Bryan Scheider with Assistant Coaches Amy Bush, Danny Essel, Maura Delany Sophie Kocheff, and Kassandra Pastor are working hard to ensure that all swimmers are gaining the skills and confidence necessary to swim their best and make a positive contribution to the team this season.

Swimmers of the Week!

Each week Coach Scheider and the assistant coaches nominate swimmers of the week in the Panther Paw Newsletter. Swimmers of the week are awarded by the coaches for a job well done, not only at the meet, but also during practice for the past week. 

The following swimmers have been highlighted for the first two weeks of the season:

8 & Under 

Johnathon Kyles-Johnathon works hard each day and it showed in the meet at Pinegate. He had great swims including his awesome free relay anchor leg where he brought home an exciting win for the Panthers. 

Olivia Waite- Olivia scored the most points in her age group at the meet last weekend, and showed team spirit and sportsmanship throughout the meet. 

9-10 years

Eleanor Zbiegien -Eleanor has been working hard and listening to all Coach Maura has to say about fixing her strokes. She earned best times at the meet! 

Kaitlin Johnson- Kaitlin has worked hard at practice, leading the 9-10 lanes and doing well at the meet. Great job Kaitlin! 

11-12 years

Josie Holody-Josie works hard daily and is able to swim any event at a high caliber. 

Olivia Kitchen-Olivia took on two fo the harder events this week and dominated in both. She sets a good example at practice by being early each day. 

13-15 years

Ryan O’Connell- Ryan works at practice, swimming with the high schoolers and won his events at the Pinegate meet. 

Zoe Pesek-Zoe won each of her races this last weekend by large margins. She leads her lane and pushes herself each day in the pool. 

A HUGE Thank you to Our Sponsors

Thank you to the following local business and groups who sponsor our team. Without their generous support we would not be able to do as many extra team parties, events, and giveways that we do throughout the season:

Gold Sponsors: Infield Chiropractic, Jakubs & Sons Funeral, University Swim Club, Villa Angela/St. Joes

Silver Sponsors:  American Legion Euclid Post #343, BAM Acquatics, Beach CLub Bistro, Ludwig's, Skating First Hockey

Bronze Sponsor: Ss Robert & William School

Chairty Tuesdays  in July at Beach Club Bistro

Silver Team Sponsor Beach Club Bistro will be opening the doors to our swim team family and friends for the month of July. All those dining between 4pm-9pm who present our flier or show an electronic copy will have 10% of their dining bill (excluding soft drinks and alcohol) donated to our team.

Curious about the swim team?

Thinking about having your son or daughter join the team next year? Below is the remaining meet schedule. Make your way to a home meet or an away meet to see what we are all about. There will be parents on hand to answer questions, etc. Come and see the fun that we are having in the pool!

2019 Euclid Panthers Swim Team Remaining Meet Schedule

July 6    Euclid vs. South Euclid/Lyndhurst @ Euclid

July 13  Euclid vs. Wickliffe/Eastlake @ Wickliffe 

July 20  Euclid vs. Pinegate @ Euclid

July 26 & 27  Suburban Swim League Championships!-@ Willoughby

For more information about the Euclid Panthers Summer Swim team please visit our website at

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 7, Posted 12:30 PM, 07.07.2019