(Pekin, Ill) Children ages 6 and up can now train and compete in swimming on Pekin’s new swim team – Dragon Aquatics. Recently started by a group of parents and coaches who want to see swimming thrive as a sport in the Pekin area, Dragon Aquatics offers younger children the opportunity to compete in meets with other swim clubs.
Competitive swimming has been proven to help young athletes both physically and mentally and often reflects leadership and academic achievements.
“We are looking forward to the opportunity to give Pekin area swimmers the ability to enjoy the great sport of swimming,” Mitch Richards, head coach of the team, said. “The program is open to Tri-County area swimmers who want to train and improve above and beyond what they do with their club programs over the summer.” Other coaches include Dave Justi, current swim coach for Pekin Community High School (PCHS), Chris Dunn and Dylan Broombaugh.
Dragon Aquatics will be a fully chartered age group swim club through USA and Illinois Swimming. Participants will have the opportunity to compete at local and regional meets as well as those in other states. An informational meeting will be hosted for parents and swimmers at PCHS on Monday, August 27, at 7:00 p.m. in Room B220 (enter through the pillar entrance).
Groups for beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmers are planned. Additional information and a practice schedule will be available at www.dragonaquatics.org after August 28. Fees are $70 per month for the short-course season, plus a $70-per-year registration fee for USA Swimming. A multiple swimmer discount is also available for members of the same family – $63 per month for each additional swimmer.
For more information, call Coach Chris Dunn at (309) 267-8259 or email Tammy Presley (email@example.com)