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Paradise Swim Team

Dear Paradise Swim Team,


Our exciting 2023 summer season is quickly approaching. I will like to take this opportunity to provide you with some important information.  Our swim coaches are: Sean Laydon as Head Coach and Maria Altieri as Assistant Swim Coach. They are looking forward to working with your children and having another successful and fun swim season.  


Mark your Calendar:


Registration is Monday, June 5 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm


Rain or Shine at the Pavilion. If you cannot attend, please download the 2023 Registration Form; mail your completed form with your payment to:


Anthony DeCristofaro

10 Berkeley Court

Hamden CT 06518




WEEK 1: Saturday June 24th, Paradise Country Club vs. Old Saybrook Racquet Club @ Paradise Country Club 

WEEK 2: Saturday July 1st, Paradise Country Club vs. Guilford Racquet and Swim Club  @ Paradise Country Club

WEEK 3: Saturday July 8th, Paradise Country Club vs. Woodbridge Club  @ Paradise Country Club

WEEK 4: Saturday July 15th, Paradise Country Club vs. Madison Racquet and Swim Club @ Madison Racquet and Swim Club

WEEK 5: Saturday July 22nd, Paradise Country Club vs. Ridgetop Club @ Ridgetop Club

Championship - TBD


Swim Team Banquet TBD


First day of swim practice will be Monday, June 19.

 It is important that all swimmers attend this practice, which will give the coaches an opportunity to meet the swimmers before our first meet.

Learn more about

Practice Schedule

                 Monday - Friday

    Ages                                 Time

11 and up              8:30 am – 10:00am
7-10                     10:00 am – 11:00 am
6 and under       11:00 am – 11:30 am


Meet our Coaches


Coach Sean:

Sean has been involved in the sport of swimming as an athlete and as a coach his whole life. He started swimming at the age of 5. He became an all-state athlete and a captain of his high school team. He started coaching the paradise swim team when he was 22 years old. He has been coaching here since. He started as the 6-under coach and had progressed to the head coach position he is in now. He lives and breathes paradise and understands what it means to bleed purple!

Coach Maria:

Maria has been a part of swimming her whole life. She joined Paradise at the age of 6, and once she realized she loved it, she continued swimming year-round. She was captain of her high school team and continued swimming throughout college. While in college, she volunteered at Paradise, helping with the 8-unders and 6-unders and whatever else was needed of her.  She officially joined the coaching staff at Paradise when she graduated in 2011 and has been here ever since.  She mainly coaches the younger swimmers but works with all age groups.  Like Sean, she bleeds purple and can’t imagine spending her summers anywhere but on the Paradise pool deck.

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