Paradise Swim Team

Dear Paradise Swim Team,

            Our exciting 2021 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 great season.  


Mark your Calendar:


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


Rain or Shine at the Pavilion.  If you cannot attend, please go to our website and download the 2021 Registration Form; mail your completed form with your payment to:


Anthony DeCristofaro

10 Berkeley Court

Hamden CT 06518.



WEEK 1: Saturday June 26th, Paradise Country Club vs. Farms Country Club @ Paradise Country Club


WEEK 2: Saturday July 3rd, Paradise Country Club vs. Woodbridge Club (WC) @ Woodbridge Club


WEEK 3: Saturday July 10th, Paradise Country Club vs. High Lab Club (HLC) @ High Lane Club


WEEK 4: Saturday July 17th, Paradise Country Club vs. Pine Orchard Club (POC) @ Paradise Country Club


WEEK 5: Saturday July 24th, Paradise Country Club vs. Madison Racquet and Swim Club (MRSC) @ Madison Racquet and Swim Club


Championship will be held Monday, July 26th and Tuesday, July 27


Swim Team Banquet will be held on Thursday, July 29th


First day of swim practice will be June 21st. It is important that all swimmers attend this practice, which will give the coaches an opportunity to meet the swimmers before our first meet.


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.