Paradise Swim Team

Dear PCC Swim Families,


We hope you and your family are safe and healthy during these times.  COVID 19 has brought multiple changes and new regulations to our world.  The Connecticut Summer Swim League (our summer swim league) has decided, in order to protect our swimmers, to cancel all swim competitions this summer.  As our country is slowly returning to new ways of living and our quarantine is finally ending, we have decided to offer our athletes at Paradise the opportunity to get back into the pool.  


The benefits of swimming go far beyond summer fun. Swimming shares many of the positive attributes of land-based exercises, as well as several other physical, mental and emotional benefits for kids. We need to continue cultivating our PCC swim family, creating summer memories and a strong group of awesome swimmers for next season. 


Swimming is a longstanding tradition at Paradise, and we are excited to continue that tradition while adhering to CDC guidelines. We know swimming, like tennis, walking, hiking, running, and cycling, is a critical healthy activity within our community. Swimming does not require direct contact between teammates or coaches and social distancing can be maintained throughout practice. As with all exercise and activity at this time, swimming must comply with standards for social distancing and safety within aquatic facilities. Our 2020 swim clinic program is designed to continue the fun and excitement that we have always enjoyed at PCC. In addition to the specifics outlined below, clinic participants will engage in intra-club competitions with each other. We will train hard, improve skills and have fun.

Please feel free to contact either of us with any questions regarding the summer clinics. In addition, more information about Swim Lessons for beginning swimmers age 3+ will be coming soon.  Looking forward to seeing all our swimmers on deck July 6th!

Moneik Fernini  PCC Swim Director (

Sean Laydon PCC Swim Coach (


The PCC Swim Clinic Core Objectives:

• Immediately improve each INDIVIDUAL'SSKILLS. Instruction will focus on stroke technique from the inside out (body line, balance and propulsion), training to overcome bad habits, and of course, start and turn work.

• Enhance each individual's SELF-ESTEEM as a swimmer.

• Greatly develop the joy of TEAMWORK in each athlete.


July 6 – 31 (makeup up to 3 rain days, 8/3-8/5)

4 full week sessions (Monday - Friday)

3 skill leveled tiered clinics:


Beginner:  11:45 - 12:30

Intermediate: 10:30 - 11:30

Advanced: 9:00 - 10:15


Beginner (must be able to independently swim one lap of freestyle). Focus is for gradual endurance training and the development of multiple strokes with technical skills.  (45 minutes, M – F) $100

Intermediate: Can swim more than one stroke and is comfortable in pool swimming multiple laps with some breaks. Focus is for specific stroke and skill development with increased endurance. (60 minutes, M-F) $ 125

Advanced: USA competitive swimmers, rising or participating high school level swimmers. Focus is for endurance training, specific skill development and stroke technique refinement for competitive swimming.   (75 minutes, M-F) $150


Registration: Email Coach Sean to reserve your spot at Payment for the clinic can be cash or check (payable to Sean Laydon) on the first day of the clinic. Please include the swimmer's name, age, their swimming ability level, and desired clinic: beginner, intermediate, or advanced.

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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