O'Neal Opens Registration for Year-Round Swim Club
The O’Neal School is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its new USA Swimming year-round swim club – The O’Neal Pelagics.
Open to all youth in the community, there are three levels of year-round competitive swimming offered. Registration will close on August 30th and the club will begin practice on September 4th. An assessment can be made prior to or after registration and enrollment will be determined by skill level, not age. All practices will take place at the Taws Aquatics Center on O’Neal’s campus, 3300 Airport Road, Southern Pines.
Director of O’Neal Aquatics Jen Schmitz will not only be the O’Neal Falcons varsity swim team coach, but she is also the head coach for the Pelagics. Jen is also the swim instructor for O’Neal’s physical education curriculum. She swam for Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota where she earned a degree in physical education with a minor in coaching. She has more than 25 years of swimming instruction and coaching experience.
A “pelagic” describes any type of life that exists in the open sea that doesn’t depend on the ocean bottom or the shore to live. Its own speed, agility and intelligence dictate its survival. Fish found in the “pelagic zone” are billfish, mahi mahi, wahoo, ocean sharks, tuna, rays and more. Much like the open sea, O’Neal provides an environment that allows youth in the community who share the passion of swimming to be inspired and encouraged to reach goals in and out of the pool. Building upon the School’s history of success, the provision of knowledge and enjoyment of the sport of swimming to area youth is essential.
To learn more about The O’Neal Pelagics, its practice, competition, fee schedule and more, please email email@example.com.