Penguin Pee Wees

The Farber Penguin Pee Wees is a non-competitive swim team for ages 5–10 years. This program is specifically designed for kids interested in a swim team experience, but not yet ready for a fully competitive team. A tryout is required.








The Basics

  • 4 yearly seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, & Fall
  • Seasons run for 9–11 weeks, varying by season
  • Team size: 10–16 swimmers
  • 2 Team Coaches: Coach Cait & Coach Thaly. (Assistant Coaches: Momo, Katherine, Jessie)
  • Price per season varies. Current season is a flat $290 and includes:
    • Twice weekly practices: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30–5:30pm, at our Portland location. (Practices are NOT mandatory, but encouraged. Come once a week,
      every other week, whatever works with your schedule.)
    • 1 or 2 Saturday Dive Clinics per season (dates, times, and locations TBA)
    • 1–3 non-competitive swim meets
    • PeeWees swim cap, ribbons, and other prizes
    • Snacks after practices and meets (provided by parents and/or coaches)


Tryouts & Registration
To qualify, swimmers must be able to do the following:

  • One Length Freestyle (with controlled, rhythmic strokes, side breathing preferred)
  • One Length Backstroke (with controlled, rhythmic strokes)
  • Dolphin kick (to show basic introduction to butterfly stroke)
  • Listen and follow directions well in a group setting

If you are interested in joining Pee Wees and believe your child is ready,
send an email to and schedule a (free!)
15-minute tryout with Coach Cait.



The main focus of PeeWees is stroke technique. They will also learn:

  • How to practice and swim with a team
  • Team terminology and swim meet structure
  • Competitive stroke development (freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, intro to breaststroke and IMs)
  • Introduction to timed laps, flip-turns, open turns, diving, and team relays

Current season information
Congratulations on a great Spring season, PeeWees! Our Summer 2018 roster is currently full and registration is closed. Please e-mail Coach Cait at for more information if you are interested in a tryout for a future season. Practice for Summer 2018 begins June 21 and our first meet is July 7!

Next season information

  • Fall Season: Beginning in September 2018, exact dates TBA
  • Coaches: Cait & Thaly
  • Session length: TBA