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Swim Team

The acac Swim Team is a developmental youth aquatics program promoting personal growth through competitive swimming. Programs run year-round for all age groups and skill levels.

Swim Coaches

Alex Cushman – Head Coach

acac is proud to announce Alex Cushman as acac Head Swim Team Coach! Alex brings over 7 years of head coaching experience as well as many years of accomplished swimming. Alex will be leading both our Summer and Winter Swim Team programs.


Alex began his swimming career at a young age at the Pottstown YMCA, where he qualified for nationals in multiple events. Alex also swam for Spring-Ford High School where he was an All-American in the 100-yard Butterfly. After high school Alex swam at the University of Pittsburgh. Shortly after his time at Pittsburgh Alex began coaching where he led Owen J. Roberts age group program to their first league championship. Following his time at OJR, Alex coached at acac under coach Billy Gordon for one season. Alex left acac and became the Head Coach at Sun Valley High School.


Alex took a break from coaching to pursue other professional opportunities but was always hopeful to return to swimming in the future. Alex is happy to make his return to coaching and the swimming community and is excited for the opportunity to once again give back to a sport that has given him so much. Alex has always loved how challenging swimming can be but also how much joy it can bring. He is looking forward to helping acac swimmers reach their swimming goals like his coaches helped him.

Alex will be starting coaching duties and preparing for the fast-approaching winter season next week and is excited to meet all of acac’s swim families.

Practice & Meet Schedule | Winter Swim Team

Potential Dolphins ages 5-18 are invited to join the acac Swim Team! Swimmers must be able to complete one lap of the pool with rotary breathing and one lap backstroke.

Registration Opens August 19, 2022. Register through the member portal or email Mike LaRose at [email protected]. Practices begin September 7, 2022.

New swimmer tryouts:

8/23: 3pm-4:30pm

8/24:10:30am – 11:30am

8/30: 5pm-6pm

Potential Dolphins ages 5-18 are invited to join the acac Swim Team! Swimmers must be able to complete one lap of the pool with rotary breathing and one lap backstroke.

Practice Groups

Minnows: Ages 8 & under. Must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke and have an idea of breaststroke and/or butterfly.

Member Fee: $125 per month

Non Member Fee: $195 per month

Minnows Practice: Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 6pm-6:45pm

Spinners: Ages 8-13. Must be able to swim all four competitive strokes.

Member Fee: $140 per month

Non Member Fee: $210 per month

Spinners Practice: Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 6:45pm-8pm | Thursday:6pm-7:15pm

Orcas: Ages 13-18. Must be able to swim all four competitive strokes legally. Recommended 5 practices per week.

Member Fee: $180 per month

Non Member fee: $245 per month

Orcas Practice: Tuesday: 7:15pm-8:30pm | Thursday/Friday: 6:45pm-8pm | Saturday: 5:30pm-6:45pm

Orcas Elite: Ages 14-18 years

Member Fee: $180 per month

Non Member fee: $245 per month

Orcas Elite Practice: Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 4:30pm-6pm | Saturday: 3:30-5:30pm

Swim Team Interest Form