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Swim club inks deal with another school

Board members of the Phoenix Swim Club recently announced that they have secured a long-term commitment that will make Phoenix Country Day School’s (PCDS) new aquatic facility the club’s new home.

Phoenix Swim Club will manage the state-of-the-art, 50-meter pool that is under construction at the PCDS campus on 40th Street, a block north of Camelback Road. The new pool, scheduled to be completed in August, is less than 3 miles from the club’s longtime home at the Dottie Boreyko/Brophy Sports Complex, on Campbell Avenue.

“Remaining centrally located, we will be able to fully accommodate our entire club, from age-groupers, seniors, all the way through Masters, as well as our current partners like the Special Olympics and local high schools at the new facility,” said Steve Schramm, vice president of the Phoenix Swim Club Board of Directors.

The new facility will include spectator seating, office space, and separate locker rooms for girls, boys, men, and women. It also will include the latest in starting block design, lane lines, a 25-yard, six-lane warm up pool, and a state-of-the-art scoreboard.

PSC has worked closely with PCDS to ensure that all of the needs of the club are considered in constructing the new facility. In the meantime, PSC will close out its season at the Dottie Boreyko/Brophy Sports Complex, which ends in March.

In a related development, the leadership of PSC and the Arizona Marlins met and agreed to go forward as one club under the Phoenix Swim Club name. PSC Head Coach Garrett McCaffrey, along with Arizona Marlins leadership Mike and Ken Maczuga, will be working out the details in the coming weeks.

“We are excited about combining with the Marlins, Arizona’s longest tenured swim club,” Schramm said. “The Marlins have a long and rich history in producing outstanding young men and women that excel in and out of the pool. The leadership at both the Marlins and PSC are excited about the opportunity that this merger provides to all parties involved.”

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