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Raccoon Swim Club Re-opens For 61st Season

May 31, 2018 12:01 am0 commentsViews: 35

MULLICA HILL — Racoon Valley Swim Club (RVSC) in Mullica Hill re-opened for the Summer of 2018, kicking off its 61st season with some exciting updates.

Founded in 1957, Raccoon Valley Swim Club is tucked away just a block off Main Street on Church and Eric Roads and overlooks the valley carved by Raccoon Creek, its namesake. The club features three pools, a covered pavilion, upper deck, playground and BBQ area and a fun family atmosphere.

On Memorial Day weekend the club unveiled its new updates including freshly repainted buildings, new landscaping, high dive and more. RVSC’s swim and dive teams, open to all kids from beginner to age 18, are also gearing up for the season and will host Suburban League Championships this year. Raccoon Valley is a private club owned and operated by its members but they are always happy to welcome new additions to their “family” and have new membership packages available for the 2018 season.

Raccoon Valley is the founding member of the Suburban Swim Association, and the Raccoon Valley Swim Team offers a fun and nurturing environment for all ages and abilities to experience competitive swimming. Competitive swimming teaches the value of hard work, patience, persistence, and teamwork.  Not to mention the exceptional conditioning program swimming offers athletes looking to stay in top shape for fall and winter sports.

All of the Raccoon Valley meets are “A” meets where each swimmer has the opportunity to swim in at least two races.

RVSC introduced a new Swim Team Only membership package for 2018 designed for kids who primarily want to join for the swim team.  It’s designed as a more cost effective alternative so that kids can still enjoy competing on the swim and dive teams even if the family has their own backyard pool and may not take advantage of a full swim club membership.

Kids who are not yet ready for the Swim Team love the swim lessons at Raccoon Valley.  Both private and group lessons are available throughout the summer.

The lifeguards are ready to get to work too as RVSC continues its decades long tradition of offering part time employment for local teens and young adults.  Many lifeguards are former swim team members and swim lesson instructors who have truly “grown up” with the club.

And since safety is always a top priority, the club is thrilled to have received a special donation of an automated external defibrillator (AED) from the Heroes Foundation.  The Heroes Foundation will dedicate the AED in a ceremony this summer.

Raccoon Valley is a private club owned and operated by its members, most of whom are from Mullica Hill or the surrounding Central Gloucester County communities of Richwood, Ewan, Mantua, Swedesboro, South Harrison, and Elk. Many RVSCers are second- or third-generation members, but we’re always happy to welcome new additions to our “family”.

The season runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, and they host special nights throughout the summer for kids, teens, and grownups alike. Raccoon Valley Swim Club is accepting new members for the 2018 season. For more information visit the club’s website at www.rvsc.org or email info@rvsc.org.

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