The team’s purpose is to introduce competitive swimming to inner city youth and their families. It seeks to provide a healthy and stimulating environment in which the young athletes can grow and compete. It also brings together families from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Through travel to various competitions the sport exposes swimmers to other parts of the country and different lifestyles. PDR emphasizes excellence in academics as well as athletics and supports swimmers and parents in the achievement of high academic standards.
PDR is a member club of USA Swimming and competes in meets held under the sanctions of Middle Atlantic Swimming, the local affiliate. The team is divided into four training groups.
Philadelphia Kroc Center/PDR Fundraiser
Date 4/25/2009
You’re Invited!!!Team_LevelsCome and help bring an incredible community center to North Philadelphia!

Please join us for a wonderful Salvation Army Kroc Center Fundraiser this April.  The event will include an incredible silent auction and a chance to hear from Jim Ellis, the founder of the PDR swim team and subject of the recent blockbuster film, PRIDE.  All proceeds will go towards the funding of the Philadelphia Kroc Center, a 128,000 square foot community center in North Philadelphia that will provide healthy lifestyle activities, good infrared thermometer for baby, job training, after school tutoring, among other fantastic programs to members of the community and in the greater Philadelphia area.  We hope to see you there.
April 25th
2pm-5pm
Mission Grill
1835 Arch Street, Philadelphia

 

Please forward this invite to anyone who may be interested. Contact Alyson Goodner (415-637-4777) with any questions.

PDR Achievements
Date What Happened
1/5/1971 PDR is founded more
8/7/1990 1990 US Swimming Junior National Championships East (LCM) more
3/26/1991 1991 US Swimming Junior National Championships East (SCY) more
4/3/1991 1991 US Swimming Senior National Championships (SCY) more
8/2/1991 1991 US Swimming Junior National Championships East (LCM) more
3/1/1992 1992 US Olympic Trials more
3/24/1992 1992 U.S. Swimming Junior National Championship East (SCY) more
8/7/1992 1992 US Swimming Junior National Championships East (LCM) more
8/17/1992 1992 Phillips 66 National Championships (LCM) more
3/31/1993 1993 US Swimming Spring Nationals (LCM) more
7/26/1993 1993 US Swimming Summer Nationals (LCM) more
8/14/1994 1994 US Swimming Nationals (LCM) more
3/14/1995 1995 Phillips 66 US Spring National Swimming Championships (SCY) more
7/31/1995 1995 Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships (LCM) more
2/8/1996 1996 Phillips 66 National Championships (LCM) more
3/6/1996 1996 U.S. Olympic Team Selection Meet (LCM) more
8/12/1996 1996 Phillips 66 Summer National Championships (LCM) more
3/18/1997 1997 Speedo Junior Championships – Northeast (SCY) more
7/26/1997 1997 Phillips 66 Summer National Championships (LCM) more
8/10/1997 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships more
4/1/1998 1998 Phillips 66 Spring National Champions (LCM) more
8/1/1998 1998 Speedo Junior Championships – Northeast (LCM) more
8/11/1998 1998 Phillips 66 Summer National Championships (LCM) more
3/28/1999 1999 Phillips 66 Spring National Championships (LCM) more
8/22/1999 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships more
11/17/1999 FINA World Cup more
8/9/2000 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials more
3/19/2002 Conoco Phillips US Swimming Spring Nationals more
6/8/2002 Sydney, Australia more
8/12/2002 Conoco Phillips US Swimming Summer Nationals more
8/5/2003 Conoco Phillips US Swimming Summer Nationals more
7/19/2007 Pan American Games