• August 02, 2017

    Registration Link for SwimAmerica & Pre-Team

    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!! We apologize that the links were not up at 8pm...we had some technical difficulties.  THANK YOU FOR THOSE WHO CAME TO TRYOUTS!  Registration is now being accepted for the following programs and is first-come-first-serve. Once the class size fills up, the system...


  • July 29, 2017

    SwimAmerica & Pre-Competitive Team Information

    REGISRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM WILL OPEN ON: Wed, August 2nd at 8:00pm through a link on an upcoming news posting. SwimAmerica are swim lessons for children 4 to 8 of all abilities. The Pre-Competitive Team is for swimmers aged 9-18 with some swimming experience. Children should be able to do 2...


  • July 17, 2017

    Try-outs for 2017-2018 Season!

    We will be holding our try-outs for anyone interested on Monday, July 31st at the following times for the following age groups: 10 and under swimmers – 5:00pm – 6:00pm  11 and over swimmers – 6:00pm – 7:00pm  Swimmers must participate in the try-out...


  • July 17, 2017

    COUGARS ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA!

    Coach Eric received a call last week from a former Cougar swimmer who now works for ABC News. He’s inviting 7 swimmers age 12-15 from our team to Good Morning America for a segment on swimming THIS Thursday 7/20. We had 49 names submitted for consideration in this GMA Lottery!!! Coach Eric...


  • February 22, 2017

    Volunteer Information for 2017 Silv/Bronze Champs!

    This coming weekend we will be hosting the 12&U Silver/Bronze Championship! We wouldn’t be able to host these meets without all of your help – so thank you in advance! As most of you already know, these meets act as a fundraiser for the Cougar Parent Organization and the money has...


  • February 12, 2017

    CAT NEWS!

    SAVE THE DATES! END OF SEASON BANQUETS It’s that time of year again...Team Banquets in which we celebrate all that has been accomplished in a season of hard work and fast swimming and lots of fun! ALL swimmers have worked really hard and will be acknowledged so please Save The Date and plan...


  • January 05, 2017

    Sign Up Genius for CAT Hosted Meets

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  • December 09, 2016

    Thank You Volunteers!

    MANY THANKS CAT VOLUNTEERS! In usual CAT fashion, the 2016 Caitlin Lehmann Meet was a great success! Compliments poured in from Officials, Coaches and many Swim Parents! Richard Lehmann, Caitlin's father, also came out once again to watch for a while, and thanked CAT as well for remembering his...


  • November 23, 2016

    CAT Thanksgiving Schedule

    Wednesday, Nov. 23rd Senior National - 2:00 to 4:00pm (College swimmers welcome!)Bronze & Silver - 4:00 to 5:15pmSenior 1 - 5:15 to 7:00pmNO DRYLAND  Thursday, Nov. 24th HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! NO PRACTICE  Friday, Nov. 25th Senior National and Senior Prep - 8:00 to 10:00amSilver...


  • October 27, 2016

    Practice Schedule Updates

    Saturday, 10/29 – NO SWIM PRACTICES for all groups due to MKA Homecoming. All Senior Groups (SPT, S1, & SNT) should go to Dryland offered at Adrenaline from 10:00am-11:00am!!! Sunday, 10/30 – Metro Swim Shop distribution of ordered items will be conducted from 9:30am –...


  • September 28, 2016

    SWIM FOR THE CURE IS COMING BACK TO COUGAR 10/30/2016

    In 2009, CAT alumni Lindsay Stearns created an event called "Swim for the Cure" to raise money for the Susan G. Komen North Jersey Affiliate. Susan G. Komen is a non-profit organization that raises money for Breast Cancer research. Many of you swam in this event at MKA in 2013 & 2014. In honor...


  • September 22, 2016

    CAT CPO September Newsletter

    Starting this short course season, the Cougar Aquatic Team's Parent Organization (CPO) launched a Parent Newsletter! CLICK HERE for the Newsletter! Team Apparel Flyer Team Suits and Gear Flyer Become an Official! CAT Towel Order Form


  • August 11, 2016

    Registration for SwimAmerica & Pre-Competitive Team NOW OPEN

    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!! Deadline is September 12th or until classes are filled. Registration is now being accepted for the following programs: SwimAmerica program, the Pre-Competitive Team and the HS Preparation Program. SwimAmerica are swim lessons for children 8 and under of all...


  • July 25, 2016

    TRY OUT FOR THE 2016-2017 SWIM SEASON!!!

    Try-outs for the 2016-2017 Swim Season will take place: Tuesday, August 2nd!5:30pm - 6:15pm - Try-outs for all 10 and under swimmers will be held. No registration is required.6:30pm - 7:15pm - Try-outs for all 11 and over swimmers will be held. Registration is required (please read below for...


  • June 15, 2016

    Practice Updates

    Silver and Gold Team... ST & GT are going to start outdoor AM practices on Monday, 6/20. Verona Pool from 6am-8am. Coach Liz will hold a practice open to Silver and Gold swimmers for those who can't make it to the morning practices. These will be held at MKA on Monday (6/20) and Wednesday...


  • May 11, 2016

    NJ Swimming Releases New 2016-17 Time Standards

    Cougars! The new time standards for next short course season have been posted on the NJ Swimming website...there are 58 time updates! Please look over carefully. New 2016 - 2017 Times in Bold and Shaded Yellow! CLICK HERE for the link for the new NJ Swimming 2016-2017 Time Standards


  • April 20, 2016

    Shop Now for your Spring/Summer CAT Spirit Wear!!!

    Cougar Aquatic Team APPAREL SALE The CPO is running a Sprit Wear sale for the Spring/Summer Season. Attached is a preview of the Spirt Wear items available for order. Sale runs for a limited time: April 19th – April 26th 2016 We are using Thompson’s online store for this sale. Click...


  • March 16, 2016

    SwimAmerica & Pre-Team Registration (Updated!)

    Our goal is to teach children how to swim for life — we don’t just teach swim lessons. We put safety first and this program is designed to teach all the swim skills your child needs to be safe in and around the water for a lifetime. SwimAmerica™ is a national learn to swim...


  • March 10, 2016

    13&O Silver/Bronze - 65 NEW GOLD TIMES!

    Cougars had a tremendous showing at this year’s 13 & Over Silver/Bronze Championship at Raritan Valley Community College. The kids were swimming so fast even the power went out! The amount of personal best swims was an outstanding accomplishment from our swimmers who have worked so hard...


  • February 29, 2016

    12&Under Silver/Bronze Champs Recap!

    Can you all believe how quickly this meet came and went??? Another fantastic weekend at 2016 NJS Silver/Bronze Championships! Congratulations to all our Cougar swimmers who had tons of amazing races and personal best times achieved!!!MEET RESULTSIndividual/Relay Results are also posted on our...


  • January 06, 2016

    CAT Parent's Cocktail Party Information!

    When: Friday, January 22nd, 2016Where: Il Tulipano RestaurantCLICK HERE for Flyer!Time: 7-10pmCost: $35 per person (Cash Bar)No Credit CardsPlease make checks payable to theCOUGAR PARENT ORGANIZATIONPlease mail your RSVP to:Stacey Smith (by January 18th) 205 Dorchester Street Whippany,...


  • December 17, 2015

    Holiday Schedule (Updated)

    UPDATED 12/17/2015Tuesday, December 22nd(please note the earlier practice time)Senior Prep / Gold - 4:30PM - 6:00PM Senior 1 / Nat'l - 6:00PM - 8:00PMWednesday, December 23rdMKA POOL CLOSED / Only Senior Drylands Senior Groups Dryland @ Adrenaline from 5:30 - 6:15pmThursday, December 24thMKA POOL...


  • November 30, 2015

    Distance Challenge Recap!

    On Saturday, November 28th, the Cougar Aquatic Team held its 6th Annual Distance Challenge in which swimmers swam the the 400 IM, the 500 Freestyle, 1000 freestyle, and even the mile! 120 Cougars (last year was 98) swam in this year’s meet – the largest...


  • November 10, 2015

    Thanksgiving Schedule! (updated)

    Wednesday, Nov. 25thSenior National - 2:00 to 4:00pm (College swimmers welcome!)Bronze & Silver - 4:00 to 5:15pmSenior 1 - 6:00 to 7:30pmThursday, Nov. 26thHAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! NO PRACTICE Friday, Nov. 27thSenior National and Senior Prep - 8:00 to 10:00am (College swimmers welcome!)Silver...


  • October 09, 2015

    Senior 1 & National Announcement

    Senior 1 & Senior National Swimmers/Parents:As was announced at practice last night:I'm suddenly getting bounce backs from a lot of e-mails. Gmail seems to think I'm sending out SPAM so I'm being blocked. Until that clears, I'll text anything that's urgent and update facebook and/or this...


  • September 29, 2015

    2014-2015 CAT SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICANS!

    Each year, USA Swimming recognizes its athlete members who excel both in the classroom and in the pool. The Scholastic All-America Team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and who have achieved the required time standard in a single event. This...


  • September 19, 2015

    CAT Apparel Sale!

    Thompson’s Online Store – Click on the link below to place your order. Each family will place their own order and pay by credit card. Delivery in late November. Please select Group Pick up for your delivery method in order to have spirt wear items delivered to the MKA pool for pick-up....


  • August 25, 2015

    SwimAmerica & Pre-Team Registration NOW AVAILABLE

    SwimAmericaOur goal is to teach children how to swim for life — we don’t just teach swim lessons. We put safety first and this program is designed to teach all the swim skills your child needs to be safe in and around the water for a lifetime. SwimAmerica™ is a national learn...


  • July 22, 2015

    TRY OUTS ARE TODAY!

    COUGAR AQUATIC TEAM TRY-OUTS!!!Who: 8 & under swimmersWhen: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015Time: 5:30pm-6:15pm (arrive 15 min early & dressed to swim)Where: MKA Upper School Pool – 6 Lloyd Road, Montclair, NJ 07042. (Using a GPS, plug in 1 Lloyd Road, Montclair, NJ) The pool is in the...


  • April 27, 2015

    Cougar Aquatic Team APPAREL SALE!

    Cougar Aquatic Team APPAREL SALE!CPO is running a Spirit Wear sale for the Spring/Summer Season. Sale runs for a limited time: April 24th – May 2nd 2015We are using Thompson’s online store for this sale. Click on the link below to place your order. Each family will place their own order...


  • March 27, 2015

    CAT Swim-A-Thon April 18th, 2015!!!

    CAT is excited to announce that on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 we will be kicking off our Spring/Summer Season with a Swim-a-Thon, the only pledge-for-length fundraising program recognized by USA Swimming! This fundraising effort will help support our own team and also the USA Swimming Foundation....


  • March 25, 2015

    13&O Silver/Bronze Recap!

    The Cougar Aquatic Team is so proud of our 13&Overs who raced at Silver-Bronze Championships! Check out below for our swimmers who made the top 16 and also those who qualified for NJ Junior Olympics!!!CAT Swimmers in the Top 16Girl’s 13-14 50 Free Carlee Sanchez-Hegarty – Tie for...


  • March 08, 2015

    2015 Championship Season in full swing!

    The final stretch of the season, from the end of February to the end of March, is a busy time for all CAT swimmers. Congratulations to all our swimmers who raced at these past two championship meets- the swimmers were confident in the water and tons of personal best times were...


  • February 24, 2015

    Registration for Spring 2015 SwimAmerica and Pre-Team!

       Our goal is to teach children how to swim for life — we don’t just teach swim lessons. We put safety first and this program is designed to teach all the swim skills your child needs to be safe in and around the water for a lifetime. SwimAmerica™ is a...


  • February 12, 2015

    Saturday Practice Times have Changed!

    Saturday Practice Times have CHANGED due to the end of the MKA high school season! Saturday practices will be at the following times for the remainder of the short course season.7:30 to 9:30am: Senior 1 Team / Senior National Team 9:30 to 11:15am: Silver Team / Gold Team 11:15am to 12:30pm: Junior...


  • February 01, 2015

    New CAT Towel Order!

    CLICK HERE to ORDER!The link below will be opened for 10 days only! All orders/payments need to be received by Tuesday February 10, 2015!Towel Details:- Towels are Green on a Black Background (as seen on the next page)- Please note that personalized space on the towel is limited and is...


  • January 08, 2015

    CAT Parent's Cocktail Party Information!

    When: Friday, February 6th, 2015Where: Il Tulipano RestaurantCLICK HERE for Flyer!Time: 7-10pmCost: $35 per person (Cash Bar)No Credit CardsPlease mail your RSVP to:Mary Fuchs 32 Northview Terrace Cedar Grove, NJ 07009  


  • December 15, 2014

    CAT Awarded Silver Medal Club for 2015!!!

    The Cougar Aquatic Team achieved "Silver Medal" status with USA Swimming's Club Excellence Program for the year 2015. This is the team's 5th consecutive year winning a medal from the Club Excellence Program and our fourth "Silver Medal"! CAT was ranked 44th (9,813 points) out...


  • December 08, 2014

    Caitlin Lehmann Meet - THANK YOU!

    Good Evening,Thank you to all CAT families for the tremendous job today. Once again, CAT received many compliments from officials, coaches and parents on a meet well run, which finished ahead of schedule. Everything from the food in hospitality and concessions to keeping the meet on the timeline...


  • November 24, 2014

    Distance Challenge Recap! (Updated)

    On Saturday, November 22nd, the Cougar Aquatic Team held its 5th Annual Distance Challenge in which swimmers swam the 500 freestyle, the 400 IM, the 1000 freestyle, and even the mile (1650 free)! 98 Cougars swam in this year’s meet – the largest...


  • November 19, 2014

    Thanksgiving Break Practice Schedule!

    Wednesday, Nov. 26thSenior National - 2:00 to 4:00pm (College swimmers welcome!)Bronze & Silver - 4:00 to 5:15pmSenior 1 - 5:15 to 7:00pmThursday, Nov. 27thHAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! NO PRACTICE Friday, Nov. 28thSenior National - 8:00 to 10:00am (College swimmers welcome!)Silver Team and Gold...


  • November 05, 2014

    CPO Announcement!

    The Cougar Parent Organization is thrilled to announce that Mary Fuchs has agreed to be Co-President with Peter Byrne effective immediately. Mary was unanimously voted in at the CPO meeting on Thursday, October 30. Patty D'Angelo will stay on as Immediate Past President and will continue to serve...


  • October 20, 2014

    Halloween Practice Update

    Practices on Halloween (Friday, October 31st, 2014) will be cancelled for Pre-Team, Junior, Silver, and Senior National groups.Gold & Senior Prep are the only groups practicing from 4:30 to 5:45pm!


  • October 08, 2014

    Green & White Recap!

    The 2014-2015 season kicked off this past Sunday morning at our first in-house Green & White mini meet! Swimmers aged 12 & Under from the Pre-Team, Silver, Bronze, and Junior groups all participated and swam a variety of events! Coach Judy said she was so excited to see all...


  • September 30, 2014

    Turn your Amazon shopping into donations to the team!

    FUNDRAISING WITH AMAZON.COM!Parents! A very easy and simple way to help the team! Click the banner below!You can additionally find this link on the bottom of our website (Look for the Amazon Logo!) or Links page ('CPO Amazon Affiliate'). After clicking will be brought to the Amazon website,...


  • September 30, 2014

    CAT NEEDS OFFICIALS!

    The sport of competitive swimming in New Jersey urgently needs volunteers interested in becoming stroke and turn officials. Over the last few years, with the large graduating classes of Senior swimmers, we have lost the officials who were the parents of those swimmers. We now need to rebuild the...


  • September 17, 2014

    2013-2014 CAT Scholastic All-Americans!

    Each year, USA Swimming recognizes its athlete members who excel both in the classroom and in the pool. The Scholastic All-America Team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and who have achieved the required time standard in a single event. This...


  • September 15, 2014

    Important Update about CAT Family Accounts!

    Team,We're currently experiencing some technical issues with our automated email system for the CAT Family Accounts. While we wait for this email issue to be resolved I will continue to update the database and approve family accounts. I thank you all in advance for your patience while we figure...


  • August 28, 2014

    CONSTRUCTION BEGINS SOON AT MKA

    CAT Families,Over the next few weeks, construction will begin at MKA right in the middle of the Upper School Campus. The library is being expanded and transformed to serve the school as a brand new academic center. This unfortunately will make Lloyd Road even more congested due to trailers,...


  • August 22, 2014

    IMPORTANT SwimAmerica Registration Update!

    UPDATE: If you have already sent in your registration....PLEASE EMAIL COACH PAT - pat@cougaraquatic.com - TO CHOOSE TIME SLOT - 4:00 to 4:35 OR 4:45 to 5:20. You do not need to re-submit any paperwork!·        Classes are MONDAYS and...


  • August 21, 2014

    CAT Annual Picnic - Let's have some fun!

    Cougar Aquatic TeamAnnual PicnicIt's that time of year….the beginning of a new swim season and what better way to start off the season than with our annual picnic.Sunday,  September 14th at the Cedar Grove Community Park - Slattery Way12-4:00pmCome enjoy some time away from the pool with...


  • August 06, 2014

    Fall Pre-Team Information & Registration Packet

    FALL PRE-COMPETITIVE TEAMCLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION PACKET (.docx)CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION PACKET (.pdf) September 23rd to November 11thAges 11 & Up Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays – 4:00 to 5:30pm Cost - $425Ages 10 & Under Tuesdays, Thursdays,...


  • July 23, 2014

    Want to swim for CAT? Try-out Information Here!

    The Cougar Aquatic Team is having a try out for any new swimmer who wishes to be a part of our team on Tuesday August 5th OR any swimmer receiving a letter stating they would need to try out AGAIN for the 2014 – 2015 swim season.TRYOUTS: Tuesday August 5th. Ages 10 and under: 5:00pm to 6:00pm...


  • July 22, 2014

    Silver-Bronze Champs Recap!

    A great way to start up the championship season is to have two amazing Silver-Bronze meets on the same weekend! Cougars enters into the final weeks of the Summer Long Course Championship Season and everyone is excited to race!Congratulations to all our swimmers this past weekened - the swimmers...


  • July 13, 2014

    Thank You! NJ Long Course Senior States!

    The Cougar Aquatic Team was proud to host the New Jersey Long Course Senior State Championships along with New Jersey Swimming!!! The meet ran smoothy and was a great success! Great job to all swimmers who competed! Individual/Relay Results to be posted soon! For all results see link...


  • June 11, 2014

    2013-2014 Scholastic All-American Applications

    Each year, USA Swimming recognizes its athlete members who excel both in the classroom and in the pool. The Scholastic All-America Team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and who have achieved the required time standard in a single event.To be...


  • April 07, 2014

    Updated Info - SwimAmerica, Clinics, Pre-Team!

    IMPORTANT:SWIMAMERICA/PRETEAM: Emails will be sent out shortly to those who registered. Checks will be deposited this week if they haven't already. If you don't hear from Coach Pat by Friday, April 11th, please contact him directly.Registration has closed for Session 1 (April 15th to May...


  • April 04, 2014

    2014 CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON (Updated)

    The final weeks of the season, from the end of February to the end of March, is a busy time for all CAT swimmers. The Cougar Aquatic Team hosted one region of the 12&U Silver/Bronze Championships and participated in a total of six championship meets – two of them out of state in Buffalo,...


  • March 25, 2014

    NCSA Junior Nats Recap!

    The Cougar Aquatic Team took 12 swimmers down to the NCSA Junior Nationals Spring Championships in Orlando, Flordia. This is a very fast meet of 1,690 swimmers.ALL DAYS ResultsClick Here to view results...-------------------------------------------Saturday, March 22ndWomen's...


  • March 18, 2014

    Spring Pre-Team & Exciting New CAT Clinics!

    SPRING PRE-COMPETITIVE TEAMApril 14th to May 28th 2014Ages 11 & Up Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays – 4:00 to 5:30pm Cost - $425Ages 10 & Under Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays – 4:00 to 5:00pm Cost - $375The Cougar Aquatic Team is offering a pre-team/competitive clinic to...


  • March 06, 2014

    CAT SwimAmerica Lessons - Spring 2014!

    Our goal is to teach children how to swim for life — we don’t just teach swim lessons. We put safety first and this program is designed to teach all the swim skills your child needs to be safe in and around the water for a lifetime. SwimAmerica™ is a national learn to swim...


  • February 24, 2014

    12&U Silver/Bronze Recap!

    Great job to all swimmers who competed at Silver/Bronze Championships! Thank you to all the parent volunteers for helping run a great meet. CAT had many amazing time drops and personal best times achieved! Results are on BeSmartt and we should have them on our results page shortly!44 NEW GOLD...


  • February 23, 2014

    THANK YOU! CAT 12&U Silver-Bronze Championships!

    Good Evening,Let me start by saying WOW........ we hosted a meet with 549 swimmers, about 150 more than usually attend a meet like the 12 & Under Silver/Bronze Championship! Not an easy thing to do! Thank you to all CAT families for the tremendous job this weekend.I received many...


  • February 01, 2014

    CAT January Recap (Updated!)

    What's in this article?CAT Swimmers in the Top 20 January Meet RecapsVolunteer Information PostedUpcoming Green & White MeetCalendar Updated for Championship SeasonCongratulations Coach Liz!-----------------------------------------------------------CAT Swimmers - Top 20 Nationally...


  • January 15, 2014

    CAT Parent's Cocktail Party Information!

    When: Friday, February 7th, 2014Where: Il Tulipano RestaurantCLICK HERE for Flyer!Time: 7-10pmCost: $20 per person (Cash Bar)No Credit CardsPartially Underwritten by The Cougar Parent OrganizationPlease mail your RSVP to:Mary Fuchs 32 Northview Terrace Cedar Grove, NJ 07009  


  • December 18, 2013

    CAT Achieves Silver Medal for 2014 Club Excellence Program!

    The Cougar Aquatic Team achieved "Silver Medal" status with USA Swimming's Club Excellence Program for the year 2014. This is the team's 4th consecutive year winning a medal from the Club Excellence Program and our third "Silver Medal"! CAT was ranked 65th (9,086 points) out of 200...


  • November 27, 2013

    Distance Challenge Recap (Updated!)

    On Saturday, November 23rd, the Cougar Aquatic Team held its 6th Annual Distance Challenge in which swimmers swam the 500 freestyle, the 400 IM, the 1000 freestyle, and even the mile (1650 free)! 84 Cougar swimmers swam in this year’s meet – the largest Distance Challenge ever held!Of...


  • November 12, 2013

    CAT Fall News! (Important Info)

    What's in this article?Saturday Practice changes due to MKA MS & HS SwimmingThanksgiving Practice ScheduleFall Meet RecapsSaturday Practice Changes!Parents and Swimmers - please be aware that the practice schedule changes this Saturday, November 16th. MKA high school swimming now has practice...


  • October 07, 2013

    Green and White Meet Recap!

    The 2013-2014 Season kicked off this past Sunday morning at our first in-house meet! Swimmers aged 11&Under from Silver, Bronze, and Junior Teams all participated and swam a big variety of events! Coach Judy said she was so excited to see all of the little kids stepping up to swim some new...


  • October 04, 2013

    SwimAmerica Session 2 - Registration

    Our goal is to teach children how to swim for life — we don’t just teach swim lessons. We put safety first and this program is designed to teach all the swim skills your child needs to be safe in and around the water for a lifetime. SwimAmerica™ is a national learn to swim...


  • September 18, 2013

    2012-13 CAT Scholastic All-Americans!

    Each year, USA Swimming recognizes its athlete members who excel both in the classroom and in the pool. The Scholastic All-America Team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and who have achieved the required time standard in a single event. To...


  • September 08, 2013

    Important Information!

    Practice Start DatesSenior 1 & Gold Team - Tuesday, September 10Bronze Team & Silver Team - Wednesday, September 11Junior Team - Friday, September 13Fall Competitive Clinic - Monday, September 16thSwimAmerica Session 1 - Tuesday, September 17thSenior 2 - Tuesday, September 17thMandatory...


  • September 08, 2013

    Website Registration for new Families

    CAT FAMILIES WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER AGAIN. PLEASE CONTACT COACH PAT WITH ANY ISSUES.If you look above near the Facebook link, you will notice a new link for 'Member Registration'. Clicking this link will bring you to a form for each family to fill out. The Cougar...


  • August 29, 2013

    No Second Try Outs Planned

    We are very sorry, but at this time we are not going to be able to hold a second try-out as we had initially hoped to do. After allowing returning Cougar swimmers and those who came to the first try out to return their registration paperwork and integrating them into our rosters, it has been...


  • August 19, 2013

    GO COUGARS! Summary of August's Swims!

     What's in this article? -Cougars at Junior Nationals-CAT Swimmers @ the Ray Licata Memorial Ocean Mile-Morgan Smith highlighted in Verona-Cedar Grove Times-Zones Results (Check back...


  • August 06, 2013

    CAT at the US Open & Super Sectionals

    US Open RecapCAT swimmers Cailley Silbert, Rebecca Fleming, and Jessica Antiles all swam the mile (1500m free) at the 2013 US Open Championships at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center in Irvine, California. Cailley placed 12th overall with a time of 16:46.43...Jessica swam a...


  • July 29, 2013

    SwimAmerica and Fall Competitive Clinic

    TRYOUTS ARE TOMORROW JULY 30th!CAT/SwimAmerica Program InformationOur goal is to teach children how to swim for life — we don’t just teach swim lessons. We put safety first and this program is designed to teach all the swim skills your child needs to be safe in and around the water for...


  • July 24, 2013

    Cougar Aquatic Try-Out Information!

    TRYOUTS: Tuesday July 30th, 2013Please arrive ON TIME & ready to swim!!!Ages 12 and Under: 5:00pm to 6:00pm Ages 13 and Older: 6:00pm to 7:00pmIMPORTANT INFORMATION:-Please bring with you to the try out a list of current times and brief summary of your practice schedule if you were...


  • July 22, 2013

    Silvers Recap & Cougars around the Globe!

    The Cougar Aquatic Team is gearing up for LC Junior Olympics starting this Thursday, July 25th at Rutgers University. Here's a recap of what's been going on -13&O Silver/Bronze Championship RecapMorgan Smith swims at the Maccabiah Games in IsraelCAT Alum Nic Fink prepping for World...


  • July 14, 2013

    Registration for returning CAT Swimmers

    Cougar Swimmers & Parents,We are trying something new for this year's registration for the upcoming 2013-2014 Fall/Winter season. A teamwide e-mail was sent out over the weekend to all current team members containing the 2013-2014 Registration Packet. The Registration Info Packet can only be...


  • July 08, 2013

    4th of July Distance Challenges! (UPDATED)

    The Cougar Aquatic Team held its annual distance challenges over the 4th of July Holiday break! Thank you to all of the parents for bringing bagels, muffins, fruit, water, and juice for after the swims. The swimmers all had wonderfull time!On Thursday, July 4th the Senior 1 & 2 teams swam a 5k...


  • June 07, 2013

    Cougars' May Recap (Updated)

    What's in this article?-Memorial Day Invite-Graduating Seniors-CAT Parent's Cocktail Party ---------------------------------------------------Memorial Day InviteAfter swimming the Marlins Summer Qualifier Meet up in Greenwich CT,...


  • May 17, 2013

    MDW Practice Schedule

    Memorial Day Weekend Practice ScheduleSaturday 5/25No Senior 1 Practice due to Meet Senior 2 and Gold Team 9:30 to 11:00am Bronze and Silver Team 11:00am to 12:00pm Junior Team: 12:00 to 1:00pmSunday 5/26No Senior 1 Practice due to Meet Senior 2 and Silver Team 10:00 to 11:30am Bronze Team &...


  • March 29, 2013

    End of Season Recap!

    What's in this article?-Information Regarding Tryouts-13&O Silver-Bronze Championships Recap-Sectionals Recap-Results, Times, and Record Updates-Follow CAT Swimmers @ Zones-Lizzy Butler on the News - Scholar Athlete!-National Age Group Rankings Update-CAT Action Plan on Bullying &...


  • March 17, 2013

    CAT @ JR NATS

      GREAT JOB COUGARS!!!LIVE RESULTS LINK***Final Update - 12:00 PM - 3/17/13****indicates new personal best**indicates new CAT Record!Women's 200 IM FinalsJessica Antiles - 19th place - 2:02.99**---------------------------------------------------------Women's...


  • March 14, 2013

    CAT places 3rd at 2013 NJ JOs (UPDATED)

    What exciting weekend!!! Individual & Relay Results are posted on the Results page! Please read the entire article below as its been updated!Final Scores:1st  Scarlet Aquatics 4,9052nd Berkeley Aquatic Club 2,637.503rd Cougar Aquatic Team 2,027.50Meet Highlights:Click...


  • March 01, 2013

    When are try-outs for CAT?

    Unfortunately, after reviewing our rosters we have an extremely limited amount of spots available on our competitive swim team going into this spring/summer season. We apologize but are therefore not going to be able to hold an open try-out this year in the Spring.Anyone interested in joining...


  • February 27, 2013

    12&U Silver/Bronze Champs Recap & More!

    Upcoming Meets:Please check the calendar!!!Junior Olympics!8&U Mini Champs!NCSA JR NATS!13&O Silver/Bronze!Sectionals!All available meet information has been posted and updated. The coaching staff is currently submitting entries. Please contact your coach to see what relays are swimming and...


  • February 13, 2013

    COUGARS Heading into Championship Season!

    Green and White Meet #2 Completed!CAT wants to thank all of our 12 & Under swimmers and our Parent volunteers for such a great showing on Sunday, February 10th! We had an amazing mini-meet to culminate the end of our regular season. Many personal bests, challenging new events, and also some...


  • February 01, 2013

    January Meets Recap!

    January is a very packed month for swim meets and the coaches couldn’t be prouder of our swimmers! After coming off an intense two weeks during theHolidaybreak, CAT swimmers had incredible races at a whole slew of meets over the course of the month. Here’s some highlights:WinterfestThis...


  • January 04, 2013

    Happy New Year and Important News!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!The Cougar Aquatic Team wants to extend warm wishes of a Happy & Healthy New Year of 2013 to all of our swimmers, families, and friends! Looking forward to this new year with all of you! Over the course of break, our swimmers trained very hard and endured some grueling sets....


  • December 19, 2012

    Second Place at 2012 Holiday Classic!!! (Updated)

    WOW! What exciting weekend for all our Cougar swimmers!  The Coaches are so proud of all who partcipated! Overall the team saw multiple best times, some real close races, and amazing relays!  GREAT SWIMS ALL AROUND!!!More to come, so please check back soon!Click Here for Team...


  • December 15, 2012

    CAT Achieves Bronze Medal for 2013 Club Excellence Program!

    The Cougar Aquatic Team achieved "Bronze Medal" status with USA Swimming's Club Excellence Program for the year 2013. CAT was ranked 102nd (9,641 points) out of 200 eligible clubs in the United States. Great job Cougars!!!"The program recognizes USA Swimming clubs for their commitment...


  • December 03, 2012

    CAT December News!

    What's in this news article?Caitlin Lehmann Meet RecapCPO/Amazon Affiliate Link for Holiday Shopping!Metro Swim Shop Tech Suit Fitting - Dec. 4th!Holiday Schedule - TBA CAT Seniors who've signed for college swimming!Thank-You Letter from CPO President RuthAnn...


  • November 29, 2012

    CAT Spirit Wear Distribution!

    ATTENTION COUGAR FAMILIES THE SPIRIT WEAR IS FINALLY HERE!If you have ordered: Clothing, Personalized Caps, Towels, Metro Items, etc...there will be a distribution on Friday night between 5:30 and 8PM at MKA! If you are unable to pick up your order, please contact your team parent. They will...


  • November 26, 2012

    Distance Challenge Results!

    Swimmers from Silver, Gold, and Senior 2 burned off some of that turkey from Thanksgiving and competed in our annual Distance Challenge! Amazing races all around, including some phenomenal Gold and Silver times made in each event!Here are the results:* denotes Gold time500 FreestyleLucas Acocella...


  • November 12, 2012

    Flapjack Fundraiser - Nov. 18th! (Updated)

    CAT Swimmers and Families are invited to an Applebee's® Flapjack Fundraiser and Team Bonding Breakfast to support the Cougar Parent Organization!November 18th, 2012 8am-10amTickets Cost: $10.00  Meal includes: Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and a beverage (coffee, juice, soda or...


  • October 15, 2012

    CAT Green and White Meet!

    The 2012-2013 Season kicked off this past Sunday at the Cougar Aquatic Team's first in-house dual meet! CAT swimmers aged 11&Under from Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Junior Teams all participated! Coach Judy said she was so excited to see all of the little kids stepping up to swim some new...


  • October 06, 2012

    Cougar Aquatic Team Records! (Updated)

    Parents and swimmers we thank you for patience while we compile, update, and edit these records!Click Here to download the SCY CAT RecordsClick Here to download the report showing record breakers for SCY Relays! Click Here to download the report showing record breakers for LCM...


  • September 28, 2012

    CAT News

    Below: Dates!...Scholastic All-American...CAT @ Trials!Important DatesMetro Swim Shop/Cougar Spirit Wear - Sunday, September 30th 9am-12pmCougar Cubs/CAT Clinic - Sunday, September 30th 12:30 / 1:30MANDATORY Parent's Meeting - Monday, October 1st...


  • September 09, 2012

    Try Out Results! (Updated)

    The Cougar Aquatic Team wants to thank all of the swimmers and families who made it out to our annual team tryouts yesterday! We had over 70 swimmers try out for the team.Here is the list of swimmers and their assigned groups. All 13 & Overs will be contacted separately by Coach Eric. Some...


  • August 07, 2012

    Try-Out Information

    Cougar Aquatic TeamTry-out InformationTry outs for any swimmer age 10 years old or younger will be held on Saturday September 8th at 8:45am at the Montclair Kimberley Academy. No need to contact us ahead of time, just show up a little early to fill out a try-out registration form. We will begin...


  • July 17, 2012

    12 & Under Silver/Bronze Championships Recap!

    Congratulations to all Cougar swimmers for many great races this past weekend at Princeton University for the 2012 12 & Under Long Course Silver/Bronze Championships! The amount of Gold cuts hit and best times achieved were astounding - over 30 JO cuts in one meet!!!Coach Jane said “I...


  • June 19, 2012

    Get Pumped for CAT Swimmers at Olympic Trials!

    Swimmers, Parents, Friends!OLYMPIC TRIALS IS IN 6 DAYS!!!The Cougar Aquatic Team wants to wish the best of luck to two of our recent grads, Nic Fink (UGA '15) and Jeff Gomez (PSU '13), who are swimming at Trials!!!Men 200 Back - Jeff Gomez - 105thMen 100 Breast - Nic Fink - 29thMen 200 Breast - Nic...


  • June 07, 2012

    CAT Swimmers Across the Nation

    In this news posting...-CAT Swimmers at the Omaha Swimvitational in Nebraska!-Jasmine Spinelli returns from USA Swimming Zone Select Camp!-Nic Fink represents Cougar Aquatics at the Austin Elite Meet in Texas!-Ally Barth's photo makes it into Swimming World...


  • May 17, 2012

    CAT NEWS (Updated!)

    In this news posting...-CAT Awarded Relay Record by NJ Swimming -Regan Kology makes Open Water National Team-CAT featured on local sports news blog-----------------------------------------------------------CAT Awarded New Relay RecordThe Cougar Aquatic Team was awarded a 2012 Short...


  • April 23, 2012

    Cougar Swimmers at Zones!

    Five Cougar Swimmers - 4 from Gold Team and 1 from Senior 2 - competed at the 2012 Zones - Age Group Championship in Webster, NY and helped to represent NJ Swimming. The meet, with over 10 LSC's swimming, was crowded and competetive...New Jersey Swimming came in 6th overall. After a long season of...


  • April 05, 2012

    Want to swim for CAT? Try-out Information Here!

    Swimmers age 12 and under interested in joining should attend one of two tryout dates.  Either Thursday, April 12th at 5:30pm or Saturday, April 14th at 10:00am.  They will be held at the Montclair Kimberley Accademy Upper School Pool located in the basement of...


  • March 28, 2012

    CAT Places 3rd overall at Sectionals - Girls Win!

    With 25 swimmers, Cougar Aquatic sent its largest team ever to Spring Sectionals which was held at the Flickinger Aquatic Center in Buffalo, NY. Since this in an Olympic year, the meet was swum Long Course Meters. This was an extremely fast meet with over 500 swimmers from all over the...


  • March 19, 2012

    CAT wins 2012 NJ Junior Olympics! *Updated*

    WOW WHAT A MEET!(Note: Please refresh the page as it has been updated)The Cougar Aquatic Team had a great 3-day championship meet down at Rutgers University. This was Cougar's second year in a row winning NJJO's! CAT won the meet by over 1100 points! Congratulations to all of our swimmers for such...


  • March 13, 2012

    13&O Silver/Bronze Champs Recap!

    Congratulations to all Cougar swimmers for many great races this past weekend at Rutgers University for the 2012 13&Over Silver/Bronze Championships! There were numerous Gold cuts, personal bests, and in-season bests in all age groups. Some of our 13/14 Swimmers at the meet!In addition we...


  • March 05, 2012

    Want to swim for CAT? Try-out Information Here!

    Swimmers age 12 and under interested in joining should attend one of two tryout dates.  Either Thursday, April 12th at 5:30pm or Saturday, April 14th at 10:00am.  They will be held at the Montclair Kimberley Accademy Upper School Pool located in the basement of...


  • March 04, 2012

    2012 Championship Season has begun! *UPDATED*

    CAT Swimmer Mellany Smith - Ties for 1st High PointSilver Team swimmer Mellany Smith tied for 1st place in Individual High Point  for 9-10 Girls at the 26th Annual Black History Month Swim Meet in Washington D.C.!!! Great job Mellany!Click Here to see the meet...


  • February 23, 2012

    9-10 Champs Volunteer Information!

    Parents please login to download the final volunteer information and documents. Emails from your group coach have also been sent out with all volunteer info & concession stand donations.Parents driving to St. Peter's on Friday night will depart MKA at 6:30pm! Directions to 870...


  • January 17, 2012

    Cougar Parent Cocktail Party

    ATTENTION PARENTS!!!COCKTAIL PARTY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd, 2012Don't miss out on a great event! Last year's CPO Cougar Parent Cocktail Party was a big hit among parents and coaches. Take this time to relax off the pool deck and mingle.The CPO is asking that everyone RSVP soon by January...


  • January 17, 2012

    Cerave and Hall Winter Cassic Recap!

    CeraVe & Hall Winter Classic!Another exciting weekend of races at two separate meets! The CeraVe Invite was a Long Course Meters meet hosted by BAC at Rutgers University. Hall Winter Classic was held at Seton Hall University. Results are...


  • January 10, 2012

    Winterfest 2012 & Green/White Mini Meet Roundup!

    WinterfestCougar swimmers posted some great times this past weekened at Rutgers' Sonny Werblin Pool. After coming off of a tough winter break training session, CAT swimmers used Winterfest to see how far they've progressed and overall many in-season or personal best times were hit!Swimmers, check...


  • January 04, 2012

    Happy New Years & Other News! (Updated!)

    HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE COUGAR AQUATIC TEAMThe Cougar Aquatic Team is looking forward to the new year...we hope everyone enjoyed their Holidays and New Year's celebrations! Over the course of break, our swimmers trained very hard and endured some grueling sets. The Coaches are excited for the many...


  • December 12, 2011

    CAT Wins Holiday Classic (Updated!)

    CAT announces our new Sectional Qualifiers!Kat Cornelio: 50 Free 24.99 Connor Gross: 100 Breast 1:02.10 Jordan Silbert: 1000 free 10:38.65 Kaitlin Stearns: 1000 free 10:37.61 Lindsay Stearns: 200 Fly 2:11.29Pat Collins: 50 Free 21.21 Mike Delmoro: 100 Back...


  • December 11, 2011

    Holiday Classic Results!!!

    What a great weekend to all our Cougar swimmers! An additional news post will be up tomorrow but we thought you'd want to see the results!CLICK HERE to download .pdfAn individual results file will also be posted at a later time.


  • November 22, 2011

    CAT Alumni Meet & Other News!

    1st Annual CAT Alumni MeetTomorrow, Wednesday November 23rd, Cougars will be hosting our first annual Alumni Meet. This will be an informal and fun opportunity for our Senior 1 swimmers to race with and against Cougar alums! We've already had a good number of people contact us about this meet, but...


  • November 02, 2011

    Fundraising thru Amazon, Go for the Gold Recap, & More!

    Cougar Parent Organization Bulletin!Parents! A very easy and simple way to help the team! Click the banner below!You can additionally find this link on the Parents page (look for the Amazon Logo) or Links page ('CPO Amazon Affiliate'). After clicking will be brought to the Amazon website,...


  • October 24, 2011

    Hall-O-Ween Recap and other News!

    CAT Coaches want to congratulate all of our swimmers who competed in their first meet of the season this past weekend at Seton Hall University! The amount of best times acheived were tremendous! In addition, for their first place finishes, CAT wants to give an extra 'shout out' to swimmers Nicolas...


  • October 05, 2011

    Cougar News! Hello October!

    Cougar Parent Organization - First General Meeting!The Cougar Parent Organization supports the efforts of the coaches and swimmers through various fundraising activities. The CPO is holding their annual general meeting of the membership to elect officers on October 20, 2011 at 7:00 PM at...


  • September 23, 2011

    Metro Swim Shop - SUNDAY!! Get all your gear!

    Reminder that Metro Swim Shop will be set up at the pool on Sunday, September 25th from 9am to 1pm.  Please be sure to swing by to get your team swim suits, Speedo attire and practice equipment.  A list of equipment needed for each of the different groups can be found within the order...


  • September 21, 2011

    Website Registration (Updated!)

    If you look above near the Facebook link, you will notice a new link for 'Member Registration'. Clicking this link will bring you to a form for each family to fill out. Beginning this season, the Cougar Aquatic Team website will have a special section accessible only to Cougar families who register...


  • September 14, 2011

    Parent & Swimmer Information

    QUICK NOTE - All Registration Papers and Doctor's forms must be handed in!----------------------------------------------------Cougar E-mail Contact GroupsThe coaches are currently working on creating updated e-mail contact groups for this season and should be e-mailing you...


  • September 11, 2011

    Tryout Results & Other News!

    CAT Fall TryoutsThe coaching staff at Cougar Aquatic wants to thank all who came to try out for the team this past week! What an impressive showing we had! Please use the link below to download the word document (the file will be force downloaded to your default download folder) to see the results....


  • August 30, 2011

    CAT at Zones & News (Updated)!

    Zones@ Penn State University, State College PASix Cougar swimmers and the NJ Swimming Zone Team fought a hard-pressed meet against several LSC's from all over the Eastern Zone. The meet took place from August 10-13 at Penn State University in State College, PA. Team NJ placed 6th...


  • August 23, 2011

    CAT at Jr Nats & FINA World Juniors

    Jr Nationals@ Standford University in Palo, Alto CaliforniaAfter Cougars swam at Senior Nationals, we had some other swimmers join the team for this championship meet a few days later. What an exciting 2011 Long Course Junior Nationals! Individual Results:Lauren Buckworth - Time...


  • August 10, 2011

    Try Out Dates Set / Registration for Returning Swimmers

    Try Out Dates:Swimmers age 10 and under interested in joining should attend one of two tryout dates.  Either Thursday, September 8th at 5:30pm or Saturday, September 10th at 8:45am.  They will be held at the Montclair Kimberley Accademy Upper School Pool located in the basement of the gym...


  • August 09, 2011

    CAT at Nationals & Super Sectionals ~ Updated Again

    Nationals @ Standford University in Palo, Alto California(front row: Casey Fazio, Rebecca Fleming, Lia Kunnapas, Lauren Buckworth, Coach Kit, Deirdre Esposito. back row: Michael Strand, Derek Hursch, Nic Fink, Jeff Gomez)9 CAT swimmers had the honor of competing in the USA Swimming National...


  • August 01, 2011

    CAT places 2nd at NJ Long Course Junior Olympics!

    What exciting past few days!!! We want to thank all of our swimmers, for such amazing races this past week! The Cougar Aquatic Team came in second place overall:1. Berkeley Aquatic Club 3495 pts 2. Cougar Aquatic Team 2461 pts 3. Scarlet Aquatic Club 2292 ptsMeet Highlights:Seven CAT swimmers...


  • July 24, 2011

    Championship season is in full swing!

    Congratulations to all Cougar swimmers for many great races this past weekend at Rutgers University for the 2011 13&Over Long Course Silver/Bronze Championships! There were numerous best times and CAT relays performed extremely well! In addition we want to give an extra 'shout out' to...


  • July 19, 2011

    Welcome to the new CougarAquatic.com!

    Welcome swimmers, parents, and friends! Today marks the first day of our new website and we hope that you will take some time to explore!  The Cougar Aquatic Team knows that parents and swimmers, friends and visitors, will all be able to benefit from this update.The new CougarAquatic.com...



  • SwimAmerica & Pre-Team Registration NOW AVAILABLE

    SwimAmerica for all 8 & under Swimmers.Pre-Team for all 9 & over Swimmers.Information on both programs found below...Pre-Team Program runs September 22nd to November 14th.Ages 11 & Up     Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s – 4:00pm to...