Pasquotank River Otters Masters Swim Team (PRO) Swim Team

Pasquotank River Otters Masters Swim is a newly formed swim team. The PRO Swim Team began in the mid 1980's as a community team and became the feeder team for the high school teams that were established as the swimmers grew up. Our USA Swimming affiliation was established in the early 1990's and continues today. Our coaching staff fluctuates as most of the coaches are attached to the U.S. Coast Guard community and they transfer in/out. Our present head coach is Dianna McVicker. She is a certified USA swim coach and USA stroke & turn official. She is also a NC state high school swimming referee and coach of our first high school team (we have two high schools). She has approx. 13 yrs. of swimming experience having coached her 3 kids through the high school level. Our assistant coach is Carol Terryberry. Carol swam in high school and college. She is also USA certified and fills in occasionally to keep practices running when the other coaches are at high school meets, etc.

The PRO Swim Team's goal through USMS is to provide a community program supporting adult fitness/competitive swimming. A USA Swimming certified coach is available for stroke and workout advice

Pasquotank River Otters Masters Swim Team (PRO) is a chapter of the large state club, North Carolina Masters Swimming (NCMS). Team members who compete within the state swim for PRO, and outside the state for NCMS.

Pool Description

25yard 4 lane indoor pool

Practice Times

6 PM - 8pm, M W F and 9am - 11am Sat


Contact Name for Information

John Histed

John Histed, 1196 Salem Church Rd., Elizabeth City, NC 27909, 252-330-4202

Pool Location and Directions

PRO practices at the USCG Support Center pool in Elizabeth City, NC. The base is located South of town on Weeksville hwy. (NC state 34). From Weeksville hwy. turn into the main gate at the traffic light.

Civilian access to the base requires a MWR Patron Pass. The pass is issued by the Coast Guard after a swimmers/families identity is verified by PRO team president, John Histed. The base gate guard will verify each swimmers/persons MWR Pass against a team roster every time base access occurs. Access requires that all swimmers and accompanying family members be listed on the team roster or access will be denied.

To get to the pool, proceed through the main gate and follow the road towards the river until it bears to the right at the beach area. Take the next right turn and the pool is on your left. Parking is on your right or on the old tennis court further up on the left.

Courtesy Swims for Masters Swimmers

Contact John Histed

North Carolina Masters Swimming Website
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January 21, 2002