Why Join a Swim Team

The mission of the swim team is to promote an interest in competitive swimming and diving; to develop the fullest potential of the swimmer or diver; and to encourage good sportsmanship, enjoyment, individual integrity, self-discipline and team play. Swimming one of the few sports that is both an individual and a team sport.

When a youth joins a USA Swimming club, he or she becomes engaged in a sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. More importantly, the emphasis is not necessarily on winning or losing – but on personal development. Participants learn sportsmanship and teamwork, achieve a level of physical fitness, and acquire skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Swimming is the least-diverse sport of all major sports in the country and we aim to change that. Historically swimming has not been an inner-city sport. We are not replacing basketball, football, or soccer, but adding another option. Athletes that participate in traditional sports can cross-train as swimmers. Swimming creates better conditioned athletes for every sport.iStock_000005395847Small