Vancouver Swim Club
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Vancouver Swim Club is a Vancouver, Washington
based local swim club (LSC). We are a member of Oregon Swimming
Inc., which provides many competitive opportunities in the
Southwest Washington / Western Oregon region. We are also
affiliated with USA Swimming, the national sanctioning body for
Established in 1966, Vancouver
Swim Club has helped hundreds of swimmers in our area reach their
potential, whatever that potential may be. Maybe you want to see
how fast you can get and how far you can go. Maybe you want to
build your skills for middle or high school swimming. Or maybe you
just want to get in shape and meet some new friends. Whatever your
goal is, Vancouver Swim Club can help.
At Vancouver Swim Club we are proud of our
coaches. They are among the most
experienced and qualified swim coaches in our area. Each one of
them is committed to helping every swimmer improve on a personal
level. They provide assurances that the time
children spend swimming will be quality time. All of our coaches are members of the American Swim Coaches Association, which
provides the most comprehensive training and certification program
for youth coaches of any sport in the United States.
At Vancouver Swim Club, our philosophy is simple. Help kids of all
ages and all ability levels get the most out of the sport and
themselves. Swimming promotes good health, positive self-image,
increased self-worth and the sense of belonging to a team. Swimmers
learn to set, work toward and reach goals, a lesson they will carry
with them the rest of their lives.
A Sense of
A sense of accomplishment at every level. Vancouver Swim Club is
divided into five main
practice groups. Beginning swimmers are in the Basic-4
Group and practice 4 times a week with an in-pool coach.
Technical improvement and aerobic development are honed in
Novice Groups 1 and 2. These swimmers practice
three or four times a week. As abilities increase and the level of
commitment rises, swimmers move into Age Groups 1 and
2. These swimmers practice three or four times a week in a
more intense workout. The next step up is the Senior Prep
Group. These swimmers practice four to six times a week.
Swimmers at the highest level are in the Senior
Group. These swimmers practice six to nine times a week,
and training often includes dry-land exercises.
January we host a USA Swimming sanctioned invitational meet called
the "VSC Winter Invitational!"
Swim meets, scheduled throughout the year, let
swimmers measure their progress and compete against their own
"personal best" times. Some meets are strictly for beginning
swimmers, while others are for the entire team. Still others
require specific qualifying times. Regardless of the meet, one
thing is certain: It’s a great opportunity to hang out with
friends and family, cheer on your teammates and challenge
Swimmer’s times are permanently
recorded in the USA Swimming archives right along with the times of
great swimmers from all over the country. Are the Olympics in your
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