MIRAMONTE SWIM CLUB (MSC Gators)
provides youth, ages 4-18, with the opportunity to experience and
enjoy recreational swimming in a positive, competitive environment
that teaches self-respect and celebrates both individual
accomplishments as well as teamwork.
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MSC was organized in the early 1960s to
create a public team for Lamorinda youth interested in a
competitive recreational swimming program. MSC remains the only
public team in the 9-member Orinda Moraga Pools Association
(OMPA). Swimming is our main focus and we place a premium on
quality coaching. Our current coaching staff has been carefully
selected to bring together a group of talented and experienced
individuals dedicated to inspiring every swimmer to be the best
that they can be. The primary goal of the Miramonte Swim Club is to
promote personal development and self-esteem in each
The MSC Board has developed the following
guidelines for our program:
Provide a balanced program for both "A" and "B"
swimmers of all ages.
Provide all swimmers with individualized
attention, stroke instruction, practice time and
Focus on start, stroke and turn proficiency in
all four strokes.
Maintain the reputation as a team that provides
quality coaching, has great spirit and is the most enjoyable club
to belong to.
Place an emphasis upon building each
swimmer’s self-esteem and to promote team spirit among the
coaches, parents and swimmers.
Create a social environment that promotes a
sense of community and friendship between the parents, coaches and
Work With Every
All members of the team, regardless of skill level, should receive
personal attention from the coaching staff.
It is important that all swimmers participate and have fun.
Encourage Good Sportsmanship
Encourage respect for oneself - taking responsibility for
one’s own behavior and learning.
Encourage respect for one’s teammates - working to become a
team member who contributes to the good of the whole team.
Encourage respect for the other team - considering the other team
as an essential partner in competition.
Encourage respect for the rules and the officials who uphold
Work on Basic Skills and Teach Good Physical Fitness
Teach the skills and concentrate on the basics.
Help swimmers become conscious of the importance of proper
techniques, using positive reinforcement whenever possible, rather
Demonstrate the importance of good fitness habits, such as warm-up
and conditioning exercises.
Talk to swimmers about diet, rest, and involvement in other sports
Help Swimmers Set and Evaluate Individual
Competing against oneself is perhaps the best way to improve
Help swimmers measure their skills.
Set goals for the future and work to reach those goals.
Keep Winning in Perspective
Winning events or meets is one of the many important goals in
sports. Help swimmers and parents become aware of other important
goals such as learning skills, improving one’s own personal
times, becoming more fit, being a good leader and a good follower,
dealing with the emotions of sport, and enjoying
The MSC Board and coaching staff have been
working during the pre-season to put together a program that
accomplishes the goals stated above. Beginning today, we need each
family’s full participation to ensure the smooth and
effective running of the swim club. There are many different jobs
to be filled for every meet and many opportunities for creating the
positive social community of MSC. Please be creative in applying
your unique talents and skills to our club activities. Your efforts
contribute directly to your swimmer’s positive experience
with the team and you’ll find the investment into our kids to
be worthwhile, rewarding and fun! (PS. your kids will be proud of
The MSC Board is an all-volunteer group. It is
responsible for the overall operation of the club. Throughout the
summer we encourage you to express your concerns as well your
appreciation to board members. In the late summer, we nominate
members to form a new board for the next year. Become part of the
decision making and volunteer. It is fun and you’ll get to
know a group of super folks that are committed to their
Being members of the Miramonte Swim Club,
we show respect for:
Each person can be a good citizen and club member.
Respect coaches and parents. Obey their direction.
No verbal abuse or profanity.
No physical abuse. No pushing into pool or dunking.
Keep the pool area, restrooms, locker rooms and parking lot
Conserve water; limit showers at the pool to only the time
Adults observe high school rules: no smoking in the pool/locker
room areas, and no alcohol on school property.
NO BAREFEET ANYWHERE AROUND OR NEAR THE POOL.
No running or horseplay around pool or in locker rooms.
No playing on the pool cover reels or diving board.
No swimming in the pool unless a coach has given permission and is
present to supervise.
No skates, skateboards, scooters, or bikes in
the pool area.
No climbing up on the lifeguard
When we are guests at other pools, it is just as important to
practice these rules of respect and good sportsmanship. All
competition should be in the pool!
All our practices and home meets are at
the Miramonte High School Pool, 750 Moraga Way in Orinda, CA (display map).
Our mailing address is:
Miramonte Swim Club
P.O. Box 401
Moraga, CA 94556
Please visit our
contact page to send us email.