Valley Area Swim Team (VAST GATORS): Swimming fun
for kids of all ages since 1970.
The Valley Area Swim Team, VAST
GATORS, offers fun opportunities for educational, social and
emotional development; and the chance to learn the values of hard
work, dedication, self-discipline, integrity, and good
sportsmanship. VAST GATORS is a year-round swim team offering
instruction, training, and competitive opportunities for young
people from ages 5-18. Children of all abilities are welcome to
join and improve their swimming skills and compete at all
student-athletes by teaching and training all levels of swimmers to
achieve their highest potential.
We are the Valley’s premier
swim program with nationally ranked swimmers. Our families
are engaged and participate within the team in order to build and
grow our program. We are a valued community partner.
Team Unity – Although
swimming is an individual sport, all of our swimmers are a single
unit. We teach them the importance of a team atmosphere.
Sportsmanship – Learning the
importance of respecting your competition whether you win or
Dedication – Understanding
the necessity of devoting ones time and efforts in order to achieve
Respect – Is not only how
you treat others around you, but how you perceive yourself.
Motivation – is key to the
success of all athletes. Our swimmers all have their own goals and
reasons for why they participate in the sport.
Character – the mental and
ethical traits individualizing a person or group. This is what
defines each individual swimmer.
Fun – Swimming is an
enjoyable sport and it’s important to allow room for
participants to have fun as they work hard and progress.