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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 levels.


Mission:

Develop competitive student-athletes by teaching and training all levels of swimmers to achieve their highest potential.

Vision:

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.

Core Values:

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 lose.

Dedication – Understanding the necessity of devoting ones time and efforts in order to achieve their goals.  

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.