WHAT DOES P.H.A.S.T. STAND FOR?
P.H.A.S.T stands for Port Hawkesbury Antigonish Swim Team.
Each club practices on their own side of the causeway, but we
combine forces to compete as one for meets and for special events
and celebrations too! The Antigonish and Port Hawkesbury
sides share some provincial fees and coaching costs, however,each
side has it’s own executive boards,income and expenses.
The main objective of the PHAST Antigonish is to provide each
swimmer with a high level of coaching to achieve goals of fitness,
sportsmanship and stroke development. Having achieved a minimum
skill level, athletes will have the opportunity to compete with
other swimmers throughout the Atlantic Provinces in age group
The philosophy of the PHAST is to foster long-term development
of the athlete as a person, not only as a swimmer. PHAST believes
that through emphasizing this philosophy each individual will
develop strong personal characteristics, such as appreciation for
the value of self-discipline & teamwork and will be rewarded
with a sense of accomplishment and strong self-esteem. The Program
is founded on the belief that swimming offers an exciting and
valuable experience in a person’s life. It can appeal equally
to the novice or the aspiring national-level athlete and learned
values go far beyond that of increasing efficiency in the water.
Skills acquired through this experience have obvious assets later