Welcome to the Dominion Valley Swim Team: Home of the
The Dominion Valley Swim Team (DVST) is dedicated to the
emotional and physical growth of its swimmers and to the morale of
the community in which they live. The coaches, the parents, and all
involved in DVST will strive to make swimming a fun experience. The
team will provide a positive nurturing environment in hopes that
each child will develop into an accomplished life-long
swimmer. At the same time, they will foster in both parents
and swimmers alike the benefits of hard work and sacrifice, the
traits of good sportsmanship, the value of self-discipline, the
seeds and fruits of leadership, the exhilaration of competitive
zeal, and the joy of community spirit.
Philosophy and Goals
The purpose of the Dominion Valley Shark Swim Team is to help
every participating swimmer enjoy the summer while becoming a
confident and ever-improving athlete. Participating in swim
competitions serves as a means of learning the lifelong values of
goal setting and discipline for success. Swimmers will improve
their skills, teamwork ability, sportsmanship and respect for self
and others within a competitive atmosphere led by capable coaches.
The Dominion Valley Swim Team relies upon parent volunteers to work
with paid coaches to create a quality program for all participants.
Competitive swimming is one of the most effective sports for
physical development. The sport is unique in nature in that it
offers four different strokes for each child, a variety of
distances and an individual time for each combination or event.
This encourages individual goal setting, focuses on personal
improvement and creates many opportunities for success.
Swimmers will apply athletic disciplines as they compete with
community peers and learn the value of teamwork and good