The Sport of Choice!
People of all
ages remember three things about their swimming experience: Fun,
Friends and Excellence. Swimming is one of the
country’s largest and most organized youth sports.
Swimmers and their parents can participate in our programs as a
is central to RFST. At swim meets, every child swims - there
are no benchwarmers in RFST’s lineup. Every swimmer
contributes to the success of the team and enjoys the team
experience with friends. In short - they have FUN!
With the fun
comes the self-discipline that every child needs to achieve
comes out in more places than athletic performance; however, it
shows up as personal achievement in the classroom, in other
activities and at the pool. It shows up as self-confidence in
every situation and it shows up as personal pride.
focus is to promote competitive and fitness swimming; however a
competitive swimming background is not necessary to join our
team. Swimming is the activity of choice. We do not
expect participation to the exclusion of other normal childhood
experiences. We recognize the value of participation in other
activities to benefit each child’s overall balance and well
personal success is one of RFST’s primary goals. With
the assistance of our coaches and the encouragement of
parents/guardians and teammates, each swimmer will set goals
relative to his/her desires and abilities. All participants
and their goals are considered of equal importance. We
believe that striving toward and reaching these goals promotes
self-discipline and self-confidence and that young people who feel
a degree of self-worth are emotionally healthier and more likely to
have a positive effect on others.
with others in a team setting, whether by cooperating with coaches
and teammates during practices or by pursuing team goals at swim
meets, allows our swimmers to experience social success as
well. Interacting positively with swimmers from other teams
is also vital. We encourage our swimmers to share
respectfully in their competitors' achievements as well as their
a developmental approach to swimming - drawing upon the swimming
skills already learned from other programs. We teach the
additional skills necessary to be efficient, competitive
swimmers. We also encourage being physically fit and resolve
to take note of the emotional well being of each swimmer.
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