Welcome to the
Columbia River Swim Team!
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The Columbia River Swim Team (CRST)
of Vancouver Washington, offers families an opportunity to have
their swimmers participate in a competitive swim program focused
on coaching participants to their full potential in a
positive team environment.
CRST offers a year
round training program, competitive events and private instruction
for young people ages 5 and up. Swimming at the
Premier Cascade Athletic Club in Vancouver’s
east side. CRST has
access to a 25 yard outdoor pool and a 25 meter indoor pool. Five
levels of training are provided to accomodate any skill
level. Our professional coaches are interested in developing
both successful swimmers as well as successful people. All swimmers
are given the opportunity to participate, learn, compete, and have
CRST has defined the following team
objectives to continually guide the development of our
swimmers. It is our goal:
1) To provide physical fitness, proper conditioning, development of
self esteem and positive image through a life time sport and
recreational activity of swimming.
2) To provide an environment for self-improvement and goal
achievement through hard work, dedication, self-discipline and
3) To promote the ideals of honesty, integrity, good sportsmanship
and team loyalty through competition at all peer and ability
4) To provide a quality instruction and training atmosphere from a
comprehensive learn-to-swim program to the level of state,
regional, national and collegiate quality swimmers.
5) To develop a family oriented team with parental commitment
and support, and community involvement.
6) To participate in local, state, regional, and national swimming
events sponsored by the United States Swimming Inc. and the United
States Olympic Committee.
7) To have fun as individuals and as a team.
The Columbia River Swim Team believes strongly in the "TEAM"
concept. Constant support creates an atmosphere that encourages the
physical, emotional, and intellectual growth that swimming
provides. It is our goal to develop both great swimmers and
confident men and women who can be proud of themselves as a result
of a positive swimming experience.