South Fayette Aqua Club (SFAC) is a competitive swim club
associated with USA Swimming. This information is intended to
provide swimmers and their parents with the information about a
number of important items which have to do with competitive
swimming and our club. We want everyone to have a sense of
belonging to this spirited and dedicated organization.
is a parent governed tax-exempt organization that is managed by an
elected Board of Directors. The operation of the club and
Board of Directors are governed by Club Bylaws.
educate, instruct and train all individuals in order to develop and
improve their capabilities in the sport of competitive
create a positive, competitive swimming experience that empowers
your people to be lifetime champions in and out of the
teach and train all levels of swimmers to excel competitively as
individuals and as an integral member of a team, while promoting
the self-discipline, character building, team camaraderie and
self-esteem necessary to succeed not only in swimming but also in
life away from the pool.
member of the aqua club must be a member of USA Swimming. As
the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United
States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that
promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for
swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance
in the sport through clubs, events and education.
USA Swimming membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group
level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and
Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for
international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives
to serve the sport through its core objectives:
- Build the base
- Promote the sport
- Achieve competitive success
Swimming is comprised of four zones:
- Eastern Zone (SFAC)
- Southern Zone
- Central Zone
- Western Zone
zone is comprised of Local Swimming Committees (LSC’s) and
each LSC has affiliated clubs. The Eastern Zone has 13
LSC’s. SFAC is affiliated with the LSC known as
Allegheny Mountain Swimming.
Allegheny Mountain Swimming (AMS) covers all
counties in Western Pennsylvania as well as
Columbia, Jefferson, Belmont, Marshall & Brook Counties in
Your child's choice of competitive swimming offers many benefits
that carry over into all other aspects of life. Swimming is not
only healthy physically, but just as important, mentally.
Commitment, goal-setting, time-management and self-confidence are
all benefits of participating in the sport of swimming.