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ABOUT SFAC

The 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.

SFAC 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. 

PURPOSE

To educate, instruct and train all individuals in order to develop and improve their capabilities in the sport of competitive swimming.

MISSION

To create a positive, competitive swimming experience that empowers your people to be lifetime champions in and out of the water.

VISION

To 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.


USA SWIMMING

Each 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. 

The USA Swimming membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers.

USA 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

USA Swimming is comprised of four zones:

  • Eastern Zone (SFAC)
  • Southern Zone
  • Central Zone
  • Western Zone

Each 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

Allegheny Mountain Swimming (AMS) covers all counties in Western Pennsylvania as well as Columbia, Jefferson, Belmont, Marshall & Brook Counties in Eastern Ohio.

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.