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About

Duncan Swim Team 2018/ 2019

Mission Statement

"To develop the love of swimming and provide the opportunity for all swimmers to explore their athletic potential to the fullest extent they desire in a socially vibrant, fun, and respectful team environment. To promote the growth of the whole person, including the confidence to meet life’s challenges, fostered through coaching excellence and active parent support."

Our Philosophy

Swimming provides an exciting, worthwhile experience for youth swimmers of all levels from recreational to elite. We believe that swimmers have unlimited potential for personal growth through the team pursuit of swimming excellence.

Our aim is to foster this excellence and inspire all athletes. We have done, and continue to progress our athletes level of swimming achievement through competition by providing a coach driven, parent supported program that recognizes all athletes’ achievements at every level.

 

Our Objectiveswe endeavour to:

  • Provide the opportunity for any child who desires to swim and develop their skills to compete at the Regional, Provincial, National and International level to the fullest extent of their individual level of interest, commitment and ability.
  • Promote high self esteem, the value of working hard, and the importance of good sportsmanship to deal with success and frustration with equal grace.
  • Provide excellent instruction and training; to promote strength and development; to improve fitness and nutrition; to practice goal setting and mental skills training in order to develop the best competitive environment for each swimmer.
  • Motivate young people to achieve the most from their efforts so that they can reach their potential – in and out of the pool

 

DST Handbook

For greater information about our Team, please review the DST Parent Handbook

EXCERPT: Are you a Pressure Parent?

Are You A Pressure Parent?

The following survey has been taken from the Amateur Swimming Association of Great Britain. If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, you may be in danger of pressuring your child. It is important to remember that the parents’ role is critical and should be supportive at all times to ensure a positive experience for your child AND “let the Coach, coach”

  • Do you want your child to win more than he/she does?
  • Do you show your disappointment if he/she has a poor result?
  • Do you feel that you have to “psyche” your child up before a competition?
  • Do you feel that your child can enjoy the sport only if he/she wins?
  • Do you conduct a “post mortem” immediately after competition or any time following the competition?
  • Do you feel that you have to force your child to go to training?
  • Do you find yourself wanting to interfere during training or competition thinking that you could do better?
  • Do you find yourself offering technical feedback / suggestions for them to do better on based on your own observations / experiences?
  • Do you find yourself disliking your child’s opponents?
  • Do you find that you know your child’s times for events better than they do?

Not finding the information you are seeking?  Please contact our Head Coach leanne@duncanstingrays.com or by phoning 250.710.3278 or visit our registration page titled "JOIN US".