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Team Spirit Plus Individual Achievment  

When a young person becomes a member of the McHenry Marlins Aquatic Club, they learn the values of sportsmanship, hard work and teamwork. Swimming, through the McHenry Marlins Aquatic Club, provides physical, emotional and intellectual skills that will last a lifetime.

Mission Statement

The McHenry Marlins Aquatic Club seeks to provide an opportunity for swimmers to reach their highest potential as both an individual and as athletes. Our system teaches swimmers the importance of perseverance, goal setting and hard work within the confines of a safe and encouraging environment where successes are celebrated and setbacks are met with encouragement. We believe these are critical life skills that will build the character and self-discipline necessary to succeed not only in swimming but also in life.

Team Philosophy

The team philosophy is encompassed in the words COURAGE and PERSEVERANCE.

COURAGE is the willingness to accept risk(s) and endure failings. Courage does not exist unless there is a situation that presents the opportunity for success. We encourage our athletes to embrace these opportunities and not fear the outcome.

PERSEVERANCE is the backbone of success in any endeavor in life. One cannot succeed at the highest levels without enduring some setbacks. These difficult times can create a lack of faith, low self-esteem, and an obvious drop in enthusiasm. Perseverance is the quality that transcends these difficult times. It allows the individual to find the true strength of their character.

At the McHenry Marlins Aquatic Club, we believe that COURAGE and PERSEVERANCE developed by swimming will prepare the individual for the challenges they will face in life.