Aquatic Club (SAC) is a non-profit organization
with an elected Board of Directors. Our club is governed by
the United States Swimming, Inc. (USA-S) and Middle Atlantic
Swimming (MA) organizations. SAC has been serving
Shippensburg and surrounding communities for over forty years,
providing a year round program for athletes.
The mission of the
coaching staff is to: Empower the members of the Shippensburg
Aquatic Club to develop the physical skills and character values
necessary to become successful athletes and citizens.
The general goals
of the coaching staff designed to realize this mission include, but
are not limited to:
- To develop proper
stroke mechanics at an early age.
- To teach and
emphasize good sportsmanship.
- To increase self
esteem and motivation, to encourage hard work, goal setting, and
- To instill the
values of dedication, self-discipline, commitment, and team
- To encourage
swimmers to strive for excellence throughout their participation in
- To provide a
structured and challenging teaching and training environment for
our swimmers to reach their maximum potential.
The SAC swimming
program has been structured on the premise that there are four
basic phases of athlete development in age group swimming. At each
level of the program, the SAC Coaching Staff continually evaluates
and adapts to a variety of factors, both scientific and
sociological, that impact the growth and development of young
athletes. Our experiences with this young program has taught us
that the perfect age group program is a moving target whose needs
change as the population we serve changes, and as we learn and
experience more and more about the development of young