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About Us

The Oregon City Swim Team (OCST) was founded in 1965 by dedicated parents interested in an organized swimming program for their families. The team has evolved from a recreational club to a competitive swim team, becoming incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1982. The team is known for its commitment to participate and excel in state, regional and national competitions. This has been made possible only by the continuous dedication of both parents and swimmers throughout the years.

OCST is located at 1211 Jackson Street in Oregon City. The facility has an indoor six-lane, 25-meter pool with a diving board and water slide. There is also an outdoor wading pool, showers and locker rooms, spectactor area, and community room.


 

TEAM PHILOSOPHY

Quick Facts
164 swimmers (37 Precomp, 34 Red, 23 White, 14 Blue,
20 Silver, 10 Gold, and 26 Master)

More than 140 families make up the swim team from all over the Portland area.

OCST swimmers are involved in over 20 swim meets per year

Over 300 visiting swimmers enter from Newport to Pendleton 
OCST's philosophy is more than just diving into the pool and swimming laps in preparation for competition. Our professional coaching staff is interested in helping develop successful people as well as successful swimmers. In order to achieve our goals, both as a team and on individual levels, the following objectives have been set forth:
  • To promote the philosophies of Teamwork, Pride & Excellence through training and competition at all ability levels.
  • For young swimmers learning the fundamentals of stroke technique and developing a love for the sport are the most important goals.
  • To develop a family oriented program with community involvement and support.
  • To provide an environment for self-improvement and goal achievement through hard work, dedication, self-discipline and perseverance.
  • To participate in local, regional, state and national swimming events!
  • To have "FUN" experiences...Fun that comes from building friendships, learning to challenge themselves, seeing improvements and feeling success.