To provide a competitive swim team
where participants can select from several levels of competitive
intensity. This program shall be safe, educational, and enjoyable
while providing for the participant's personal improvement. The
team will also develop within its swimmers high levels of
self-discipline and fitness, and foster the character development
values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility for the
program, coaches, parents, other teams, and each other.
The Heat is a charter club of USA
Swimming/Illinois Swimming and a YMCA affiliated team. Swimmers
attend USA Swimming and YMCA meets. Locally, the team is a program
of the Champaign County YMCA.
As a USA Swimming team, all athletes are required to hold current
memberships. All coaches must also be USA members and have
certifications in First Aid, CPR, and Coaches Safety Training.
As a YMCA team, athletes each hold a membership in the YMCA and are
eligible to attend YMCA local, district, and national