The purpose of VAC is to develop
motivated athletes who are driven to succeed in a competitive
environment. A committed staff of coaches and parent
volunteers supports the growth of the team and swimmers by
developing a safe, supportive, and educational environment for all
Vision : VAC aspires to develop a premiere
swim club inspiring a commitment to team through a competitive and
fun environment that builds on hard work and dedication both in and
out of the pool.
The club makes demands on parents, swimmers and the coaching staff.
The demands on the parents are very important. For the parents
there is a time commitment between practice and meets, a financial
commitment, as well as the commitments as a volunteer (i.e. working
at meets, fund-raisers, annual dinners, etc.).
For the athletes, the
commitments can be very demanding. Practice demands hard work and a
commitment to improve. ESSL meets are held for every swimmer. The
athlete must take on responsibilities for her/himself as well as
the whole team.
The coaching staff feels that
the demands made by the club will help develop the athlete into a
well-rounded young person. The following are some ways we believe
you will help us achieve our goals:
Get to know the coaches. They
are always available after practice. Feel free to communicate any
problems or suggestions.
Understand that competition can
be a thrill that our athletes will enjoy. Although it means hard
work, it can be fun. It does not always mean winning. Improving in
skills, times and attitudes are equally important
Understand the courage required
when an athlete competes. When a swimmer competes, they are taking
a risk. Therefore competition and risk taking require courage and
develop strength and character.
Remember that coaches and
parents cannot compete. When this occurs, the all-important
communication system can fall apart.
We believe the Viking
Aquatic Club can be advantageous for the athletic swimmer, the
coaching staff, and the parents of the athletes.