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Mission Statement

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 athletes.

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.

 
Description: 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:
  1. Get to know the coaches. They are always available after practice. Feel free to communicate any problems or suggestions.
  2. 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 goals.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.