What is Starke County Blue Dolphins
Starke County Blue Dolphins Inc. (SCBD) is a non-profit, parent
run organization. Our club is governed by the United States
Swimming, Inc. and Indiana Swimming organizations. SCBD has
been serving Starke County for 20 years providing a year round
program for athletes. The club provides swim programs in the City
The USA Swimming age group swimming program is America's largest
program of guided fitness activity for children. Age group swimming
builds a strong foundation for a lifetime of good health, by
teaching healthy fitness habits.
Swimming is considered the ideal activity for developing
muscular and skeletal growth by many physicians and pediatricians.
Why do doctors like it so much?
Swimming develops high quality aerobic endurance, the most
important key to physical fitness. In other sports an hour of
practice may yield as little as 10 minutes of meaningful exercise.
Age Group swimming teams use every precious minute of practice time
developing fitness and teaching skills. Swimming does a better job
in proportional muscular development by using all the body's major
muscle groups. No other sport does this as well.
Swimming enhances children's natural flexibility (at a time when
they ordinarily begin to lose it) by exercising all of their major
joints through a full range of motion.
Swimming helps develop superior coordination because it requires
combinations of complex movements of all parts of the body,
enhancing harmonious muscle function, grace, and fluidity of
movement. Swimming is the most injury-free of all children's
Swimming is a sport that will bring kids fitness and enjoyment for
life. Participants in Master's Swimming programs are still
training and racing well into their 80's.
In addition to physical development, children can develop
greater intellectual competence by participating in a
guided program of physical activity.
Learning and using swimming skills engages
the thinking processes. As they learn new techniques, children must
develop and plan movement sequences. They improve by exploring new
ideas. They learn that greater progress results from using
their creative talents. Self-expression can
be just as much physical as intellectual. Finally
their accomplishments in learning and
using new skills contribute to a
stronger self image.
Starke County Blue Dolphins Inc. aims to create an environment
where individuals of all ages and abilities can experience the
enjoyment of, and can reach personal excellence in, the sport of
SCBD?s vision is to develop and maintain a program that will
produce elite swimmers, who will represent Starke County in all
levels of swim competition.
Starke County Blue Dolphins Inc. is a team that is built upon the
commitment, support, and participation of the Board, coaches,
swimmers, parents/guardians, and the community at large. SCBD
believes that its success in achieving the team?s goals is
dependent upon the cooperation of all members.
Coaching: SCBD is
committed to providing comprehensive, expert swim/stroke training
by an experienced coaching team. In addition to swim
training, SCBD promotes the practice of healthy lifestyle habits,
such as good nutrition and sleep.
Swimmer: SCBD believes that each swimmer is
an individual with different backgrounds, needs, and goals.
The club focuses on the development of positive self-esteem and
individual goal setting. The team encourages swimmers to
represent SCBD by participating in Summer Season and/or Fall-Winter
Season basics or Both. SCBD believes that all members should model
team spirit and sportsmanship.