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OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our team is an age group and senior competitive swimming team offering instruction, training and competition to people of all ages and abilities. The purpose of the organization shall be to TEACH, TRAIN and MOTIVATE young people to achieve their ultimate potential in swimming, in the belief that this experience will prove valuable to them as they grow and develop. We offer competitive swim programs throughout the year.   The competitive seasons develop a swimmer's skills in the four stokes as well as for starts, turns, and finishes. The team participates in both dual meets and Illinois Swimming, Inc. (ISI) sanctioned meets. ISI is the local chapter of the USA Swimming organization.

The  DDST coaching Staff endeavors to teach, train, and motivate young people to achieve their ultimate potential in swimming, in the belief that this experience will prove valuable to them as they grow and develop. In order to provide our swimmers with a complete team experience, it is important to participate in competition. Swimmers benefit from competition in many ways, including recognition for their efforts, motivation for continued skills improvement and building team spirit. As a result, the  DDST Board has instituted a minimum meet requirement. 

The  DDST program strives to instill in young swimmers an understanding of and appreciation for such concepts as high self-esteem, personal accountability, constructive self-motivation, goal setting, and goal achievement as these ideas relate to their success in training and in competition. It is our belief that the process of achieving is as significant as realizing the achievement itself.  At each level of the  DDST program (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Senior), swimmers are instructed to strive for excellence. Excellence in this sense represents the achievement of that level at which you know that you have done your utmost to become the best you are capable of becoming. This philosophy is consistent throughout the program and every swimmer is encouraged to: "BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE."