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About Us

Our Vision 
To inspire and enable our members to achieve excellence in the sport of swimming and in life.

Our Mission 
The Sylvania Swim Club is a competitive program supported by volunteers with the purpose and commitment to:

  • Advance the sport of swimming
  • Welcome individuals who share our vision
  • Provide swimmers with highest quality of coaching
  • Create and maintain an enjoyable and productive swimming environment
  • Recognize each individual and value his or her role in the success of our organization
  • Encourage positive mental attitudes and mutual respect
  • Teach and develop life skills through our swimming program
  • Provide swimmers the opportunities to grow and succeed to their highest level, including the Olympic dream.

Our Values 

  • Excellence- reach maximum potential individually as athletes and remain financially solvent as an organization

  • Strong work/goal relationships that are balanced and realistic

  • Educationally sound and ethical program

  • Stand up to the element of time

Team History 
We are a year-round team based on age, ability level and commitment to team practice.  The club was established in 1976 by high school coach emeritus Dennis (Butch) Graves to train the children of Sylvania who might ultimately end up swimming on Sylvania high school teams. 

The club is open to young people from throughout the Toledo area to train swimmers of all ages and abilities. Our children compete in local, regional and national competitions sanctioned by USA Swimming Inc., the national governing body for amateur swimming.