Mission San Jose
Dream * Believe *
Mission Jan Jose Aquatics is a
community based USA swim team dedicated to providing swimmers of
all abilities the opportunity to be the best that they can
be. MSJA Swimmers range from age 5 to college level. We have
eight distinct training groups and practice sessions at Ohlone College &
Irvington HS in Fremont, California.
Mission San Jose Aquatics was established in 1989 as a competitive
swimming program deeply rooted in the values of its founding
coaching staff. These values include a love of aquatic sports, a
belief that competitive swimming teaches transferable life-skills,
and the understanding that a community is held together by its
shared devotion to education and commitment to the success of
Our goal is to produce an environment in which everyone can feel
safe and strive to realize the Olympic ideals of hard work,
sportsmanship, competition and fitness. Ultimately swimmers will
build self-confidence, self-discipline, integrity and courage that
will last a lifetime.
Unlike many recreational and
competitive sports, success in swimming truly requires a year-round
commitment in order to develop skills, manifest physiological
change, and master the competitive environment. This level of
commitment requires that the swimmer make appropriate lifestyle
choices, prioritize and effectively manage their time, and learn to
make sacrifices. The sport of competitive swimming teaches young
people the relationship between work and results, how to deal with
success, set-backs and failures, and the complexities of working
cooperatively with others and dealing with constructive criticism,
demands, and discipline from an authority figure. All of these
skills are highly transferable, and there is considerable evidence
that swimmers enjoy more success academically, professionally, and
interpersonally than participants in other youth-sport activities.
Our professional coaching staff
works with each swimmer in a personal, informative and positive
way. Our coaches blend unique stroke drills, age-appropriate
training and fun into each practice. Their unique approach to
swimming makes MSJA one of the premier swim teams in the country.
Some of our swimmers win gold
medals. Some qualify for National Teams and/or All Star Teams. Some
earn college scholarships. MSJA swimmers of all abilities can
experience success by improving their technique, times, training
habits, race strategies and time management skills. Swimmers win by
dedicating and believing in themselves. Swimmers win by setting
goals and striving to reach them.
Our year-round swimmers enjoy fun
team socials, outings, travel opportunities, and competitions. Our
swimmers often become life-long friends. Annually, we celebrate
together at our Awards Banquet where we honor the success of each
and every athlete.
The enjoyment we experience away
from the pool as well as the learning, training, success and fun we
have in the pool what makes our year-round team so special. On
behalf of our coaching staff, I would like to welcome you to the mo
comprehensive and exciting swim team available to area youngsters,
Mission San Jose Aquatics.
Izzy Real Head Coach