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WELCOME TO THE SHELTON MONROE SWIM TEAM!
The Shelton Monroe Swim Team was established in 2005 by combining the swimmers from the Shelton Seals Swim Team and the Monroe Gators Swim Team. The Shelton Monroe Swim Team is a widely respected team for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. We offer programs for swimmers who have just learned to swim through college age.

 

The Shelton Monroe Swim Team offers swimmers the opportunity to develop personal potential through swimming. We have a phenomenal coaching staff and a superior parents’ organization.

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to develop champion athletes and citizens through commitment to excellence in swimming.

 

VISION STATEMENT

To maintain our status as one of the premier swim clubs in Connecticut and continue our growth towards a National level club.  This will be accomplished by developing all levels of the swim team from our Novice Group to our Senior A team.  The SMST Rapids offers competitive swim programs for swimmers of all abilities, ages and commitment levels.  The Shelton/Monroe Swim Team emphasizes a strong team concept and teaching like skills is a vital component of our organization at all levels.  Team Goals include improving our state, region and national status.

 

We have a well devised age group system where children are encouraged to be their best and are taught the current “cutting edge” techniques in a fun, diverse, safe and supportive atmosphere.  We have an elite level senior group that supplies an environment that leads to success at the top levels of swimming competition.

 

We encourage preparation for success at the NCAA level.

 

VALUES

The following is a list of values that we deem most important in our organization.

 

 

Hard Work

Safety

Competitive Success

Accountability/

Personal Responsibility

Goal Setting

Fun

Healthy Lifestyle

Consistency

Self-Reliance

Integrity

Socialization

Commitment

Persistence

Leadership

Self-Discipline

Technical Expertise

Respect

Sportsmanship

Team Pride

Sense of Community

 

PHILOSOPHY

It is the mission of the SMST Rapids to bring all members together to achieve a positive environment and challenging program so that each athlete can reach their goals and potential.

 

To attain this goal, we believe that all members are valued and shall be treated with respect.  All decisions will be made with the best interests of the athlete in mind.  Physical, emotional and psychological needs of each athlete will be address.  Cooperation between the SMST Rapids and the swimmers' University, High School or Summer Club programs will occur.

 

We believe when partnerships between swimmers, parents and coaches are created, the program will meet the needs of the athletes and both the program and the athlete will be successful.  All participants in this program shall work to support our mission and take pride in being a contributing member.