Lake Superior Swim Club History

The Lake Superior Swim Club (LSSC) was founded in 2009 by Tony Yung, Kenji Sudoh, Dan Zelen, Matt Zelen, Bill Punyko, and Howie Leathers, former standout swimmers at all levels. The club's purpose was to help grow aquatics in the area and provide a feeder system for the high school team. The club has expanded its' goals to include establishing a comprehensive competitive program for our community.  LSSC will become recognized as one of northern Minnesota’s finest programs, with the goal of propelling athletes to compete at the  national age-group championships, Junior National championships, Senior Nationals, and Olympic Trials.

Lake Superior Swim Club Vision

The Lake Superior Swim Club, founded in 2009, offers a guided age-group youth program for children age 9 and up, from the beginning swimmer to the most competitive and skilled swimmer.  When a young person becomes a member of the Lake Superior Swim Club  he/she learns the values of sportsmanship and teamwork. Swimming, through the Lake Superior Swim Club, provides physical, emotional and intellectual skills that will last a lifetime.

Lake Superior Swim Club Philosophy

The team philosophy is encompassed in the words COURAGE and PERSEVER­ANCE.

COURAGE is the willingness to accept risk(s) and endure failings. Courage does not exist unless there is a situation that presents the opportunity for success. We encourage our athletes to embrace these opportunities and not fear the outcome.

PERSEVERANCE is the backbone of success in any endeavor in life. One cannot succeed at the highest levels without enduring some set-backs. These difficult times can create a lack of faith, low self-esteem, and an obvious drop in enthusiasm. Perseverance is the quality that transcends these difficult times. It allows the individual to find the true strength of their character.

Lake Superior Swim Club  believes that COURAGE and PERSEVERANCE developed by swimming will prepare the individual for the challenges they will face in life.