Willamalane's Purpose &
lifelong fitness by providing aquatic training programs suitable
for athletes of all levels.”
(Adopted by WSC
Board of Directors, 5/14/13)
- To provide an
opportunity for all swimmers eligible for membership to engage in a
whole‐ some, lifetime sport, and recreational
- To promote
physical fitness and good patterns of physical development and to
encourage proper conditioning and health habits;
- To provide
opportunities for social, emotional, and educational development
and to encourage peer and family participation; and,
- To promote and
provide an opportunity for members to compete in organized swimming
competitions. (From the corporation’s by-laws)
Willamalane Swim Club
WSC is a USA Swimming club. When your swimmer joins WSC they are
also joining Oregon Swimming, Inc. (OSI), and USA
WSC (officially Willamalane Swim Club Boosters, Inc.) is an Oregon
private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. A volunteer Board of
Directors is responsible for the governance, fiscal health and
overall operation of the club. The Board holds an official meeting
on the second Monday of every month at 5:30pm. WSC employs a head
coach, who is responsible to the Board, and several assistant
coaches who are supervised by the head coach.
The head coach is
responsible for supervising the assistants, establishing swimming
groups, organizing the workout schedules, organizing and
maintaining a swim-meet schedule, and effectively communicating
relevant information to the board and WSC members. The club relies
on volunteerism of our swim families in order to operate and run
WSC’s coaching philosophy can best be described as a holistic
approach to training. The various elements contained in this
approach include the following:
SWIMMING - You have to learn how to swim slowly and
correctly before you can swim fast.
- Any good competitive swim program utilizes simple stroke
drills designed to enhance form in all training sessions. Drills
should be simple and concise.
MEDLEY - Young swimmers must learn to swim all strokes and
perform in all distances. While each individual may like or dislike
certain events, exclusive event and stroke specialization should be
reserved for the college years and beyond.
VOLUME - How much one trains are less a function of a set
number of yards and more a function of individual abilities and
capacity for work. The third law of learning states that an
individual must be ready physically and mentally for learning to
- A coherent approach to each training session and each
season, coupled with longer term planning, is vital to the health
and growth of a successful swim team.
- any coaching philosophy must be grounded in common sense
and based on the cooperative efforts of a well- trained coaching
staff, motivated young athletes, supportive parents and a
cooperative facility staff.
If you have any
questions about our approach, please talk with one of the coaches.
Also, please check the bulletin board near the pool regularly for
WSC Codes of Conduct
- Swimmers are encouraged to support
their teammates at practice as well as in competition. Working
together as a unit for the benefit of all individuals is an
important part of WSC spirit.
- WSC swimmers are expected to
follow the verbal directions of the coaching staff at all times. At
no time will disrespectful attitudes be tolerated from swimmers,
parents or coaches. Swimmers who are disrespectful toward a coach
or teammate will be asked to leave the workout, event or activity
and will not be allowed to attend again until the situation has
- At all WSC club functions, whether
at practice, meets, social gatherings or on social media, we expect
each swimmer, parent and coach to behave in a way that their
actions reflect positively on Willamalane Swim Club.
- All members of the club,
including, coaches, parents and swimmers, should continue to
protect the reputation the club has throughout the state and
- Members should display proper
respect and sportsmanship to all coaches, officials,
administrators, teammates, fellow competitors and the public at all
- The possession and/or use of
alcohol, tobacco products, or any other non-prescribed drugs by any
minor athlete is prohibited.
- Inappropriate language, including
swearing or derogatory comments, lying, stealing and vandalism are
- Swimmers are expected to respect
and follow the Willamalane Park & Swimming Center Rules and
Regulations. Swimmers shall conduct themselves respectfully at all
- In order to maintain a
professional atmosphere that is conducive to concentration,
sportsmanship, mutual respect and safety, and an environment that
is consistent with the mission of our Club, swimmers shall refrain
from all Public Displays of Affection (PDA) while at the WSC
practices, meets, or while attending and/or participating in any
WSC-related activity, or while on any of the premises thereof.
- All members and guests must also
comply with the USA Swimming Codes of Conducts.
members and parents will be required to sign the WSC Code of
Conduct. Failure to electronically agree, or sign and return this
document will result in suspension from the club until it is signed
comply with the Willamalane Swim Club with the Codes of Conduct as
set forth in this document may result in disciplinary action and
are subject to suspension or expulsion and will be determined after
the consideration of all the pertinent facts are reviewed and at
the boards discretion.