Welcome to the YMCA Westside Silver Fins USA Dive Team
This Parent Hand Book has been prepared by your coaches and YMCA administrative members to help your family get off to a great start with the team.
YMCA Westside Silver Fins is a Dive Team and YMCA program designed to offer young athletes a challenging path of self-discovery through the vehicle of sport - providing an opportunity to strengthen spirit, mind and body. Keeping in line with the YMCA's four core values, YMCA WSF divers and their families are expected to be caring, honest, respectful and responsible, exemplifying the ideals set forth by the YMCA's founders.
Our vision statement is “Developing Champions in Life through Excellence in Diving”. Our philosophy to obtain this goal is to subscribe to a program of teaching and training that provides for maximum long-term enjoyment for our diving both in and out of the pool. YWSF is divided into four (4) different groups based on a variety of factors that include age, ability, commitment and attitude. The core of YWSF’s coaching philosophy is a foundation of strong technique through fun, structured activities. Swimmers learn self-discipline, time management, sportsmanship and goal setting - important lessons that prepare them for life as well as diving.
Our staff is dedicated to the success and improvement of our team as a whole and of each individual diver. We are confident that you will enjoy the YWSF experience and wish you success in your diving endeavors.