Club History

Club History

Loveland Swim Club - Serving Northern Colorado Since 1966

Welcome to the Loveland Swim Club web site! Our club provides opportunities for all children in the Loveland area to participate in a competitive swimming program. The sport of swimming is taught in a FUN environment while nurturing a competitive attitude at the individual's own rate.

Our desire is to provide a positive atmosphere where children can learn the challenges of setting goals and the rewards of achieving them. Success is not based solely on team points, speed, or the number of awards acquired. The Loveland Swim Club considers all swimmers--fast or slow--as equal and integral members of the team. Our success is ultimately measured by how many opportunities we provide for the children of our community and by how their individual potential is maximized. The building of positive attitudes, healthy bodies, disciplined minds, and enduring friendships are among the rewards our program offers to those who join.

 The Loveland Swim Club (LOVE) was founded in 1966 by Mr. Dick Hewson, then the Loveland High School men's varsity swimming coach in conjunction with the newly installed indoor pool at Loveland High School. Found on the sound principles of FUN, DEDICATION, and GOAL SETTING, Loveland Swim Club is recognized as the pride of Northern Colorado Swimming.

Beginning as a learn-to-swim program, Loveland garnered its first District Championship in 1967 - just one year after conception. However, since 1966, the club has expanded its' goals to include establishing a competitive program for our community. Loveland Swim Club has not only become recognized as one of Colorado's finest programs, but has also stepped up into the national level by virtue of its' national age-group champions, Junior National champions, Senior National finalists, and Olympic Trials swimmers.

In 1995, Dick Hewson was inducted into the Colorado Coaches Hall of Fame. Coach Hewson is the only swimming coach to be honored in the Hall of Fame in Colorado.