The NYSA Swim program is characterized philosophically by the principles of self-image psychology. This discipline is concerned with guiding and directing individuals toward maximum development of their talents and abilities.Similarly, the NYSA coaching staffs endeavors are to teach, train, and motivate young people. Our main goal is for all participants to achieve their ultimate potential in Life as well as swimming, in the belief that the New York Shark Swim Team experience will prove valuable to them as they grow and develop. The NYSA program strives to instill in young swimmers an understanding of and appreciation for such concepts as high self-esteem, personal accountability, self-discipline, goal setting, and goal achievement, as these ideas relate to their success in training and in competition. It is our belief that the process of achieving is as significant as realizing the achievement itself.
At each level of our program, swimmers are instructed to strive for excellence. Excellence, in this sense, represents the achievement of such levels at which you know that you have done your utmost to become the best you are capable of becoming. This vision is consistent throughout the program, and every New York Sharks Swimmer,novice to nationally ranked, is encouraged to“Be the Best You Can Be”.