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Team Philosophy

 The Westfield Area Y Devilfish Swim Team enables swimmers to grow as individuals, work toward their swimming goals and expand their potential in a nurturing, safe, enjoyable, yet disciplined environment. Focusing on the development of the individual and the team, the program incorporates the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility to ensure that character-building is an essential component of the curriculum. Each swimmer is expected to demonstrate these values as a member of the swim team community. Swimmers are taught that their individual actions in practice and in competition have a direct impact on the team’s performance as a whole and on how the team is perceived by others. The Y believes that a character-rich, team approach to competitive athletics can best enable its success.