A LITTLE ABOUT THE TITANS...
The Town of Tonawanda Swim Club was founded in August 1971 as an AAU Club. In 1980 United States Swimming replaced the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) as the national governing body for competitive swimming. USA Swimming is the official name for this national governing body today.
In 1988 the Town of Tonawanda Swim Club merged with the Western Empire State Titans Swim Club, the U.S. Swim club associated with the Sweet Home School District. That’s when the Town of Tonawanda Swim Club became known as the Titans. One constant in the club’s more than 40 year history of competitive swimming is the Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks, & Recreation Department which has supported the team from the beginning.
The Club’s Name
In Greek mythology the Titans were a race of elder gods that were in power before the Olympian gods replaced them. The Titan Oceanos – the elder god of the Ocean – was never pictured in Greek art but is often confused with Poseidon, or Neptune, who is pictured in art, holding the trident. Today, members of the Titan Swim Club hold the trident – the scepter carried by the god of the sea.