Mission & Philosophy

Mission & Philosophy

This year the Cascade board has been reviewing our Mission and Philosophy.  The mission and philosophy will help guide how we organize and prioritize and will help orient us when we face crossroads.  We are pleased to share the revised Mission and Philosophy below: 



Under the sanction of USA Swimming, CSC develops youth swimmers of all abilities from entry level through the most elite levels of competition according to each swimmer's level of talent and commitment. 


Cascade Philosophy – We Believe the Following:

  • Our program can support swimmers at any level from entry to elite 
  • The benefits of swimming are numerous and extend far beyond time achievements 
  • In developing strong, well-rounded swimmers who are positioned to compete in and out of the pool 
  • In encouraging swimmers to set realistic and meaningful goals and commitments 
  • In the long-term arc of a swimmer's career and prioritize that over short-term wins 
  • In making swimming accessible and welcoming new swimmers to the sport 
  • In keeping costs low to be inclusive and in creating more opportunities for competition by relying on member volunteers 
  • In coach education and innovation while trusting proven approaches