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The Team

Welcome to the Dominion Valley Swim Team: Home of the Sharks!

Our Mission

The Dominion Valley Swim Team (DVST) is dedicated to the emotional and physical growth of its swimmers and to the morale of the community in which they live. The coaches, the parents, and all involved in DVST will strive to make swimming a fun experience. The team will provide a positive nurturing environment in hopes that each child will develop into an accomplished life-long swimmer. At the same time, they will foster in both parents and swimmers alike the benefits of hard work and sacrifice, the traits of good sportsmanship, the value of self-discipline, the seeds and fruits of leadership, the exhilaration of competitive zeal, and the joy of community spirit.

Philosophy and Goals

The purpose of the Dominion Valley Sharks Swim Team is to help every participating swimmer enjoy the summer while becoming a confident and ever-improving athlete. Participating in swim competitions serves as a means of learning the lifelong values of goal setting and discipline for success. Swimmers will improve their skills, teamwork ability, sportsmanship and respect for self and others within a competitive atmosphere led by capable coaches. The Dominion Valley Swim Team relies upon parent volunteers to work with paid coaches to create a quality program for all participants.

Competitive swimming is one of the most effective sports for physical development. The sport is unique in nature in that it offers four different strokes for each child, a variety of distances and an individual time for each combination or event. This encourages individual goal setting, focuses on personal improvement and creates many opportunities for success.

Swimmers will apply athletic disciplines as they compete with community peers and learn the value of teamwork and good sportsmanship.