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St Charles Swim Team

Welcome to the St Charles Aquatics St Charles Swim Team

The Saint Charles Swim Team, founded in 1975, is known throughout the country for being a first-class, year-round competitive swim program. We offer a guided age-group youth program for children ages 5 to 14 and a senior program for swimmers 14 and up, that concentrate on the advancement of these athletes.  SCST is comprised of the beginning swimmers to the most competitive and skilled swimmers.

The mission of the Saint Charles Swim Team is a commitment to excellence and a dedication to developing positive role models. 

The vision of the St. Charles Swim Team is to be a competitive program with a purpose and commitment to develop positive role models.  The experience with SCST tends to shape and develop character throughout one’s lifetime.  St. Charles Swimming strives to develop elite athletes; the Team’s success is measured not only by National Level Competition and College Scholarships, but also by personal development.

SCST is offered as a program of St Charles Aquatics to the residents of the Greater St. Charles Area who want their children to participate in a competitive swim program.  The program is designed to meet the needs of all levels of competitive swimmers. 

The four major areas of the program are:

  • Physical development through proper workouts.
  • Group interaction through group dynamics at practice, meets, and social events.
  • Development of self-esteem through accomplishing individual goals.
  • Self-actualization through planning goals and accepting the responsibility of working towards their achievement.

The St. Charles Swim Team is a competitive program with a purpose and commitment to develop positive role models. The experience with SCST tends to shape and develop character throughout one’s lifetime.  St. Charles Swimming strives to develop champion athletes; the Team’s success is measured not only by National Level Competition and College Scholarships, but also by personal development.

The degree of commitment to swimming is the decision of each swimmer.  Once a decision is made by the swimmer as to their goals, the coaches will assist in developing a workout program for the swimmer.

The basic program design is one where the amount of time available for practice increases as the swimmer matures and is therefore able to handle the increased physical pressures and demands on their time.

The coaching staff feels that while winning is important, the work and planning leading up to the competitive experience is more important.  We want swimmers to realize that they are winners if they have achieved their own personal goals, even though they might not have won their event.  We want the swimmers who have progressed through our program and graduated from high school to say that they got more out of swimming than just ribbons, medals, and trophies.

The accomplishments of the team are as important as those of the individual.  Team accomplishments are achieved when all individuals meet their performance objectives.  Therefore competition is provided for all ability levels within the team so that each swimmer has the opportunity to perform and see how they are progressing toward their objectives.

Through the cooperative efforts of parents, coaches, and swimmers, the time spent in swimming should therefore prove worthwhile.