Competitive Team




Team Mission:  CSI Swimming is a competitive swim club whose mission is to teach children and young adults hard work, dedication and sportsmanship through a positive, supportive yet highly competitive team environment.

Team Vision:  Cleveland Swim Institute will help our athletes strive for excellence while also learning the importance of setting up proper fundamentals to ensure long term success.  Beyond being a premier competitive swimming establishment, we will also be an organization that will prepare our athletes for life beyond the pool and serve the greater Cleveland community.


The Cleveland Swim Institute is dedicated to maintaining a culture of ownership, leadership, and team unity that can be seen across all areas of the program.  We thrive on openness and transparency in all team operations and will ask our members to embrace this philosophy as well.   

CSI is a competitive swim program, therefore we expect a high level of commitment from our athletes and families.  Our staff believes that success both academically and athletically is achievable and we are dedicated to helping athletes excel in both areas.  



  • CSI coaches will clearly present the standards and requirements for workouts/training sets for athletes to see.

  • Our  coaches are committed to creating the most effective training programs in an environment where both the coach and athlete will work together and have ownership in the process.

  • Our swimmers will not just swim with their bodies, but more importantly their minds.

    • Our swimmers will display ownership of their swimming by having the integrity to do all tasks and skills asked of them as described, or  by asking for further explanation.

    • CSI swimmers will show that they are dedicated to the details and the process from the time they walk in the door to the time they leave.

  • Our swimmers will have exemplary time management skills that will allow them to be successful outside of swimming as well as in practice.



  • Our swimmers will display respect towards all teammates, coaches, parents, competition, officials, and aquatics staff.

  • Our swimmers will actively take on partnership roles with other athletes on the team by mentoring, teaching, and supporting.

  • Our  coaches will always display a high level of professionalism, communication, and dedication.  We will act as leaders within the team and the community.  

  • Our coaches will take on leadership roles within the team, the Local Swim Committee and USA Swimming.



  • Swimmers will proudly represent the Cleveland Swim Institute by wearing team gear and team caps when at practice and competitions

  • Our coaches are open to discussing any aspect of our training plans/club procedures with parents, except during practice and/or competitions.

  • Our coaches will always wear appropriate coaching attire, or team issued gear.

  • Our parents will support the integrity of the program by handling all situations in a professional manner directly with the staff.