A Tradition of Excellence.
From its inception in 1966, the Upper Arlington Swim Club (UASC) has established itself as a premier United States Swimming club. The quest for excellence is highlighted by consistently placing as one of the top teams at the State Age Group Junior Olympics; The Upper Arlington Swim Club is proud of it's regular representation at the Junior and Senior Nationals, Olympic Trials and Central Zone Championships.
UASC Past and Present:
Upper Arlington swimmers have achieved significant honors in the sport of swimming, including over 455 High School Academic and Athletic All-Americans, National record holders, Olympic Trial Qualifiers and hundreds of swimmers achieving National “Top-16” times.
UASC is proud of the number of swimmers who have continued their careers on the intercollegiate level (many on swimming and academic scholarships) at such schools as The Ohio State University, The University of Texas, Stanford, Michigan, Indiana University, Northwestern, Auburn, Hawaii, Boston College and The University of Georgia as well as powerhouse Division III school Kenyon.
The Upper Arlington Swim Club is dedicated to providing the area youth with a year-round opportunity to train and participate in the sport of swimming. UASC is a nonprofit organization that is designed to allow its swimmers to develop their full potential by providing high quality coaching in a structured setting. The Upper Arlington Swim Club insures that this instruction is provided through the employment of full-time Senior and Age Group Coaches along with assistant coaches that have extensive competitive swimming and coaching backgrounds. On 24 occasions, UASC coaches have been awarded "Age Group Coach of the Year." The most recent was in 2008 to Todd Saltus.
For swimmers who intend to make swimming their choice of athletic participation, our coaches develop monthly, seasonal and long range plans that allow swimmers to reach their full potential at the high school and collegiate level. All UASC swimmers are introduced to the latest and most effective training techniques available.
Today, the Upper Arlington Swim Club has over 200 swimmers making us one of the largest clubs in the state of Ohio. Our swimmers range in ability from beginner to Olympic Trial Qualifiers. When a young person becomes a member of the Upper Arlington Swim Club, they learn the values of sportsmanship, dedication and teamwork. Swimming for Upper Arlington provides physical, emotional and intellectual skills that will last a lifetime. The clubs mission is to:
- Provide instruction, training, and competition for swimmers at all levels of ability;
- Encourage swimmers to achieve high standards of athletic excellence;
- Teach the importance of sportsmanship, responsibility, integrity, and team work;
- Instill values of hard work, commitment, self-discipline, and perseverance;
- Offer wholesome recreational experiences;
- Promote social and emotional development;
- Foster peer and family cooperation.