About the Club
Contributing to the improvement of Canadian swimming at all levels through the development of first class programs, athletes, and people.
For over forty years, the Upper Canada Swim Club has offered a variety of high quality swim programs. We are a proud member of Swim Canada and Swim Ontario and as such, are part of a network of over 900 swim clubs and 50,000 swimmers nationwide. Including coaches, officials, volunteers and swimmers there are approximately 80,000 people in Canada actively participating in the sport of swimming each year. Ontario itself has over 120 clubs and 10,000 swimmers.
- Physical excellence and life skills are developed through hard work, discipline, team spirit, self-esteem, fun and individual achievement.
- Through competition we will let the swimmers develop a sense of commitment to training and to the team.
- Through the collaborative efforts of our athletes, coaches, parents, community stakeholders, governing bodies and associations, we hope to further the recognition of the sport of swimming both locally and nationally.
- We strive to create a passion for excellence and a lifelong commitment to health and fitness.
Our program focuses on skill improvement, self-development, competition, leadership and sportsmanship. UCSC’s professional coaching staff is committed to the development of healthy, well-adjusted athletes who contribute not only to their team but to their communities. We are extremely proud of our swimmers and their successes; we are equally proud of the outstanding citizens that they have become. These young athletes travel all over Ontario and Canada for the purpose of competition, and in doing so, become ambassadors of their sport and their community.
The program is designed to be progressive from the pre-competitive Junior Otter Swimmer Program through to competitive programs ranging to the national level. All programs feature stroke development, flexibility, strength and conditioning and mental training techniques. Our goal is to systematically maximize each athlete’s potential using as much creativity, imagination and inspiration as we can to ensure each athlete is healthy, happy and motivated. In addition to high performance in the pool, a desired outcome of the program is for participants to acquire a passion for excellence in all that they do and develop a lifelong commitment to health and fitness.