YMCA Westside Silver Fins Vision:

"To Develop Champions in Life through Excellence in Swimming"


YMCA Westside Silver Fins Philosophy:

YMCA Westside Silver Fins subscribe to a philosophy of teaching and training that provides for maximum long-term performances for its swimmers both in and out of the pool.  We are divided into different groups based on a variety of factors that include age, ability, maturity, performance and attitude. The center of our coaching philosophy resides with the building of a foundation of strong technique and a love for racing through a strong aerobic base. Leadership and accountability are two essential "life skills" we strive to develop in our athletes. As swimmers progress through the programs they will be given more responsibility for their swims and performances. Our athletes learn self-discipline, time management, sportsmanship and goal setting - important lessons that will ultimately will prepare them for life after swimming.  We are committed to providing a safe, healthy, and positive environment and teaching the life principles of the Y Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.


As a YMCA Swim Team, we also subscribe the YMCA 4 Core Values, which are:

HONEST - Be truthful in what you say and what you do. 

RESPECT - Treat others the way you want to be treated. 

RESPONSIBILITY - Be accountable for your promises and your actions. 

CARING - Show a sincere concern for others.

msc 3/21/2023