Florida Swimming
Level 2

SOUTH LAKE AQUATIC CLUB

Established 2020

MISSION:

To provide a safe, healthy, and inclusive competitive swimming environment that will foster
the ideals and life skills necessary to be consistent and purposeful in pursuit of excellence athletically,
academically and emotionally.

PURPOSE:

To provide our swimmers with expert, detailed and objective instruction at a reasonable cost
to our community.

VALUES:

Honesty, integrity, family, friendships, service, excellence, hard work, dedication, achievement. We value, develop, and reward all our team members regardless of skill level.

OBJECTIVES

-As a USA Swimming (USA-S) team and in full support and in accordance with the objectives of USA Swimming, the South Lake Aquatic Club promotes the ideals of integrity and fairness, positive environment, safety, leadership, excellence, innovation and creativity.       

-We provide expert instruction in skills associated with competitive swimming.        

-We provide an environment to encourage the full development and participation of all swimmers with the focus on realizing maximum individual potential at a pace appropriate for each individual.

-Through participation with our program, swimmers will be taught personal responsibility and accountability, sportsmanship and citizenship through positive reinforcement and recognition of the individual's pursuit towards accomplishing defined goals.

-Provide a well-educated and professional coaching/teaching staff whose interest is in the development of the team and the individual swimmer.

-Promote family and community support and involvement in competitive swimming.

-Provide opportunities for swimmers at all levels to participate in competitions and other club oriented activities.

-Through training excellence, focus and direction provided by its coaching professionals, our swim team is committed to excellence in competition, both individually and as a team, at the highest level: regionally, nationally, and internationally.

-Creating a positive environment where excellence is inevitable.


The SLAC coaching staff and club administrators are firmly committed to the philosophy and objectives of the program. We expect each parent and swimmer to understand and adhere to these principles and objectives and encourage every member to strive toward building the strongest team possible, both individually and as a unit.

ORGANIZATION

SLAC is a coach owned team supported by the not-for-profit SLAC Booster Club. We derive our funds from membership dues, fundraising events and sponsorship. We spend these funds primarily on coaching costs, pool space, equipment, and social functions for the swimmers. We sponsor social events to provide a social atmosphere outside the pool environment.

STRUCTURE

South Lake Aquatic Club is a member of Florida Swimming (FL), which in turn is a subdivision of USA Swimming.

USA Swimming is the National Governing Body (NGB) for amateur competitive swimming in the USA. USA Swimming is responsible for the selection of USA National Teams, which compete at the Olympic and World Championships as well as other international competition.

SLAC competes in meets at all levels of the USA Swimming program, both regionally and nationally. Part of the commitment of the South Lake Aquatic Club is to develop national and international level swimmers.