Tampa Elite Aquatics Manta Rays (TEAM) will develop ELITE citizens through commitment to excellence in swimming.


It is the goal of Tampa Elite Aquatics Manta Rays (TEAM) to cultivate high-level swimming through a commitment to community and culture.  With the guidance of our highly qualified and passionate staff we will make TEAM a national and international brand.

Core Values:

Tampa Elite Aquatics Manta Rays (TEAM) believes in striving for greatness through both personal success and community advancement. TEAM is commmitted to providing a safe environment for all participants.  To do so TEAM has athlete protection policies and guidelines in place which are in line with the policies and best practices of USA Swimming and Safe Sport.

Our program teaches our athletes the meaning of TEAM through:

Tenacity - Our coaches and athletes are passionate about the sport of swimming.  We are intensely focused and deteremined to achieve excellence through hard work, discipline and a positive attitude.  We encourage and embrace risk taking and learn to handle both success and failure with confidence and grace.  We realize anything is possible through presevereance and commitment.  

Encouragement - We are a family that comes together to support another in both success and failure.  We pride ourselves on our compassion for one another and our inclusiveness of everyone.  We struggle together, we strive together and we succeed together through constant and genuine encouragement.  On this team, we cheer for each other like crazy, both in and out of the pool. 

Ambition - Our coaches and athletes do ordinary things, extraordinarly well.  We strive for the highest level of achievement through goal setting and hard work to achieve them.  Our athletes understand that ambition with resilience and perseverance translates to success.

Maturity - We value mutual trust and respect.  Our coaching staff and athletes act with honesty and integrity.  Our parents trust the coaching staff to act in the best interest of the team and its athletes.  We represent TEAM in all that we do and act as responsible members of the swimming community.  

Core Objectives:

TEAM has adopted three core objectives from USA Swimming.  These core objectives establish the foundation of the strategic business plan for our sport.  TEAM encourages all members to participate in the local, regional and national efforts to ensure that these objectives are accomplished.  

Build the Base - We seek to expand our membership in order to share the sport with as many other people as possible.  We are especially committed to sharing the values of our sprot with young people who may discover that swimming is an activity they can enjoy for their entire life.

Promote the Sport - We want swimming to receive as much publicity as possible because we believe that the more people learn about our sport the more inclined they will be to join the ranks of our membership.  We are proud of our sport and we seek to celebrate it whenever possible.

Achieve Competitive Success - USA Swimming as been ranked as the number one swimming nation in the world for more than 40 years.  We seek to continue this tradition of competitive excellence.  When our elite athletes are successful in fulfilling their Olympic dreams our society benefits from the inspiration these athletes give us.