Welcome to COR!

We are a year-round swimming program in North Dallas. As a bronze club member of USA Swimming, our coaches and volunteers have a proven track record, and are committed to helping each of our athletes accomplish the goals they set for themselves.

Our athletes compete in local events appropriate for their age and ability level, as well as regional and national championship events.

Mission & Vision
The stated mission of the club is to Developing, educating and empowering our youth in the quest for leadership and achievement in life, through swimming.

Our vision is one of tradition and excellence.

Our Philosophy

The COR program is designed to accommodate swimmers of all ability levels to insure that each swimmer will be able to realize as much daily success as possible. Our goal is to make it possible for every swimmer to realize his or her maximum potential. It is our belief that everyone can derive benefits from the sport of swimming.

Overriding Principles:

• Provide an atmosphere of fun, fitness, friendship and family
• Maximize each athlete’s ability
• Inspire confidence and a competitive spirit
• Promote and recognize strong student-athletes
• Enable the coach, athlete and parent to work together towards success for the organization
• Nurture effective communication throughout the organization
• Embrace the team’s history and traditions for future generations

Strategic Objectives:

• Advocate athlete development, progressions and training strategies that advance long-term success
• Elevate the overall performance level of each athlete, so they may compete at the highest level of competition
• Achieve financial growth and stability
• Develop, promote and facilitate delivery of athlete, board and parent education
• Provide opportunities for continual professional growth
• Provide effective counsel to athletes and parents
• Encourage active participation within all levels of USA Swimming
• Promote short and long-term goal setting for the board, staff and parents
• Enhance stroke technique at each developmental level
• Maximize access to and utilization of current facilities
• Foster the development and construction of a home facility

COR History

COR is a USA Swim Club, governed by USA Swimming. Our local swim association is North Texas Swimming, Inc. Our official charter name is COR Swimming Association. Our swim club code is COR. Our user name “nickname” is City of Richardson Swim Team.

Competitive swimming in Richardson began in 1961, under the direction of Neil Matzen, as a member of the local summer swim league. In 1972, Cottonwood pool was winterized and year-round swimming began. The City of Richardson swim team became more competitive and joined the AAU. The team grew and became more active in the Texas swimming scene, but was in need of an indoor practice facility. Club members were instrumental in getting a bond passed and in 1980, two 6 lane 25 meter pools at Berkner and Pearce High Schools were open. COR was able to expand staff and the team quickly grew. Since then, it has produced many outstanding swimmers at the local, state and national and international level. After over 30 years of year round swimming, it is a team rich in history and tradition and prides itself on being a team with a sense of family. COR now draws swimmers from not only Richardson, but many surrounding areas.


Try out for the COR Swim Team!
Join the excitement by becoming a member of the COR Swim Team. Evaluations to see if you are ready for the age group swimming program are available by appointment. Previous team experience is not required; the evaluation is designed to make sure new participants are properly placed into practice groups.

To view our current tryout dates please click COR Tryouts under the News Tab on our website or click TRYOUT at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions about our tryouts please contact Coach Brandon at [email protected] . Plan to bring goggles and a towel. Tryouts are by appointment only.


Click the link for mor information: COR Coaching Staff, COR Practice Groups, COR Practice Locations


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