The Corvallis Aquatic Team (CAT) is a competitive swimming team offering year-round instruction, training, and opportunities for competition to Willamette Valley athletes of all ages, abilities and interest levels.  CAT belongs to Oregon Swimming, Inc. (OSI), an affiliate of USA Swimming.  CAT’s program continues to develop under the guidance of a professional coaching staff who believes that competitive sports form good citizens as well as strong athletes.  The Corvallis Aquatic Team aims to:
   *  Empower each team member to attain athletic and personal success by teaching effective swim techniques; introducing the concept of positive mental imagery; emphasizing the principles of goal setting; and promoting the ideals of honesty, commitment, self-discipline, good sportsmanship and team unity.
   *  Provide quality instruction and training to all team members, from the novice swimmer to the international competitor.
   *  Participate in local, state, regional, national and international events sponsored by Oregon Swimming, Inc.,
USA Swimming, or the United States Olympic Committee.
   *  Foster family unity by encouraging parental involvement in the planning, coordination and implementation of various team activities.
Moreover, the Corvallis Aquatic Team intends to provide a positive atmosphere with a strong sense of team unity while emphasizing individual success. CAT consists of swimmers, coaches, and parents; none could exist without support from the others.  We want to assist our swimmers to develop with fun, challenging and growing experiences; we want to encourage professional satisfaction and growth for our coaches, and we want to help our parents enjoy their volunteer efforts and cope with the details of competitive swimming.