Mission Statement:

The Columbia River Swim Team (CRST) offers a year round training program for all ages and abilities. Our Goal is to provide a positive environment  through hard work, dedication and perseverance. We promote a team spirit that continually support individual growth through all stages of learning

Team Philosophy:

The CRST program is characterized philosophically by the principles of self-image. This discipline is concerned with guiding and direction individual toward maximum development of their talents and abilities. Similarly, the CRST coaching staff endeavors to teach, train and motivate young people to achieve their ultimate potential int swimming in the belief that this experience will prove valuable to them as they grow and develop.

The CRST program strives to instill in young swimmers and understanding of, and appreciation for such concepts as High self-esteem, personal accountability, self-discipline, and goal setting and goal achievement as these ideas relate to their success in training competition.