Founded in 1959, Cascade Swim Club is Washington's oldest and most heralded year-round swim club.  As a prominent member of USA Swimming and Pacific Northwest Swimming (PNS), Cascade has a storied tradition as a community club with a national presence. Cascade swimmers have excelled at every level over the years, from summer league to high school champions, to state, collegiate, national and international podiums, including Olympic medalists.

Cascade Swim Club is a 501(3)c non-profit organization, operating at multiple sites throughout the Greater Seattle area.  As a proud torchbearer of diversity and inclusion for over 60 years, Cascade provides comprehensive competitive swimming opportunities for swimmers of all levels and socioeconomic backgrounds.  Cascade offers outreach, financial assistance, scholarships and other reduced-fee programs to those in need.

Cascade Swim Club is led by an Executive Director/Head Coach with governance support of a board of directors.  Cascade is staffed with an executive administrator and numerous assistant coaches.  Cascade benefits from a loving force of parent volunteers to support team activities and meet operations.


Cascade Swim Club provides inclusive competitive swimming opportunities and training to the communities of Seattle for swimmers of all levels, promoting excellence, physical fitness and high character values such as honesty, integrity, dedication and sportsmanship through the sport of swimming.  Cascade is committed to providing a safe environment for all participants, implementing Safe Sport athlete protection policies and best practices throughout all our programs and activities.


Cascade fosters a winning culture of positivity and creativity, we call it SWIMYAH: Swimming with Intensity, Mastery, Yearning and Heart. With an emphasis on yearning and heart, Cascade exemplifies a personal growth mindset with a genuine passion in all that we pursue—in and out of the pool. O ur minds and our hearts are always open to the boundless possibilities and the highest aspirations.


Cascade was the first club in PNS to be certified as a USA Swimming Safe Sport Club.


Cascade promotes self-improvement, personal growth and goal achievement over a multi-phase TEAM-first progression.  Our program teaches swimming fundamentals with a focus on long-term development.  Our teaching and training is IM-based, emphasizing all competitive strokes and distances.  As skills are developed and enhanced, Cascade swimmers develop a love of the sport and a commitment to working TOGETHER to achieve our goals. 


Our program is designed for an athlete’s LONG TERM development as they progress through three comprehensive phases:  DISCOVER, CHALLENGE and ACHIEVE.  Our goal is to develop well-rounded, versatile athletes with an abundance of aerobic capacity.

Cascade swimmers train to race, we do not train to train.

We believe competition is fun and gives our young athletes proper motivation to do their best, providing hard-earned rewards and important feedback for improvement.

Cascade values hard work, self-discipline and perseverance to create a culture of positivity, motivated athletes and TEAM success.