Level 2

 

MISSION

Developing accomplished athletes and well-rounded individuals through competitive swimming.

 

VISION

To be the model swim club for athletes, families, and coaches in the Pacific Northwest.

 

VALUES

SWIMMER CENTRIC
We recognize the uniqueness of each swimmer and challenge them to establish, own, and achieve their goals in swimming through guided exploration and discovery.

LIFE-LONG LEARNING
We embrace the concept of long-term development by actively pursuing opportunities for continuing education for our athletes, parents, and staff.

PASSIONATE COACHES
We have coaches who understand the unique challenges of competitive swimming and are passionate about educating and inspiring our athletes and families.

PHILOSOPHY OF GROWTH
We practice a learning cycle that emphasizes experience and reflection, providing a safe atmosphere for athletes, parents, and coaches to grow through a healthy conception of success and failure.

COMMUNITY
We promote education, partnerships, and service, to create a diverse community of care that models mentoring and positive contribution in the IST community and the communities in which we live.

 

SWIMMER OUTCOMES

IST works to ensure that athletes embrace our values, graduating from our program with a:

LOVE FOR SWIMMING 
Athletes learn to love swimming and the unique ways it provides for play, sportsmanship, commitment, and competition.

UNDERSTANDING OF GOAL SETTING AND ACHIEVEMENT
Athletes learn to develop a vision of success, to create realistic and achievable goals, and to own the work required for achievement.

RESPECT FOR PROCESS
Athletes learn to appreciate the development process and value the incremental steps needed to achieve outcomes.

APPRECIATION FOR FAILURE AND ADVERSITY
Athletes learn how to use failure, adversity, and mental toughness as tools to grow.

COMMUNITY MINDSET
Athletes learn how their actions contribute to strong and healthy IST and local communities while building lifelong connections with coaches, community members, and peers.

 

 

TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE

Founded in 1976, IST is a year-round USA Swimming club. The community of swimmers IST serves continues to grow, and our facility partnerships have expanded to include multiple pools and dryland training facilities to serve our diverse membership. IST swim programs have produced high school swim champions, age group regional and USA Swimming Zone champions, scholastic All-Americans, as well as national competitors. Program graduates continue to see swimming success at the Division I, II, and III collegiate levels, and beyond.