Valley Aquatic Swim Team is a coach owned team in the Federal Way and Sumner area that is owned and operated by Ted and Suzanne Rychlik. Our team is a part of the Local Swimming Committee (LSC) called Pacific Northwest Swimming (PNS). Our LSC belongs to the Western Zone that includes LSC’s and their teams from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming, and Utah.

Our philosophy is to provide swimmers of all abilities and commitment levels a group and a coach on the team that allows them to feel good about making progress at their own pace in a safe environment where all athletes feel protected. Everyone from a beginning level swimmer to a national level swimmer can learn the benefits of dedication, teamwork, goal setting, and hard work through the sport of swimming. We always encourage swimmers to enjoy the process while working towards improvement in their skills.

The overall goal is to develop the character traits, technical skills, and aspiration in each athlete that’s necessary to realize each individual’s potential while also providing a safe environment for athletes.