Sierra Marlins Mission and Vision

Mission:

Developing youth into independent, respectful and responsible young adults of integrity.

Vision:

To inspire and enable our swimmers to achieve their best in life and in swimming.

We are a 501 (3)(c) non profit club run by a parent volunteer Board of Directors which meets monthly. All members are welcome to attend board meetings and encouraged to be involved in team activities and fundraising.

The Sierra Marlins is a USA Swimming Silver Medal Team that emphasizes competitive success at local, regional, and national meets.  SMST provides programs (fall clinic, masters, etc.) for all ages, skill and commitment levels. The Sierra Marlins emphasize a strong component of our organization at all levels.  Team goals include maintaining our status as the top team at the local level (Junior Olympics), top 3 at the regional level (Far Westerns and Sectionals) and top 10 at the national level (USA National Championships).

We have a well devised age group system where kids are encouraged to be their best and are taught the current techniques in a fun, diverse, safe and supportive atmosphere. We have an elite level senior group that supplies an environment that leads to success at the top levels of swimming competition. We encourage preparation for success at the NCAA level.

The Sierra Marlins expect and recognize excellence at all levels of our team structure, including athletes, parents, coaches and board of directors.  We take pride in being a disciplined, smarter team, where athletes are encouraged to reach for the highest levels of the sport through perseverance rather than talent.  Coaches, parents and board members supply the support necessary for the organization to foster personal growth and to allow our athletes to prosper.  The Sierra Marlins contribute to and support the community in which we swim.