Congratulations for choosing Team Santa Monica, a swim club based in Santa Monica and serving Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Culver City, Venice, Marina del Rey, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, and the Westside of Los Angeles.

We hope your participation will be a satisfying and rewarding experience not only for the swimmer, but also for the entire family.  As a swimmer with Team Santa Monica, you will meet new friends and participate in exciting swim competitions throughout Southern California.  You will also have the opportunity to realize the value of focus, concentration and hard work in the accomplishment of your goals.

TSM is non-profit, 501(c)3, parent-run organization.  As such, its viability is critically dependent on the support and involvement of the members.  Parents are expected to be involved in all aspects of its operation, from yearly fundraising events to sponsorship of swim meets to daily functions.  Team Santa Monica?s success is predicated on the commitment and involvement of the swimmer and his/her family.

TSM uses a progressive age group program designed to develop the child physically, mentally and emotionally in a systematic fashion.  A well-defined, long-term approach of gradually increasing degrees of commitment is essential to reach peak performance levels during a swimmer’s physiological prime.  The emphasis in the early stages for participation must be placed on developing technical skills and a love for the sport.  In the later years, a more demanding physical and psychological challenge is introduced to the training program.

At each level, the goals and objectives are specific and directed toward meeting the needs of the swimmer.  The long term goal of total excellence is always in mind.  As each child is different, he/she will progress at his/her own rate.  The coaching staff recognizes this fact by making team assignments based on a swimmer’s physical, mental, and emotional level of development.