The Fondy Swim Club Team Philosophy

At Fondy Swim Club we believe that competitive swimming is more than learning and advancing swimming skills.  We believe that a swimmer’s success is measured not in increased swim times, but in personal growth and development.  Our team’s philosophy is encompassed in the words COURAGE and PERSEVERANCE.


COURAGE is the willingness to accept risks and endure failings. Courage does not exist unless there is a situation that presents the opportunity for success. We encourage our athletes to embrace these opportunities and not fear the outcome.


PERSEVERANCE is the backbone of success in any endeavor in life. One cannot succeed at the highest levels without enduring some set-backs. These difficult times can create a lack of faith, low self- esteem, and an obvious drop in enthusiasm. Perseverance is the quality that transcends these difficult times. It allows the individual to find the true strength of their character.


We believe the COURAGE and PERSEVERANCE developed by swimming will prepare our swimmers for the challenges they will face throughout their lives.