“To Develop Champions in Life through Excellence in Swimming”
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Silver Fins Philosophy:
YMCA Westside Silver Fins subscribe to a philosophy of teaching and training that provides for maximum long-term performances for its swimmers both in and out of the pool. We are divided into eight (8) different groups based on a variety of factors that include age, ability, maturity, performance and attitude. The center of our coaching philosophy resides with the building of a foundation of strong technique and a love for racing through a strong aerobic base. Leadership and accountability are two essential “life skills” we strive to develop in our athletes. As swimmers progress through the programs they will be given more responsibility for their swims and performances. Swimmers learn self-discipline, time management, sportsmanship and goal setting – important lessons that will help prepare them for life, as well as swimming.