Welcome to the exciting world of competitive swimming! By joining the Vashon Seals Swim Team, your child will become a member of USA Swimming, the national governing board for the sport of competitive swimming in the United States, and participate in one of the country’s largest, most organized, and competently coached youth sports.
Currently, more than 360,000 USA Swimming member children are swimming competitively across the country. Most will never dive off the block at an international competition, or hold hand over heart while singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” atop an Olympic podium. So why should you care?
Because these children will receive something more important than walking onto a pool deck to the roaring cheers of tens of thousands of fans: they will learn the lifelong skills of personal responsibility, time management, perseverance, dedication, and the resilience that extends past the boundaries of the pool deck and into the home, classroom, and office. Children who swim are more likely to be healthy, have positive self-esteem, and make friends. They are apt to excel in school, at work, and in life.
Together we can build champions, by giving our children the opportunity to fulfill a dream never thought possible and provide them with the tools to excel in life, in and out of the pool.
As Vashon’s premier aquatics program, the Vashon Seals Swim Team provides an exceptional swim team experience through professional leadership. Our coaches’ progressive, developmental and competitive age-group training creates a supportive team environment that emphasizes personal achievement at each swimmer’s highest level of ability, from stroke school to championship competition. Our professional, nationally certified and competitively experienced coaches have established a safe, fun environment where developing & competitive swimmers strive for accomplishment both in and out of the pool.
Our coaches have over 40 years combined competitive swimming, coaching and leadership experience, are are qualified USA Swimming Coaches, USA Swimming Officials and members of the American Swim Coaches Association.
The Vashon Seals Swim Team is a year-round competitive swim program. Founded in 1983, we are a not-for-profit 501c(3) organization. As a member club of USA Swimming and Pacific Northwest Swimming, we are overseen by the national governing body for the sport.
The Seals operations are managed by a group of dedicated volunteers committed to the ongoing success and sustainability of the team. Our board of directors and coaches develop and pursue program goals to ensure positive and quality experiences for all swimmers and their families.