The purpose of the Newport County Wahoo competitive swim program is to provide each and every swimmer with the opportunity to strive for excellence in competitive swimming. While each swimmer may begin his or her swimming career at a different point, we encourage swimmers at all levels to accept the challenges of this sport. Goal setting, motivation, confidence, handling pressure, taking responsibility, improving or maintaining health & fitness, building and enjoying friendships are just a few goals we have for our swimmers.
Of course, while coaches, parents & friends will provide a positive atmosphere in which respect for one another is modeled, it is ultimately the responsibility of each swimmer to help see that things are working on our team. Team unity and positive support of one another is a must.
While winning, setting a record, getting a best time or making a qualifying time are all great accomplishments and feel good, these should not be not our only goals. These are not the only ways to gauge success. We will assist our athletes to become stronger individuals, learn sportsmanship as well as self accountability, to name a few. Here are a few examples of success: Advanced stroke technique, learning initiative, learning to win and lose with confidence in each, building lifelong friendships. Medals and Trophies will eventually get dusty, lost, or put away. But, the lessons learned in our swimming program with stay with them a lifetime.