Aquatics, in cooperation with the
Eugene Family YMCA, is a year-round competitive swim team offering
instruction, training, and competition to children and young adults
of all ages and abilities. Our team is a non-profit organization
financed and supported by its members. The management and operation
of Team Eugene is governed by a parent Board of Directors. Team
Eugene receives no public funding from the City of Eugene and pays
for its use of public facilities.
Previously known as Eugene City Swim
Club, created in 1968, our program has helped develop the abilities
of many of the area's finest swimmers. Club members have included
numerous nationally ranked age group and senior swimmers, as well
as college and university standouts.
Team Eugene will build
on the reputation of ECSC, and will establish itself as one of the
top teams in the state of Oregon and the Northwest. We compete in
local, regional, national, and international competitions
sanctioned by United States Swimming and the YMCA.
We are very proud of our
rich tradition and history and thank you for taking the time to
learn about us!
Eugene Aquatics-YMCA Philosophy
Team Eugene, a member of
United States Swimming, encourages athletes to succeed as
competitors in the pool as well as citizens of their communities.
While natural athletic talent is not bestowed in equal amounts,
excellence is an attainable goal for everyone willing to work for
The physical skills acquired by the
swimmer are only part of the club experience. The most successful
swimmers have a great deal of positive support from family members
who realize that while swimming is an important part of the
athlete’s life, it is only a facet in developing a
Rigorous training and spirited competition will help the athlete
attain short-term goals, and prepare him (her) for long-term
success in many endeavors. Competitive swimming helps lay the
foundation for a lifetime of good health, discipline, perseverance,
focused goal attainment and teamwork.
The roles of the coach, athlete, and parent are all important and
all are expected to participate. But ultimately, the club exists
for the good of the swimmers. Efforts of the coaches and the
parents are to be directed toward that end. Loyalty, lasting
friendships, and fun are happy benefits of the club
Aquatics-YMCA Mission Statement
Team Eugene Aquatics, in
cooperation with the Eugene Family YMCA, provides the opportunity
for athletes of all abilities to achieve their ultimate
potential with proper training in a positive, healthy environment.
We strive to build meaningful experiences with an emphasis on the
YMCA's core character values:
Caring, Honesty, Responsibility and Respect.