OUR PROGRAM

The Elite Rays are a year-round competitive swim team offering high-quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. We are a coach-owned club with an active group of parent volunteers. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve their swimming skills and achieve success at their level of ability, from novice to international competitors.

All of our coaches are members of the American Swimming Coaches Association, the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They assure that the time your children spend swimming will be quality time. All members are welcome at parent meetings and are encouraged to be involved in team activities and fundraisers.

OUR MISSION

Elite Rays Swim Club is designed to provide the opportunity for young diverse athletes to achieve their ultimate potential through proper training in a positive, safe and healthy environment. We strive to instill in all of our swimmers, an understanding of and appreciation for such concepts as high self-esteem, fun-filled opportunities, self-discipline, goal setting and goal achievement which relate directly to their success in training and competition. Academic excellence is encouraged and achieved through the development of physical and mental conditioning, responsibility, and self-discipline. Our mission is to show the community that if you give us a little we will in turn give the community a lot – a cadre of swimmers who have life-long survival skills and are mentally equipped to be productive athletes and citizens on the road to success.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The Elite Rays Swim Club (ERSC) is committed to directing and guiding athletes toward maximum development of their talents and abilities. The Elite Rays Coaching Staff endeavors to teach, train, and motivate young people to achieve their ultimate potential in swimming, in the belief that this experience will prove valuable to them as they grow and develop.
At each level of the ERSC program, swimmers are encouraged to strive for personal excellence, work as hard as they can, and always do their best. In return, we build athletes with a strong mind, strong body, and a strong self, which in turn makes a strong team. This philosophy is consistent throughout our program, and every swimmer, from novice to Olympian, is encouraged to be the best they can be.

ERSC VALUES

  • Perseverance “Never Give Up”
  • Leadership “Give something to the sport of swimming and the world that is needed”
  • Commitment “Dedicate yourself in and out of the pool”
  • Accountability “You are responsible for your actions and your future”
  • Each One Teach One “When you are taught a skill, it is your duty to teach someone else”