About


GOLDEN WEST SWIM CLUB

Golden West Swim Club is located in Surf City, USA… that is, Huntington Beach, California, the heart of sun, surf, and glistening sunsets. In addition to Huntington Beach, we serve Fountain Valley, Seal Beach, Westminster and the surrounding communities. Golden West Swim Club offers top-level competitive swimming for all ages and abilities. Golden West Swim Club is honored and privileged to be under the direction of Head Coach Tracy Maurer. He is responsible for supervision and implementation of the competitive swim program. Coach Tracy has more than 30 years of coaching experience developing athletes from childhood all the way to Olympic competitors. Golden West Swim Club practices at Golden West College.

MISSION STATEMENT

Golden West Swim Club is dedicated to providing outstanding programming on all levels of competitive swimming. Our emphasis is in building champions in the pool and life. We are committed to teaching correct stroke technique as well as teaching lifelong lessons of goal setting, discipline, work ethic, work ethic, teamwork, integrity, character and sportsmanship. We promote a positive, fun, and encouraging atmosphere by a professional coaching staff and dedicated parents.

HISTORY

Golden West Swim Club (GWSC) was initially organized on January 1st, 1983 through the merger of two existing local clubs: Fountain Valley Swim Team and Huntington Beach Swim Club. Prior to these teams, the local swimming club was part of the large Phillips 66/Beach Swim Club organization. For the first 5 years, the club was operated under the Golden West College Community Services Division as a member of the Sports Academy. Since 1988, Golden West Swim Club has functioned as an independent nonprofit organization focused on serving the greater Huntington Beach Community.

Today, Golden West Swim Club offers a competitive swimming program for participants of all ages and abilities, ranging from 3 year old novice and lesson swimmers, Competitive Age Group Swimmers to Masters. As competitive swimming becomes ever more complex, the primary goal of the club is to help train, educate, and encourage each swimmer to achieve the highest individual goals and potential in the world of competitive swimming.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The Golden West Swim Club is committed to providing an enjoyable and total swimming experience for all members. Through training and competition, provision of a challenging and positive teaching environment where swimmers learn to challenge themselves, strive for perfection, hunger for success, and learn the value of hard work. Through this, a higher sense of self esteem is developed and pride will be developed in the participant, leading to improved positive impact in society as the athlete matures.

At the age group level, we believe in a personalized approach to developing swimmers. Our coaches will give each swimmer a strong foundation in stroke techniques and from there build speed, flexibility, power, endurance and conditioning. The values of respect, good sportsmanship, discipline, and integrity, are at the core of Golden West Swim Club and are cultivated in every swimmer.

Our swimmers discover it’s fun to challenge the body and the mind to find their limits without regard to rewards.  Friendships are built on high fives when a swimmer wins a race and hugs when they don’t; we believe the bonds of friendship are an integral part of the swimmers enjoyment and experience at Golden West Swim Club.

Our swimmers and their families find friendship and support at GWSC. We consider competition to be healthy when handled in an intelligent manner and feel it is important for our swimmers to enjoy day-to-day training. Our goal is to have GWSC enhance your lives and be a positive part of your life experience.

VISION STATEMENT

Golden West Swim Club achieves excellence through individualized growth and team unity by providing quality leadership and instruction. We maintain a safe team environment where every swimmer is encouraged to build friendships, work hard and have fun in the process of their development. We provide the motivation and discipline necessary to develop self-esteem, resulting in a winning experience.

Golden West Swim Club, Coaching Staff and Board of Directors will realize the vision by providing the following:

  • Appropriate levels of instruction and emphasis, presented in a timely and sequential manner, for the athlete’s overall career development.
  • Continual improvement of coaches’ knowledge and swimmers’ skills.
  • Synthesis and modification of ideas within the swimming community that are the most important to the direction and development of the team.
  • Identification of membership needs and satisfaction of such needs through individual development.
  • Recognition of swimmers’ achievements.
  • Creation and preservation of a team environment that includes harmony, communication and fun.
  • Stimulation of growth and retention of membership.
  • Improved visibility within the community.
  • A code of conduct, code of ethics and safety policy.
  • A financially stable organization

We are a non-profit organization that is community driven. We strive to recognize the needs and desires of our swimmers, coach and guide them so that they may realize their full potential as athletes and as individuals.

To contact us:

Email: info@goldenwestswimclub.org

Phone number: (714) 251-6372

Or you can meet us on deck during practice at Golden West College.