Aquatics (OAQ) is a fully sanctioned member club of USA
Swimming. The team comprises all age and ability levels and
supports a non-discriminatory membership policy. Osprey Aquatics is
a non-profit organization.
The program emphasizes individuality within a team concept. Success
is measured by self-improvement and not by comparison to others.
Continued self-improvement will naturally lead to success measured
against others, but individual improvement is the goal.
Swimmers are taught the latest in world class techniques, stroke
mechanics and starts and turns. Osprey Aquatics employs the new
paradigms emerging in swimming; the total immersion of Bill Boomer
and Terry Laughlin, the applications of Stanford’s Olympic
Coach Richard Quick, and many others.
Osprey swimmers use state-of-the art training equipment: snorkels,
Tempo Trainers, Zoomers and Mono-Fin Shooters by Finis. These tools
enable the coaches to enhance the athletes’ progress and
ability to improve their times.
Sports can be used to teach character. Osprey Aquatics members
maintain an attitude of accountability, respect for others and
caring for one another. Coaches and athletes do not swear or tell
dirty jokes. Mean spirited put-downs and teasing is not tolerated.
Swimmers are shown how to succeed through goal setting, hard work
and dedication. The learning of and application of new skills are
stressed. Swimmers are taught to pursue excellence in the pool
through establishing good practice and personal habits, and then
encouraged to apply them to each area of their life.
This comprehensive approach sets us apart:
- State of the art
- A complete approach
to each child’s development
Past "State of
the Team" Letters by Head Coach Brian Bolster