About Harbor View Swim Team
“We are the Dolphins! The mighty, mighty Dolphins!”
Harbor View Swim Team (HVST) is our community swim team, welcoming residents and non-residents. More than 300 kids ages four to 18 learn from experienced coaches, racing freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.
HVST has a great history on both the boys' and girls' sides, setting pool records and personal bests. While the swimming that happens here is great, the community is what makes HVST special. The entire coaching staff is skilled, the parent volunteers are awesome and together work really well with the kids to make swimming fun while developing their skills. No matter which of our year-round swim programs you register for, you can expect your swimmer to learn the mechanics of all four strokes and have a great time!
Top Ten Reasons to Join Harbor View Swim Team
We appreciate new and returning families to HVST. We love our HVCA members, and there’s always room for more. Here are some great reasons to join our team:
#10 Parent camaraderie! Parent party, relays, poker night, volunteering with friends, and belly flop contests! We don’t let the kids have all the fun.
#9 Lip Sync! One of the best nights of summer, our athletes (and yes, our coaches!) perform a skit, act, or dance on stage to our families enjoying a picnic.
#8 Epic Fun Fridays! Every Friday we have themed water activities for our swimmers at practice – it’s not called ‘Friday Fun-day’ by accident.
#7 Aquaman! This HVST intramural meet is our traditional way to kick off our summer swim season. We get to see our Mighty Dolphins in action - and maybe a sighting of the ‘real’ Aquaman?!
#6 Goals! It’s great to see how much your athlete can improve in a summer. Set personal goals — whether in speed or the mechanics of one of the four strokes — and have fun trying to reach them.
#5 Entertaining for all ages! Once a Mighty Dolphin, always a Mighty Dolphin. From practices by age to peer parties to Junior Coaching volunteer opportunities, there are countless ways for all to join in.
#4 Rewarding! Every time an athlete swims at practice they receive a treat of our infamous jellybeans, Dolphin Dollars to spend at our store, plus ribbons for their effort at a meet - and all of that hard work pays off with many of our athletes going on to break records, become beach lifeguards, swim for colleges…even compete as Olympians!
#3 Undefeated! We continue our undisputed eight-year reign as SCSC League overall champions! Our swimmers, coaches, and parents’ dedication to excellence is the difference in helping us win close to 50 consecutive dual meets.
#2 Legendary coaches! We’re extremely fortunate to have the best coaches in the league at HVST. They work hard to put together an entertaining and competitive program with an emphasis on proper technique, sportsmanship, water safety, and FUN!
and the #1 reason ….
It’s not just a swim team, you and your kids are joining a family, making new friends along the way, and creating memories to last a lifetime! It’s not just swimming, it’s fun in the sun all summer long!