The Calvin Swim Club Mission


Calvin Swim Club is coached by current Calvin College swim team members. Our goal is to facilitate a structured training environment that provides a combination of fitness, instruction, and fun. Calvin Swim Club is a member of the WMSL (West Michigan Swim League) and USA Swimming.


Character Development through Athletics

Calvin Swim Club is dedicated to developing and fostering the personal, physical, and intellectual skills of student athletes through the sport of competitive swimming.  We value the timeless lessons learned through athletic participation and celebrate the pursuit of excellence both in and out of the pool. Calvin Swim Club strives to inspire strong character qualities that lead to long term success by equipping student athletes with the following key performance skills:  hard work, discipline, accountability, focus, enthusiasm, creativity, motivation, confidence, courage, resilience, curiosity, positivity, and competitiveness.


Calvin Swim Club defines sportsmanship by the respect for one’s opponents, acceptance of victory with humility, and acknowledgement of defeat with grace.  In teaching these lessons to our athletes, we hope to instill habits which will lead student-athletes to live better and healthier lives. Winning is not the end  goal, however we believe that winning starts by successfully learning and applying the fundamental principles of good sportsmanship. ​