About CVST

Team Motto

“The Will To Win, Is Not Nearly As Great As the Will To Prepare To Win.”

History & Purpose
The Carrollwood Village Swim Team (CVST) is a year-round competitive swim program, which swims under the guidance of USA Swimming, Inc., is affiliated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay and is affiliated with the Carrollwood Country Club, through membership requirements and the Private Club League (PCL). The purpose of CVST organization is to select, train, and develop swimmers of various ages and abilities, ranging from younger and beginning swimmers to nationally ranked senior competitors. While competition is important, the CVST Coaching Staff feels that self-discipline, sportsmanship, and the team camaraderie that swimming offers will be life long benefits to all participants. CVST emerged as the top PCL team in the middle ’70’s before expanding to a year-round program and leaving the PCL. Now CVST is recognized as having one of the finest year-round programs in the State of Florida and has rejoined the PCL. The team had between 100 to 150 members strong depending on the season prior to the demolition on the old pool at Carrollwood, however during the construction of the new aquatic facilities at Carrollwood the team dropped to approximately 35 swimmers. The program is in a rebuilding mode now that the new facility is open and is currently 70 members and growing. CVST is at based out of the Carrollwood Country Club and all team members must be members of the Country Club or Grandchildren of Country Club Members .
The CVST program is designed by professional coaches interested in helping develop successful people as well as successful swimmers by:
1. Providing opportunities for social and emotional development as well as cultural and educational growth.
2. Instilling an appreciation for the potential of high self-esteem, the value of hard work, and the importance of good sportsmanship.
3. Providing a high level of instruction, training and competition.
4. Motivating young people to achieve the most from themselves, to be “the best they can be,” to reach their full potential.

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