“The Will To Win, Is Not Nearly As Great As
the Will To Prepare To Win.”
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
membership requirements and the Private Club League (PCL).
Thepurpose of the 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
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 Emerald Greens 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
opportunities for social and emotional development as well as
cultural and educational growth.
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.
Motivating young people to achieve the
most from themselves, to be “the best they can be,” to
reach their full potential.