MEtro parks tacoma swim team

Metro  Parks  Tacoma  has  also  developed  a  wide  variety  of  recreational  and  educational  programming.  Among  the  classes,  workshops  and  special  events  offered  on  a  year-round  basis,  Metro  Parks  offers comprehensive  athletic and  aquatic  programs,  arts  and  special  events,  community  center programs;youth  outreach  programs,  day  camps  and  playground  programs.    Metro  Parks  promotes  best  business practices through diversity and inclusion.

 

MISSION: Creating healthy opportunities to play, learn and grow.

 

VISION: Metro Parks Tacoma envisions a vibrant, active and engaged community.

 

CORE VALUES: These eight core values will guide future decisions, business and operations, and the manner in which MPT treats staff, customers and the community:

  • Innovation

  • Excellence

  • Equity

  • Inclusiveness

  • Sustainability

  • Accountability

  • Safety

  • Fun

OBJECTIVES OF PROGRAM:

#1 - Save Lives

#2 - Maintain a Culture of Swimming, of which all Tacoma Residents are Proud

#3 - Offer Programs where Participants both are Welcome and Feel Welcome

#4 - Ensure Access to Swimming for all Tacoma Residents, and Access to all Opportunities Swimming provides, regardless of Family Means and Resources

PROGRAM BENCHMARKS:

Each initiativeshall accomplish at leastone of the following benchmarks:

1. Engage all ages and diverse populations in aquatic participation.

2. Save Lives.

3. Help youth become healthier, safer, educated and employableleaders.

 

PROGRAM PRINCIPLES:

These principles areparamount as we plan, execute and assess initiatives:

1. Reinforce the “Tacoma Swims” mantra.

2. Maximize swimming (or aquatic exposure) to all youth

3. Impact youth long-term; setting them up for life-long success.

4. Program sustainability

PROGRAM INITIATIVES

Initiative #1 –SATURSWIMDAY

Initiative #2 –Neighborhood Swim Teams –No Experience Necessary

Initiative #3 –Middle-School Swim Teams

Initiative #4 –Pool Libraries

Initiative #5 –SwimTacoma Coalition

Initiative #6 –Student-run Suit and Goggle Recycling Program

Initiative #7–Every Aquatic Experience is First-Class

Initiative #8–“Select” Swim Team

Initiative #9 –Evening Summer Lessons

Initiative #10 –Read-to-Swim Program

Initiative #11 –Masters Swim Team

Initiative #12 –Elementary Water-Safe

Initiative #13 –Splash Ball

Initiative #14–Junior Lifeguarding

Initiative #15–Parent/Volunteer-Coached Swim Teams

Initiative #16 –Teammate Tutoring

Initiative #17 –Upper-Elementary Swim Lessons

Initiative #18 –Parent/Volunteer-Coached Splash Ball

Initiative #19 –Summer AquaCamps

Initiative #20 –Open Water Clinics

20XX Participation (pre-program)
2018 Participation

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