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:
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
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.
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
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