Vermillion Area Swim Team (VAST) is a swim club for ages 6-18. We strive to promote skill and competitive development, although competitions are not mandatory. VAST provides many benefits for the swimmers and their families. Some families have joined the team as a learn to swim program, for low impact conditioning through off seasons, earn scholarships or for socialization.
VAST swimmers compete against themselves as they try to improve their individual swimming times and move up into higher-level practice groups. We compete against other swimmers when we race in competitive swim meets in area communities such as Yankton, Sioux City, IA, and Sioux Falls.
Our team strives to develop self-discipline, time management, good sportsmanship, goal setting and respect for the sport of swimming. VAST is coached by Melanie Mahowald and Jenna Von Fange. You can choose to practice at the Dakotadome up to five nights a week.
Interested swimmers are able to join the team at any time. Visit our Web site at http://vasteam.tripod.com for more information or call Coach Mahowald at 624-9361.