The Destin High School Swim team believes in the power of unity and strives to cultivate an environment where excellence flourishes. Our mission is to develop not only strong and skilled swimmers but also individuals of character, discipline, and resilience. Through the sport of swimming, we aim to instill values that will serve our team members both in and beyond the pool.
Excellence in Performance: We are committed to pushing our limits, both individually and collectively. Through rigorous training, focused practice, and continuous improvement, we aim to achieve outstanding results in every competition we undertake.
Unity and Support: We recognize that our strength lies in our unity. We foster a supportive and inclusive team culture where every member feels valued, respected, and empowered. We celebrate each other’s successes and offer a helping hand during challenges, creating lasting friendships and a strong sense of belonging.
Character Development: Swimming is not just about physical prowess; it’s about building strong character. We emphasize qualities such as discipline, perseverance, integrity, and sportsmanship. Our team members become ambassadors of these values, both in and out of the pool, reflecting the true spirit of our school.
Resilience and Determination: Swimming teaches us to overcome obstacles and setbacks. We embrace challenges as opportunities for growth and cultivate unwavering determination. We face difficulties with a positive attitude and the knowledge that adversity only makes us stronger.
Community Engagement: We recognize our role as representatives of Destin High School in the broader community. Through volunteering, mentorship, and outreach, we give back and inspire others to pursue their own dreams, promoting a culture of service and leadership.
Love for the Sport: We cultivate a genuine passion for swimming, recognizing it as a lifelong skill that contributes to our well-being. We approach each practice and competition with enthusiasm, channeling our energy into honing our skills and embracing the joy of the sport.
Our team is strongly committed to these principles. We believe that by embodying unity, excellence, character, resilience, community engagement, and a love for the sport, we not only become better swimmers but also better individuals prepared to succeed in any endeavor life presents.
We have a new way of making sure that all of our Destin High School student athletes are in compliance with FHSAA requirements.EVERY student will now submit the paperwork required via the online portal at AthleticClearance.com as coaches will no longer be accepting the paper forms in person. Please see the instruction in the PDF below for help on how to submit all of the required paperwork via the website.
Additionally, students will be required to complete three short courses (links listed below) and upload the course completion certificates into the Athletic Clearance Portal. Students will receive the certificates after they complete each course. We suggest doing that BEFORE starting the Athletic Clearance process.
Once all documents have been submitted, they will be reviewed by a school administrator. Once reviewed, you will receive an email stating your student has been cleared to participate or further documentation is required. Students will NOT be allowed to tryout or practice until all required paperwork is uploaded & clearance has been given. You will only need to do this once a year and if applicable, can be used for other sports.