"We build champions in the pool and champions in life"


The Issaquah Swim Team serves the greater Eastside with a unique combination of our tradition of excellence and our commitment to state of the art innovation. IST is uncompromising in its dedication to quality in the training of our athletes and in service to our membership.

IST Mission
The Issaquah Swim Team is a competitive swim team with a tradition of excellence and innovation which, through dedication and accountability, builds champions in the pool and champions in life.

IST Philosophy

We provide a training atmosphere of learning, challenge and commitment that leads to excellence.

We have developed a planned progression of excellence that optimizes critical growth periods in each athlete's personal development. We believe each athlete will reap invaluable long term benefits from a total commitment to excellence and the "team concept" whether he/she chooses to make an athletic career out of swimming or not. Our emphasis is placed on providing the atmosphere where every athlete can achieve peak performance. A challenging environment that places the needs of the team first surrounds athletes in our program. We set high goals and train toward our goals every day, year after year.


We seek to create a vibrant racing culture for all of our athletes, from our Age Group to our National swimmers. Win or lose, our program fosters a respect for our teammates, for our competitors and for ourselves. We build champions in the pool and champions in life.


IST coaches are the cornerstone of our training program. They are professional, loyal, enthusiastic, creative and committed to our vision. In turn, IST seeks to offer its coaches financial security, continuing education opportunities and health and retirement benefits.


IST recognizes the invaluable support of our swim team parents. We seek to enrich that support through continuing education in the form of seminars, articles and clinical demonstrations. This continuing education builds a more deeply committed volunteer base and a community dedicated to the long term development of our athletes.


Our Board of Directors governs in a fair, open and communicative process. We are dedicated to the principles of sound business: fiscal responsibility, member responsiveness and a willingness to grow and adapt to the needs of our athletes and our community.

Issaquah Swim Team Affiliations

The Issaquah Swim Team Association is nationally recognized as part of USA Swimming Inc. IST is affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Swimming Association (PNSA) which includes clubs in Western Washington, and the Greater Seattle Swimming Association (GSSA), which includes Seattle area swim clubs.