Morrison Seahorse Swim Club ... The History


MSSC’s long history began in 1972, formed by a group of individuals who foresaw a future for swimming in Morrison. They convinced the high school physical-education teacher, who was also the manager of a new pool, that a swim team was feasible.

Together they wrote bylaws, and organized and chartered Morrison’s first age-group competitive swim club under the existing USA Swimming rules. They formed the club’s first core group, now called the Board of Directors.

From its inception the club has enjoyed excellent support from local individuals, organizations and businesses. People with competitive swim backgrounds acted as assistants in the beginning, teaching strokes, administering guidance and running competitive meets. Everyone, including the head coaches, acted on a completely voluntary basis.

As the program has grown, Friends of Morrison Swimming, club dues and various fundraising activities have met increased financial needs.

Former Seahorse achievements include multiple state champions, several state record-holders, All American honors, a National age-group record holder, both Junior and Senior U.S. National Qualifiers, a member of the National team and two qualifiers to the Olympic Trials. There are several former Seahorses who are now swim coaches in various organizations.

Currently MSSC is a non-profit chartered club. A Board of Directors composed of elected parents governs the club. Parents, grandparents and interested friends of the program support the board, willingly volunteering their time to help the team.

MSSC is affiliated with USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming.