In 1975, a pilot program was initiated using the Bleyl Junior High School facilities for training. This pilot program was well accepted, but the school district’s rapid growth made it impossible to conduct a twelve-month program. The school district then conducted a survey of swim programs in other areas and concluded that survey by making available the school’s facilities to a parent group; this parent group would continue to be responsible for establishing and maintaining a year-round program. The first group was formed in January 1976 under the name” Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club”.
Team practices commenced in February of 1976 and the first permanent coach was hired in April. In July the Club was accepted for membership in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), the predecessor of USA Swimming. In the spring of 1977 a full-time assistant coach was hired—all of which is indicative of the “FLEET’S” growth and success. Today, in addition to the full-time Head Coach and the Head Age Group Coach, there are several other coaches who contribute to the “FLEET’S” success. In June of 1999, the Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club proudly announced the opening of its own 50-meter facility in Northwest Houston, now the focal point of our program. The club continued its expansion in 2001 with the construction of the first FLEET First learn-to-swim facility on our Spring Cypress Road property. The club opened a 4700 square foot office and locker room facility in 2005 to further meet our club’s needs. Then, in 2007, FLEET opened a new indoor, heated Learn-To-Swim facility called the FLEET FIRST Aquatic Center. FLEET continued its expansion in 2009 when opening the 8,000 square foot dry-land training facility on the property. With our vision limitless, Fleet will continue to fulfill its mission of providing an environment where swimmers of all ages can reach their desired potential based on a philosophy of “longer range development”.
Today, Cy-Fair Swim Club is a USA Swimming year round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for swimmers of all ages and abilities.
As a member of gulf Swimming and a USA Swimming Gold Medal Club, the goal of Cy-Fair Swim Club is to provide every member an opportunity to improve their swimming skills, achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor. All of our coaches, as members of the American Swim Coaches Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time.