"For success to be achieved and sustained, a team's philosophy must be compatible with the coaching staff's level of commitment, the parent's level of support, and the athlete's ultimate goal."

The Fort McMurray Swim Club was formed in 1971 and operates under the rules and regulations Swimming Natation Canada (SNC).  Its sole purpose is to aid, support and advance competitive swimming for children showing a desire and ability in the sport.The Club is maintained through an organization known as the Fort McMurray Swim Club, composed of parents acting as officials and officers on a voluntary basis.  It is a non-profit organization and relies solely on the support and efforts of parent members to maintain its operation.

FMSC was incorporated under the Alberta Societies Act on November 15, 1979 (Registration #50225697).  Club bylaws were revised in 1990, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2007 and most recently in 2012.  The Club is structured to promote and foster successful swimming and the competitive desire to advance in the sport. 

To be a Manta requires a high level of motivation and perseverance, involving in the advanced age categories, between 15 and 20 hours of rigorous physical training weekly.  This past season saw the Mantas experience continued success in the pool, qualifying even more swimmers for provincial and national level competitions.