The Carrollwood Village Swim Team (CVST) is a year-round competitive swim program, which swims under the guidance of USA Swimming, Inc, and is affiliated with Carrollwood Country Club, through membership requirements and the Private Club League (PCL). The purpose of CVST is to select, train, and develop swimmers of various ages and abilities, ranging from younger and beginning swimmers to nationally ranked senior competitors. While competition is important, the CVST feels that self-discipline, sportsmanship, and the team camaraderie that swimming offers will be life long benefits to all participants. CVST emerged as the top PCL team in the middle 1970's before expanding to a year-round program and leaving the PCL. Now CVST is recognized as having one of the finest year-round programs in Florida and has rejoined the PCL. CVST is at based out of the Carrollwood Country Club and all team members must be members of the Country Club or Grandchildren of Country Club Members.