Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors that makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.
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WHAT IS THE Y SWIM TEAM?
We use competitive swimming as a tool to develop children and teens into healthy, productive adults. Our team is an extended family bound by the will to become stronger athletes, more skilled swimmers, and more deeply connected friends. Swimmers in our programs learn and refine skills, grow physically in strength and endurance, and build positive relationships with their teammates and coaches. Our certified coaches use the sport to promote healthy lifestyles while embracing the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
We structure our practices with a progressive approach to skill instruction and refinement, endurance and sprint training, and race preparation. Our swimmers are expected to set goals and be willing to learn and train for those goals daily. Every athlete on our team has the opportunity to compete. While we welcome those who don't wish to compete, participating in meets is the only way to grow the most. In training, our athletes explore their physical limits with their friends. In competition, they discover their potential, encourage their teammates, and celebrate achievement. Competitions are offered at the local, state, and national levels. A listing of available competitions can be found on the Meet Schedule link on the left of the screen.
HOW CAN YOU JOIN?
Swimmers who have progressed through or beyond the Stage 5 (advanced) - Minnow level of swim lessons can sign up for a pre-season to prepare themselves for the competitive swim season. After completing the pre-season, swimmers can try the first two weeks of the competitive swim season without obligation before registering. Participants of the Y Tiger Sharks Swim Team must be members of the YMCA.
For registration information, contact Aaron Heiss, Director of Pool Operations & Competitive Swimming, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715.996.1817