Marshfield Area YMCA  •  410 West McMillan Street  •  Marshfield, WI 54449  •  Phone: 715-387-4900  •  Fax: 715-384-7085
the Y

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility

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.


Swim Team

Why Swim?

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As an after-school program for youth, swim team programs are not only more affordable, but give directly measurable results of your child's improvements in overall fitness.

When compared to swim lessons, the swim team costs less per hour while allowing your child's swimming abilities to progress at a considerably faster rate.

When compared to other sports, the swim team offers the opportunity to compete at the state and national levels while enjoying a lower injury rate.

Our program is directed by a full-time, professional coach with 24 years of competitive swimming experience, 19 years experience teaching swim lessons, 14 years coaching experience. He has coached 14 YMCA National qualifiers, and 2 YMCA National finalists. 

The Marshfield Area YMCA Tiger Sharks Swim Team promotes an atmosphere that develops its swimmers in spirit, mind, and body, using the sport of swimming as a tool to prepare athletes for a healthy, active adulthood. Fast swimming is a byproduct of successful training. Our swimmers not only learn the values of training and persistence, but also make gains in focus, attention to detail, and how to balance their overall lifestyles. The rewards of this experience are measurable both in and outside the pool!

The Tiger Sharks compete at the local, state, and national levels, with swimmers choosing their own level of commitment. We encourage you to take advantage of a two-week trial without obligation to see if the sport of swimming is right for you!

Please take a few moments to explore this web site, and if you have any questions, feel free to contact head coach Aaron Heiss at or (715) 387-4900.