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.
Competitive Swimming Programs
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.
Swim Team Pre-Seasons
Spring: April 20 – May 15
Fall: September 8 -October 2, 2020
Athletes ages 10 and under who are either entering or returning to the world of competitive swimming learn and refine the four competitive strokes and race details, while building strength and endurance. Prospective swimmers must be able to swim at least 50 yards of front and back crawl without stopping. Skill development and training progress at an accelerated pace to prepare for the competitive season. Athletes are expected to take responsibility for their learning, training and goals.
Monday - Friday: 3:30 - 4:15 pm
Cost: Y Member: $49 Non-Member Participant: $74
New and returning athletes ages 11 & over begin with an initial focus on skills and technique, gradually progressing to prepare for higher levels of training and conditioning. Swimmers new to the senior group can scale daily workouts as appropriate to their ability levels, and we provide the opportunity for them to quickly grow to their long-term potential. All athletes are challenged to discover their personal limits, and encourage their teammates to be the best they can be.
Monday - Friday: 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Cost: Y Member: $59 Non-Member Participant: $89
Tiger Sharks Swim Team
Summer Season: May 18 – July 17
Fall/Winter Season: October 5 – March 5, 2021
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 at: www.mfldymca.org/swim_team.
Athletes ages 10 & under who are either entering or returning to the world of competitive swimming learn to train and prepare for competition, while building friendships with others of all backgrounds. Although we offer practices 5 days per week, most swimmers attend 3-4 days per week. New swimmers are strongly encouraged to participate in the pre-season to prepare themselves for the challenges of a competitive swim season.
Monday-Friday 3:30-4:15 pm
Summer Fee: $139
Fall/Winter Fee: $339 Monthly: $65*
New and returning athletes ages 11-18 prepare for all levels of competition in this group. A desire to compete is not required, but we encourage all swimmers to use competition to grasp the concept of measurable accountability and learning from success and failure. New swimmers in this age group can scale daily workouts as appropriate to their ability levels, and we provide the opportunity for them to quickly grow to their long-term potential. All athletes in this group are challenged to discover their personal limits and encourage their teammates to be the best they can be.
Monday-Friday 3:30-5:30 pm
Summer Fee: $179
Fall/Winter Fees: $439 Monthly: $90*
Swimmers who participate in the high school swim teams receive the following prorated fees to cover the overlaps between seasons.
High School Girls: $339 Monthly: $65*
High School Boys: $139
*Monthly payment option for fall/winter swim season requires $79 due at time of registration with 4 monthly credit card drafts. Payment will be withdrawn on the 1st of each month, November through February.