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 athletes discover the concept of measurable accountability. Setting goals and training to meet or exceed these goals lead to personal growth and long-term success in life. 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 provide a safe, nurturing atmosphere while challenging swimmers to explore and reach their full physical, cognitive, and social potential.
Swim Team Pre-Seasons
Spring: April 24 – May 19
Fall: September 5 - 29
Athletes ages 10 & 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 friendships with others of all backgrounds. Experienced athletes from the Senior group periodically join us for peer review and skill development. To guarantee safety, prospective swimmers must be safe in deep water to join. If your child has some familiarity with at least 2 of the competitive strokes and the ability to swim 50 yards without stopping, they will feel more prepared to succeed in this program.
M-F 3:30-4:15 PM
Y Member: $49
New and returning athletes ages 11 & Over begin with an initial focus on skills and technique, gradually evolving focus to preparing for higher levels of training and conditioning. New swimmers in this age group can “scale” daily workouts as appropriate to their ability levels, and we provide a welcoming environment to allow 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.
M-F 3:30-5:30 PM
Y Member: $59
Tiger Sharks Swim Team
Summer Season: May 22 – July 21
Fall/Winter Season: October 2, 2017 – March 16, 2018
Swimmers new to the team can try the team for two weeks prior to registering. Swimmers must be members of the Y in order to join the team. Athletes and families can choose their own level of involvement, so their attendance at practices and meets is optional. We encourage all swimmers to be realistic about forming their goals and expectations based on the level of commitment they choose.
Competitions are offered at the local, state, and national levels. Listings of available competitions can be found on our website: http://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. Experienced athletes from the Senior group periodically join us for peer review and skill development. Although we offer practices 5 days per week, most swimmers attend 2-3 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.
M-F 3:30-4:15 pm
Y Member: $129
Y Member: $329
New and returning athletes ages 11 & Over prepare for all levels of competition in this group, while also learning the “true colors” model of how to work with people of all personality types and backgrounds. 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 a welcoming environment to allow 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.
M-F 3:30-5:30 pm
Y Member: $169
Y Member: $429
Swimmers who participate in the high school swim teams receive the following prorated fees to cover the overlaps between seasons.
High School Girls: $329
High School Boys: $139
*Monthly payment option for fall/winter swim season requires $69 due at time of registration with 4 monthly credit card drafts. Payment will be withdrawn on the 1st of each month, November through February.