This competitive program offers children and teens an opportunity to work with trained coaches to improve swimming skills, endurance and promote a healthy lifestyle.

  • Ages: Five to 18 years
  • Requirements: Swimmers must:
    • Have a YMCA membership
    • Be able to demonstrate the following skills:
      • Swim 25-yard freestyle, demonstrating breathing to the side and good body position
      • Swim 25-yard backstroke, demonstrating good body position
      • Swim 25-yard breaststroke or butterfly
      • Can demonstrate the fundamentals of a forward dive from the edge of the pool

Swim Team Basics

Our trained coaches work to improve swimmers' skill level, endurance and to promote a healthy lifestyle. Our program embraces the YMCA core values and promotes progression at an individual level.

The YMCA Swim Team offers up to three practice times a week for beginning swimmers and more for advanced groups.  Swimmers are encouraged to attend at least two practices a week.

Swim meets are scheduled against other teams in the Minnesota State League, typically at other Y locations in the Twin Cities metro area on Saturdays.

There are also several volunteer opportunities to help support the YMCA Swim Team.

Online Registration

Registration now available!

Fees required to participate:

  • Registration fee: Flat rate all swimmers must pay to join the team. Pricing starts at $230.
  • Practice group fee: Additional payment based on the practice level swimmers are assigned to by the coaches.

Register Online

YMCA Swim Teams

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