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Aug 27, 2014 - Practice Updates for September 1-7
Practice Updates for September 1-7 There will be NO dryland workouts for any group during the first week of practices. Practice schedule is as follows for the Fall/Winter Season. Kingfish 10 & Und...
Aug 15, 2014 - Summer Recap
KEY had a great time in and out of the pool this summer season. Some of our accomplishments from the season are: 6 th Place at SWOYSL Long Course Championship Meet 12 KEY Swimming YMCA Long Course Na...
Jul 31, 2014 - 2014-2015 Roster Assignments
Apr 17, 2014 - Assistant Coach Opening
We are looking for a coach(s) to assist with the groups at the South YMCA. If you know of anyone, please forward the below link to them. Please let Coach Eric know if you have any questions. LINK
Apr 15, 2014 - NEW HEAD AGE GROUP COACH!!!
Our search for a new Head Age Group coach has finally come to an end. We looked everywhere to find the right fit for our program and we ended up not having to look very far away?. Please join me in ...
Apr 3, 2014 - Spring Rosters
Mar 14, 2014 - Volunteer of The Year
Congratulations to Karen Hulett on being named the South YMCA's Volunteer of the Year at the YMCA of Greater Dayton's annual dinner on Thursday night. Great Job, Karen!!!
Mar 13, 2014 - KEY Stroke Clinics
KEY Stroke Clinics When: March 24 th -April 4 th Where: South YMCA Cost: $10/day per swimmer Schedule: Monday-Butterfly 4:45-6:15pm ...
Jan 9, 2014 - Head Age Group Position Open
Full-time Head Age-Group Coach Kettering, Ohio South YMCA-KEY Swimming (KEY) South YMCA-KEY Swimming (KEY) is both a YMCA and USA Swimming program. The team is focused on building great swimmers bot...
Dec 20, 2013 - Holiday Practice Update
2013 KEY Holiday Practice Schedule December 24 th National, Gold 5:15-7am @ South YMCA Blue, Red, White & Kingfish - OFF December 25 th ALL GROUPS ? OFF December 26 th National 3:30-5:30pm @ Wes...
Oct 29, 2013 - Swimming for Excellence update
Good Afternoon KEY Families, We are currently at 26% of our goal for Swimming for Excellence. We have until November 10 th to meet our goal. This being our largest fundraiser of the year, we rea...
Oct 28, 2013 - 2012-2013 YMCA TOP TIMES List
Congratulations to the following swimmers on acheiving a 2012-2013 YMCA Age Group TOP TIME! Nick Aukerman 13 year old 1000 Free 6 th place 10:33.67 13 year old 200 Fl...
Oct 28, 2013 - 10 Benefits of Being a Collegiate Student Athlete
10 Benefits of Being a Collegiate Student Athlete Posted by Kerry Brown on Oct 23, 2013 in Beyond Athletics | 6 comments Recently the NCAA added a page to their website about the value of being...
Aug 14, 2013 - Summer Recap
Summer Season recap KEY had a great summer season. Here is a list of some of our accomplishments: Sent 15 swimmers to YMCA LC Nationals Finished 6 th place at YMCA LC Championships (2 nd in PPS (p...
Jul 24, 2013 - Welcome Coach Geri and Coach Kevin
We are excited to welcome Geralyn ?Geri? Holty as our new Head Age Group Coach starting this fall. She will be working with the Blue, Red, White and Kingfish Groups and will be the lead coach for 2 of...
Jul 3, 2013 - Practice Update
Here are some practice updates for this week. Thursday, July 4th we will have normal morning practice at Franklin for the National, Gold and Blue Groups. There will be NO afternoon practice for anyone...
May 24, 2013 - Coaching Jobs Available
Full-time Head Age-Group Coach Kettering, Ohio South YMCA-KEY Swimming (KEY) South YMCA-KEY Swimming (KEY) is both a YMCA and USA Swimming program. The team is focused on building great swimmers bot...
May 24, 2013 - Memorial Weekend Practice Update
Practice Schedule Update Friday ? Normal all groups Saturday ? Normal National, Gold, Blue and Kingfish. No Red Group practice. Sunday ? NO practice for any group. Monday ? NO practice for any group...
May 23, 2013 - Meet Sign Up Deadlines
Meet Sign Up Deadlines Quad Meet May 26, 2013 PCY Sprint Meet May 24, 2013 KEY Pentathlon May 24, 2013 YMCA Summer Class...
Apr 4, 2013 - Spring Roster Groups
Below are the roster group assignments for the Spring/Summer season. The Gold and National Groups have no changes because Coach Eric has not had time to meet with a few of those swimmers ...
Feb 17, 2013 - Ohio High School State Qualifers
Congratulations to all KEY swimmers who qualified for the Ohio High School State Meet being held next week at Canton. Good Luck! Kelly Drayton - Alter Mary Issenmann - Alter Jill Tankersley - Alter ...
Dec 13, 2012 - 6 Nutritional Steps for a Speedy Post-Workout Recovery
6 Nutritional Steps for a Speedy Post-Workout Recovery By Madeline Romeo ? For Active.com Fruits, vegetables and fish are not the usual foods you think of after your tough workout. We often he...
Oct 29, 2012 - Aerobic Development Guide for Parents
===================================================================== Aerobic Development Guide for Parents John Leonard Otherwise known as basic aerobic fitness....how is it developed in Swimming...
Oct 29, 2012 - On Holding Children Accountable
===================================================================== On Holding Children Accountable Guy Edson A recent article, ?Self-Esteem Lie? by Laura Caler, elicited a number of replies fro...
Aug 13, 2012 - 2012-2013 Season Practices
2012-2013 Season Practices Begin Tuesday, September 4th CLICK to view practice schedule.
Aug 3, 2012 - Long Course Records Broken!!!
KEY SWIMMING RECORDS BROKEN!!! We had 11 team records broken by 6 different swimmers this summer. Great job KEY Swimmers!!! View Long Course Records
Jul 22, 2012 - Video Broadcast Link
Below is the video broadcast link for YMCA Long Course Nationals. Please tune in and watch our team compete. Video Broadcast Link
Jun 24, 2012 - Should My Child Swim Summer League?
===================================================================== Should My Child Swim Summer League? By Priscilla Bettis Lynchburg YMCA Swim Team We?re in the midst of the summer league seaso...
Jun 22, 2012 - Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes
===================================================================== Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes From the American Youth Soccer Organization http://www.ayso104.org/parents/nutrition.html Nu...
Jun 19, 2012 - Helping Your Child Become a Strong Competitor
Helping Your Child Become a Strong Competitor By Michael A. Taylor Gymnastics Risk Management and Consultation coacht@gym.net Visit Michael?s Website at www.gym.net You can help your child b...
Apr 4, 2012 - Roster Groups
Updated Spring/Summer Roster Groups have been posted. ROSTER
Mar 23, 2012 - KEY Words
===================================================================== Key Words Guy Edson In the process of teaching swimming skills coaches often use ?key words.? Key words are a way to sum up a ...
Mar 2, 2012 - Club Marinole is currently hiring for the 2012 season.
Mar 2, 2012 - The Team Culture Aspect of "Success"
February 27, 2012 ===================================================================== The Team Culture Aspect of "Success" John Leonard Think ahead to our end of season meets I would like to addre...
Feb 16, 2012 - Why Swim, If You Canít Win?
January 30, 2012 ===================================================================== Why Swim, If You Can?t Win? By Noah Whiteman, Age 11 If I was told I would never win a race again, then I wou...
Jan 25, 2012 - Sending the Coach to Nationals:Thoughts for Everyone
December 26, 2011 ===================================================================== Sending the Coach to Nationals: Thoughts for Everyone Guy Edson, ASCA Staff* When you read the title above ...
Jan 25, 2012 - Real Information
December 19, 2011 ===================================================================== Real Information By John Leonard In today?s world, information is easy to come by. Informed, educated by exp...
Nov 10, 2011 - Minneapolis Grand Prix Meet
The Minneapolis Grand Prix Meet starts tomorrow morning. For anyone interested, below is a link to a live webcast of the meet. Webcast Live results
Oct 30, 2011 - Swimming For Excellence
Parents, Swimmers and Coaches, Thank you for a great night at the Swimming For Excellence event at the South YMCA tonight. Everyone had a great time. Some pictures are attached.
Oct 11, 2011 - Goal Thinking Versus Process Thinking
October 3, 2011 ===================================================================== Goal Thinking Versus Process Thinking John Leonard I would like to encourage parents to think about the mindse...
Sep 21, 2011 - Do's and Don'ts for Sport Parents
September 19, 2011 ===================================================================== Do's and Don'ts for Sport Parents By Michael A. Taylor Gymnastics Risk Management and Consultation coacht@gym...
Sep 20, 2011 - Kast-A-Way Swimwear Website Information
South Community Family YMCA (KEY) Swim Team merchandise has been updated and is now on the Kast-A-Way Swimwear Web Site. Your swimmers can log on and purchase their already discounted team merchandi...
Sep 20, 2011 - Another Reason To Love Having Your Child on the Swim Team
Another Reason To Love Having Your Child on the Swim Team [Editors note: This recent article by Nanci Hellmich in USA Today reminds us of how wonderful our sport of swimming is. Our swimmers are c...
Sep 20, 2011 - Forged By Adversity
September 12, 2011 ===================================================================== Forged By Adversity Guy Edson, ASCA Staff I was following a school bus the other day when it stopped to p...
Aug 26, 2011 - So this is Competitive Swimming: For Newer Swim Parents
August 22, 2011 So This Is Competitive Swimming: For Newer Swim Parents Russ Sampson Head Coach, Clarence Swim Club, New York First, let me start off by saying you have chosen the best sport for ...
Aug 14, 2011 - TWITTER
KEY Swimming is now on Twitter. Click on the link below to follow the team. KEY Swimming
Aug 13, 2011 - Congratulations Coach Eric
Congratulations and good luck to Head Coach Eric. He was asked to participate and be a coach in the National YMCA's Elite Training Camp. He will be working with some of the top YMCA coaches and swimme...
Aug 12, 2011 - The Beginning and End of Practice
August 8, 2011 The Beginning and End of Practice Guy Edson How we start and end practices is important. We want a happy and safe beginning and end. Many parents of newer, younger swimmers li...
Aug 11, 2011 - Roster Posted
Parents and Swimmers, The roster for the 2011-2012 Fall/Winter Season of KEY Swimming has been posted at the following link. 2011-2012 Roster Thanks, KEY Coaching Staff
Aug 2, 2011 - Registrations OPEN!!!!
Electronic Registration is now open! Join the fun! Whether you're a returning family or new family joining our team, the registration process is simple and takes only a few minutes. You will be reques...
Jul 21, 2011 - The Day After
July 18, 2011 The Day After Guy Edson, ASCA Staff Workout on the day after a swim meet is critically important to attend. Why is it so important? 1.It?s an opportunity for the coach to recogni...
Jul 11, 2011 - Eliminate Your Competition
Week of July 11, 2011 ================================================================================== ?Eliminate Your Competition? Guy Edson, ASCA Staff Here are some short vignettes of paren...
Jun 23, 2011 - Hard Work
June 20 , 2011 Hard Work By John Leonard We believe hard work is its own reward. We believe that everyone benefits from hard work. It teaches all of us that nothing is given to us, it has to b...
Jun 16, 2011 - Prelims and Finals Meets
Prelims and Finals Meets Written by Head Coach Ray Benecki, The FISH, Fairfax, VA Every so often we are presented with the tremendous opportunity to swim in a meet that has prelims and finals sessi...
Jun 10, 2011 - Championship Hotel Information
Hotel Information for championships in Oxford has been posted. Only 15 rooms left. Deadline is June 20th. Click HERE for link.
Jun 3, 2011 - The Awesome 8 Year Old
The Awesome 8 Year Old By Guy Edson, ASCA Staff I have never met a coach who didn?t want all their athletes to be the best they can be. I have never met a parent who didn?t want their child to be the ...
Apr 19, 2011 - KEY Swimming Officially on Facebook
Hello Everyone, KEY Swimming-South YMCA is now officially on Facebook. Click on the link below and become a friend. KEY Swimming
Apr 16, 2011 - Congratulations to Ty Perkins
Congratulations go out to KEY Alum Ty Perkins. He now attends and swims for The Ohio State University and just received "Mike Cochran Award" which goes out to the "Most Promising Freshman" for the V...
Mar 15, 2011 - Missing iPod
Hello everyone. Joe Warner lost his iPod on Sunday morning of the meet this past weekend. It is in a black case and the screensaver is a firey eagle. If anyone has found it, please email Jane Warner a...
Oct 7, 2010 - YMCA Championship Qualifying Times
YMCA League, Zone and National Championship Qualifying Times have been posted to the website. Click HERE for the link. You can also find it under the Time Standards tab.
Jun 19, 2010 - Busbey Update
Everyone is swimming well and having a great time here in Cleveland, Ohio at the Busbey Meet. Drew Krueger earned his National cut in the 100 Free on Friday night by placing first in a time of 58.22. ...
Jun 8, 2010 - Summer Classic Information
The warm-up times and the psych sheet for the YMCA Summer Classic Meet this weekend at Miami University has been posted to the meet page. Click HERE for the Summer Classic Meet page.
Jun 1, 2010 - Summer Hotels
KEY Parents and Swimmers, The Hotel information for Summer Championships has been posted on the website. There is only a small window to reserve these rooms so please don't wait. Click HERE for...
May 19, 2010 - South YMCA - KEY Swimming
The South YMCA - KEY Swimming program has been awarded as a Bronze Medal Team for 2010. This is part of USA Swimming's Club of Excellence Program. We scored 4,220 points and this is the 2nd year in ...
May 18, 2010 - KEY Swimming Polo Shirts
KEY SWIMMING POLO SHIRTS ORDER FORMS DUE BACK BY 5/28/10 PLEASE PUT IN RED BOX ATTENTION: ERIC WENTZEL SHIRTS WILL BE NAVY AND WHITE LAST NAME: _______________________...
May 13, 2010 - Gold Group Practice?
Check out this video of the Gold Group on May 13, 2010. They sure look like they are practicing hard. Click the link below to check it out. Gold Group Video
May 4, 2010 - Five Fixable Food Errors!
Jan 29, 2010 - Coach Matt Liddy
It is with great regret what we have experienced this past week. As several people know by now, Coach Matt Liddy passed away on Monday. Coach Liddy grew up in Dayton, graduated from Chaminade-Julien...
Jan 27, 2010 - Siobhan's January Newsletter #2
Hi Everyone, Just another update to let you know what is happening with White and Red group. We competed at the Middletown meet and had a pretty good end result for many swimmers. I saw a ...
Jan 21, 2010 - Siobhan's January Newsletter
Hi Again everyone. Just a quick update on things at the pool. We are winding up the winter season. And I want to remind everyone that you must have competed in at least three meets to be eligible ...
Dec 30, 2009 - 2009 Swim Camp Day 4
2009 Swim Camp Day 4 Another Swim Camp done and everyone is home. As the coaches announced the last practice was over, the swimmers exclaimed things such as: "YES!!!! My last training trip is fi...
Dec 29, 2009 - 2009 Swim Camp Day 3
2009 Swim Camp Day 3 This is our last full day, the seniors were giving each other high fives, realizing it was their final dry land at training camp, and no more running stairs at IUP...
Dec 28, 2009 - 2009 Swim Camp Day 2
2009 Swim Camp Day 2 Today we had our first double and I was amazed that nobody told me that they hated me. The morning practice was a long freestyle set with the afternoon practice be...
Dec 27, 2009 - 2009 Swim Camp Day 1
2009 Swim Camp Day 1 Everyone is here at Indianapolis and doing well. There are 49 swimmers, 4 coaches and 2 chaperones which made the trip. We just finished a great dinner prepared by our chapero...
Dec 15, 2009 - Siobhan's December Newsletter
Hello again Just an update for the Holiday season to let everyone know what is going on over our break. There will be no practices for Red or White Dec 24-26. Practices will resume on the 27 t...
Nov 24, 2009 - Kingfish November Newsletter #2
The season has been going great. Everyone swam really well at the Beavercreek meet this weekend. The pool was a meter pool, which is a little longer than the swimmers are used to, but they all adjus...
Nov 23, 2009 - Thanksgiving Week Practice Schedule
Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday National 9am-11am @South NO AM; OPTIONAL GOLD NORMAL NORMAL Gold 9am-11am @South NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL Blue NONE NONE NORMAL NORMAL Red NONE NONE NONE NORMAL White NON...
Nov 18, 2009 - Siobhan's Newsletter #5
Wow, we?re really hitting the busy season for swimming. We have the BVCY meet this weekend and two weeks from now we are at Fishers Indiana or Springfield for the SPY Invitational. Remember it is not ...
Nov 10, 2009 - Siobhan's Newsletter #4
Hello Again, Sorry for the long delay. I continue to have issues with my PC and this has delayed my ability to print out my newsletters and Swimmer of the Week pictures. Not a lot to report but some t...
Nov 5, 2009 - Kingfish November Newsletter
Kingfish Newsletter October 3 rd 2009 With a couple months under our belts now, Coach Mary, Lauren and Brittany want to say GREAT JOB to everyone and THANK YOU for all of your help. KEY won the mee...
Nov 3, 2009 - 11-12 Year Old Bowling Party
Bowling All 11 and 12 year old boys and girls from White, Red and Blue groups Sunday November 22 at 1:30 after the Beavercreek meet till 5:00 ish Cost $8.00 for 3 games and shoes Pizza and snacks ...
Oct 19, 2009 - Kingfish October Newsletter
Our first meet is under our belt and a big THANK YOU to the parents that volunteered their time. The Kingfish group had 16 swimmers participating over the weekend at the Key Invitational and they ...
Oct 19, 2009 - Siobhan's Newsletter #3
Hello, I wanted to congratulate all the swimmers that competed in their first meet this past weekend. You all did fantastic. I hope you had fun and got a feel for winter swimming. Parents, thanks for ...
Oct 11, 2009 - KEY Invitational Warm Ups
Oct 7, 2009 - Siobhan's Newsletter #2
Hello Again Everyone. Hopefully everyone is starting to get into the routine of practices and is feeling more comfortable with the schedule. We have completed our work with all the stroke techniques a...
Sep 21, 2009 - Siobhan's Newsletter #1
Hello Everyone, this is our first newsletter. We are presently working on breast stroke this week having completed backstroke and freestyle. You will note that yardage is slowly starting to increase...
Sep 16, 2009 - Updated Kast-A-Way Website
South Community Family YMCA (KEY) Swim Team merchandise has been updated and is now on the New Kast-A-Way Swimwear Web Site. Now all your swimmers can log on and purchase their already discounte...
Sep 1, 2009 - Meet Schedule
The 2009-2010 Short Course Meet Schedule has been posted to the "Meet Schedules" tab. This schedule is subject to change at coaches discretion.
Aug 1, 2009 - Kettering YMCA Swim Team Tops in Nation
Printed in the August 6th edition of the Dayton Daily News as "A Team for the Ages" Twenty-two swimmers from the Kettering YMCA (KEY) Swim Team competed last week in YMCA Long Course Nationals in Coll...
Apr 28, 2009 - The South YMCA - KEY Swim Team
The South YMCA - KEY Swim Team has earned the right to be a Bronze Medal Club under the USA Swimming National Club Excellence Program. The team scored 859 points. You can click HERE to see the whole...