Our developmental swim league offers your child the proper pathway of stroke development to seamlessly progress from swim lessons into swim team. Offered at most YMCA locations, each branch has a team that participates in YMCA swim league meets while the children are learning competitive stroke technique in a friendly environment. Below is the information for the New Tampa Terrapins, one of the many swim league teams in our association. Please check with your local branch for their swim league schedule.
New Tampa Terrapins
The New Tampa Terrapins is a pre-competitive swim league offered at the New Tampa Family YMCA for school age youths. Participants work on stroke development, sportsmanship, character development and swimming endurance within a caring and supportive environment. This program is designed for participants that have already completed the YMCA Swim Lessons Program and those who wish to progress to the TYS Stingrays Team.
Pre-requisite: Ages 5-14, able to swim 25 yards of freestyle AND backstroke
*Participants are evaluated at the first class of each session. Swimmers that do not meet the requirements are moved to swim lessons or given a refund.Freestyle must be continuous and swimmer must exhibit knowledge of side breathing. All placement is at the discretion of the coaching staff.
Current Session: October 29th-November 28th
Next Available Session: December 3rd-December 28th
Current Session:October 22nd to November 16th
Next Available Session:November 19th to December 14th
(last session for this time period)
Next Available Session:
Particpants in the program have the option of traveling within the Tampa Metropolitan Association to compete in swim meets designed for YMCA members. The cost of $5.00. Please let your coach know if you are interested in the competitions on the following days.
We encourage swimmers to come to all practices within each session for the full progress and development. However, swimmers are able to come as little and as often as they like. There are no discounts are prorated fees for swimmers that only attend a few workouts. In the event that the YMCA pool is closed, practice will be cancelled.
Within each session, participants are divided into groups based on ability so that the coach can better cater to the needs of each athlete. Register today at the Welcome Center or on-line at www.tampaymca.org . Registration is accepted though the first week of each session.
When registering for a YMCA program, please consider a gift to the Building Strong Kids Campaign and share the wonderful YMCA experience with another person. Your gift will be used to help a child in our community.