About Us

Welcome to the YMCA of Youngstown "Neptunes" Swim Team!

Our team is a year round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor.

All of our coaches, as members of the American Swimming Coaches Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time.

We are a non profit club run by our elected Board of Directors which meets each month. All members are welcome at each meeting and encouraged to be involved in team activities and fundraiser.

The winter season begins September 11 with a four-week trial period, and continues through early March. Starting in late October, the team competes against other YMCA teams in a dual-meet format, with meets taking place roughly every other Saturday through January. A Divisional Championship meet takes place either the first Saturday or Sunday in February, with all team members competing. Those who post fast enough times at the Divisional meet qualify for the League Championship meet held the first Saturday in March.

Swimmers also have the opportunity to compete in YMCA invitational meets, as well as USA Swimming meets during the season (as the Y-Neptunes Swim Team is also a USA Swim Team). Participation in these meets is optional.

*In order to compete in USA meets, an additional USA Swimming registration fee is required. All USA and YMCA Invitationals also require entry fees (our regular dual meets do not require entry fees), as well as a $50 surcharge for swimmers who attend USA or Y Invitationals (which pays for the entry paperwork and for a coach to attend meets).

  • The Y Neptunes compete in the North East Ohio YMCA Swim League
  • We are also a USA Swimming Member
  • The Neptunes practice at the Central YMCA of Youngstown (map below)


If you have questions or would like more information, contact:

Mike Shaffer
Executive Director of the Central YMCA of Youngstown
330-744-8411 ext 133 / mshaffer@youngstownymca.org
Drew Sapp
YMCA of Youngstown, Aquatics Director
Call (330) 744-8411, E-mail: dsapp@youngstownymca.org

Jamie Stahl
Y Neptune Head Coach
Central YMCA of Youngstown
17 N. Champion St.
Youngstown, Ohio 44503

Phone: (330) 744-8411