Put Christian values into practice through
programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body.
HEAT Swim Team Program
To provide a competitive swim team where participants can select
from several levels of competitive intensity. This program shall be
safe, educational, and enjoyable while providing for the
participant's personal improvement. The team will also develop
within its swimmers high levels of self-discipline and fitness, and
foster the character development values of honesty, caring,
respect, and responsibility for the program, coaches, parents,
other teams, and each other.
We want to do this by challenging each
athlete to improve him or herself each day while learning the
values of good sportsmanship, teamwork, time management, goal
setting, and the power of positive thinking.
The Heat is a member club of USA Swimming/Illinois Swimming
and a YMCA affiliated team. Swimmers attend USA Swimming and YMCA
meets. Locally, the team is a program of the Stephens
Family County YMCA. We are known nationally as Champaign
County YMCA HEAT.
As a USA Swimming team, all athletes are required to hold current
As a YMCA team, athletes that hold a membership in the YMCA are
eligible to attend YMCA local, district, and national