Our Past

Before there were Sea Dragons, there were Flying Fish.

The YMCA of Alexandria has a rich history when it comes to aquatics.  In the late 80s' and early 90s' the Flying Fish swim team, led by coach John Flanagan, were a nationally ranked team with Olympic hopefuls.
In 1988, Michelle Griglione, 19, took a year off from Stanford to train at the Alexandria YMCA for the Olympics.  She competed in the Olympic trials with hopes for as many as three spots on the team.  She was ranked second in the nation in the 200 butterfly, and ranked fourth in the world going into the trials in the 200-meter individual medley.

In 1990 Flanagan was named YMCA Coach of the Year by coaches of the other 280 YMCA teams in the national championships.

Our Present
Our Sea Dragons of today are proud of the team's history and are setting goals for themselves that will once again return the YMCA of Alexandria to the national swimming stage.

Our Future
We welcome new swimmers of all abilities.  
If you would like to become a member of the Sea Dragons, please contact the YMCA.