All About CatTracks SwimTeam

Fair Acres Family YMCA swim team, later named CatTracks, began team practices
in the fall of 2006 with nearly 20 swimmers. CatTracks began as an off-season
conditioning and technique improvement program for competitive swim team members
wanting to continue training during the school year. For those completing traditional
swim lessons, CatTracks provides an opportunity to continue learning in a structured

Since that time the number of swimmers and opportunities for competition has grown.  We have helped form a league of swim teams from Area YMCA's that compete several times a year.  This past year a group travelled to the YMCA St. Louis District Championships at the Mizzou Aquatic Center.  9 swimmers qualified for finals.   Swimmers are not required to compete in order to participate
in the team. Some of our best competitors on the team today once said “I don’t want
to compete … I just like to swim.” Our philosophy is to encourage, but not require,
swimmers to participate in competitions. We work to make meets fun and rewarding for
all swimmers.

Cattracks Swim team practices and competes during the school year.  Drawing swimmers from several local communities, Cattracks has grown into a competitive swim team, travelling  and competing at home.   The team focuses on technique improvement and fostering good physical activity habits through fun and competition.