Kearns Youth Aquatic Team

Kearns Youth Aquatic Team (KYAT) is a swim team administered by the Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center, sanctioned by USA Swimming, and supported by the KYAT Parents Booster Club.  KYAT was formed in 1966 when the Indoor Comp. Pool was built, making it one of the oldest teams in the state.  The team currently consists of about 150 swimmers from all over the west side of the Salt Lake Valley.  KYAT has a long tradition of excellence, evident in the team’s trophy case.   But more important, the team has a long tradition of providing youth with a positive experience and teaching skills helpful for life.  One of the main goals of KYAT is that the swimmers learn the importance of hard work, dedication, responsibility, teamwork, overcoming disappointments, self motivation, and other important “life skills.”  Swimmers will also have the opportunity to meet many new friends, get great exercise, and have a lot of fun.  Coaches use drills and training principles to help the swimmers improve their technique, speed, and endurance in the four competitive strokes - freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Through these principles,  the coaches provide an opportunity for each swimmer to achieve his/her maximum potential in competitive swimming. Competitive swimming is a great activity and one of the most prestigious sports in the United States and the rest of the world.

Our office administrator is Becky Gailey.  Her office hours are Monday from 4:15-5:30 and Wednesday from 4-5:15.  She is available also by appointment if needed.  Her e-mail is

The Kearns Youth Aquatic Team is divided into two main practice groups depending on age: Juniors and Seniors.

  • The Junior Group is for swimmers 6th grade and younger.  Swimmers must have been promoted from Swim Adventure or have comparable swim team experience elsewhere.  The most important thing at this level of swimming is to show improvement. 

  • The Senior Group is for swimmers 7th grade and older.  Swimmers must have been promoted from Swim Adventure, the Junior Group or have comparable swimming experience. 

The groups are then sub-divided into Bronze, Silver, and Gold depending on skill, experience, endurance, etc.

Practice times are as follows:

Fall, Winter, Spring Practice

Sr. Gold     M-F 4:00-5:30pm          Jr. Gold     M-F 5:00-6:15pm

Sr. Silver    M-F 4:00-5:20pm          Jr. Silver   M-F 5:00-6:15pm

Sr. Bronze  M-F 4:00-5:00pm          Jr. Bronze  M-F 5:00-6:00pm

We meet at the 50 M pool at the start of practice for warm-ups.

Summer Practice (2 practices a day are offered)

SENIOR Gold 7:00-9:00 am, 4:00-5:30 pm M-F

SENIOR Silver 7:00-9:00am, 4:00-5:30 pm M-F

SENIOR Bronze 7:00-8:30 am, 4-5 pm M-F

JUNIOR Gold (combined w/Sr Silver) 7:00-9:00 am, 4-5:30 pm M-F

JUNIOR Silver (combined w/Sr Bronze) 7:00-8:30 am, 4-5:30 pm M-F

JUNIOR Bronze (combined w/Sr Bronze) 7:00-8:30am, 4-5:00 pm M-F

**On Tues and Thu mornings (7-7:45 am) there will be dry land for all groups except Jr Bronze and Jr Silver so bring dry land clothes/shoes. You will swim after dry land.

**Jr Bronze and Jr Silver will swim instead of dry land on Tue and Thu.  Jr Bronze, Jr Silver and Sr Bronze will finish at 8:30 a.m.

IF YOU ARE STARTING 7TH GRADE IN THE FALL YOU CAN NOW BEGIN SWIMMING WITH THE SENIOR TEAM. Remember:  Juniors will start at 4:00pm and be combined with the seniors in the afternoon!