Greater Providence YMCA Mission Statement

The Mission of the YMCA of Greater Providence is to build healthy spirit, mind and body for all, through programs, services and relationships that are based on our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Greater Providence YMCA Vision Statement

To become the most valued resource for families and individuals seeking healthy lifestyles and wellness.

YMCA Core Values

● Caring: ​We nurture and guard the wellbeing of youth and adults; and we promote healthy life styles, self-­esteem, self-­reliance, optimism, and fun.

● Honesty: ​We trust and earn the trust of others through integrity, honesty, collaboration, tolerance, and consistent self­-appraisal.

● Respect: ​We believe all people have worth; we embrace diversity; and we always treat people with respect.

● Responsibility: ​We use our resources responsibly and act in the interest of the entire community.

Who We Are

YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving is a program that is supported by the YMCA of the USA and delivered by local YMCA units. As a YMCA program, its' goal is to promote the YMCA mission and core values through competitive swimming and diving. The focus is, first and foremost, on the development of healthy, confident, values-­centered individuals where training and competition are the vehicles by which this development occurs. ​Everyone involved in the delivery of the program plays a critical role in this process. Coaches, YMCA leaders and volunteers assist individuals in their development by building positive relationships, acting with integrity and leading by example.

The Kent County YMCA is also a member of New England Swimming, Inc., an Eastern Zone swimming committee (LSC) of USA Swimming. USA Swimming is the National Governing Body for swimming in the United States. New England Swimming is a non-­profit, amateur sports organization that involves approximately 7900 athletes and nearly 95 teams in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont with a mission to promote and support personal excellence through competitive swimming.

Team Philosophy

When a person becomes a member of the KCY Swim Team, s/he becomes not only part of our team, but part of our family. Together, we learn the value of sportsmanship, fair play and teamwork. Our goal is to provide each swimmer with physical, emotional and intellectual skills that will last a lifetime.Our team mission is to mold individuals into champions, in both competition and in life, by promoting the values of integrity, empowerment, self­-esteem, and attainment of goals. Swimming offers a combination of both individual and team competition, and camaraderie that can only come from many hours of practicing and competing together. It is a great sport which allows each team member to experience success, whether in a race against the clock or against other swimmers. We believe that the best results come from setting a goal and then giving your best effort to attain that goal. The level and intensity of swimming goals is infinitely flexible, varying not only with each swimmer, but also throughout each swimmer's “career.” For younger or newer swimmers, a goal might be as simple as being able to swim all 4 strokes legally or to get a “best time.” From there, a swimmer might work towards a dual meet blue ribbon or certain qualifying times. Eventually, the goals could be even loftier for the team’s older swimmers: YMCA Nationals or beyond. When the goal is achieved, the swimmers often realize that the journey itself has been as rewarding as the success. The benefit of responsibility, confidence, and work ethic can only be the result of focusing on and achieving a personal goal.

 

2003-­2004 SENECY Champions

2006­-2007 SENECY Champions

2008­-2009 SENECY Champions

2009-­2010 SENECY Champions

2010­-2011 SENECY Champions & Sportsmanship Award Winners

2011­-2012 SENECY Champions & Sportsmanship Award Winners

2012-­2013 SENECY Champions

2013­-2014 SENECY Champions

2014­-2015 SENECY Champions

3rd Place Y New England Championships