The Greater Holyoke YMCA Viking Swim Team is one of the finest YMCA/USA Competitive Swim Programs in New England, with a strong tradition in performance excellence. The teams recent accomplishments are over 20 Consecutive Western Mass YMCA League Titles, a top 8 finish at New England Age Groups, and the Teams first ever YMCA New England Championship in 2015. The team also has had success on the National and International Stage sending swimmers to YMCA Nationals (3rd Place Overall Finish in 2011), USA Sectionals, US National Championships, and the FINA World Cup. HYV is a Level 3 USA Swimming Club and has achieved a Bronze Medal Ranking from USA Swimming for the last two seasons (2014, 2015).
HYV is for swimmers of all ages with a program that is focused on development of the total person through swimming. All groups have a strong basis in teaching proper technique over volume of training, and each swimmer is encouraged to set individual performance and process goals. The program is offered year-round, with the Fall/Winter season running September thru March and the Spring/Summer Season running April thru July. While competitions are frequently offered all swimmers are encouraged to compete at their own pace and skill level. The Vikings swim program is a family atmosphere that provides support to its members through community and leadership.