Membership Information

Blue Ash YMCA Swim Team
5000 YMCA Drive ,
Cincinnati, OH 45242.
Main Phone : 513.791.5000. Ferris Phone : 513.792.5302

Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Ash YMCA Swim Team

1. Do I have to be a good swimmer to join the team? All you need to be able to do is swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke. (This is the length of Y’s indoor pools)

2. Do I have to tryout? Yes, we hold swimmer evaluations to help us place swimmers into appropriate groups. We will have these in August & September or by appointment.

3. What if I’m involved in other sports? Most of our swimmers participate in other activities, too. Our practices are usually offered extra days a week to allow for more opportunities to participate.

4. Are meets held every weekend? No, and it is up to you how many meets you enter based on your schedule. We usually offer 2 weekends per month October – February.

5. Is there a lot of travel involved? Most of our meets are in the Cincinnati area and at our home pool, although we do offer the opportunity for travel trips to other areas. All are optional.

6. Where are practices held? Practices are held at the Blue Ash YMCA

7. Can I join anytime? Yes, you may join the team anytime throughout the year, unless we are full. That is the case most years.

8. Do the boys have to wear “Speedos”? No, although they are still around, most boys opt for the knee-length “jammer” suit.

9. What is the cost? The cost is based on the group your swimmer is placed. Payments are flexible and able to be spread out over 6 monthly payments. Our costs are less expensive then most local team, but a YMCA membership is required.

10. Who does the coaching and what are their certifications? We have a staff of professional, experienced coaches who love what they do. They are all certified through YMCA Swimming and are required to maintain CPR, Coaches Safety & First Aid plus other coaching certifications.