Membership Information


Gamble Nippert YMCA

3159 Montana Ave.

Cincinnati, Ohio 45211

Team Phone &
YMCA Phone


(513) 521-7112

YMCA Phone

(513) 661-1105

YMCA Phone (513) 923-4466



Welcome to the Tigersharks!
Whether you are a new swimmer developing the four competitive strokes, a national championship swimmer, or somewhere in between, we have a place for you on our team. We even have a Masters program!
The Tigersharks program offers the best of both swimming worlds by participating in YMCA and USA Swimming competition. YMCA swimming promotes youth development in a supportive team setting.  USA Swimming provides additional competitive opportunities with teams and swimmers from around the Midwest and across the country.
Family support is important for the success of each swimmer and the program as a whole. Tigershark parents volunteer at meets and team activities and serve in other roles as needed by the coaching staff. Tigershark parents model positive sport parenting attitudes and behaviors.
Our Facilities
We offer three convenient locations for training. Our primary location is the Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA with its 50 meter x 25 yard pool where the Tigersharks practice year-round. Swimmers may also choose to join the appropiate practice level at either the Gamble Nippert YMCA or the Clippard Family YMCA.
Practice Levels
Swimmers are placed in practice levels based on age and ability. Each level provides a progressive challenge for swimmers to develop the skills, behaviors and commitment at an age-appropriate rate.
New swimmers complete a practice level screening before starting with the team.
YMCA Membership
All Tigershark swimmers are full-privilege members of the YMCA. New swim team families may take advantage of a special introductory family membership rate for the first three months. The YMCA also offers individual teen memberships.
Two Week Trial
After completing a screening, new swimmers may practice with the team for free during the first 2 weeks.
How to Join
After your swimmer has completed a practice level screening, click on the Join the Tigersharks button on the opening page of this website and follow the instructions. There are two the components - completing online information for each swimmer and completing and submitting the Payment Authorization Form at the YMCA.
Contact Mike Leonard, Competitive Aquatics Director.