TO JOIN THE NORTHSHORE Y
SHARKS, YOU MUST:
evaluation with our coaching staff, including but not limited to showing
proficiency in four competitive strokes. Swimmers should
at minimum be able to complete:
yards of Freestyle and Backstroke with flip turns
100 yards of Breast stroke,
and 50-100 yards of
Swimmers who do
not meet these minimum requirements should contact
our Aquatics Director and schedule a swim lesson
evaluation. We work closely with our swim lesson instructors
to help prepare swimmers for our competitive team.
Swimmers should also:
Have self-discipline and the ability to
work and learn from the coach.
Have the desire to be a team participant
and attend appropriate meets for your practice group.
Have a positive attitude and work
Be a current Northshore YMCA member, or become a
member prior to practicing with the team.
Be between the ages of 7 and
Evaluations give our coaching staff
the opportunity to asses which of our competive practice groups
best fit your child’s needs. Sometimes, coaches do
recommend swimmers spend a little more time in our swim lessons or
Starters swim team program. It is our goal to place your
child where they will receive the highest quality instruction based
on their personal development as a swimmer. We feel that
swimmers reach a stronger technical level faster when they spend
the necessary time in a swim lesson format. Evaluations are
by appointment only.
FEES AND PRACTICE TIMES:
The monthly dues vary from $108.00-115.00 a month, depending on
which group your swimmer is assigned to practice
with. Most groups practice Tuesdays, Thursdays, and
Fridays in the afternoon or early evening.
swim meets is required. Meets are held on weekends,
and the team attends about 2 meets each month from September-March,
and about one meet each month April-July. Beginners should
plan to attend a minimum of 3 meets and the State Meet with the
team; requirements increase for the upper level swimmers. We
encourage all members of the team to attend as many meets as
possible: we want meets to be a great experience for all our
The Northshore YMCA Swim Team relies heavily on the participation
and work of volunteers. The involvement of parents is necessary to
help us keep costs down and to maintain a successful program.
Thanks to all our great families that make our meets run so