Membership Information

Membership is open to any swimmer between 5 through 21 years of age. Evaluations are held during two sessions in July each year. During evaluations swimmers will be asked to swim the full length of the pool (25 yards). They will be asked to swim one length performing each of the four strokes of competitve swimming (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle). Swimmers 6 years old or younger will only be asked to swim backstroke and freestyle for the full length of the pool. Swimmers will also be asked to perform a flip turn. After the evaluations of all swimmers, the coaching staff will determine which swimmers to invite onto the team. Membership to the team is at the coach’s discretion no matter what the age. Every swimmer must be a member of the Gateway Region YMCA. This is a state and national requirement. Each swimmer must be a registered YMCA member and Sea Dragons member in ”good standing” as of December 1st in order to be eligible to swim at the Regional Championships.