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Membership Information

All swimmers are welcome to join the Elgin Pelicans Swim Team, however please the following in mind:

  • All swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool freestyle and one length of the pool backstroke and have a positive team attitude.
  • All swim team members must be members of the Taylor Family Branch YMCA. This is a YMCA of the USA Competitive sports rule.
  • The Elgin Pelicans compete in both YMCA and USA Swimming meets. Participation in USA Swimming is optional. There is an additional fee for USA Swimming registration and meet entries.
  • All swimmers are encouraged to participate in swim meets with the team.
  • Swimmers will be placed in practice groups and lanes depending on their skill level. Coaches have the final decision on where swimmers will be placed based on ability and attitude.
  • Swimmers must purchase a team suit to be worn at swim meets only. Female swimmers must wear one-piece suits during practice.