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Dec 21, 2019 - Holiday Practice Updates
KEY Holiday Practice Schedule Sunday, December 22nd White, Red, Blue normal swim/ NO dryland Monday, December 23rd White 4:20-5:20 pm @ South Blue, Red 5:20-6:30 pm @ South Sen...
Sep 23, 2019 - Suit Fitting Update!
For those who missed the team suit fitting on Sunday, you can still order team gear, goggles, etc., and get FREE TEAM SHIPPING if you call Swimville by end of day Wednesday, September 25 th . Of c...
Sep 2, 2019 - PRACTICE BEGINS!!!
FALL PRACTICES BEGIN Tuesday, September 3rd!!! Tuesday Red Group 4-5:30 pm @ South Y Kingfish 5:30-6:15 pm @ South Y Senior 1 & 2 3:40-5:45 pm @ West Carrollton Y Senior 3 & 4 5:45-7:30 pm @ West Ca...
Aug 13, 2019 - Fall Practice Group Assignments
Apr 6, 2019 - Spring Group Assignments
Feb 19, 2019 - Practice Schedule Updates
KEY Families, Here are some updates to practice for this coming week. Wednesday, February 20 th ? National ? no dryland; normal swim (workout will be posted at WCY) ...
Dec 19, 2018 - Holiday Practice Updates
Nov 20, 2018 - Holiday Practice Updates
Here are some updates to practice for this coming week. Tuesday, November 20 th ? normal practice schedule Wednesday, November 21 st ? National & Gold ? normal practice schedule ...
Apr 5, 2018 - Spring Group Assignments
Dec 21, 2017 - Holiday Practice Updates
Here are some practice changes from December 24 to January 2 nd . Sunday, December 24 th ? National/Gold optional 7-8 am @ South Monday, December 25 th ? NO PRACTICE for any group Tuesday, December ...
Nov 12, 2017 - November Newsletter
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Oct 10, 2017 - Sept/Oct Newsletter
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Aug 17, 2017 - Registration and Team Updates
Registration is open for another year of great swimming. We will have the fee structure outlined below. Team fee payments. 10 Monthly payments (full team price) 6 Monthly payments (5% discounted price...
May 17, 2017 - Summer Practice Schedule
Sep 4, 2016 - First Day of Practice
First Day of Practice is Tuesday, September 6th!
Aug 26, 2016 - The Power of a Positive Team
The Power of a Positive Team By Jon Gordon, Author, August 22, 2016 Many think that you have to choose between positivity and winning. But the truth is you don?t have to choose. Positivity leads to wi...
Aug 16, 2016 - Coach Job Openings
South YMCA - KEY Swimming Looking for a Assistant Coach to work with 5-11 year olds with the possibility of floating to other age groups for more hours. Coaching experience recommended but not require...
Aug 3, 2016 - Summer Championship Meet Wrap-up
Summer Championship Meet Wrap-Up The KEY swimmers were sizzling this July as we wrapped up our season with some big swims at our championship meets. The swimmers got it started at the Southwest Ohio L...
Aug 3, 2016 - 2016 Fall Roster Assignments
The 2016 Fall Roster assignments have been posted on the webiste. You can click HERE to view them. Registration for returning and new members will begin on Monday, August 8th. Please contact one of ...
Apr 13, 2016 - LC Meet Schedule
KEY Swimming 2016 Long Course Meet Schedule Updated April 12, 2016 BLUE=Tentative Meet Subject to change. Dates Meet Name Location Eligibility May 13-15 Clipper Artic Splash Silverlake ...
Mar 29, 2016 - Championship Meet Wrap-Up
Championship Meet Wrap-Up While March Madness usually applies to the college basketball tournament, you can definitely say it can apply to the swimming we do in March! Over the course of three long we...
Dec 18, 2015 - Holiday Practice Update
2015 KEY Holiday Practice Schedule December 24 th National & Gold 5:15-7am @ South YMCA Blue, Red, White & Kingfish - OFF December 25 th ALL GROUPS ? OFF December 26 th National, Gold, Blue 6:00-9...
Nov 25, 2015 - Practice updates for Nov 25-29
Practice UPDATES Wednesday, November 25th: Blue combined with Red 5:20-7:15pm All other groups normal Thursday, November 26th: National, Gold and Blue 7-9am @ South All other groups OFF Friday, ...
Aug 20, 2015 - 2015 Summer Recap
Summer Season recap KEY had a great summer season. Here is a list of some of our accomplishments: Sent 10 swimmers to YMCA LC Nationals Girls 13 th ; Boys 34 th ; Combined 19 th Finished 5 th place...
Aug 14, 2015 - Practice Begins!!!!
Practice for the 2015-2016 Fall/Winter Season will begin on September 8th. See you there!!!!
Aug 13, 2015 - Optional Practices for National, Gold and Blue Groups
ALL OPTIONAL PRACTICES WILL BE HELD AT THE SOUTH YMCA. 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 4-5pm Dryland 4-5pm Swim 4-5pm Dryland 4-5pm Swim 4-5pm Dryland 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 4-5pm Dryland 4-5pm Dryland 4-5pm...
Aug 5, 2015 - 2015 Fall Group Assignments
Apr 3, 2015 - 2015 Spring/Summer Group Assignments
The Spring/Summer Group assignments have been posted. You can view them on the website. Click HERE If you have questions, please contact Coach Eric or Coach Kevin.
Mar 19, 2015 - 5 Ways to Accelerate your Recovery
5 Ways to Accelerate your Recovery When training and competitions are at the top of your priorities, your recovery is essential. For the 19-20 hours in the day that you don't spend training, you ha...
Mar 15, 2015 - KEY Stroke Clinics
KEY Stroke Clinics When: March 23 rd -April 3 rd Where: South YMCA Cost: $10/day per swimmer Schedule: Monday-Butterfly 4:45-6:15pm ...
Feb 13, 2015 - Write a Google review for the South YMCA
Write a Google Review for the South Y! We need your help!! We need you, our members to post positive reviews for the South Y . The more reviews that are posted, the more people know about us. I h...
Dec 22, 2014 - Holiday Practice Update
2014 KEY Holiday Practice Schedule December 24 th National, Gold, Blue 11:45a-1:30p @ South YMCA Red, White & Kingfish - OFF December 25 th ALL GROUPS ? OFF December 26 th National, Gold (optional...
Nov 24, 2014 - Practice Update-Thanksgiving Week
Hello KEY Parents and Swimmers, With Thanksgiving coming up this week, we will have some adjustments to our practice schedule. Monday & Tuesday ? Normal ALL Groups Wednesday ? Normal National, Gol...
Oct 20, 2014 - Meet Updates!!!
KEY Invitational Update: We had a great meet this past weekend and we couldn?t have put on such a wonderful meet without your help. Thank you all for volunteering your time and the effort you put on t...
Aug 15, 2014 - Summer Recap
KEY had a great time in and out of the pool this summer season. Some of our accomplishments from the season are: 6 th Place at SWOYSL Long Course Championship Meet 12 KEY Swimming YMCA Long Course Na...
Apr 15, 2014 - NEW HEAD AGE GROUP COACH!!!
Our search for a new Head Age Group coach has finally come to an end. We looked everywhere to find the right fit for our program and we ended up not having to look very far away?. Please join me in ...
Mar 14, 2014 - Volunteer of The Year
Congratulations to Karen Hulett on being named the South YMCA's Volunteer of the Year at the YMCA of Greater Dayton's annual dinner on Thursday night. Great Job, Karen!!!
Oct 28, 2013 - 10 Benefits of Being a Collegiate Student Athlete
10 Benefits of Being a Collegiate Student Athlete Posted by Kerry Brown on Oct 23, 2013 in Beyond Athletics | 6 comments Recently the NCAA added a page to their website about the value of being...
Jul 3, 2013 - Practice Update
Here are some practice updates for this week. Thursday, July 4th we will have normal morning practice at Franklin for the National, Gold and Blue Groups. There will be NO afternoon practice for anyone...
Dec 13, 2012 - 6 Nutritional Steps for a Speedy Post-Workout Recovery
6 Nutritional Steps for a Speedy Post-Workout Recovery By Madeline Romeo ? For Active.com Fruits, vegetables and fish are not the usual foods you think of after your tough workout. We often he...
Oct 29, 2012 - On Holding Children Accountable
===================================================================== On Holding Children Accountable Guy Edson A recent article, ?Self-Esteem Lie? by Laura Caler, elicited a number of replies fro...
Oct 29, 2012 - Aerobic Development Guide for Parents
===================================================================== Aerobic Development Guide for Parents John Leonard Otherwise known as basic aerobic fitness....how is it developed in Swimming...
Aug 13, 2012 - 2012-2013 Season Practices
2012-2013 Season Practices Begin Tuesday, September 4th CLICK to view practice schedule.
Aug 3, 2012 - Long Course Records Broken!!!
KEY SWIMMING RECORDS BROKEN!!! We had 11 team records broken by 6 different swimmers this summer. Great job KEY Swimmers!!! View Long Course Records
Jul 22, 2012 - Video Broadcast Link
Below is the video broadcast link for YMCA Long Course Nationals. Please tune in and watch our team compete. Video Broadcast Link
Jun 24, 2012 - Should My Child Swim Summer League?
===================================================================== Should My Child Swim Summer League? By Priscilla Bettis Lynchburg YMCA Swim Team We?re in the midst of the summer league seaso...
Jun 22, 2012 - Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes
===================================================================== Nutrition Tips for Young Athletes From the American Youth Soccer Organization http://www.ayso104.org/parents/nutrition.html Nu...
Jun 19, 2012 - Helping Your Child Become a Strong Competitor
Helping Your Child Become a Strong Competitor By Michael A. Taylor Gymnastics Risk Management and Consultation coacht@gym.net Visit Michael?s Website at www.gym.net You can help your child b...
Apr 4, 2012 - Roster Groups
Updated Spring/Summer Roster Groups have been posted. ROSTER
Mar 23, 2012 - KEY Words
===================================================================== Key Words Guy Edson In the process of teaching swimming skills coaches often use ?key words.? Key words are a way to sum up a ...
Mar 2, 2012 - The Team Culture Aspect of "Success"
February 27, 2012 ===================================================================== The Team Culture Aspect of "Success" John Leonard Think ahead to our end of season meets I would like to addre...
Feb 16, 2012 - Why Swim, If You Canít Win?
January 30, 2012 ===================================================================== Why Swim, If You Can?t Win? By Noah Whiteman, Age 11 If I was told I would never win a race again, then I wou...
Jan 25, 2012 - Real Information
December 19, 2011 ===================================================================== Real Information By John Leonard In today?s world, information is easy to come by. Informed, educated by exp...
Jan 25, 2012 - Sending the Coach to Nationals:Thoughts for Everyone
December 26, 2011 ===================================================================== Sending the Coach to Nationals: Thoughts for Everyone Guy Edson, ASCA Staff* When you read the title above ...
Nov 10, 2011 - Minneapolis Grand Prix Meet
The Minneapolis Grand Prix Meet starts tomorrow morning. For anyone interested, below is a link to a live webcast of the meet. Webcast Live results
Oct 30, 2011 - Swimming For Excellence
Parents, Swimmers and Coaches, Thank you for a great night at the Swimming For Excellence event at the South YMCA tonight. Everyone had a great time. Some pictures are attached.
Oct 11, 2011 - Goal Thinking Versus Process Thinking
October 3, 2011 ===================================================================== Goal Thinking Versus Process Thinking John Leonard I would like to encourage parents to think about the mindse...
Sep 21, 2011 - Do's and Don'ts for Sport Parents
September 19, 2011 ===================================================================== Do's and Don'ts for Sport Parents By Michael A. Taylor Gymnastics Risk Management and Consultation coacht@gym...
Sep 20, 2011 - Kast-A-Way Swimwear Website Information
South Community Family YMCA (KEY) Swim Team merchandise has been updated and is now on the Kast-A-Way Swimwear Web Site. Your swimmers can log on and purchase their already discounted team merchandi...
Sep 20, 2011 - Another Reason To Love Having Your Child on the Swim Team
Another Reason To Love Having Your Child on the Swim Team [Editors note: This recent article by Nanci Hellmich in USA Today reminds us of how wonderful our sport of swimming is. Our swimmers are c...
Sep 20, 2011 - Forged By Adversity
September 12, 2011 ===================================================================== Forged By Adversity Guy Edson, ASCA Staff I was following a school bus the other day when it stopped to p...
Aug 26, 2011 - So this is Competitive Swimming: For Newer Swim Parents
August 22, 2011 So This Is Competitive Swimming: For Newer Swim Parents Russ Sampson Head Coach, Clarence Swim Club, New York First, let me start off by saying you have chosen the best sport for ...
Aug 13, 2011 - Congratulations Coach Eric
Congratulations and good luck to Head Coach Eric. He was asked to participate and be a coach in the National YMCA's Elite Training Camp. He will be working with some of the top YMCA coaches and swimme...
Aug 12, 2011 - The Beginning and End of Practice
August 8, 2011 The Beginning and End of Practice Guy Edson How we start and end practices is important. We want a happy and safe beginning and end. Many parents of newer, younger swimmers li...
Jul 21, 2011 - The Day After
July 18, 2011 The Day After Guy Edson, ASCA Staff Workout on the day after a swim meet is critically important to attend. Why is it so important? 1.It?s an opportunity for the coach to recogni...
Jul 11, 2011 - Eliminate Your Competition
Week of July 11, 2011 ================================================================================== ?Eliminate Your Competition? Guy Edson, ASCA Staff Here are some short vignettes of paren...
Jun 23, 2011 - Hard Work
June 20 , 2011 Hard Work By John Leonard We believe hard work is its own reward. We believe that everyone benefits from hard work. It teaches all of us that nothing is given to us, it has to b...
Jun 16, 2011 - Prelims and Finals Meets
Prelims and Finals Meets Written by Head Coach Ray Benecki, The FISH, Fairfax, VA Every so often we are presented with the tremendous opportunity to swim in a meet that has prelims and finals sessi...
Jun 3, 2011 - The Awesome 8 Year Old
The Awesome 8 Year Old By Guy Edson, ASCA Staff I have never met a coach who didn?t want all their athletes to be the best they can be. I have never met a parent who didn?t want their child to be the ...
Apr 16, 2011 - Congratulations to Ty Perkins
Congratulations go out to KEY Alum Ty Perkins. He now attends and swims for The Ohio State University and just received "Mike Cochran Award" which goes out to the "Most Promising Freshman" for the V...
May 19, 2010 - South YMCA - KEY Swimming
The South YMCA - KEY Swimming program has been awarded as a Bronze Medal Team for 2010. This is part of USA Swimming's Club of Excellence Program. We scored 4,220 points and this is the 2nd year in ...
May 13, 2010 - Gold Group Practice?
Check out this video of the Gold Group on May 13, 2010. They sure look like they are practicing hard. Click the link below to check it out. Gold Group Video
May 4, 2010 - Five Fixable Food Errors!
Jan 29, 2010 - Coach Matt Liddy
It is with great regret what we have experienced this past week. As several people know by now, Coach Matt Liddy passed away on Monday. Coach Liddy grew up in Dayton, graduated from Chaminade-Julien...
Dec 30, 2009 - 2009 Swim Camp Day 4
2009 Swim Camp Day 4 Another Swim Camp done and everyone is home. As the coaches announced the last practice was over, the swimmers exclaimed things such as: "YES!!!! My last training trip is fi...
Dec 29, 2009 - 2009 Swim Camp Day 3
2009 Swim Camp Day 3 This is our last full day, the seniors were giving each other high fives, realizing it was their final dry land at training camp, and no more running stairs at IUP...
Dec 28, 2009 - 2009 Swim Camp Day 2
2009 Swim Camp Day 2 Today we had our first double and I was amazed that nobody told me that they hated me. The morning practice was a long freestyle set with the afternoon practice be...
Dec 27, 2009 - 2009 Swim Camp Day 1
2009 Swim Camp Day 1 Everyone is here at Indianapolis and doing well. There are 49 swimmers, 4 coaches and 2 chaperones which made the trip. We just finished a great dinner prepared by our chapero...
Oct 19, 2009 - Siobhan's Newsletter #3
Hello, I wanted to congratulate all the swimmers that competed in their first meet this past weekend. You all did fantastic. I hope you had fun and got a feel for winter swimming. Parents, thanks for ...
Oct 7, 2009 - Siobhan's Newsletter #2
Hello Again Everyone. Hopefully everyone is starting to get into the routine of practices and is feeling more comfortable with the schedule. We have completed our work with all the stroke techniques a...