Porpoise Swim Team General
The YMCA Porpoise
Swim Team provides a fun, family program which promotes the
development of good sportsmanship and self-confidence while
improving swimming skills. The flexibility of our program
encourages the child to balance swimming with other sports, family
and school responsibilities.
Our team website
is www.swimnapy.com. At the
beginning of the season, after your Y membership and team
registration has been processed by the Y, you will receive an email
with log in information to access your account on the
website. You will register for all of the YMCA meets that you
choose to attend on the website, as well as find important news
information for the team. All team communication is done
through email. Please make sure that the email you provide
with your registration is the one that you prefer to be contacted
with and that you will check regularly.
Porpoises offer all
levels of competitive swimming for children 6-years old to 18-years
of age. The team is a YMCA swim team, and will participate in
several local YMCA closed, dual, and individual meets and one
inter-squad meet (Time Trial). ISI (Illinois Swimming
Incorporated-a USAS local chapter) participation is an
optional supplement, and offers advanced swimmers additional
opportunities for meets. For ISI swimmers, there is an
additional $75 ISI registration fee, as well as the cost of
ISI meet entries (
Illinois Athlete registration). All Swim Team members must
be Naperville YMCA members, as per the YMCA of the USA National
The team has five
(6) levels: Novice, Intermediate, Cadet, Advanced, Gold, and High
School. If a swimmer is already on a high school swim team, they
may be on Porpoises during their non-high school season. High
school swimmers will pay a prorated team fee.
Intermediate swimmers can choose from 1, 2, or 3 days of practice
per week. Cadet, Advanced, Gold & High School swimmers will
swim a minimum of 2-days per week. Swimmers may only attend
on the practice days for which they are registered. There are
no make ups for missed practices.
swimmers: A minimum of 2 Y meets, as well as Districts and State
(for those that qualify), is required. Novice, Intermediate, Cadet
and Advanced swimmers must participate in 3 Y meets as well as
Districts and State (for those that qualify). ISI participation is
encouraged for Advanced swimmers and up.
While there is a
strong "swim and be fit" component to swim team, the goal is to
improve technique and efficiency. Like the proper swing technique
in baseball, swimming needs instruction, then endless practice to
perfect the skill, making it a habit. We teach pool safety, racing
starts, proper stroke technique, turns, finishes, and
sportsmanship. We develop confidence in the water, determination,
and self confidence.
for the team will not be prorated. All withdrawals lose the
$100 registration fee. Withdrawals after Sept. 5th will be
prorated. There will be no refunds after October 1st, without a
documented medical excuse.
USAS (ISI) Registration
If you want your
swimmer to take advantage of more meets, harder competition, and a
broader range of events, then you might want to sign your swimmer
up for the USAS (ISI) swimming. Go to our website for a
copy of the ISI form to be filled out. Make a Xerox of the filled
out form for your records. Mail the form to the ISI office as shown
on the form, along with a check made out to ISI. All
swimmers will need a recommendation from the Head Coach Prior
to ISI sign up. Cadet and Advanced swimmers are encouraged to
think about participating in ISI.
The rule of thumb
for ISI is: If you are no longer being challenged at Y meets, you
may need to consider ISI.
If you finished in
the top 8 at the NSC City meet, you may need
is an OPTION. It is not required. You may choose to swim only "Y"