To participate on our competitive swim team, swimmers need to complete the swim re-requirements listed below with out stopping. 25 yards = one length of the pool.
For swimmers 8 and younger:
25 yards of freestyle (with good side breathing)
25 yards of legal backstroke
Also knowledge of breaststroke & butterfly
For swimmers age 9-12:
50 yards each of a LEGAL freestyle & backstroke
able to perform breaststroke kick and butterfly kick
For swimmers 13 and older:
100 yards each of Backstroke & Freestyle
(knowledge of all four strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly)
The goal of the swim team is to place children in appropriate levels, regardless of age, to maximize instruction and to create a quality learning/practice environment. Placement of swimmers will be decided by the YMCA coaching staff.
New swimmer evaluation night has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 6:45 PM. Swimmers must wear proper swimwear and are highly encouraged to wear goggles as well. Swim team requirements vary depending on each child's age. To view swim team requirements, please click on this link. Each swimmer will be evaluated individually by swim team coaches. The decisions are of the coaches are final. If you have questions, please contact head coach Bob Bredice at (515) 965-8800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.