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.

Ages: Swim Requirements:
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

Swim Team Registration Packet

Click Here for the Winter 2017-2018 Registration Packet.