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Upcoming Swim Clinics
Our swim clinics are geared towards swimmers ages 5-18 who are interested in being evaluated for a swim team placement.  To participate in a clinic, swimmers should be able to swim 25 yards with comfort and confidence, and be able to swim with their face in the water.

Joliet
Smith Family YMCA
March 19-22, 2018
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Galowich Family YMCA
March 12-15, 2018
7:00 - 8:00 PM

Morris
Morris Community High School
TBA
 

Plainfield
Avery Family YMCA
Ages 5-10:  March 19-22, 2018                                                                                                       7:00-8:00 PM
Ages 11-18:  March 19-22, 2018
8:00 - 9:00 PM

 

Cost & Registration
Cost of the clinic is $25.  Clinic registration is handled through the front desk at any Joliet YMCA branch or online at www.jolietymca.org.  Swimmers do not need to be members of the YMCA in order to participate in the swim clinic.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my child ready for the clinic?
In order to participate in the clinic, children should be comfortable and confident in the water being able to swim 25 yards (length of the pool) and swimming with their face in the water.

What happens at the clinic?
The coaches work on basic technique drills and provide instruction throughout the week as they evaluate where each swimmer will be placed if they decide to join.  By the end of the week, group placements and registration materials will be provided.  Coaches and experienced swim team parents will be on hand throughout the week to chat and answer questions.  Swimmers who we feel are not yet ready to join the team will be offered alternative options, such as YMCA swim lessons or other pre-competitive programs.

What should I bring?
Your child should bring a swimsuit (a one-piece suit for girls is required if they join the team), towel, and goggles.  Girls and boys with long hair should wear a swim cap.

Do I have to be a YMCA member?
Swimmers do not need a YMCA membership to participate in the swim clinic.  However, swimmers must be full members of the Joliet YMCA in order to register for the JETS swim team.  You can find complete information about the Joliet YMCA, its mission, facilities, programs and schedules at www.jolietymca.org

Do I have to attend every practice?
You do not have to come every day.  Likewise, if you join the team, there is no attendance requirement except for our advanced high school levels, and swim meet participation is optional.

Is financial assistance available?
At the YMCA, no one is turned away for the inability to pay.  Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.  Families who submit an application may qualify for a discount up to 75% off both membership fees and JETS program fees, depending on income.  For more information and to download an application, visit the Joliet YMCA website.

I cannot attend the clinic, can I still tryout?
If you are unable to attend the clinic, please contact Coach Marissa Vallejo and arrange a separate time to come in and be evaluated.