Y of Central Maryland
Stroke and Turn

 Stroke and Turn




Stroke and turn's focus is to provide new swimmers the opportunity to train in a swim team like environment where they can learn the skills and strokes needed to become successful members of YCM Swimming.  We will be offering 3 sessions throughout the year:  Fall, Winter and Summer.  During each session we will be holding testing to monitor swimmer progress and to update their status on the YCM waitlist.  When a spot on the YCM swim team (Dancel Center) becomes available we will invite that swimmer from the waitlist to join the swim team.


To ensure the team is preparing swimmers to the best of our abilities and placing them in the best possible position for success,  we will be running evaluations before before registering them for S&T.  All swimmers that do not make S&T will be eligible to register for swim lessons.  We don't want to put swimmer's in a position where they will feel left out or overwhelmed because they haven't reached the same ability level as their peers.  The Y offers a wide range of programs that will meet the individual needs of each swimmer.


The following is the criteria that swimmers must meet in order to register for Stroke and Turn:
- All swimmers must know Freestyle and Backstroke
- Swimmers who are 9 and older must have a working knowledge of legal Breaststroke and Butterfly
          - 9 and 10 year olds must be able to complete 25 yds legally
          - 11 and older must be able to complete 50 yds legally
- Swimmers who are 8 and younger must have a basic understanding of Breaststroke and Butterfly
- All swimmers who do not have a legal stroke will be eligible to sign up for swim lessons


Registration Dates

All registration payments will be made through the Y payment system.  The dates below are subject to change.  For the Fall program all returning S&T swimmers and wait listed swimmers please contact Melanie Greenhill at melaniegreenhill@ymaryland.org.

Session Registration Opens Tryout Dates/Time Program Dates

August 10

By Appointment September 8 - November 24

 By Appointment

January 11 - March 14
Spring   By Appointment April 4 - June 13
Summer TBD

By Appointment



Practice Schedules

Fall Session

September 21 - December 14

Days Times Age group Cost



12:15 - 1:15 p.m.




Winter Session

January 11 - March 14

Days Times Age group Cost


12:15 - 1:15 p.m.