Team Structure

HYB is a year round competitive swim program that encourages each family and individual team member to fulfill his or her potential in a family-oriented, small team environment.

We are a USA Swimming & YMCA Competitive Swim Team with the NY Metropolitan Swimming Zone. Our swimming season begins in September and ends in August. The meets we attend are competitive and consist of both Metro Meets and YMCA meets (which are USA Swimming sanctioned).

The team swims at the Huntington YMCA and has access to two 25 yard pools. During the summer months the team also has access to the Dix Hills pool in the mornings and the YMCA pool in the evenings.

The team is composed of age group swimmers:  8 and Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-18 years old.  All coaches are United States Swimming (USS) certified and hold certifications in Lifeguard, First Aid, and CPR/AED.

  1. Developmental Team  ( Pre-team and Blue Practice Groups)
    • Beginning competitive swimmers (generally under the age of 12)
    • Emphasis on stroke development
    • Practice 2 or 4 times per week for 1 hour
    • Blue team Competes in local meets, Pre-team does not
    • Required participation in YMCA and USS Championship meets if qualifying times for stroke in age group is achieved.
  2. A Team (White or Bronze Practice Group)
    • Intermediate swimmers (generally ages 9-12)
    • Continued stroke development with an increased emphasis on speed and stamina.
    • Practice is 5 or 6 times a week for 1 to 2 hrs depending on days
    • Swimmers are entered in meets beneficial to them and participation is strongly recommended
    • Required participation in YMCA and USS Championship meets if qualifying times for stroke in age group is achieved.
  3. AA Team ( Silver of Gold Practice Group)
    • Highly skilled and dedicated swimmer, generally over the age of 12
    • Emphasis on speed, stamina, and stroke refinement with a focus on physical conditioning.
    • Practice is 6 times a week for 1.5 to 2 hours
    • Competition at higher levels with some travel expected
    • Required participation in YMCA and USS Championship meets if qualifying times for stroke in age group is achieved.