The Beginner training group is for younger swimmers just getting started in competitive swimming. Swimmers will be introduced to stroke technique and competitive skills (starts and turns). Swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool backstroke and freestyle with no equipment or assistance.

The Intermediate/Advanced training group will continue to develop their stroke technique and competitive skills with an Increased emphasis on endurance training. Swimmers in this group have made a commitment to the sport and will be expected to train at a higher level.

The Blue Wave swim team is for individuals willing to work hard and compete in scheduled swim meets.  Emphasis of the program is skill development, sportsmanship and the enjoyment of swim competition.  Younger participants should be able to swim multiple lengths of the pool (unassisted using no floatation device) without touching the bottom.  Advanced swimmers should possess the ability to skillfully swim strokes in ranges of 2-4,000 yards per practice.  Competitive swimming is not a “learn to swim” program.

Prerequisite: Swim 25 yards each front crawl and back crawl without assistance or equipment
Head Coach: Shelley Lechnir

Fees for the 2017-2018 season: $176 per swimmer, October – February (Sectionals)

         * Additional cost for State meet participants

         * Additional cost for Regional meet participants

         * Scheduled monthly payments available

         * Membership required for participation

         * Scholarships available for those needing assistance


Practice Schedule
Beginner Swimmers            M/T/W/TH    5:30-6:30 p.m.
Advanced Swimmers          M/T/TH    6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Technique Practice            Wednesdays  5:30-6:30 p.m.

Dates: Program begins on October 16, 2017
Program continues through the YMCA Sectional Meet on February 11, 2018 for qualifying swimmers state will be March 3rd and 4th. Regionals will be March 17th and 18th in Des Moines, IA.