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Level Description
  • All swimmers ages 4-18 that meet our swimming requirements are welcome to join the Patrick Henry Swim Team. Skilled coaching staff will help your child with stroke technique and endurance while incorporating the core values of the YMCA swim team; everybody swim, everybody wins. Practices are offered Monday through Thursday with the option of 1, 2, 3 or 4 days a week. There will also be 5 swim meets per season that will be held at various locations across the Greater Richmond area YMCA pools. 

 Red Group

  • Works on freestyle and backstroke technique
  • Learns side breathing for freestyle
  • Begins learning diving progression
  • Introduced to butterfly and breaststroke technique

White Group

  • Refines freestyle and backstroke technique
  • Introduce and practice flipturns and open turns for all strokes
  • Works on butterfly and breaststroke technique
  • Continues diving progression

Blue Group

  • Should be proficient in freestyle and backstroke technique
  • Practices flip turns and open turns for all strokes
  • Works toward mastery of breaststroke and butterfly technique
  • Continue diving progression

Silver Group

  • Should be proficient in all strokes techniques
  • Work on building endurance for longer events
  • Works to improve dives and turns

Gold Group

  • There is a time trial swimmers must complete to join this group
  • Should demonstrate mastery of all stroke techniques
  • Works to build up endurance for longer events
  • Works to improve dives and turns