Team Info

Team Information

Mariner swimmers are local youth ages 6-18. We welcome swimmers of all ages and abilities who want to develop their swimming skills. We focus on personal improvement in your own swimming abilities. Our coaches work with each group of swimmers, based on their skill level, focusing on good technique as well as their overall fitness.

The purpose of the YMCA Swim Team is to help swimmers of all ages achieve their full potential. Swimmers reach this potential based on their own hard work along with the leadership, experience and knowledge of their coaches. With hard work, dedication, and consistency, swimmers will improve their strokes and gain self-confidence.

To reach ones full potential as a swimmer, it is important to take advantage of practices and meets. It is the combination of swim meets and competitions that allow each swimmer to truly gage their improvement over the course of the season.

Our Name

The Y Marniers


To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Our Cause

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Position (Who We Are)

The Y is a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Swim Team Vision Statement

It is the vision of the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities to promote a competitive swim league in which children may compete, learn and improve without pressure or controversy. It is also our swim team's purpose to promote teamwork and good sportsmanship for the youth of our area. Our goal is that every child will develop his/her skills to the best of his/her abilities. Each child is important to the team.

Swim Team Program Goals

  • To build a sense of pride in knowing they have done their best, no matter what the outcome.
  • To build a strong sense of responsibility and character through self-discipline and hard work.
  • To develop team spirit and unity.
  • To become better athletes.
  • To make new friends.