Team Info

Our Name

The Southdale Y Sharks


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:

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