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September 28, 2015 through March 6, 2016

There is a two week free trial from September 27nd through October 9rd for swimmers that have not swum on the Stripers swim team before. You must preregister for this either at the Membership Services Desk at one of the branch locations of the YMCA of Southern Maine or online here

Minimum Requirements to Join:

  • Must be 7 years old on or by 12/1/15
  • Must be able to swim freestyle with rotary breathing as well as backstroke comfortably the length of the pool non-stop.
  • Must be an annual or draft (youth, single adult family or family) member of the YMCA.

Commitment Expectations Once You Have Joined:

  • Participate in all posted required meets (3 not including states)*
  • Participate in the YMCA State Meet*
  • Participate in team fundraisers
  • Parents should be willing to be active volunteers to help run meets and team activities

* See team hand book on meets for details. Coach’s discretion may be used in certain circumstances, such as a high school meet on the same day as a YMCA meet or family issues.

Practice Times


  • 10 & Under

            Are able to practice up to three times a week.

            Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

  • 11-12 Year Olds 

           Are able to practice up to five times a week.

           Monday, Wednesday from 5pm-6pm,

           Tuesday and Thursday from 4pm-6pm

           Friday from 4pm-5:30pm.

  • 13-14 Year Olds 

          Ae able to practice up to five times a week.

          Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30pm-7:30pm,

          Friday from 4pm-5:00pm Big Brother/ Sister Practice then 5:00-6:30 Regular Practice

  • 15 and Older 

           Are able to practice up to five times a week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30pm - 7:30pm

           Friday from 4pm-5:00pm Big Brother/ Sister Practice then 5:00-6:30 Regular Practice

  • A minimum of 2-3 practices per week is suggested.

YMCA Meets

There are 6 meets on our "Regular Season" YMCA meet schedule, three of which are required*:

  • 11/21/15 at Boothbay (REQUIRED)
  • 12/5/15 Home vs Lewiston/ Auburn
  • 12/19/15 at Bath
  • 1/9/16 at Augusta (REQUIRED)
  • 1/23/15 Home Vs Old Town
  • 2/6/16 Home Vs TBD (Casco Bay Invitational) (REQUIRED)
  • 3/4/16 State Championship Meet in Orono for 13-14 Girls and Senior Girls
  • 3/5/16 State Championship Meet in Orono for 9-10 Girls, 9-10 and 11-12 Boys, 13-14 Boys and Senior Boys 
  • 3/6/16 State Championship Meet in Orono for 8 & Under Girls, 8 & Under Boys, and 11-12 Girls 

In many cases for the State Championship Meet, each age group is only there 3-5 hours max and only one day.

Most regular meets start around noon time. More information about the state meet will be available after the coach’s meetings in January.

Please see the team's Colander on the Team Unify webpage for the rest of the schedule.

The season ends when the swimmer swims in their last eligible meet. For most that will be the State Championship meet.

USA Swimming

For those wishing to participate in a few more meets, we also compete in the Maine Swimming/USA Swimming League. The fee to join this program is $77.  This covers the YMCA winter fee and the annual USAS registration fee.  There are also fees to swim at each meet depending on the meet.

Here is a list of USAS meets we may be attending; Subject to Change.

Dates of the meets will be updated when they have been approved by the Maine Swimming HOD

  • October or November in Cumberland at the Greely Pool
  • November at Westbrook
  • 2 in December at Bowdoin College
  • January at Westbrook
  • January at Bates College
  • JO Championships in March at Bowdoin College

Parent Education

  • One parent from each family must attend one of three swim team orientation meetings, even if you are a returning swimmer.  Meetings will take place in November
  • From time to time Coach Dan will be looking for parents to take leadership roles by helping with team functions, concessions, meet management, officiating, etc.  Please let Coach Dan know if you are curious or interested.

The Aqua-Thon!

Each season the Casco Bay Branch Stripers Swim Team participates in a team fundraiser called the Aqua-Thon to support the Y's Annual Campaign.  This year, we expect over $710,000 in financial assistance will be provided to 6,000 youth, individuals, and families to ensure participation in all YMCA programs, (including the swim team) regardless of their ability to pay. That means that 1 out of every 3 members receive some form of financial assistance!

Each season the Stripers Swim Team has 130+ boys and girls who participate in the YMCA swim team program. Throughout the multiple 12 week sessions, participants improve on strokes, endurance, make new friends, travel to other YMCAs to participate in swim meets, learn about teamwork, positive work ethic, character development, and of course, have fun!

The way the Aqua-Thon works is that swimmers obtain donors who pledge a dollar amount (either per-lap or straight donations) and then the swimmers swim no-stop for one entire practice.  Last year the team raised $8,900 to help with financial assistance. The team is hoping this is the year they break the $10,000 barrier!

Program Fees:

  • 10 and under: $345
  • 11 & older: $460
  • High School Swimmer Option $295 (practice times are limited during high school season)

Register On-line Now!

Membership Prices Are:

  • Youth:  $28 monthly draft
  • Single Adult Family: $65 monthly draft
  • Family: $78 monthly draft
  • There is a $65 joiners fee for a new Single Adult Family and a $78 joiners fee for a Family membership.
  • Payment plans are available and will be scheduled for automatic deductions.

The YMCA mission states that “no one will be turned away due to inability to pay.” Financial assistance is available for those in need of this support. Applications are available at the membership desk. (Financial assistance may also cover team suits)

Payment or payment arrangements are due with registration. Registration and payment can be received at the Casco Bay Branch membership desk or online. Membership, payment plans and financial aid must be done at the membership desk.

Team Suits

The suggested team suit will cost between $40-$60 for girls and $35-$40 for boys. There are alternate acceptable suits as well listed in the team store at that maybe more inexpensive.

Our Coaches

Dan St Pierre:  Head Coach
Tom Green:  10 and Under Assistant Coach
Patti Seiders Drew:  11 and Older Assistant Coach
Gretchen Hart:  All Age Groups Assistant Coach
Ben Morse: All Ages Assistant Coach

Come see how you can grow as a swimmer and a part of the Casco Bay Swim Team.

  • For more information, please contact Coach Dan (ext. 214) or the Aquatics Office at 865-9600, ext. 201 or email [email protected].