Swim Groups

The YMCA of Darke County Sharks offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the DCY Sharks to offer ability level specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

Please call us at 937-548-3777 to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.



The beginning level of the Swim Team where special attention is placed on building the young swimmer’s positive attitude towards themselves and the sport through emphasis on teamwork, individual skills, techniques, and sportsmanship. The swimmers are introduced to goal setting as the season progresses. Our goal with the bronze level is to see each young beginner athlete achieve his or her maximum capability. The Bronze Level will attend a minimum of two (2) practices per week with three (3) practices available. 



The intermediate level program is designed for those swimmers who, through their efforts, desire more challenge and an increasing level of competition. Time and financial commitments will be required in excess of the bronze level. The Silver Level will attend a minimum of three (3) practices per week with three (3) practices available. 



The most advanced and intensely dedicated swimmers will comprise the gold level. This group will have high standards of excellence. This group will receive the most demanding mental and physical training program. The Gold Level will attend a minimum of four (4) practices per week with four (4) practices available.