Swim Groups

Group & Practice Times

From developmental stages to Collegiate Level swimming, The Ashland Area YMCA River Monsters will teach and train kids in all levels of swimming! The AAY River Monsters swimming program offers a couple of different training groups for kids of all ages and skill levels. So if you like to swim and love the thrill of competition, then you are definitely a River Monster!!

Development Group

Meets Monday - Friday from 6:30pm - 7:15pm

This group focuses on learning fundamentals of competitive swimming, learning all four competitive strokes (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle), building endurance, and will also begin to learn proper techniques for Starts, Turns, and Finishes.

Intermediate Group

Meets Monday - Friday 4pm-5:15pm 

This group continues to focuses on improving stroke technique, improving their level of endurance, building strength, learning race strategies, goal setting, and race preparation.

Senior Group

Meets Monday - Friday 5pm - 6:45pm

This group continues to build their strength, endurance, goal setting, and race preparation at a higher level. 

The Program

The AAY Swim Team is a program that emphasizes a place for every swimmer regardless of their level of accomplishment.  The coaches are responsible for training the swimmers and determining the level of instruction.  Grouping the swimmers according to ability allows the coach, of that individual group, to refine and develop those swimmers to perform effectively.

All actions of swimmers, coaches and parents are representative of the Ashland Area YMCA.  Everyone should keep this in mind.