Congratulations!  By researching the YMCA Westside Silver Fins, you have taken the first step in becoming a part of one of premier dive programs in the country.  Ultimately, we want to make your initiation into the YWSF program as seamless and easy as possible.  Here is some information on our registration process and the steps you need to take to be a Westside Silver Fin.

Step One:  Set up a time to attend our group assessment and placement.  These free diving  assessments are by appointment only.  Contact Head Coach Bill Hunter at [email protected] or 623-687-0719.  At the assessment and placement, a coach will place your child into the appropriate practice group and answer any questions you might have about our overall program. 

Step Two:  Complete the YWSF registration packet that includes: (1) YMCA Westside Silver Fins Athlete Registration Form (2) Financial Agreement Forms (3) Medical Release Form and (4) YMCA Waiver.  Also included is information on the financial commitment, as well as information on our Family Participation Program.  After you have completed these documents, please bring all completed paperwork to your first official practice, leaving it at the front desk of the Southwest Valley Family YMCA.

Step Three:  After completion of your paperwork you will be entered into the YMCA Westside Silver Fins membership database. We ask that you add the YMCA Westside Silver Fins e-mail address to your contact list.  This will ensure important team emails are sent to your inbox and not sent to your spam mailbox. 

Step Four:  Our main team communication is through our team website and emails.  The website,YMCA Westside Silver Fins Home (, is updated regularly with general information such as schedule changes, meet information, and any other important information.  Weekly updates are sent via email. You will also be given a  password to log into the website.  This will allow you to update your membership information, sign up to volunteer at home hosted meets and much more directly from the website. 

Before competing, all divers must be registered with US Diving and AAU.  AAU carries our Platform Certification of Insurance on Plarform.

For dive specific information is communicated through the app Remind in the USA, and the app WhatsApp when abroad competing.

Team suits are purchased in bulk orders through the dive coach.

YWSF New Dive Team Member Registration Packet