Phoenixville YMCA Blue Waves Swim-Team

The Phoenixville YMCA (PAY) Swim-Team, established in 1967, is a year-round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technical instruction for all ages and abilities from novice to nationally ranked.  We have a proud tradition of developing strong swimmers and strong people – we use swimming as a vehicle to teach and develop fundamental life skills such as self-discipline, personal responsibility, physical fitness, and the pursuit of excellence.

 

The goal of PAY is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and work toward achieving his or her highest human potential, both as an athlete and member of society.  We aim to educate our swimmers and parents on the value of goal-setting, deliberate practice, and sportsmanship; and work to put these ideas into practice daily. 

 

As a YMCA and USA Swimming team, we prioritize the development of our athletes at the local, state, and national levels.  At the local level, we compete in two leagues – the Penn Del Swim League and the Tri County Swim League –  the Penn Del is a “winter league”, and the Tri County is a “summer league”.  At the regional level, we compete in YMCA Districts, YMCA States, and Junior Olympics.  At the National Level, we compete in YMCA Nationals, USA Swimming Junior Nationals, and the US Olympic Team Trials.

 

We pride ourselves on working hard to become better individuals and having fun supporting each other throughout the process.  The relationships our swimmers form with each other and the lessons they learn during their time as PAY swimmers last a lifetime.