Welcome to the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA Breakers....Northwest Michigan's dual registered, USA/YMCA competitive swim team.

3700 Silver Lake Road Traverse City, MI 49684

GTBY is a year-round competitive swim team. More than just a swim team, however, GTBY is also focused on the YMCA mission: a community- and family-based commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. GTBY offers high quality coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities, from novice to national competitor, while encouraging a fun and healthy environment for the social, physical and personal growth of each athlete. We build strong kids, and a strong community.

“Athlete must compete in a minimum of 3 YMCA Closed Association sessions in order to be eligible to compete in the championship season.
“You can only count 2 sessions of a 3 day meet.”
If you attend:
Friday/Saturday - counts as 2 sessions
Saturday/Sunday - counts as 2 sessions
Friday/Sunday - counts as 2 sessions
Friday/Saturday/Sunday -still only counts as 2 sessions.”
for 2022 Championship Season:
  • If you have 1 cut, you get 2 bonus events
  • If you have 2 cuts, you get 1 bonus events
  • If you have 3+ cuts, you get 0 bonus events
  • All teams are allowed to enter an A relay
  • Any relay only participant is allowed 1 bonus event on the day that they swim the relay