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.

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Parent Information

If you are new to the sport of swimming or just new to athletic activities for your child, you probably have lots of questions.  We welcome any questions you may have and there is no such thing as a silly question.  It is always better to ask! 

We thank you for choosing our club and believe swimming is the best physical activity for young athletes.  First and foremost, it is a lifesaving skill to have.  Secondly, everyone gets to participate.  Finally, we ask you to realize the possibility that your child may enjoy swimming so much that she/he continues to swim competitively through and beyond his or her college years. 

How do you fit in as a parent?  We believe in open communication between the swimmer, coach and parent.  It takes all three working in concert to provide an enjoyable and rewarding experience.  We would ask that you use the following line of communication if you have concerns:

Talk to your swimmer's coach first
Talk to the head coach
Meeting set-up with parent, swimmer's coach and head coach


2022-2023 Parent MTG INFO Handout.

Breakers Cancellation/Hold Form