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.

Team Equipment Wish List


Below is a list of training equipment the team could use to help challenge our swimmers and improve our program.  If you have any of these items already, please contact Coach Kathy.


Snorkels: helps with drills and technique focus and proper body alignment

Finis Swim Mirrors: used to allow the swimmer to watch/improve their technique:  

Underwater Camera for taping and review of technique 

Medicine balls for dryland strength training. Variety of weights

Strechcordz Long belt with slider for water resistance training

Resistance cords with handles for dryland strength training

​Total Performance Power Tower: aerobic, anaerobic, and ATP energy training