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.

Freaky Fast Swims

Each Swimmer receives a Freaky Fast Jimmy John's card for a sub when he/she swims the 100 Freestyle in under a minute.  Previous winners are:

Swim Season



long ago

Julia Brunner


2015 Greyson Carlson  


Clair Bongiorno

2017 Avery Bills  
2017 Erin Hagerty  
2017 Finn Ritchie  
2017 Logan Sheard  
2018 Matt Drew  
2019 Isaac Hintz  
2019 Camryn Crosby  
2019 Brent Jarvis  
2019 Ben Freundl