Who We Are During the COVID-19 Hiatus

The Fremont Area Swim Team (F.A.S.T.) is both a YMCA team and a registered USA Swimming team. F.A.S.T. competes in the YMCA of Nebraska Aquatic League and the Midwestern Swimming region for USA teams.

YMCA Mission: God has given us the pathway to life and health through Jesus Christ and the Holy Scriptures. It is the mission of the Fremont Family YMCA to help put these Christian principles into practice through programs that help build spirit, mind and body for all.

The Team competes in regional and national championships the year round. 

FAST is headquartered at the Dillon Family Aquatics Center @ the Fremont Family YMCA in Fremont, NE.

To visit with the Head Coach, call Eric Shanks 402-450-3412

Registration Information Link

Please help us know our online audience.

Survey Monkey Regarding COVID-19 Hiatus Online Access/Usage

Please peruse the playlists on the FAST Team YouTube Channel

FAST Team YouTube Channel

Please review the FAST Team Events Calendars "Practice Calendars" and "Team Events" 

Current/Upcoming and Past/Archived




What is the COVID-19 Hiatus?

The Hiatus is a conditional period of public health recommendations to cease all group activities, practice social distancing and develop online platforms for supervised team activities in the home. During this time, FAST will follow USA Swimming (USAS) advice regarding jurisdictional public health and safety guidance, Swim Club closures, sanitation and social distancing guidance. 

What are the online platforms developed by FAST?

The FAST Head Coach has implemented a crisis communication action plan to include online team events and activities to member parents through various digital mediums. Including, but not exclusive to; Online Survey of In-Home Web Resource Usage,Team Unify Team Events Calendar, Team Unify Practice Calendars, FAST website Member/Practice Groups email messages, FAST website team "News", FAST YouTube channel, FAST Twitter account, Fremont Family YMCA Website, Fremont YMCA Fitness Instructor YouTube channel, personal email communications, individual member phone calls, and in-person discussions via video conferencing applications where appropriate. The FAST Head Assistant Coach is responsible for contributing to the FAST Facebook legacy account.

How long will we be out?

We really don’t know how long our pool will be closed. While there has not been any official announcement, we should anticipate that FAST will remain out of the pool through June. 


How is this affecting the FAST coaches?

FAST is currently continuing to pay our coaches for their work on online content. Currently, the Assistant Coaches are contributing dryland training advice, future swim workouts, Safe Sport information, and individual family contacts where appropriate.


What about team membership fees?

For the month of April every membership is temporarily suspended. A survey has been issued to assess team use frequencies of FAST Coaching-generated web-based resources. Depending on Fremont Family YMCA member fee policies, FAST Board of Directors guidance, a new COVID-19 Hiatus fee structure could be implemented at a future date to be determined. No team fees will be charged until futher notice.


How are the coaches going to help us stay fit?

The coaches are developing a program of dry-land exercise sessions which they will lead and members will be able to access via the internet.  The on-line platforms we will use will be available through the Team Unify, YouTube and ZOOM. The content and schedule for live sessions is under development. We envision that they will be held once or twice a week at different times of the day giving people multiple opportunities to participate. The FAST YouTube Channel will also offer a library of videos that can be accessed by team members.


What about other ways to stay connected?

Many of you are already staying connected through informal, socially-distanced gatherings.  We are planning to arrange some team-wide opportunities to get together on-line – stay-tuned and send us your ideas.  To facilitate communications across the team,


In addition, during this period we plan to post messages (with photos!) from current and former team members –  If you would like to share a message to the team, please let Eric know!


What can FAST do to support our larger community?

First of all, we need to practice physical separation and follow Social Distancing Guidelines from public health officials.

Secondly, the Fremont YMCA website is maintained and updated with a wealth of useful information about physical and mental health and ways to interact safely to support each other. 






Swim Team Practices are suspended until further notice

Practice Schedule (will resume at a date to be determined)

Monday-Thursday Mornings 6:00-7:00AM

Monday-Friday Mid-day 12:00-1:00PM

Monday-Thursday Evenings 6:00-7:30 PM

Fridays 12:00-1:00PM and 5:30-7:00PM 


Latest News

USAS Reaffirms Advice Regarding Club Closures Sanitation and Social Distancing

On Friday USA Swimming (USAS) restated it's previous advice regarding jurisdictional public health and safety guidance, Swim Club closures, sanitation and social distancing guidance....

By Eric Shanks

Fremont Area Swim Team Crisis Communication Plan Update

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By Eric Shanks

Fremont Family YMCA YouTube Channel Video "A Smile From the Y"

Fremont YMCA Marketing Director Jodi Nemec sends these greeting and support to all Fremont Y members. See the video at the Fremont Family YMCA...

By Eric Shanks

FAST Family Online Access and Internet Use Survey Launch

Please help us know our audience. Follow this link to a very quick ten questions regarding the use of online resources in your home....

By Eric Shanks

Dryland Resources and Primer Now Available Open "For Parents"

Please click on "For Parents" to see new dryland activities from Coach Shane. Parents: These activities and resources are intended for parental supervision and...

By Eric Shanks


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