Welcome to the home of the OCY Tiger Sharks Swim Team.

We are a coach directed, parent supported YMCA program.

OCY offers a variety of competitive programs that are designed to accommodate children of all age groups and skill levels. At each level, the goals and objectives are specific and directed toward meeting the needs of the swimmer. The long-term goal of total excellence is always in mind. As each child is different, he/she will progress at his/her own rate. The coaching staff recognizes this fact by making team assignments based on a swimmer's physical, mental, and emotional level of development. Contact us using the "Contact Us" button on this webpage.

Our philosophy is "BELIEVE".

To have confidence in the truth.

To trust in yourself and your team.

Only if one BELIEVES in something, can one act purposefully.

 Profile of the Talent-Maximized Swimmer

  • Has 100 percent attendance at practice sessions
  • Does not arrive late or leave early from competitions or training
  • Does not need to be instructed or reminded more than once
  • Incorporates both a team and an individual approach to their sport
  • Loves to race
  • Loves the sport and is committed to it
  • Has an open mind and believes that anything is possible
  • Has great self-esteem and confidence developed by exposure to and success in defeating challenges and obstacles---and, in fact, enjoys the higher and more difficult challenges
  • Always does more than the coach asks
  • Has learned and practiced the ability of self-promotion but understands that confidence, not arrogance, is a key factor in performance
  • Is very honest in self-assessment of training and competition
  • Is competent in turning both ways (left to right and vice versa) in training and competitions
  • Practices difficult breathing patterns
  • Practices circling lanes both right to left and left to right
  • Pulls with bottom arm first on freestyle
  • Can repeat exact stroke counts and specific predetermined times with even split, efficient strokes
  • Uses two self-prepared (not prepared by parent or coach) drink bottles in each workout
  • Carries at all times two suits, two caps, two pair of goggles and so forth
  • Advises the coach of any illness or injury before training or competition
  • Is capable of fruitfully using his or her free time to enhance training or competition performance
  • Consistently offers the coach feedback on technique, training repeats, best times or sets, heart rates and so forth
  • Practices good self-management in all areas of life, understanding that focusing on solutions is always better than focusing on problems
  • Practices quality nutritional habits at all times, especially during competition and travel