How to Join Blue Ash YMCA Swim Team

Please click on the forms below and print them out to complete. If you have further questions about joining our team please contact us . See you in the water!!!!

Welcome to our Swim Team!

Starting Date of the Fall Winter Session is staggered depending on your assigned swim group but all practices will start Mid September.

Swim Team Practices will follow our schedule listed for Fall until October. We will then change over to our traditional Winter  schedule. Both of these schedules can be found on our website: (under Practice Schedules).

Try-outs: Every new swimmer will need to be evaluated first to determine which level of our team he/she would train. We have multiple levels of training groups and try to place swimmers into an environment where they will be challenged, yet not overwhelmed.


Dates for Try-Outs: Contact Coach Bill Whatley – [email protected]

Swim Meets: Our meets begin in late October and go until championships in March

Requirements to join the team: Swimmers must be at least 6 years old by December 1 of the current year. They also need to be able to swim 4 length of the indoor pool at the YMCA, 2 on their back and 2 on their front with face in the water demonstrating rotary breathing.

Fees: The following fees are involved with joining our swim team-

· Each and every swim team member must be a member in good standing with YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, specifically the Blue Ash Branch YMCA.

· Each training group has 6 monthly coaching fees, which range from $85/month  for our youngest members to $227/month for the top level of high school swimmers. Specifics will be explained for new swimmers at tryouts.

· Swim meet fees – each swimmer will be billed for swim meet entry fees for any swim meet in which the swimmer competes.  Additionally, depending on the meet location, facility surcharges may apply.

· Late starting swimmers will be accepted, if and only if space is available and could get up to a maximum of a 20% discount of coaching fees.

Questions – All questions will be answered at try-outs. IF you need a question answered before tryouts contact Head Coach Bill Whatley via email at [email protected]

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