Mission Statement

The Tornadoes Swim Team competes year-round while fostering the development of swimmer skills, abilities, confidence  and competitive drive. We encourage valuable life long skills by modeling and rewarding honesty, integrity, hard work, self-discipline, self-esteem, organizational skills, teamwork and excellent sportsmanship. The Tornadoes Swim Team is committed to providing a positive and safe environment in which swimmers of all levels may develop to their fullest potential. The Tornadoes Swim Team policies adhere to Safe Sport best practice guidelines to protect youth athletes.


Win an Amazon gift card for business sponsorships!!!

The first three swimmers to receive a business sponsorship will win an Amazon gift card! 

To win a gift card equalling 10% of your business sponsorship you must:

  1. Find a business that will make a monetary donation to our team. All businesses that donate must align with YMCA core values.

  2. Turn in a note from a parent or guardian stating which company is sponsoring our team and the monetary donation to coach Sophia. (Example: YMCA, $500)

  3. Submit your note by January 31st.

$250 sponsorship = $25 Amazon gift card; $500 sponsorship = $50 Amazon gift card; $1000 sponsorship = $100 Amazon gift card; $2000 sponsorship = $200 Amazon gift card

Contest ends January 31st.


We are practicing again, but to keep swimmers, coaches, and families safe, we are limiting practices. We hope to gradually increase the amount of pool time and days that swimmers can attend as restrictions due to the coronavirus are lifted. If you are a current team member and interested in returning to practice, contact Coach Sophia.


If you are interested in joining the Tornadoes Swim Team, we hold tryouts in February/March for swimmers to start in April and July/August for swimmers to start in September (depending on the progression of COVID-19 in our area). Please send an email through the team website by clicking on the CONTACT US link below to get more information.


If you are in need of financial assistance for the 2021-2022 short course season, please fill out the COVID Relief Scholarship application and submit it to the Tornadoes VP at [email protected] or drop off at practice to a board member.  All submission must be fully completed and submitted no later than August 20th.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed until all documents are submitted.  Click here for the COVID Relief Scholarship ApplicationApplications received after the deadline will continue to be reviewed, however benefits may not begin at the start of the short course.


The Tornadoes Swim Team is looking for a swim coach!  If you are interested please check the listing on OSI's job opportunities board here.

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Upcoming Team Events

Upcoming Team Events


Please support the businesses that sponsor us. 

Click the logo to go to the sponsor's website.

Sponsors & Partners

Practice Hours
No practice
4:30PM - 7:30PM
4:30PM - 7:30PM
4:30PM - 7:30PM
4:30PM - 7:30PM
4:30PM - 7:30PM
8:00AM - 11:00AM
Pool Address
Clark County Family YMCA
11324 NE 51st Circle
Vancouver, WA 98682