The YMCA Columbia Swim Club was formed in 1999 and our club is a YMCA and a USS year-round competitive swim team offering high-quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to national competitor. All of our staff, as certified USA Swimming Coaches, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time. Competitive swimming builds character. Instills discipline, provides leadership, enhances self-esteem, promotes physical fitness, and teaches teamwork, all of which can be used throughout a lifetime. The YMCA Columbia Swim Club is a non-profit club, Here at the YMCA, we help build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for swimmers of all ages. The YMCA's core values Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility serve as the foundation for our team. The YMCA Columbia Swim Club strives to incorporate the four core values into all of its swimmers. We are constantly growing and training young swimmers to maintain a well rounded competitive swim team. Thank you for joining us. We are looking forward to meeting you. Please feel free to ask another member or coach any questions you may have.

Mission Statement

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, body, and mind for all.

Vision

Competitive swimming builds character. Instills discipline, provides leadership, enhances self-esteem, promotes physical fitness and teaches teamwork, all of which can be used throughout a lifetime.

Team Philosophy

The Columbia YMCA Swim Club's (YCSC Mudcats) philosophy is to teach the swimmers how to set long and short-term goals while practicing Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Caring. Through the participation of the Bronze, Silver, and Gold groups, the swimmer gains knowledge of the four competitive strokes, learns the starts and turns for each stroke, and gains experience by competing on a swim team. The Junior and Senior groups work to achieve goals such as gaining mastery of strokes, turns, starts, and to improve their times by learning how to improve their fitness and health. We also like to have fun!!!