COMPETITIVE SWIM TEAMS

Our YMCA Swim Team programs offer a fun and challenging environment for swimmers who can already demonstrate basic skills and are ready to take those skills to the next level! We welcome dedicated swimmers who want to compete with teammates and improve their skills. Youth who join YMCA swim teams not only become better swimmers, they also learn camaraderie, discipline and respect.

Swim team programs are led by certified swimming instructors and coaches who have years of competitive experience with all ages and school levels. Emphasis is placed on developing the four competitive strokes, techniques, racing skills, and endurance, while focusing on teamwork, sportsmanship and healthy competition. Our coaches encourage swimmers every step of the way to improve and do their personal best while training together as a team. Being on the swim team is a great way to meet new friends, work out and have fun - all at the same time!

Our Swim Team goals are:

  • To help swimmer reach their full potential as confident swimmers.
  • To help swimmer learn good sportsmanship and being part of a team.
  • To help promote lifelong fitness for all of our members.
  • To teach swimmer character development including Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility.

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Dive into one of our great swim team programs for youth ages 5-17 at YMCAs across San Diego County and discover high-level competition and coaching combined with fun, safety and encouragement! Swimmers will be placed on a swim team level based on their age and ability.

Copley-Price Family YMCA

For more information or to schedule a tryout, contact Head Swim Coach Chelsea Abraham at [email protected]

Swim requirements: Swimmers should be proficient in 50-100 yards freestyle with rotary breathing and 25 yards of backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

Swim team levels: Novice, Bronze, Silver, Gold

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Dan McKinney Family YMCA

For more information or to schedule a tryout, please write to [email protected].

Swim requirements: Swimmers should be proficient in 100 yards freestyle with rotary breathing, 100-200 IM based on ability, 25-50 yards butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.

Swim team levels: Novice, Bronze, Silver/Gold

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Jackie Robinson Family YMCA

For more information or to schedule a tryout, contact Swim Coach Kevin Horsch at [email protected].

Swim requirements: Swimmers should be proficient in 50-100 yards freestyle with rotary breathing and 25 yards of backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

Swim team levels: Novice, Bronze


Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCA

For more information or to schedule a tryout, please contact our swim coach Maria Cofer at [email protected].

Swim team tryout requirements: Swimmer should be proficient in 50 yards freestyle, 50 yards backstroke and 25 yards breastroke and butterfly. Swim team tryouts are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00pm to 4:15pm, by appointment only.

Swim team levels: Novice, Intermediate/Advanced (Bronze)

Swim team practices: Practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. 

Swim team pricing: Novice: $104 | Bronze: $155 (Y members receive up to 25% off on programs)

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Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA

Swimmers will need to be active Y members for all levels except our Novice team. For more information, please email [email protected].

Swim requirements and swim team levels:

  • Bronze: 4 legal strokes; 100 yards freestyle with side-breathing and flip-turns
  • Silver: 4 legal strokes; 4x100 yards freestyle @ 1:30
  • Gold: 4 legal stroke; 6x100 yards freestyle @ 1:20; 2x200 IM @ 3:10

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McGrath Family YMCA

Our swim team is back in the water! Swimmers will need to be active Y members for all levels except our Novice team. For more information, please email [email protected].

Swim team levels, requirements and practice times:

  • Novice: 50 yards freestyle; 25 yards backstroke; 25 yards breaststroke; working on butterfly
    • Practice times for Novice team: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm
  • Bronze: 4 legal strokes; 3x100 yards freestyle @ 3:00
    • Practice times for Bronze team: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm, Fridays 4:30-6:00pm
  • Junior Silver: 4 legal strokes; legal 100 IM under 4:00
    • Practice times for Junior Silver team: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 4:30-6:00pm
  • Silver: 4x100 yards freestyle @ 2:15, legal 200 IM under 4:00
    • Practice times for Silver team: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 5:00-7:00 pm, Tuesdays OR Thursdays 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Gold: 4 legal strokes; 6x100 yards freestyle @ 1:45, legal 200 IM under 3:30
    • Practice times for Gold team: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 5:00-7:00 pm, Tuesdays AND Thursdays 5:30-7:00 pm

Try out today! You must register to try out. Tryouts will take place on Mondays at 4:00pm. Minimum requirements for Novice team: 50-yard freestyle, 25-yard backstroke and 25-yard breaststroke. Coaches will determine if swimmer is ready for a level beyond Novice.

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Mission Valley YMCA

Tryouts are held Monday-Friday at 6:00pm. Please visit our Welcome Center or call (619) 298-3576 to register for a tryout. For more information, contact Head Swim Coach Jose Gallardo at [email protected].

Tryout requirements: Swimmers must be able to swim 100 yards freestyle (4 continuous laps) while demonstrating side breathing, 50 yards back stroke (2 continuous laps), 25 yards breaststroke and 25 yards butterfly.

Swim team Levels: Novice, Bronze, Silver, Gold

Swim team levels, practice times and cost*:

  • Novice: Practice times for Novice team: Monday - Thursday, 4:15pm - 5:00pm
    • Cost: $108 (up to 25% off with select Y memberships)
  • Bronze: Practice times for Bronze team: Monday - Thursday, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    • Cost: $160 (up to 25% off with select Y memberships)
  • Silver: Practice times for Silver team: Monday - Friday, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
    • Cost: $179 (up to 25% off with select Y memberships)
  • Gold: Practice times for Gold team: Monday - Friday, 4:15pm - 6:00pm
    • Cost: $244 (up to 25% off with select Y memberships)

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*Registration requires a monthly draft of the cost. Requests to withdraw must be submitted by the 25th of the prior month. 


Rancho Family YMCA

To schedule a tryout, please register online or contact Assistant Coach Joni Paulsen at [email protected], or Head Coach Aaron at [email protected].

Swim requirements and swim team levels:

  • Novice: 50 yards freestyle and kick 100 yards in IM (25 yards butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle).
  • Bronze: 100 yards freestyle and 50 yards backstroke, 25 yards breaststroke, and 25 yards fly. Must do flip turns.
  • Silver X2 and Silver X3: 3x100 freestyle on 2:00 minutes and kick 100 yards in IM (25 yards butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle), and 100 IM. All strokes must be legal.
  • Gold: 3x100 freestyle on 1:50-2:00 minutes, kick 200 yards in IM (50 yards butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle), 200 yards freestyle, and 100 IM.  All strokes must be legal.
  • Platinum: 3x100 freestyle on 1:35-1:45 minutes, kick 200 yards in IM (50 yards butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle), 100 IM, and 200 yards freestyle. All strokes, starts and dives must be legal.

Advanced Adaptive Swim Team

Our Advanced Adaptive Swim Team is designed for children with physical, mental and developmental special needs. Practices are held on Fridays from 4:00-5:00pm. For more information, contact Assistant Coach Leslie Runnels-Stover at [email protected].

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Ryan Family YMCA

Dive into swim team, and register today online! For more information about our swim team or tryouts, contact Head Swim Coach Sara Keleher at [email protected].

Swim requirements and swim team levels:

  • Development: 50 meters freestyle with side breathing, 25 meters backstroke, 25 meters dolphin kick and15 meters legal breaststroke kick.
  • Bronze:100 meters free, 25 meters back, 25 meters breast, and 25 meters fly. Swimmers should be able to dive from the wall. Swimmers need to demonstrate proper, “legal” technique for all strokes.
  • Silver: 3X100 meters free on the 2:30 min. Swimmers must be able to swim a 100 IM legally. Swimmers should be able to do flip turns and dive from the block.
  • Junior Gold: 4X100 meters free on the 2:15. Swimmers must be able to swim a 200 IM legally under 4:00.
  • Senior Gold: 4X100 meters free on the 2:15. Swimmers must be able to swim a 200 IM legally under 4:00.
  • Platinum: 8x100 meters free on 1:40 and a 200 IM legally under 3:15.

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South Bay Family YMCA

Join our team! We have availability. Register for a tryout online today! For more information, contact [email protected].

Swim requirements: Swimmers should be proficient in 100 yards freestyle with rotary breathing, 100-200 IM based on ability, 25-50 yards butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.

Swim team levels: Novice, Bronze, Silver, Gold

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Toby Wells YMCA

Join our team! Schedule your tryout and sign up! For more information or to schedule a tryout, contact Aquatics Director David Mangat at [email protected].

Tryout requirements: Swimming 50-yards of freestyle with side breathing, 50-yards of breastroke, 50 yards of backstroke, 25-yards butterfly. 

Swim team levels: Novice


 

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