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Our YMCA’s offer a diverse well rounded swim team programs where children can enjoy competitive swimming in a safe, fun and friendly atmosphere. Our swim teams embrace the principles and values of the YMCA and, in conjunction with the YMCA of the USA and the YMCA of Greater Brandywine help swimmers do the following:
- Grow personally. Build self-esteem and self-reliance.
- Build character. Behave according to the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
- Appreciate diversity. Respect people of different ages, abilities, incomes, races, religions, cultures and beliefs.
- Become better leaders and supporters. Learn the give-and-take necessary to work toward the common good.
Click on the following links to learn more about the Swim Team programs offered at each individual branch.
Brandywine YMCA Tiger Sharks Swim Team
YMCA sports are an avenue for youth to pursue physical activity while learning important life skills. The Tiger Sharks Swim Team is a competitive program offering year-round training and competition. During their 30-year history, the Tiger Sharks boasts one National Champion, five District Records, five State Records, over 100 District Champions and 80 State Champions!
Jennersville YMCA Barracudas
The Barracudas coaching staff strives to provide the variety of experiences a developing swimmer needs to prepare him/her for competition. Education, motivation, determination and team pride are some of the cornerstones on which the JY Barracuda’s have built their early success. We expect our swimmers to make a commitment to helping the team by developing a good work ethic and making a positive contribution in a manner consistent with the philosophies of the YMCA.
The Jennersville Swim Team provides opportunities for young athletes ages 5 - 21.
Kennett Area YMCA Sea Dragons
The Kennett Area YMCA Sea Dragons Swim Team provides an opportunity for children to enjoy competitive swimming in a safe, fun, and friendly atmosphere. Like all YMCA sports programs, competitive swimming and diving programs are based on the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
The Kennett Swim Team provides opportunities for young athletes ages 5 - 19.
Lionville Community YMCA LCY Swimming
Our mission to build a life-long love and appreciation of the sport of swimming. We believe that swimming is a medium through which discipline, leadership, responsibility, teamwork, determination and sportsmanship are developed and learned. Our goal is that these are characteristics that transcend the pool. We strive to offer a complete swimming program through which athletes can reach their potential through realistic goal setting in an exciting, fun and educational environment. Our goal is to be a program which is fundamentally built upon modern technical swimming and system-based training.
The Lionville Swim Team provides opportunities for young athletes ages 4 - 19.
Upper Main Line YMCA Swim Team
The team at UMLY has grown steadily from its early beginnings to a highly competitive YMCA and USA team. Our YMCA swimming program offers excellent competition at varying levels including dual meets, League championships, District Championships, State Championships and YMCA Nationals. We are also a member of the Middle Atlantic LSC and participate in USA competition including Mini meets and Level A, B and C meets. The UMLY swim program is a year-round.
The UMLY Swim Team provides opportunities for young athletes ages 6 - 18.
West Chester Area YMCA Marlins
The West Chester Area YMCA Marlins Swim Team is a year-round competitive program for young athletes. Our technique-driven training allows our athletes to find fitness through proper stroke execution. The WCAY Marlins compete in the YMCA PennDel Swim League, Brandywine Swim League and USA Swimming.
The West Chester Swim Team provides opportunities for young athletes ages 6 - 19.