YMCA Louisville swim team members swimming laps

Youth Swim Team

You don't need to be an advanced swimmer to take part in the YMCA's local competitive swim teams! At the Y, we teach swimmers of all abilities competitive swimming skills like stroke development, time improvement and working together as a team while developing a healthy lifestyle.

Youth Swim Team

Swim Team

The Y is here to make swimming both fun and competitive! Our teams provide a way for our community's youth to engage in good sportsmanship while staying active as they race to the end of the pool.

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Why the Y

  • TEAMWORK

    Everyone wins when we work as a team! Children learn the value of working together toward a common goal regardless of the outcome.

  • FUN

    With creative programming, enthusiastic staff, and dedicated volunteers, we guarantee FUN for every child.

  • SELF-ESTEEM

    When you feel good about yourself, you have the courage to try new things and have new experiences.

  • MAKE NEW FRIENDS

    The Y is a friendly, inclusive, and safe place for your child to expand their social skills and make lifelong friendships.

Locations
  • Offered at the following YMCA locations: Floyd County, Northeast, and Oldham County Family YMCAs
Schedule

Seasonally in afternoons and evenings. Please contact the branch for detailed scheduling.

Starting Price

Pricing varies by level and location

Age Range

5 to 18 years

The Y is for everyone. If you're looking for financial help, we offer affordable membership and program rates based on household income. Please stop by the branch or give us a call to discuss whether you are eligible for assistance.

YMCA Louisville swim team members swimming laps

The Y is for everyone. If you're looking for financial help, we offer affordable membership and program rates based on household income. Please stop by the branch or give us a call to discuss whether you are eligible for assistance.

Safety First!

Safety is our top priority. We follow all CDC guidelines, along with those from state and local officials, to ensure we provide the healthiest environment possible.

At a Glance

The Y is here to make swimming both fun and competitive! Our teams provide a way for our community's youth to engage in good sportsmanship while staying active as they race to the end of the pool. Participants will learn endurance, confidence and crucial aquatic life skills that will reward them throughout their lives.

Program Levels

Swim team levels may vary across branches.

  • Blue

    This is a Y-USA swimming entry-level group. Skills will be taught with an emphasis on fun and teamwork to continue to ensure that all swimmers develop a long-term love for the sport.

  • Silver

    This is a competitive Y-USA swimming training group designed to prepare swimmers for Y-USA level of competition for the short course season.

  • Gold

    This a level above Silver level of competitive Y-USA swim training group designed to prepare swimmers for Regional Y-USA Zones and State levels of competition.

  • Platinium

    This is a highly competitive training group designed to prepare swimmers for State Y-USA, Regional Y-USA Zones & Nationals as well as regional High School levels of competition.

Ready to Register?

Use the button below to see upcoming sessions that are currently available for online registration. Please note, not all locations offer online registration.

If no sessions are available for online registration, please contact the branch directly to learn when the next session is scheduled and to register.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What YMCA locations offer a swim team?

What YMCA locations offer a swim team?

The following YMCA locations offer a swim team:

  • Floyd County Family YMCA
  • Northeast Family YMCA
  • Oldham County Family YMCA

Will there be a skill evaluation?

Will there be a skill evaluation?

Swimmers must be able to swim a full 25 yards (one length of the lap pool) on their front and on their back to qualify for the team. Please contact the local branch to schedule a skill evaluation.

How often do swim teams meet for practice?

How often do swim teams meet for practice?

Depending on the swim team, level and location, practice times vary. On average, teams meet twice weekly. Please contact your local branch for detailed scheduling.

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