This competitive program offers children and teens an opportunity to work with trained coaches to improve swimming skills, endurance and promote a healthy lifestyle.

  • Ages: Five to 18 years
  • Requirements: Swimmers must have:
    • YMCA membership
    • Successfully completed Y Minnow or Red Cross – Level 3, at minimum
    • The ability to swim 25 yards without stopping

Swim Team basics

Our trained coaches work to improve swimmers' skill level, endurance and to promote a healthy lifestyle. Our program embraces the YMCA core values and promotes progression at an individual level.

The YMCA Swim Team offers up to three practice times a week for beginning swimmers and more for advanced groups.  Swimmers are encouraged to attend at least two practices a week.

Swim meets are scheduled against other teams in the Minnesota State League, typically at other Y locations in the Twin Cities metro area on Saturdays.

There are also several volunteer opportunities to help support the YMCA Swim Team.

YMCA Swim Teams

Visit team sites for more details: