Swim and Train to Compete

 

Y Swim League

The Y Swim League is a beginner swim team program that builds upon skills participants learn in swim lessons. Swim team members learn basic techniques of all four strokes. In addition to developing proper technique swimmers will work on endurance and conditioning.

  • Ages: 5-17 (kindergarten - high school)
  • Commitment: Practice 2-3 days per week, attend monthly Y swim meets
  • Skills needed: Ability to swim 25 Yards of Backstroke and Freestyle with rotary breathing
  • Skills to learn: Refine Freestyle stroke and Backstroke. Learn Breaststroke and Butterfly
  • Water time: 50 Minutes (3X per week); days/times vary by location

Contact the Aquatics Director to register for Y Swim League

  • Bob Sierra YFC (Carrollwood/Northdale): Email: Kareem.Kirby@tampaymca.org
  • Campo (Valrico): Email: Heidi.Blair@tampaymca.org 
  • East Pasco (Zephyrhills): Email: Erin.Gramm@tampaymca.org
  • New Tampa: Email: Alexis.Mendenhall@tampaymca.org
  • North Brandon (Seffner): PJ.Whirity@tampaymca.org
  • Northwest (Town 'N' Country): Email: Christina.NoellBravi@tampaymca.org
  • Plant City: Email: Mark.Foster@tampaymca.org
  • South Tampa: Email: STAquatics@tampaymca.org
  • Spurlino (Riverview/Gibsonton): Email: Jarrod.Williams@tampaymca.org 

 

Tampa YMCA Competitive Swim Team “Stingrays”

The competitive swim team for kids and teens focuses on swimming fundamentals, progression, and athletic development. The Competitive Team athletes will learn and build on foundational skills and techniques in a fun and supportive environment. The Competitive Swim Team athletes are grouped by age, starting with Bronze, for ages 10 and under. 

Important Competitive Swim Team Information:

  • Ages: 6-18 
  • Commitment: Practice 4-6 Days per week (frequency varies by group), attend YMCA and USA Swimming meets
  • Skills needed: Ability to legally swim all four strokes: Fly, Back, Breast, and Free
  • Skills to learn: Refine technique and build confidence with all four strokes. Competitive Starts, turns and swim meet etiquette
  • Dry land practice: All competitive team athletes participate in strength, mobility, body awareness, and mental training sessions daily

Teams by Age

  • Bronze: Practice 3-4 days/week for 90 minutes each day
  • Silver: Practice 4-5 days/week for 2 hours each day
  • Gold: Practice 5-6 days/week for 2 hours, 15 minutes each day
  • Senior Prep: Practice 3-5 days/week for 2 hours each day
  • Senior (high school): Practice 6+ days/week for 2 hours, 30 minutes each day

 

Join the Competitive Swim Team “Stingrays” at the Tampa Y

Select a location to register for a tryout:

Email stingrays@tampaymca.org with any questions.

     

    TYS Masters Swim Team

    The Masters Swim Team at the Tampa Y is for adults ages 18 and up. Triathletes, competitive swimmers, open water swimmers, and recreational swimmers enjoy the camaraderie of Masters Swim team.

    Masters Swim coaches lead workouts and help swim team members improve technique and endurance. Most team members enjoy competition and coaches help swimmers train at an advanced level. United States Masters Swimming holds local and regional swim meets; team members can register to compete with TYSM. 

    Important Masters Swim Team Information

    • Ages: 18+
    • Practices are offered 3+ days per week: morning, mid-day, and evening 
    • Skills needed: Ability to swim 25 yards of Freestyle with rotary breathing
    • Skills to learn: Refine technique and build confidence through group workouts
    • Water time: 50-90 minutes per practice (schedules vary by location)

    Register for Masters Swim Team at the following Tampa YMCAs