Swim Team


Developmental Swim Team:
The Developmental Swim Team 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. Coaches teach awareness of body in and out of water, streamlines, starts and turns.

  • Ages: 5-12 (kindergarten - 6th grade)
  • Commitment: Practice 2-3 Days per week, attend monthly Y mini-meets
  • Skills needed: Ability to swim 25 Yards of Backstroke and Freestyle with rotary breathing
  • Skills to learn: Refine Freestyle stroke and Backstroke. Learn to swim Butterfly, Breaststroke, basic Starts and Turns
  • Water time: 60 Minutes (3X per week); Days/Times vary by location

 

Contact the Aquatics Director to register for Developmental Swim Team

  • Bob Sierra (Youth & Family Center): Email: Nick.Punturiero@tampaymca.org
  • Campo: Email: Lauren.Brun@tampaymca.org
  • East Pasco: Email: Alex.Delgado@tampaymca.org
  • New Tampa: Email: Lacey.Boldman@tampaymca.org
  • Northwest: Email: Rachel.Wood@tampaymca.org
  • South Tampa: Email: Jennifer.Pafias@tampaymca.org
  • Plant City: Email: Paul.Conley@tampaymca.org
  • Spurlino: Email: Matt.Grenagle@tampaymca.org
     

Middle School and High School Swim Team Conditioning
The Middle School and High School Swim Team Conditioning focuses on a fun approach to maximizing fitness to be a great swimmer with non-impact aerobic exercises. The Conditioning program is great for middle school and high school students athletes to pair with their regular team training. The Conditioning team also prepares student athletes for summer leagues and even is a great option for cross training for other sports. or cross train for other sports. The program provides an aerobic workout with some individual stroke instruction in a small group.

  • Ages: 12-18 (7th-12th grade)
  • Commitment: Practice 2 days/week
  • Skills needed: Ability to swim 25 yards of Freestyle with rotary breathing, tread water for 60 Seconds
  • Skills to learn: Learn all four competitive strokes, build endurance and confidence
  • Water time: 60 Minutes (2X per week); days/times vary by location


Contact the Aquatics Director to register for Swim Team Conditioning:

  • Bob Sierra (Youth & Family Center): Email: Nick.Punturiero@tampaymca.org
  • Campo: Email: Lauren.Brun@tampaymca.org
  • East Pasco: Email: Alex.Delgado@tampaymca.org
  • New Tampa: Email: Lacey.Boldman@tampaymca.org
  • Northwest: Email: Rachel.Wood@tampaymca.org
  • Plant City: Email: Paul.Conley@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: 7-18 
  • 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 (10 & Under): Practice 4 days/week for 90 minutes each day
  • Silver (11-12): Practice 5 days/week for 90 minutes each day
  • Gold (13-14): Practice 5-6 days/week for 2 hours each day
  • Senior (High School): Practice 6+ days/week for 2.5 hours each day

Join the Competitive Swim Team “Stingrays” at these Tampa Y locations:

  • Bob Sierra (Youth & Family Center)
  • Campo Family Y
  • New Tampa Family Y

Email Stingrays@tampaymca.org to register and learn more about the program 

 

TYS Masters Swim Team:
The Masters Swim Team at the Tampa Y is for adults ages 18 and up. Tri-athletes, 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: 60-90 minutes per practice (schedules vary by location)

 

Contact the Aquatics Director at your Y to register for Masters Swim Team

  • Bob Sierra (YFC): Email: Nick.Punturiero@tampaymca.org
  • Campo: Email: Lauren.Brun@tampaymca.org
  • New Tampa: Email: Lacey.Boldman@tampaymca.org
  • Northwest: Email: Rachel.Wood@tampaymca.org
  • South Tampa: Email: Jennifer.Pafias@tampaymca.org


Check out the Synchronized Swim Team offered at the New Tampa Family Y.