Swim Team

Kids discover the joy of being part of a team, while striving to reach their personal best.

Swim Teams at the Y are designed for all levels of ability. They’re a great way for elementary-aged kids and teens to make friends, have fun, and enjoy a little bit of friendly competition.

  • Younger swimmers are introduced to the team environment and learn all four competitive strokes
  • More experienced swimmers develop their technique and endurance level
  • All swimmers develop the values of goal-setting, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and hard work

A PLACE TO BELONG AND GROW
Kids who swim on a team discover so much more than their athletic abilities. They experience a sense of belonging and learn what working together accomplishes. They gain confidence and strive to reach goals with each new practice and meet.

TALENTED COACHES WHO CARE
Our coach(es) know how to encourage fun while maximizing individual potential and promote swimming in the community. To provide quality instruction and development for each team member, swimmers are placed in practice groups based on ability, commitment level, age, and peer group.

SWIM LESSONS
If your child is still getting comfortable in the water and unable to swim the length of the pool, we have progressive swim lessons to fit every child’s ability. Kids increase their strength and confidence in the water, physical fitness, and swimming ability while having fun with new friends. Swim Lessons run year-round.

WINTER SWIM TEAM INFORMATION

  • There will be an Information Meeting on Thursday, September 9th at 6:15 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Y. General team information, practice information, meet schedule, meet the coach, and other general team/meet information will be available. Swimmer/family information forms, medical form, etc. can also be filled out at this time.
  • Practices begin Monday, September 13th.
  • Swim season runs through the beginning of April, and ending practice date will depend on your swimmer and their championship meet in which they qualify.
  • 2021-2022 Meet Schedule
  • Family Information Form
  • Emergency Medical Release Form

SUMMER SWIM TEAM INFORMATION

  • There will not be an Information Meeting for summer season. Please contact Coach Joyce Bruett for any questions regarding the team. Swimmer/family information forms, medical form, etc. can also be filled out during the first practice and returned to the front desk.
  • Check back soon for summer 2022 season information.

Winter Practices:

  • Practice times for winter 2021-22 will be posted soon.

Gear:

Practice – bring suit, cap, goggles, and water bottle. Swimmers 11 & up also need a drag suit (drag suit for girls is any suit that is several sizes too big or an old suit that is baggy, and boys have specific drag suits that can be purchased or also any suit that is baggy or a non-swimmer summer swim suit to wear over their practice suit) and/or tights/hose for each practice starting the beginning of October.

Meets- team suit & cap will be available to purchase starting at the Information Meeting. The team suit & cap are required attire, as we do go to meets as a team. At the State Meet (and potentially the District Meet), swimmers 13 & older will be allowed to wear tech suits if they choose, but they are not mandatory. As with any of our programming, if you need financial assistance in purchasing the team suit & cap (or team fees, etc.), please talk with Coach Joyce.

*Tie-back suits are not  allowed as a meet suit in Y swimming. Swimmers 12 and under are not allowed Tech suits for championship meets. Please see Coach Joyce for more information, if necessary for clarification.

Fees:

Winter:

Everyone – $15 registration fee

Members – First Swimmer $260; $235 multi-child discount (2nd or more swimmers); a swimmer who swims for the DHS team gets a discount since they swim a partial year with our team (girls $175, boys $140)

Optional 3-month payment plan – $93.00 each month in September, October, and November. Multiple child discount rate is 10%.

Summer:

Everyone – $15 registration fee

Members $75.00

Non-Members $90.00 (Only during the summer months can non-members join and try the swim team)

Note 1: All Swimmers during the winter season must be members of the Danville Family YMCA to swim during the winter season.

Note 2: There are additional fees for invitational swim meets, to include personal travel expenses for the family. Meet fees are usually between $3-$5 per event. Large invitation meets and championship meets are more expensive.

Note 3: Coach Joyce usually is on deck at the girls’ & boys’ high school sectional meet (and therefore the state meet as well, if someone qualifies). Any non-DHS swimmer interested in swimming should discuss competing at these meets ASAP so their school can register as having swimmers. I am currently taking swimmers from Oakwood, Salt Fork, and Schlarman Academy.

Registration:

Registration is open in the computer system and must be completed prior to the first day your swimmer decides to practice. Registration packets with family information and health information forms will be available at the Front Desk at the Y or at the Information Meeting.