Fun, Fitness, and Teamwork

Y Swim Team is a developmental program run by trained coaches focusing on improving swimmers' competitive skills and endurance. Swim Team embraces the Y core values of respect, responsibility, caring, and honesty, promotes progression at an individual level, and encourages commitment, self-discipline, sportsmanship,  time management, and leadership.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long is the swim season?

Y swim team has two seasons:

  • Regular Season: September - April
  • Summer Season:  May - August
Do I have to commit to the entire swim season?

Yes, we do require that all swimmers be committed to the entire season.

Who can join swim team?

Any child, ages 6-21 years old, who can swim a lap of front crawl unassisted is eligible for swim team.

What if my child doesn’t know all the strokes?

Many of our first time swim team participants don’t know all the strokes. Our coaches teach the techniques for each stroke throughout the season.

How do I sign up?

Registration for families who participated in summer swim team opens August 15 at 6:00 am for the school-year season and on August 22 at 6:00 am for new participants. You can register online, over the phone by calling (206) 382-5022, or at your local Y.

What if I don’t know which practice group to sign up for?

Please contact the Aquatics Director at your local Y with questions:


Do you have to be a Y member to participate in swim team?

Yes, you must be a Y member to join swim team. The cost for Y membership is separate from swim team fees and swim meet fees.  Financial assistance is available for Y memberships

I cannot afford the full cost of swim team, is financial assistance available?

Yes! The Y is committed to ensuring all families have access to quality and enriching youth programs. If the fee for swim team or Y membership presents a challenge for your family, financial assistance is available. Swim meet fees are not eligible for financial assistance at this time.

For Y members, your program scholarship is already attached to your Y account and available upon registration. For community members, please drop by your local Y or call us at (206) 382-5022 to learn more. 

How much does swim team cost? 

Monthly swim team fees vary based off your practice group. Swim meets have separate fees and vary based on the hosting group. Swim team participants are also required to be Y members.


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