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Swim Teams

The Schlessman Family YMCA offers year-round competitive swimming for kids ages 8 and up.

We teach and train all levels of swimmers while emphasizing individual progress, family participation, good sportsmanship, individual integrity and team play.

Swim teams are organized at two levels:

  • Aquaforce (USA Swimming)
  • Porpoise Club (Entry Level Team)

Aquaforce Swim Team (Ages 8+)

The Schlessman Family Y’s Aquaforce swimming program is sanctioned by USA Swimming and thus meets approved criteria for rules, officials, timing, distances and coach certification. (Y Membership and USA Swimming Membership is required. You will need to register with the Schlessman Y and USA Swimming.)

To join Aquaforce, swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards of legal freestyle with rotary breathing and backstroke. Not ready? Check out our swim lessons.

Practice Schedules for AquaForce

Monday & Wednesday 5:45 PM-6:45 PM

Session Dates:

  • Spring 2:  4/16 - 5/23
  • Summer: 6/4 - 8/15     

Session Fees:

  • Spring 2: $140.00 
  • Summer: $130.00


Porpoise Club (Ages 8+)

Ideal for entry-level, novice swimmers. Learn the fundamentals of competitive swimming. Focus on breaststroke, butterfly, and starts and turns. Improve freestyle and backstroke. Priced per day of practice for the season, one practice a week.

Practice Schedule

Tuesday & Thursday 6 PM-7 PM

Session Dates: 

  • Spring: 4/17 - 5/22 &  4/19 - 5/24
  • Summer: 6/5 - 8/14 &  6/7 - 8/16

Session Fees:

$96 Member/$159.60 Non Member

$115 Members/ $175 Non Member

Registration is now open. For more information on schedules and rates, contact Keesha 

Looking for swim lessons before joining a team? The Y has those too! Learn more.

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