In the Y’s Youth swim programs, participants can enjoy water sports, enhance or learn new techniques, meet new friends and develop confidence, while also learning safety skills that can save lives.

Swimming is a fun and enjoyable activity for children and adults alike, and it’s an easy way to stay physically active and improve strength, flexibility and stamina. The Valley of the Sun YMCA is committed to providing as many opportunities as possible for everyone to swim and learn water safety practices.

In addition to learning lifesaving water safety skills, children can increase their physical activity by swimming. Swimming also motivates children to strive for self-improvement, teaches goal orientation, and cultivates a positive mental attitude and high self-esteem. It also teaches life lessons of sport and sportsmanship, so that children can learn how to work well with teammates and coaches and how to deal with winning and losing.

 

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Join a YMCA Swim Team

These year-round swim teams offer an excellent opportunity for children to improve their understanding of the four competitive strokes while developing their competitive skills and being instilled with a lifelong interest in aquatics. Practice times vary and monthly swim meets compete among other Valley of the Sun branch teams.

 

Swim | Youth | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Make Waves and Turn Heads!

These year-round swim teams offer an excellent opportunity for adults to improve their understanding of the four competitive strokes while developing their competitive skills. Practice times vary and monthly swim meets compete among other Valley of the Sun branch teams.

For registration or more information, please contact your local branch.

YMCA Westside Silver Fins United States Dive Team | Southwest Valley YMCA | Teens Swim | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Train with an Olympian on the YMCA Westside Silver Fins United State Dive Team at Southwest Valley YMCA

Under the direction of 1976 Olympian Barbara Nejman, this team is designed for the serious competitive diver, age 8-18, who learned the basics through participation in our summer “Learn to Dive” programs and wants to continue year-round.

Competitive diving consists of four events – 1-meter springboard diving, 3-meter springboard diving, platform diving, and synchronized diving. The number and types of dives performed in competition depends on the level, age, and gender of the diver.

Silver Fins Diving Team is a member of USA Diving which governs the sport from junior athletes all the way to the Olympics. The association determines the rules and regulations of the sport and provides education for coaches, judges and parents.

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For registration or more information, please contact your local branch.

YMCA Westside Silverfins Swim Team | Teens Swim | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

YMCA Westside Silver Fins United States Swim Team a perennial powerhouse in the state of Arizona!

YMCA Westside Silver Fins Swim Team is a United States Swimming year-round training out of the Southwest Valley Family YMCA. Many YMCA’s offer a more competitive experience for children who are interested in taking their competitive swimming to the next level. The qualified, professional coaches are committed to building both physically and mentally strong athletes who want to continue in competitive swimming for many years. Competitions are both in-state and out-of-state. The primary goal for the young YMCA United States Silver Fins Swim Team athlete is to open doors and create opportunity at the collegiate level through academics and athletics. Please contact 623-935-5193 to register or request additional information.

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For registration or more information, please contact your local branch.

Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA Aquadawg Swim Team | Teens Swim | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Train with the Ahwatukee YMCA Aquadawgs

The Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA Aquadawg Swim Team is available for those individuals ages 6—17 who want to learn about competitive or recreational swimming in an encouraging and supportive environment. Fun, fitness, stroke techniques and racing “skills” will be emphasized. Team members will participate in several monthly meets against other local recreational swim teams.

Season is from May 31st-July 23rd

Swim Team Information
Swim Neptune | Youth | Swim | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

At Swim Neptune we focus on two things:

(1) complete development of young athletes from entry-level through collegiate and national athletic settings, and (2) a replicable way to change youth sports for the better.

We fuel our focus by forging key partnerships – with strong host facilities, with parents and with our athletes. A team of Swim Neptune’s size, stability and quality cannot be realized without recognizing and continuously developing mutually beneficial partnerships.

Perhaps the most fundamental partnership and one of our fundamental distinctions as a team lies in our coaches. Great care has been taken to build a team of the most accomplished teachers, people who use their own love for and success in the sport to help each kid realize his/her fullest potential. They know well the competitive fire of wanting to be a champion themselves, but now carry the brighter desire of developing champions.

 

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For registration or more information, please contact your local branch.

Chris-Town Flying Sharks Swim Team | Teens Swim | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Take your swimming skills to the next level on the Chris-town Flying Sharks Swim Team

Join Coach Brian Metheny and the Flying Sharks for another amazing season. This is the perfect way to take your child’s swimming to the next level. Regular practices and competitive swim meets will teach stroke techniques and advanced swim skills. Children up to age 18 can participate. Whether you’ve been a part of the Flying Sharks before or you’re completely new to competitive swimming, this is where you want to be this season.

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For registration or more information, please contact your local branch.

Copper Basin Swim Team | Teens Swim | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Learn life lessons of sport and sportsmanship with the Copper Basin Swim Team

Did you know swimming teaches the life lessons of sport and sportsmanship while motivating participants to strive for self improvement? Swimming cultivates a positive mental attitude and high self-esteem and teaches goal orientation.

Swim Team is for ages 5 – 18 years old

Minimum Requirements:

25 yard Freestyle and 25 yard Backstroke.

Swimmer must be able to swim the full 25 yards without hanging on the wall or touching the pool bottom.

For further questions or to set up a time to test swimmers ability contact Erin Guerena at eguerena@vosymca.org or 602-212-5107

Swim Team Information

For registration or more information, please contact your local branch.

Desert Foothills Swim Team | Youth | Swim | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

The Desert Foothills Swim Club has a longstanding excellent reputation throughout the valley.

The swim team is run by an experienced group of coaches that are on staff because they share my passion for the water, are dedicated to the children and believe in the message we teaching about swimming, as well as being part of a team.

The swim team experience provides valuable training as well as increasing self-esteem and confidence with every swimmer. It also enables them to become more comfortable and safer in the water regardless of their age and experience level. We invite you to come be a part of a great program and learn skills that will last a lifetime.

 

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For registration or more information, please contact your local branch.

Ross Farnsworth East Valley Blue Sharks Swim Team | Youth | Swim | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Join the Ross Farnsworth East Valley Blue Sharks Swim Team to take your child’s swimming to the next level!

Competitive Swim Team ages 6 – 15 years Improve stroke technique, build confidence and increase stamina Must be able to swim 50 yards Freestyle without stopping Moderate knowledge of at least two of the four strokes Saturday swim meets.

 

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For registration or more information, please contact your local branch.

Tempe Family Gators Swim Team | Teens Swim | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Achieve excellence and peak athletic performance with the Tempe Family Gators Swim Team

Looking for a place for your child to learn and improve their swim skills while being a part of a team? Join the Tempe YMCA Gator Swim Team. We offer different workout groups to not just match, but also develop your child’s swim skills and techniques.
The Tempe YMCA Swim Team seeks to encourage and motivate each swimmer to develop his or her individual skills to enhance his or her self-esteem.

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For registration please contact your local branch.

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We are excited to announce our 10th season of the Mighty Mahi Summer Swim & Dive Team!

The Mighty Mahi Swim & Dive Team is a recreational summer team that practices and competes May through July.

This is a great way to introduce our youth to the basics of competitive swimming and diving for less than $2 per day in a fun, no-pressure environment. Swimmers ages 5-18 who can swim at least 25 yards unassisted are encouraged to join!

Our young athletes will learn the fundamentals of competitive diving in a fun-filled environment. One hour practices will be offered

Register at the Welcome Center

Contact us:

623-935-5193

All participants must be members of the YMCA. If your child is not a part of a family facility membership, an annual individual program membership of $35 is required to register for programs.*

Download “Summer Swim and Dive” below for more details and price information

Mighty Mahi Summer Swim & Dive
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We are excited to announce our 2016 season of the YMCA Glendale/Peoria Piranhas Summer Recreation Swim Team! This is a great way to introduce youth to the basics of competitive swimming. Swimmers ages 5-17 who can swim at least 25 yards unassisted are encouraged to join!

Summer Recreational Swim Team                                                                   

Ages 5-10 Piranhas 1

Ages 11-13 Piranhas 2

Ages 14-17 Piranhas 3

Summer Rec. Practice Times

10-11am Monday-Thursday

11-12pm Monday-Thursday

5:30-6:30pm Monday-Thursday

Summer Season Prices

$84 Member Fee

$144 Non Member Fee*

*An annual individual program membership of $35 is required to register for programs.

First Practice: Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Last Practice: Friday, July 29th, 2016

Participants may join at any time.

• Proration NOT available.

• Swim meets are optional.

• There may be a swim meet fee per location. Meet fees are paid at the hosting branch/ location prior to the swim meet.

Questions Contact: Coach Joel Thompson

Phone: 602-212-5156 Email: jthompson@vosymca.org

Piranhas Summer Recreational Swim Team

For people of all ages, at any ability level.

Learn with a friend or family member, or take one-on-one lessons to work at your own pace. Increase your confidence around water in a friendly environment.

Youth Swim Team | Swim | Youth | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Personalized Instruction Just for You!

Great for siblings, family members, and friends. These lessons allow two or more participants of similar skill level and age to learn together. Participants will receive four thirty minute lessons with flexible scheduling that can be customized to your goals and needs.

 

For registration or more information, please contact your local branch.

Swim | Youth | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Personalized Instruction Just for You!

Private lessons allow for accelerated learning due to individualized attention the student receives. Participants will receive four thirty minute lessons customized by skill level and goals.

 

For registration or more information, please contact your local branch.

YMCA Westside Silver Fins United States Dive Team | Southwest Valley YMCA | Teens Swim | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Individualized Attention and Training in Proper Form

Private diving lessons are perfect for the participant who wants to learn the fundamentals of diving. No experience necessary.  Learn quickly with individualized attention. Participant will receive four customized thirty minute lessons.

 

For registration or more information, please contact your local branch.

Youth swim lessons comprise of five main components:

  • Personal Growth
  • Personal Safety
  • Stroke Development
  • Water Sports & Games
  • Rescue

 

Jump into swimming lessons together!

These lessons will help you’re child feel comfortable in the water while setting the foundation for him/her to learn how to swim. Our parent and child program has students starting as early as 6 months old. Water safety skills are learned in addition to creating the foundation for the preschool swim program and a lifetime of water enjoyment.

Ross Farnsworth East Valley Blue Sharks Swim Team | Youth | Swim | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Our Parent and Child Swim Lessons are designed for children ages 6 months to 36 months and is designed for the child and their parents.

In these classes your child will be taught: assisted floating & stretching positions, assisted entries from the side (jump & ease), assisted & independent kicking, reflex & response, assisted, floating object retrieval, basic mouth submersion / bubble blowing, rudimentary stroke introductions, facial submersion (optional), how to play a game in the water, and new songs!

 

For registration or more information, please contact your local branch.

YMCA Preschool swim lessons focus on positive values in a fun and safe atmosphere.

There is something for every skill level as your child progresses through Pike, Eel, Ray, and Starfish levels.

The YMCA provides a variety of water safety classes to help families and children learn good water safety practices, as well as Merit Badge classes.

The YMCA offers opportunities for Boy Scouts to earn merit badges such as swimming, first aid and life saving. The Mesa YMCA waives the $35 program fee for non-members enrolling in merit badge classes.

Swim | Youth | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Be Safe Around Water!

Accompanied by a certified lifeguard, the Y swim instructor teaches a variety of techniques as well as basic safety rules for playing in and around the water.
For registration or more information, please contact your local branch.

Swim | Youth | Programs & Activities | Valley of the Sun YMCA

Our Kids and Teen Stroke Clinics are designed to help enhance swimming skills through drills and workouts designed to make you more efficient in the water.

Clinics will focus on several areas: skill development, swimming strategies for open water, strength and endurance building, and workout planning. These clinics are not recommended for beginners that would like to learn how to swim.
For registration or more information, please contact your local branch.