Children and teens have the opportunity to work with trained coaches to improve swim skills, endurance and promote a healthy lifestyle.


Swim Team Basics

Our trained coaches work to improve swimmers' skill level, endurance and to promote a healthy lifestyle. Our program embraces the YMCA core values and promotes progression at an individual level.

The YMCA Swim Team offers up to five practice times a week for beginning swimmers and more for advanced groups.  Swimmers are encouraged to attend at least two practices a week.

Our Boca branches swim meets are scheduled against other teams in the South Palm Beach County area through the South Florida Recreational Swim League, and for our USA competitive team in Boynton Beach up through Northern Florida. 

There are also several volunteer opportunities to help support the YMCA Swim Team.


Swim Team Requirements
  • Tryouts: All swimmers must complete a tryout before signing up for swim team. Please contact your local branch below to schedule an appointment time.
  • Ages: 4 -18 years
  • Requirements: 
    • Be able to demonstrate the following skills:
      • Swim 25-yard freestyle
      • Swim 25-yard backstroke
      • Swim 25-yard breaststroke or butterfly
      • Can demonstrate the fundamentals of a forward dive from the edge of the pool