Marion Family YMCA Swim Team
“Our imagination for the future must be greater than our commitment to the past.” -- Ben Allen
USA Summer Swim 2014
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About the YMCA Swim Team...
The Marion Family YMCA Swim Team competes as a member of the Northwest Ohio YMCA Swim League and USA Swimming in the winter, and USA Swimming in the summer. All practices and meets encouraged, but optional. All participants must be 5 years or older, YMCA members, and must be able to swim a 25 on their back and on their front.
The Marion Family YMCA Swim Team is made up of kids ages 5 to 18 who enjoy the spirit of competition, as well as the camaraderie of being on a team. We center our program around the values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Our kids are of all ability levels, working to improve their skills and build self confidence.
The swim team is a faithful participating program in the YMCA. Our mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
To provide quality instruction and competitive opportunities for our participants to learn and enjoy the sport of swimming.
Our winter season starts in early September, and runs through the middle of March. Practices are held in the evenings, 5 days a week, and include dryland activities. We attend 2 to 3 meets per month starting in October.
In the winter, we participate in both the Northwest Ohio YMCA Swim League, and USA Swimming as an option to families who are interested. Our focus is primarly on YMCA Swimming, yet we offer the opportunity for athletes to participate in 2-3 USA Swimming meets a winter. USA Swimming in the winter is COMPLETELY OPTIONAL.
In 2012 the girls finished 6th at league championships, improving on their 10th place finish in 2011. The boys placed 11th in 2012, improving on their 2011 finish of 12th place.
Summer 2012 marks the first season that the Marion Family YMCA will participate in USA Swimming exclusively for the summer season. The season will start April 30th and run through the middle to end of July. Practices are held in the evenings, 5 days a week. For more information on our summer program, please contact Evan.
We offer stroke clinics throughout the year for additional practice and skill development. These clinics are not limited to swim team participants, however anyone wishing to register should have the basic abilities to successfully participate. Check seasonal program guide for stroke clinic offerings.
We believe that winning can only be measured against one meaningful and reliable standard, yourself. In order to do ones best, you must focus on the process of swimming fast, not winning. Please click here to see a description of the key factors that guide us through the sport of competitive swimming.