To provide a competitive swimming program for ages 5-18 yr. olds which will include proper development of these swim skills:
- Under Water Undulation
- Starts and Turns
Competitive swimming provides swimmers with skills to work both as a team and individually. It is very important for each swimmer to take an interest in his/her personal times and to set goals for themselves.
The swim season begins on October 5th and will run through February for all district swimmers. For those qualifying for states, the season will continue through March. Swimmers who qualify for nationals will continue through April.
The age group that your child will swim in is determined by their age as of December 1, 2022. We have 2 age groups:
- Juniors (10 and under)
- Seniors (11 and up)
Swimmers will be placed into groups within their age group based on ability.
Practices and Swim Meets
Junior swimmers are expected to attend at least 2 practices a week and Senior swimmers are expected to attend at least 4 practices a week. Daily attendances is taken to ensure accountability and safety of all swimmers.
Juniors Practice Schedule
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:30-6:30 pm
Senior Practice Schedule
Monday through Friday 4:00-5:30 pm
Swim Meet Notice: It is a rule of the Central NY YMCA Swim League that in order for a swimmer to be eligible to participate in dual meets; they must practice with their YMCA team at least once the week of the meet. Also, a swimmer must compete at least 3 dual meets to be eligible to swim at District and State Championships.
Registration and Fees
To register for swim team, stop by the member service desk to pick up a swim team registration packet and complete the following forms:
- Youth Sports Registration Form
- Registration Card
- Membership Code of Conduct, signed by swimmer
- Swim Suit order form
In addition to the above forms, each swimmer MUST have a current YMCA Membership for the duration of the season. Please visit our Membership Rates page for details of membership types and pricing. Scholarships are available to assist with membership and fees.
Two-Week Trial: You may try out the swim team for two weeks by paying a try-out fee of $40. If you decide to continue with the season after the two weeks then the $40 will be put towards the swim team fee. Note: This option is only open to those swimmers who have never tried the Dolphins Swim Team before.
FIRST WEEK FREE TRIAL: Available to any swimmer who has not participated in the Dolphins swim team before.
|Regular Season Fee ||State Qualifier Fee |
| Junior||$250; sibling fee $220||$45 |
| Seniors||$300: sibling fee $265||$60 |
| Varsity Swimmers||$195; sibling fee $160||$60 |