Join the YMCA Metro Omaha Swim Team

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Swimming is one of the most healthy activities you can do. It helps better your breathing, gives you a low-impact way to build muscle on just about every part of your body, is less stressful on your body than most other kinds of exercise, and is one of the most calming exercises, meaning it’s good for your mental health as well.

If you’re looking for a chance to test your swimming abilities and get lots of great exercise along the way, join the Y’s metro Omaha swim team! If you can comfortably swim one length of a swimming pool, (25 yards), in freestyle or backstroke, you’re eligible. Our coaches will provide you with careful instruction to make you a better swimmer, and swim meets give you a goal to shoot for. Try out for the swim team and make friends while giving your body one of the best exercises it could have!

Rookies Swim Team (6-18 years)

A beginning pre-competitive, non-traveling level of swim team. Each session introduces the four competitive strokes with starts and turns. Swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool without stopping prior. Completion of Starfish swim lesson level or in the Minnow level or equivalent required. Rookies meet twice twice a week, in 6 week sessions matching the swim lessons program throughout the year.

Member: $72/session

Non member: $144/session

Bronze

The first level of the competitive swim team. Work is focused on the four competitive strokes, starts and turns, and building endurance through fun drills and games. Swimmers should be able to swim one length of the pool without stopping prior to starting. Completion of Starfish swim lesson level or in the Minnow level or equivalent required. Swimmers are encouraged to participate in one meet per month.

Member: $150/summer season, $350/winter season ($50/month)

Silver

Intermediate level that focuses on stroke development and endurance. Swimmers must know all four competitive strokes, starts and turns and be able to swim each stroke continuously for 100 yards. Enrollment is by coaching staff recommendation only. Swimmers are encouraged to participate in two meets per month.

Member: $180/summer season, $420/winter season ($60/month)

Gold

Advanced level with focus on mastering techniques, strokes, starts and turns. Enrollment by coaching staff recommendation only. Swimmers are encouraged to practice all 5 days per week, but three days are required. Swimmers are also encouraged to swim two or more meets per month.

Member: $210/summer season, $490/winter season ($70/month)

USA Swimming and Meet Fees

$60 one-time yearly USA registration fee for Bronze, Silver and Gold for those swimmers that would like to participate in USA swim meets. Meet fees vary by meet.

YMCA regular season meets are included in the monthly fee; additional championship fee for swimmers who qualify.

Bronze, Gold & Silver Swim Meet Fees:

For the summer season there is an optional $60 one-time yearly USA registration fee for Bronze, Silver and Gold for those swimmers that would like to participate in USA swim meets during the summer season. Meet fees vary by meet.

Scholarships:

Scholarships are available for families that need financial assistance for the season fees. USA registration fees and meet fees do not qualify for scholarship.

Contact
Eric Finger, Head Coach
efinger@metroymca.org