Young swimmers build strength, speed and endurance while refining their stroke technique in our swim team.

The Piranhas swim team is for boys and girls ages 7-17 who can swim at the Stage 5, can swim all four (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breast Stroke and Butterfly) competitive strokes with good form and technique, and have the approval of Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA coaching staff. The team practice four times per week (pool & dry land workout) and compete in local, city-wide, and state-wide meets. All participants are required to be members of the New York City's YMCA. All participants must try out to be on the team (by appointments only).

Practice Schedule

  • Tuesday & Thursday: 5-6:30 PM
  • Friday: 7:30-9 PM
  • Saturday: 8-9:30 AM


Try-outs for the Swim Team will start in July for if you are not presently a member of our swim team.

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