Young swimmers build strength, speed and endurance while refining their stroke technique in our pathway and swim team programs. Get ready for swim team, or join today and start competing at meets throughout the city!

Competitive Skills and Drills
  • Age: 5-17 years, varies by branch
  • Class length: 45-60 minutes, varies by branch and age
  • Qualification: Student must be able to demonstrate all Stage 6 skills as follows:
    ○ Swim the front crawl for 50 yards and do a flip turn
    ○ Breaststroke for 50 yards and do an open turn
    ○ Butterfly for 25 yards
    ○ Back crawl for 25 yards and do a flip turn
    ○ Sidestroke or elementary backstroke for 50 yards
    ○ Dive from a standing position
    ○ Swim any combination of strokes for 150 yards
  • Skills Practiced:
    ○ Swim any combination of strokes for more than 150 yards
    ○ Refining technique for all strokes
    ○ Water polo
    ○ Starts and flip turns
    ○ Dives

Swimmers build strength and endurance while refining technique and getting ready for competitive swim team. 

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Pre-Swim Teams & Clubs
  • Age: 6-18 years, varies by branch
  • Class length: 45-60 minutes, 1-3 times per week. Varies by branch and age.
  • Qualification: Varies by branch. Contact your aquatics director to find out how to register.
  • Skills Practiced:
    ○ Swim any combination of strokes for more than 150 yards
    ○ Refining technique for all strokes
    ○ Competitive starts, dives and flip turns

This group workout incorporates higher intensity and longer distances as swimmers work toward swim team, without the pressure of races and swim meets. 

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Youth Swim Teams
  • Age: 6-18 years, varies by branch
  • Class length: 2-3 hours, 1-5 times per week. Varies by branch and age.
  • Qualification: Contact your aquatics director to schedule a try-out.
  • Skills Practiced:
    ○ Swim conditioning
    ○ Refining technique for all strokes
    ○ Competitive starts, dives and flip turns
    ○ Racing technique

Swimmers enhance skills as a competitive swimmer, make friends, set individual goals, and compete at clubs and invitational swim meets.

Brooklyn Youth Swim Teams

Manhattan Youth Swim Teams

Queens Youth Swim Teams

Contact Us

Questions about swimming at the Y? Our branch aquatics directors are here to help you.