YMCA Blair Barracudas Swim Team
2016-2017 Fall-Winter Season
The Blair Family YMCA provides boys and girls an opportunity to participate in a competitive swimming program that will focus on stroke development and having fun in the water and competing in meets against other YMCA's in Nebraska. Swimmers must be able to proficiently swim the length of the pool (25 yards) to compete in swim team.
Last year our Blair Barracudas YMCA Swim Team won the State Swim Meet for the first time ever. We have practices Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. We have many kids that can only make one to four practices a week depending on their school and family activities. We begin the season on September 6, 2016 at 7:00 in the pool at the Y.
The cost is a $150.00 per swimmer and there is assistance available if needed. The swimmer also has to be a member of the Y for at least a youth membership rates per month. Swimmers can range from 5-18 years of age. We will have a swim meet each month throughout the season. The first meet is in Norfolk in October and will end with the State Meet in March. We go to towns like Columbus, Kearney, Hastings, Fremont, Lincoln and we also host 2 meets in Blair. The team also does a food drive each year for the local food pantry around the holidays, which has been a lot of fun, as we have gotten close to 1000 items of food. That will be our goal this year to break that barrier. The kids will have fun, and it will be a lot of work.
Registration deadlines are the 1st of October, so during the month of September they can try it out and see how things go, but in order to participate in the first meet you have to be a member of the Y for 30 days prior to the meet. The Swim Team also follows the YMCA Character Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility which guide the swim team to ensure and atmosphere of safety and belonging for all participants. Come out and join in the fun of winter swim team at the Blair YMCA.
The Interim Coach is Tiffany Miller. If you have any questions contact Tiffany at email@example.com. Registration packets are available at the YMCA front desk.