Competitive Youth Swim Team




The Sewickley Valley Swim Team will be registered as a USA swim team.

The Sewickley Valley YMCA youth swim team is a competitive swim team for boys and girls, ages 6-18. It emphasizes stroke development, teamwork, endurance, fun, character development, and good sportsmanship. The season will consist of five dual meets on Saturdays, which all swimmers must attend. New Sea Dragon swimmers will be evaluated by our coaches prior to registration to ensure proper placement within the program. This program is for members only.

To register, you must attend one of the registration meetings (Sept. 25, or Oct. 15). Swimmers must be registered in order to participate.

For the most accurate dates, times, and prices, see our most current program guide.

Pre-Season Classes

Jr. Sea Dragons

This class is designed for children who have completed starfish and are interested in joining the Y Swim Team.  Children will learn the four competitive strokes, starts, and turns.

Competitive Stroke

For those who are interested in participating on our Winter swim team and building endurance, or need further technique refinement. Swimmers must have completed Jr. Sea Dragons or Fish Level.

Stroke Mechanics

Stroke Mechanics is for members of the swim team or those who have completed Shark Level or Adult Level II classes.  Ages 8—Adult are welcome to participate in this class which will  improve stroke technique.  The ability to swim freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly are required. A video will be shown 5:00-5:15 p.m. each day. This class is available to members only.

Try It Out Week

If you have ever wanted to try Swim Team, here is your chance. Participants can try it out for 3 days at no cost.  Oct. 8, 10, and 12

Swim Team Levels

  • Novice: 8 & Under (Green)
  • Novice: 8 & Under (Bronze I & II)
  • Nine & Over (Silver & Bronze III)
  • Nine & Over (Gold)
  • High School Swimmers (Gold)