Pre-Competitive Swimming

pre-competitive swimming

Has your child progressed beyond swim lessons? Would he/she like to see what a swim team would be like without the swim team commitment?  The Harrisburg Area YMCA offers 2 pre-competitive swimming programs for your child to participate in at the West Shore YMCA!

Take Your Mark

Take Your Mark participants will learn the fundamentals of competitive swimming through fun-filled drills in a positive atmosphere! This program is the first of a two-part program designed to slowly move swimmers from the pre-competitive level to the competitive levels.

This program is great for summer league swimmers, Country Club swimmers, or children coming out of swim lessons.  Our concentration will be on correct stroke form of all four (4) competitive strokes, as well as understanding how to use starting blocks.  There are no swim meets.  Parents that wish to have their child(ren) try-out the program should plan to attend the first two classes prior to registering.

The program is open to youth ages 6-14 and is offered at select times throughout the year. Please contact the West Shore YMCA for more information on session and registration dates.

FEES:

  • Facility Members – $175
  • Program Members – $195

Mini Team

Mini Team participants will continue to work on the fundamentals of competitive swimming as well as be introduced to the experience of a swim meet.  This program is the second part of a two-part program designed to slowly move swimmers from the pre-competitive level to the competitive levels.

This program is great for summer league swimmers, Country Club swimmers, or children coming out of swim lessons.  In addition to working on correct stroke form of all four (4) competitive strokes, and using starting blocks, swimmers will have the opportunity to participate in the inter-squad swim meet as well as the West Shore YMCA’s Valentine 9 & Under Invitational in February.  Parents that wish to have their child(ren) try-out the program should plan to attend the first two classes prior to registering.

The program is open to youth ages 6-14 and is offered at select times throughout the year. Please contact the West Shore YMCA for more information on session and registration dates.

FEES: Fees include swim meets and t-shirt

  • Facility Members – $195
  • Program Members – $215

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