Swim Team

YMCA Competitive Swim Teams

YMCA of Virginia Blue Ridge Swim Teams are a great way for kids to get involved in competitive swimming. We offer competitive swim teams at our Kirk, Salem, and Botetourt branches. The swim teams are centered on character development, competitive swimming, and most of all fun. We strive to engrain a love and passion for the sport of swimming. Our goal is to create a spirit of healthy competition and sportsmanship that is centered on the Y's core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. We are proud members of the Piedmont YMCA Swim Association (PYSA) comprised of other YMCA swim teams in our region.

Click on the links below to learn more about your local Y's swim team!

Kirk Krakens

Salem Sharks

Botetourt Swim Team


Short Course - Fall/Winter Season
Our season runs September through March

Membership and Registration
Registration will open for new and returning YMCA swimmers in August. A registration fee of $25 is due at the time of registration. All participants must be members of the YMCA of Virginia's Blue Ridge, in compliance with the YMCA of the USA competitive swimming guidelines. Swimmers can have either a household, teen or child memberships, which is paid through monthly bank drafts.  Learn more about membership.

Meets
Swim meets give your child a goal to work towards and a reason to improve their strokes and speed in the water. Healthy competition and good sportsmanship that are learned through swim meets is a skill your child will take with them beyond the sport of swimming.  There are opportunities to swim in at least one meet per month. Most PYSA meets have an entry fee of $5-10 and are within a 50-mile radius. USA swimming meet entry fees vary.

Program Fees
Monthly fees are automatically drafted on the first Monday of the month of October - March. You also have the option to pay the entire fee at one time.  Your first payment will be paid upon registration.  A swim cap and t-shirt will be included in the program fees.

Assessment and Coaching
Need more information?  Contact one of our swim coaches for more information.


Contact Information:

KIRK FAMILY YMCA KRAKENS

Sam Hughes
Aquatics Director
kfyaquatics@ymcavbr.org
540.342.9622

SALEM FAMILY YMCA SHARKS

Daniel Smith
Aquatics Director
sfyaquatics@ymcavbr.org 
540.387.9622

BOTETOURT FAMILY YMCA - new team!

Faron Young
Aquatics Director
fyoung@ymcavbr.org 
540.966.9622