Swim Team

YMCA Competitive Swim Teams

The 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 Family YMCA and Salem Family YMCA 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), and are an active YMCA and USA Team. 

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

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.

Membership and Registration
Registration will open for new and returning YMCA swimmers in Augusts.  Registration fee of $25 is due at the time of registration.  All participants must be members of the YMCA of Roanoke Valley, 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 at our welcome desk.

Program Fees
Monthly fees are automatically drafted on the first Monday of the month October - February.  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:


Sam Hughes
Aquatics Director


Daniel Smith
Aquatics Director