The Countryside YMCA Torpedo Swim Team serves the youth in the area through a competitive swim program dedicated to Christian ideals and excellence. The swim team is a family-oriented organization committed to a well-constructed and well-executed program in which athletes can excel, both in and out of the water. The swim team facilitates a positive, supportive environment for swimmers who compete in the sport of swimming. Through our Junior (10 & under), Age Group (11-14) and Senior (15-18) swimming programs, we provide year-round training and a training group for everyone - from the novice competitor to the elite levels of competitive swimming while encouraging each swimmer to be responsible for setting aggressive goals. Torpedoes Swim Team welcomes all new swimmers! Registration assessments are held by appointment during the month of April for placement on the team. Swimmers age 6-18 are assessed individually by a member of the coaching staff. The only equipment needed is a swimsuit, towel and goggles. Swimmers will be assessed for skill knowledge - not for speed. For more information, contact Head Coach Jason Roberts.
The Precompetitive Torpedoes Team is a bridge for individuals between swim lessons and our competitive program using elements of both programs. Participants will gain a basic understanding of swim team while working on stroke mechanics, racing starts, turns, pace clock reading, and many other swim team activities. Prerequisites: Swimmer must be 6 years of age, swim at or beyond Stage 3 swim lessons, or be able to swim 25 yards freestyle with rotary breathing, 25 yards backstroke, and have a working knowledge of breaststroke, and butterfly. Try-outs are required. For more information, contact Karla Toye.
We are proud to announce that we will be hosting a Fitter and Faster three-day swim camp at our pool on May 30 to June 1! Each session will be led by Elite Clinician and Olympic medalist Kim Vandenberg! We want all of our swim team swimmers to learn the techniques necessary to improve from an Olympic medalist.
May 30: Starts and Underwater Dolphin Kicking
May 31: Butterfly and Breaststroke
June 1: Freestyle and Backstroke
Learn more and register here: https://fitterandfaster.com/…/three-day-high-performance-t…/
Questions? contact our Head Swim Team Coach Jason Roberts at Jason.Roberts@ymcastaff.org