Kids can take their skills to the next level and build confidence in our Swim Club and Swim Team programs. Recreational and competitive programs are available at select Y locations throughout the metro.
FEES: Vary by location
Our Swim Club programs are semi-competitive groups where kids ages 5-18 can work on strokes, build endurance and participate in friendly swim meets. Swim Club programs are more recreational than our Swim Teams. Swimmers should have completed swim lessons, have knowledge of the four competitive strokes and can swim 25 yards unassisted.
Swim Team is for ages 5 to 18, and practices focus on coaching with minimal instruction. Practices are a minimum of 240 minutes a week. Coaches are registered and certified with Missouri Valley Swimming and complete a coach safety training. Meets are sanctioned through Missouri Valley Swimming and cost an additional fee. Some meets are local, while some teams also participate in Missouri Valley regional meets outside of the Kansas City area.
Take your swim training to the next level with our Kansas City YMCA Blue Wave for ages 5-17. Blue Wave includes USA Swimming competitive teams and club teams for swimmers who prefer a more recreational environment.