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Youth Competitive Strokes


Our Youth Competitive Strokes (YCS) program is an advanced series of swim instruction for youth who are interested in stroke proficiency for swim teams or lifeguarding certifications.


The program is taught by YMCA swim instructors and is for youth who have completed the Advanced Level of group swim lessons or have successfully completed an assessment showing preparedness for the program.

YCS focuses on the four strokes in competitive swimming – freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly – as well as turns and dives. This program is instructional and recreational. There are no swim meets.

YCS is the next step for swimmers who have completed the Advanced Level of group swim lessons and is a great prequel to participating on our Barracudas Swim Team.


  • This program is for ages 4-17 that are able to swim 25 meters unassisted.

  • Pre-registration is required. Please visit the Front Desk at your local branch to see upcoming session dates & to complete your registration.

  • Please register at the Front Desk of your Home Branch


  • Members: $65

  • Non-Members: $75


Click here to view a schedule of classes.


Please contact our Aquatics Director, Tera Wilkins at

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