Competitive Swimming - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Competitive Swimming


Riptides Swim Team
The YMCA Riptides Swim Team provides a supportive and encouraging environment where the concepts of teamwork and Sportsmanship are consistently reinforced. The team is open to children ages 6-18. Swimmers should be able to complete 50 yards without stopping, have the ability to swim freestyle and backstroke, and complete at least an hour long practice.

Swimmers will be divided into three groups by ability level (Green Team – Beginners, White Team – Advanced/Mid-Level, and Black Team – Competitive/High-Level) and their practice schedule will vary based on the group they are assigned. Please contact Heather Polley at or for questions about levels.

  • All sessions are taught in the Y’s family-friendly and positive environment.
  • Kid learn the fundamentals of swimming.
  • Kids learn how to compete individually and on a team.
  • All our coaches help kids meet their swimming goals.
  • We encourage kids to be their very best both in and out of the water.
Ascension St Vincent YMCA
5:30 – 6:30PM
$40 (YM) / $70 (NM) per month
Ascension St Vincent YMCA White
6:00PM – 7:30PM
$50 (YM) / $80 (NM) per month
Ascension St Vincent YMCA Black
6:00PM – 7:30PM
$60 (YM) / $90 (NM) per month
& Th
5:00PM – 6:30PM
Riptides Stroke Technique Clinic
This month-long clinic is an excellent introduction to the sport of competitive swimming and is a great lead-in for any swimmer wishing to participate  with the YMCA Riptides swim team.  It’s also a great way for current swim team members to brush up on their skills.  Participants will be presented with the four competitive strokes, starts and turns, and introduced to various drills and workouts for each.  This class meets 2 days per week.

St. Vincent
Apr 3 – Apr 26
6:00PM – 7:15PM
$60 (YM) / $85 (NM) per session

Contact Nicole Gordon, the Ascension St. Vincent Aquatics Director, for more information.

*(YM) means YMCA member, which have full use of the Ascension St. Vincent and Dunigan YMCAs.
(NM) means Non-Member, which are enrolled in an individual YMCA program without being a YMCA Member.