Competitive Swimming - YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

Competitive Swimming


Riptides Swim Team
Swimming is a terrific sport for kids – it’s fun, it’s great exercise, and it builds confidence in the water.  The YMCA Riptides swim team welcomes swimmers ages 6-18 with all skill levels. Swimmers must be able to complete 50 yards (2 lengths of the pool) without stopping, have the ability to swim freestyle and backstroke, and complete at least an hour practice per week. Practice sessions and meets are held at the Ascension St. Vincent YMCA.

  • 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.
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
Sept 1-29
6:00PM – 7:00PM
$45 (YM) / $85 (NM) per session
6:00PM – 7:00PM

Contact Heather Polley, the Ascension St. Vincent Aquatics Director, for more information.

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