Our Y runs two swim clubs that create swim environments for kids of different age and competitive levels.
Downriver YMCA Gators Swim Club
The Gators Swim Club is our Y’s competitive swim team. Swimmers on the Gators will compete in the Downriver Recreation Swim League. This club is for kids who have decided that swimming is their sport and they want to dedicate more time to developing into competitive swimmers. This club is for kids ages 5-18. Participants will be put in workout groups with kids of similar age and ability.
During swim season, practices are three times per week, running a Wed-Fri-Sat schedule. Practice time on Wednesday and Friday is 6—8pm, and Saturday from 12—2pm.
Dry land practice is 5:30pm-6:15pm (novice), and 6:15pm-7:00pm (advanced).
For more info on the Gators visit www.southgategators.org, the Gators team website.
The Sea Monsters Swim Club
The Sea Monsters is our pre-competitive club. The coaches are dedicated to teaching the swimmers all the fundamentals of swimming to make them successful in the sport. This club is for kids who are trying out the sport of swimming. Sea Monsters is for kids ages 5-13.
During the swim season, practices are Mon-Fri 7:00pm-8:00pm, and Sat. 12p-1p. Swimmers practice a maximum of 4 times per week.