Joining a swim team develops confidence and self-discipline in kids. Besides learning new skills, kids build camaraderie and enjoy the challenge of racing in the pool. Y swim teams emphasize the value of competition through teamwork, sportsmanship and doing one’s best. Our swim coaches strive to offer a well-rounded, values-centered program for every level of swimmer.

Birmingham Blue Dolphins Birmingham Family YMCA

For over thirty years the Birmingham Blue Dolphins (BBD) have been a major force in Michigan swimming. Beginning with volunteer coaches and a handful of swimmers in the sixties, BBD has grown into a YMCA/US team of over three hundred age-group swimmers coached by a staff of ten professional coaches.

Visit the team website for details.


Novice Swim Team Birmingham Family YMCA

This program is designed for swimmers who would like to improve their skills but are not yet ready to join a competitive team. Swimmers work on stroke development and endurance in a fun team environment.

Contact the Birmingham Family YMCA for details.

Barracudas Swim Team Boll Family YMCA

Experience both individual and team accomplishments while improving your swimming skills and competing in local YMCA swim meets! Beginners must be able to swim the length of the pool unassisted. For kids ages 6-15 years.

Contact the Boll Family YMCA for details.

Tiger Sharks Swim Team Carls Family YMCA

The Tiger Sharks Swim Team is a low-key competitive program for kids new to competitive swimming that provides skill development, endurance, sportsmanship and fun. All swimmers are eligible to compete in the swim meets that are offered one time per session.

Contact the Boll Family YMCA for details.

Gators Swim Club Downriver Family YMCA

The Gators Swim club is our USA sanctioned competitive swim team for kids ages 5-18. Swimmers on the Gators will compete in the Downriver Recreation Swim League and with USA swimming if they choose to do so. Our coaches help kids accomplish their goals by carefully crafting workouts, and keeping swimmers motivated.

Visit the team website for details.


Sea Monsters Swim Club Downriver Family YMCA

The Sea Monsters is our pre-competitive club. The coaches are dedicated to teaching the kids all the fundamentals of swimming to make them successful in swimming. This club is for kids who are trying out the sport of swimming. It is a great stepping stone for kids ages 8-12 who want to join a swim club.

Contact the Downriver Family YMCA for details.

Stingrays Swim Team Farmington Family YMCA

The Farmington Family YMCA Stingrays are a year round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor.

Visit the team website for details.

Marlins Swim Team Macomb Family YMCA

The Macomb YMCA Marlins Swim Team is a competitive swim team that provides a fun atmosphere for all ages to improve their swimming skills through practices and competition in local meets.

Visit the team website for details.


Mini-Marlins Swim Club Macomb Family YMCA

Geared for students interested in joining the Marlins Swim Team, but who may not yet be able to meet the level of endurance required for Marlin Swim practices. This 45 minute class meets twice a week and is designed for 5 to 12 year olds who are able to successfully swim one length of the pool unassisted.

Contact the Macomb Family YMCA for details.

North Oakland Waves North Oakland Family YMCA

NOW is a year round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor.

Visit the team website for details.


The Splash Swim Team North Oakland Family YMCA

For swimmers who enjoy swimming but are not yet ready for our competitive team, Splash will help bridge the gap between swim lessons and swim team.

Contact the North Oakland Family YMCA for details.

Swim Club South Oakland Family YMCA

Swim Club is a pre-competitive swim team for kids ages 7-12. The coaches are dedicated to teaching the swimmers all the fundamentals of swimming to make them successful in the sport.

Contact the South Oakland Family YMCA for details.

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