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HAVING FUN
AS A TEAM

FALL/WINTER SWIM TEAM
GREATER SCRANTON YMCA

The YMCA Swim Team is based on the YMCA Principles of competitive swimming and character values. We believe that everybody swims and everybody wins. Our Coaching staff boasts some of the most experienced coaches in the area, and is dedicated to emphasizing values through individual development in swimming skills, sportsmanship, leadership and team spirit.

  • All fees are season fees. Prices cannot be pro-rated for late registrants.

  • Coaches may move swimmers to a different practice session according to ability level if needed.

  • Fees cannot be adujusted for swimmers who start late or choose not to finish the season

  • Parent Club Fee: There is a $35 Parent Club Association fee for each family. This should be paid when registering your swimmer(s).

  • All swimmers MUST be YMCA Members

  • We will compete in the local NEPA Summer League. We will also attend Keystone State Games. Those who have also opted to become USA Members will also have the option of attending any USA Meet. The USA Meets fill up very quickly, so entries must be made very early.

  • All summer competitions are optional. 

Parental Clearances

  • PA State Law now requires Background clearances for any Volunteers who have any direct contact with children.  One parent from each family is required to submit a copy of these clearances in order for their swimmer to attend any meets or team spirit events.

Practice

  • “Blue” Practice For those new to competitive swimming, or with 1-2 years of Swim Team Experience. This practice is primarily focused on stroke development and technique.

    • Mon/Wed/Fri: 5:30-6:30 p.m. 
  • “White” Practice : Ages 13 and over. For the dedicated swimmer. Swimmers must be proficient in all competitive strokes & turns.

    • Monday-Thursday: 6:30-8:30 pm
    • Saturday: 7:00-8:30 am
    • Monday-Friday: 6:00-730 am

Fees

  • Team Fees:

    • Blue - $300
    • White - $640
    • Silver - $195
    • High School - $270
    • USA Fee - $165
    • National Team Fee - $100
  • Bank Draft Option (deposit, then 5 payments)

    • Blue - $60
    • White - $128
    • Silver - $39
    • High School - $54
    • USA Fee - N/A
    • National Team - $20

High School Fee: Swimmers who also swim for their High School Team & will attend pre-high school season. & post high school season practices with the YMCA White Practice. League competition is required unless a high school commitment conflicts with our Y league meets. These swimmers will attend no more than 1-2 practices per week during the High School Season. Those who will attend more, should register for the White Practice.

USA Fee: All of our swimmers who opt to also be a USA Swimmer, will pay the USA Fee. This fee includes all of the following: USA membership fee, USA Coaches expense fees , This Fee does not include individual entry fees for USA meets the swimmer will attend.

Registration Dates

  • GSY returning swimmers - 9/11 & 9/12, 4:30-6:30pm

  • New swimmers - 9/17 and 9/19, 6:30-8:00pm

  • After these dates, contact Ken Brewster for an appointment.

Registration

  • Registration Process:

    • Join the Greater Scranton YMCA (if not already a member)
    • Register in the Welcome Center at the Y during the above dates and times.
    • Pay in Full OR if using Payment Plan:
      • Fill out Electronic Draft Authorization Form (available on team website or at Welcome Desk. Signed copy MUST be turned into Welcome Desk when registering in order to set up automatic payments.
      • Pay First Payment. The following drafts will draft on the 15th of each month.
      • If your credit card or account information changes during the season, you must notify Ken Brewster, Aquatics Director, of the changes so that she can update your information for the remaining drafts.
    • Fill out the Team Registration Form & give to the Welcome Desk when registering. Available on the Team Website & at the Welcome Desk.
    • Fill out on-line Swimmer Registration Form via link on team website: gsyswimming.org