West Cook YMCA

2021 FALL/WINTER season


The West Cook YMCA 2021 Fall/Winter Competitive Swim Team season will start on September 13th for all groups. If you are interested in joining the fall/winter season, please email aquatics@westcookymca.org.

practice SCHEDULE

Dates: September 13 - March 11
Training Group Location Days Time Training Fees: Pay in Full Training Fees: Monthly Payments
Tiny Team West Cook YMCA Tu/Th 4:45 pm-5:30 pm $660 $110
Red West Cook YMCA M/W/F 5:30 pm-6:30 pm $852 $142
Yellow OPRF M/W/F 7:00 pm-8:30 pm $852 $142
Bronze OPRF


7:00 pm-8:30 pm



Silver OPRF


7:00 pm-8:30 pm $1,200 $200


TINY TEAM- This team is designed to teach the YMCA’s core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. Program participants will be provided opportunities to experience competitive situations designed to develop and sharpen their competitive swimming skills. The goals of our program include: Front start from the pool side then starting blocks, how to push-off and streamline to flags with dolphin kick, all while continuing to learn all 4 competitive strokes and how to practice with a team. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards without assistance to join the team.

RED GROUP: The focus is stroke specific, honing each swimmer’s ability to compete with all four strokes. There is also an increase in interval swimming, getting swimmers ready for higher levels. The goals for Red swimmers are to swim a 100 IM legally, have consistent practice attendance, flip turns and racing! Participants must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle, swim 25 yards backstroke, have a legal breaststroke kick, and be able to dive in the water.

YELLOW GROUP: Yellow swimmers focus on swimming all four strokes. This will prepare them to compete and succeed in swim meets throughout the season. Goals for Yellow swimmers are legally swim all four strokes and strive towards the requirements for Bronze. Participants must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke with an efficient kick.

BRONZE GROUP: The Bronze group is where swimmers learn body awareness in the water. The focus is on getting the swimmers to understand how they need to move the water during their pull in each stroke in order to be as efficient as possible while swimming. Practices involve a warm-up, drills & skills portion, and an endurance based “main set,” and often a cool down.

SILVER GROUP: Silver is where swimmers begin to focus more on long term success by creating good practice habits and setting goals for the season and beyond. Practices involve a warm-up, drills & skills portion, an endurance based “main set,” and often a cool down. 

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