Swim Team


Swim Team Philosophy:

It is our philosophy that any swimmer who practices regularly, works hard, and tries to improve deserves as many opportunities as possible to swim at meets (some swimmers may swim more than others). The positive support of coaches, parents and teammates will help all of our swimmers to reach their goals of individual and team improvement. We must not measure success by how someone performs against teammates and opponents, but by how the swimmer performs against the clock and his or her own improvement. We encourage every swimmer to cheer for fellow teammates at meets and at practice.

2020 Summer Program: We are excited that Michelle Arnottt and Sarah Hall are returning this year as co-coaches! Their hands-on, team-oriented philosophy embodies the mission of the Y.

We would like to welcome each family and swimmer to the Greater Peoria Family YMCA summer swim team! The coaching staff is ready for another great season here at the pool. All participants in the summer swim team must be members of the Greater Peoria Family YMCA.


2020 Swim Team Master Handbook

Important Dates:

  • Early Bird Registration Ends – April 30, 2020 (Price increases May 1st)
  • Team Meeting & Suit Fitting Night – Tuesday May 12, 2020 6pm
  • First Day of Practice – Monday, June 1 2020
  • Last Day of Practice – Friday, July 17 2020
  • Swim Team Banquet – Tuesday, July 21 2020

Practice times:

  • 10 & under – Monday-Friday 8am-9am
  • 11 & up – Monday-Friday 9am-10am
  • Pre-Team (Ages 3-10 who are newer swimmers) – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 5:30-6:00pm


  • Swim Team early bird registration (prior to May 1, 2020) – $140
  • Swim Team late registration (after May 1, 2020) – $150
  • Pre-team early bird registration (prior to May 1, 2020) – $40
  • Pre-team late registration (after May 1, 2020) – $50

*Scholarships are available to those who qualify.  For more information about YMCA program & membership scholarships, click here.

New For Pre-Team!

Swimmers must be able to swim one width of the pool (12 yards). Available for ages 3 and up.

This year, Pre-Team is running as a two-week program, from 5:30-6:00pm Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday June1-12. Swimmers will work with Coach Sarah to improve their freestyle and backstroke. At the end the Pre-Team, swimmers will either join Swim Team (meeting the prerequisites) or join swim lessons at their appropriate level. The Pre-Team fee serves as a down payment for Swim Team, should a swimmer advance.

Parent Communication:

The majority of our communication will be through our weekly newsletter, which will be distributed via email. Please make sure your email address is up-to-date in our database.

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