YMCA of Central Kentucky swim teams are competitive programs that focus on the development of all ages and abilities.

Our trained coaches work to improve swimmers' skill level, endurance and to promote a healthy lifestyle. Our program embraces the YMCA core values and promotes progression at an individual level. Individual teams are organized by ability levels and are designed to help team members improve and refine the four competitive strokes, starts and turns, and finishes. 

Workouts include endurance, speed and drill techniques, with a healthy dose of teamwork and sportsmanship.

BARRACUDAS IN TRAINING (BIT)

Ages 5-12 BIT is designed to move swimmers from pre-competitive level to competitive level. It is highly recommended that participants pass Level 6 of swim lessons before moving to BIT. Swimmers MUST be able to swim a 50 of both freestyle (with rotary breathing) and backstroke as well as have basic knowledge of both Breaststroke and Butterfly. Emphasis in this group will be to refine stroke techniques for the four competitive strokes: racing starts ,turns, finishes and building endurance. This program is great for summer league swimmers or children coming out of swim lessons. Swimmers will be more successful in this program if they have swim fins (not snorkeling fins), goggles, and swim caps.


Mondays/Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m. and Tuesdays/Thursdays, 5:30-6:15 p.m. 
Member: $55; Non-Member: $110 (Offered at the C.M. Gatton Beaumont YMCA only)

ADULT YMCA SWIM CLUB

Ages 18 and older A group for YMCA members to better themselves and their community through weekly workouts in the pool, seminars/stroke clinics and monthly philanthropic endeavors.

Swimming guided workouts with a YMCA aquatics director
Two times per week
Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15 a.m. and Fridays, 2-3 p.m.
Free for YMCA members (Offered at the C.M. Gatton Beaumont YMCA only)

  • Monthly volunteer projects
  • Clinics and specialized training
  • Stroke clinics
  • Triathlon training
  • Seminars
  • Social events

For more information or questions, contact Beth Keith at 859-367-7305.

YOUTH PRE-SWIM TEAMS

Ages 4-12 The Pre-Swim Team will work on building endurance and enhance your swimmer’s technique in the water with a focus on freestyle and backstroke. Lead by swim team coaches. This program is great for swimmers who do summer leagues, and country club swimming. 

*Requirements: Must have completed Stage 3 in swim lessons. 

Program meets: 
Sept. 17-Dec. 15
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-6:45 p.m. and 
Saturdays, 11-11:45 a.m.
Member: $200; Non-Member: $275 (Offered at the North Lexington Family YMCA only)

YOUTH SWIM TEAMS

Ages 5-18The YMCA of Central Kentucky is the home to two swimteams - C.M. Gatton Beaumont YMCA Barracudas and North Lexington Family YMCA Tigersharks. Our trained coaches work to improve swimmers' skill level, endurance and to promote a healthy lifestyle. Our program embraces the YMCA core values and promotes progression at an individual level. Program participants are organized by ability levels that are designed to help team members improve and refine the four competitive strokes, sets, starts and finishes. Our swim teams compete with other Ys and swim clubs at area meets and have the option to participate in USA swimming.