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 levels. It is recommended that swimmers be able to swim 50 yards (two lengths) of freestyle and backstroke and either breast or butterfly. Our trained coaches will focus on stroke techniques for the four competitive strokes and racing starts, turns and finishes. We will also work on endurance training and swimmers must be able to swim continuously for a 45-minute practice; this program is great for Summer league swimmers or children who have completed swim lessons. Swimmers will work on correct stroke form for the four competitive strokes, endurance and using starting blocks. 

*Swimmers will be more successful in this program if they have swim fins vs. snorkeling fins, goggles and swim caps.

Program meets: 
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-4:45 p.m.
Member: $100; Non-Member: $175 (Offered at the C.M. Gatton Beaumont YMCA only)

ADULT MASTERS SWIMMING CLUB

Ages 18 and older A coach-led fitness swimming group. Perfect for anyone training for a triathlon, open water swim or just wanting to improve their swimming fitness. It is recommended that participants are able to swim 50 yards (two lengths) of freestyle and backstroke.

Workout Times: (come to any or all) 
Fridays, 6:30-7:30 a.m. 
Saturdays, 7-8 a.m.
Member: $35 (Offered at the C.M. Gatton Beaumont YMCA only)

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 swim teams - 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.