The Upper Perkiomen Valley YMCA (UPY) swim team is a year-round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technical instruction for all ages and abilities from novice to nationally ranked. We have a proud tradition of developing strong swimmers and strong people. We use swimming as a vehicle to teach and develop fundamental life skills such as responsibility, leadership, caring, respect, and honesty.
As a YMCA and USA Swimming team we compete on the local, state and national level. Swimmers compete in dual meets throughout each session as well as YMCA and USA invitationals and Championship meets. The goal of UPY is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and work toward achieving their highest potential in and out of the pool.
We want our swimmers to swim fast, have fun, and enjoying swimming.
Current Swimmers: Current swimmers who are on the team will register through our TeamUnify site
New Swimmers: Any new swimmer to the team will be required to register for an evaluation period prior to registering for the team. They are able to register for the evaluation period by speaking with anyone at the Connection Center or our Member Service Representatives in the branch. Interested swimmers can also contact Coach Michele.
The evaluation is free and you do not need to be a member to register for and attend evaluation. However, if your swimmer is told by coaching staff they are ready and do continue on, the swimmer must become a full privilege member and will be charged the price of the team.
Ages: There are evaluations available for each level of team that we offer (Levels 1-6, ages 6-18)
What to bring: New Participants should wear a one piece bathing suit and bring their own swim cap and goggles.
What to expect: New swimmers will be evaluated by a swim team coach during their scheduled evaluation time. Swimmers will be asked to swim a minimum of one length of the pool freestyle and one length of the pool backstroke. Swim Team differs from swim lessons; swim lessons are run in smaller group usually with no more than a few swimmers in at a time, compared to a swim team that can have up to 6-8 swimmers per lane and roughly 2 coaches on deck.