PALY Penguins Swim Team

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The PALY Penguins Swim Team is a competitive team for swimmers age 6 through 18. The team is divided into different levels to better meet each child’s goal– from novice through advanced. Our program is focused on developing the four competitive strokes in an uplifting team environment.

Which Level Is Right for You?

Come to our skill assessment and find out! Friday at 3:30pm we have a coach on the pool deck to talk to you, see you swim, and recommend a level right for you. You need a coaches recommendation to join the practice because we want to set you up for success.

Practice Times

Novice: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Novice: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Intermediate: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Advanced: 4:00pm-6:00pm

The Levels Defined:

Novice Level is focused on developing stoke technique and endurance to introduce newer swimmers to a competitive setting. Novice practices last for one hour. Coaches use “hands on” practice with the participants to make sure they fully understand the basics of each stroke.

Intermediate Level is focused on improving the technical skills of each stroke. The practices uses drills to teach swimmers how to make their strokes more efficient. This level is geared towards swimmers becoming more comfortable in competitive settings. Intermediate practice is an hour and a half.

Advanced Level is expected to compete and train for meets. At this stage, swimmers know their strokes well and are building the endurance and skills to do their best in competitions. Advanced practice is two hours long.

YMCA Swim Meets

Swim meets between other San Diego YMCA swim teams are scheduled regularly and held at various YMCA sites. The swim meets provide an opportunity for the swimmers to achieve their personal best time, plus a chance to get together as a team and have fun as well.

USA Swim Meets

We also offer the opportunity for swim team members of all ages and levels to register with USA Swimming to compete as a team against other swim clubs at local USA sponsored meets. These age group meets provide the next level of competition for all swimmer.

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Please contact us with questions regarding our Swim Team.


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