We focus our work in three key areas, because nurturing the potential of kids, helping people live healthier, and supporting our neighbors are fundamental to strengthening communities.
PALY Penguins YOUTH Swim Team
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 preteam 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 4:30pm 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.
The Levels Defined:
PreTeam is a program between swim team and swim lessons. It runs monthly M/W/F at 4:45-5:45. You sign up at the front desk like you would sign up for normal lessons ($75 for members and $94 for participants for four weeks)
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.
YOUTH Practice Fees
You may practice as many days of the week during your scheduled time Monday through Friday (PreTeam meets only on Mon/Wed/Friday).
PALY PENGUINS MASTERS TEAM
Join Our Adult Swim Team
Are you 18 or older? Do you love to swim? Come swim with our masters swim team! Novice swimmers are welcome!
We offer a coached masters swim practice for our team Monday-Thursday 6:30pm-8:00pm
For more information, contact the Aquatics Director, Anna Sansom at [email protected] or call 760-317-9568
Swim Team Questions
Please contact us with questions regarding our Swim Team.
Our Swim Coaches
Vanessa Boon is the head coach for PALY Penguins and was a competitive swimmer for over ten years. She loves this program, swimming and most importantly the swimmers! She is so happy to be a Penguin!
Aly Chalmers is the main PreTeam coach. She started swimming competitively at a young age and has been around the pool ever since. She loves being a coach here at the Y, and loves seeing the kids work hard to become amazing swimmers.
Amir Behdarvand began swimming as a child and immediately loved it. He is excited to translate his years of competitive swimming into coaching the next generations of swimmers.
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