Coming soon: Masters Swimming – please fill out our interest survey!


The YMCA swim team is based on the YMCA principles of competitive swimming and character development. We believe that everybody swims and everybody wins. Our coaching staff will help to develop our swimmers to be the very best swimmer while continuing to stress the Y values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring.

2 Practice Groups

  • Mini Dolphin Practice: Those new to swim team or those with 1-2 years of competitive experience. Our younger swimmers.
  • Orca Practice: For swimmers who are competent in all four competitive strokes, starts & turns & are ready for a more intense workout. Please contact our Head Coach if unsure of which practice is right for your swimmer’s.


  • All fees are season fees. Prices cannot be pro-rated for late registrants. Fees cannot be adjusted for swimmers who start late or choose not to finish the season. Monthly drafts cannot be canceled for those who decide not to finish the season, as these are season fees.
  • Coaches may move swimmers to a different practice session according to ability level if needed.
  • We participate in the Northeast Pa Age Group Summer League. We also attend 1 or 2 Invitational meets. All summer competition is optional.
  • PARENTAL CLEARANCES -PA State Law now requires background clearances for any volunteers who have any direct contact with children. One parent from each family is required to submit a copy of these clearances in order for their swimmer to attend any meets or team spirit events.

“Mini Dolphin” Practice
For those new to competitive swimming, or with 1-2 years of swim team experience. This practice is primarily focused on stroke development and technique.
M/W/F from 6-7pm at Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA
Tues from 6-7pm at Greater Pittston YMCA

“Orca” Practice Age 11 & Over
For swimmers competent in all four competitive strokes, starts & turns. Please check with our Head Coach if unsure of your readiness for this practice.
M/W/F from 7 – 8:30pm at Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA
Tues from 7-8:30pm at Greater Pittston YMCA
Sat from 7:30am – 9am at Greater Pittston YMCA

Mini Dolphin: $51
Orca: $67
High School: $14

*6 Monthly Bank Draft Payments Terms

  • First payment due when registering.
  • 5 remaining payments will be taken on the 15th of Oct.-Feb.
  • Draft authorization form must be submitted to the Aquatic Director in order for the Y to set up drafts.
  • Download Electronic Transfer Form
  • Send forms to Andrea Butchko.

Mini Dolphin: $306
Orca: $402
High School: $84

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