Swim Team

Becoming a member of the First Coast YMCA Swim Team means fun, fitness and teamwork. There are options for beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmers.

First Coast Flyers (USA Swimming)

Our First Coast Flyers competitive swim team at the Barco-Newton Family YMCA in Fleming Island and the Brown Family YMCA in Ponte Vedra Beach offers high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities.

Our year-round program enables the more experienced swimmer to improve on the four basic swimming strokes and compete with other swimmers throughout the state of Florida, while learning the importance of being a team player.

There are two year-round swim team options available:

  • Intermediate: 7 years of age to middle school. Intermediate Flyers will continue to build stroke fundamentals while progressing to competitive swimming.
  • Advanced: 12 years of age and older (or have a qualifying championship cut). Advanced Flyers are looking to reach their goals of being top in the state.

Practices days and times vary by location.

For more information, please contact the Head Coach at the Barco-Newton or Brown Family YMCAs.

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Summer Swim League

The primary focus of the summer swim league is to develop and enhance swimming skills in the four competitive stroke. Fundamental technique is the core of the program and the foundation of learning about competitive swimming.

Summer Swim League is offered at multiple First Coast YMCA locations.

  • Baker County Barracudas – Baker County YMCA
  • Clay County Kingfish – Barco-Newton and Dye Clay Family YMCAs
  • Duval Dolphins – Brooks, Williams and Winston Family YMCAs
  • McArthur Marlins – McArthur Family YMCA – Fernandina Beach
  • Ponte Vedra Piranhas – Brown Family YMCA
  • St. Augustine Stingrays – St. Augustine YMCA

All swimmers must pass the swim test at the green level and be able to swim one length of the pool using a basic crawl stroke. Swimmers may participate all season, or month by month. The season runs May-July and practice days and times vary by location.
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Swim Coaches

All of our coaches, as members of the American Swimming Coaches Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time.