Swim Team

Our year-round competitive swim team offers high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. There are two year-round swim team options available that are competitive or non-competitive: Flyers and Flyers-In-Training. We also offer non-competitive Summer Swim Team across the First Coast at varying locations.

Flyers (USA Swimming): Advanced and Intermediate

  • Year-round
  • Monday-Saturday: Practice times vary.
  • Both swim and dryland practice times are available.
  • Available at Barco-Newton and Brown Ys

Our Flyers year-round swim team 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.

We offer two groups to fit your needs:

  1. Intermediate: 7 years of age to middle school. Intermediate Flyers will continue to build stroke fundamentals while progressing to competitive swimming.
  2. 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.

For more information, please contact the Head Coach at the Brown or Barco-Newton Ys:

  • George Oancea, Head Coach, Brown Family YMCA
  • Sandra Rechis, Head Coach, Barco-Newton Family YMCA

  • Flyers-In-Training

    • August – April (Summer Team is available each year)
    • Monday – Thursday: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
    • Available at Barco-Newton, McArthur and Ponte Vedra Ys

    The primary focus of Flyers-in-Training 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. 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.

    Register For Flyers or Flyers-In-Training Now

    Summer Swim Team

    • Season runs May 13 – July 27, 2024
    • Ages 5-17
    • Members: $260 / Non-Members: 380

    Summer Swim Teams are for any young athlete looking to hone and develop their skills to a more advanced level for competitive swimming. Summer Swim Teams are available throughout the First Coast at the following locations under the guidance of our Regional Aquatics Directors:

    Nate Dingman
    Dye Clay

    Mo Eaton
    Megan Hansson
    St. Augustine

    Please contact the Y closest to you or any of our Regional Directors for more information.

    Register For Summer Swim Team Now

    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.