Our swimmers getting their practice on!
The SJRYC swim team program is designed to provide swim instruction and competitive training for age group swimmers. The program will promote competitive swimming for all levels of ability. The purpose is to give both experienced and novice swimmers the opportunity to compete and to improve their skills.
Requirements: Swimmers must be able to swim one length of a 25-yard pool and their families must be members of the St. Joseph River Yacht Club.
Swim meets: The SJRYC swim team competes in a swim league through the Michiana Association of Private Swim Clubs (MAPSC).
Group expectations: Advanced swimmers are able to swim extended workouts and sets. Typically these kids have been on a swim team for several years. They must be able to swim 500 yards (20 lengths) without stopping. 3 practices per week, 90 minutes per practice.
Intermediate swimmers are able to swim all four strokes somewhat proficiently. They must be able to swim 100 yards (4 lengths) without stopping. 3 practices per week, 60 minutes per practice.
Beginner swimmers are able to swim on their own without assistance from floaties or adults in the water. They must be able to swim one length of the pool without stopping. 3 practices per week, 30 minutes per practice.
MIssion Statement: The mission of the St. Joseph River Yacht Club swim team is to cultivate a love for swimming, promote teamwork and sportsmanship, and develop the potential of each swimmer through expert coaching and competition in a supportive and inclusive environment in and outside of our membership. Building on the rich history of the SJRYC, we strive to inspire our youth to achieve their personal best in and out of the water, foster a sense of community and camaraderie, and instill a lifelong passion for aquatic sports. We aim to provide affordable and accessible opportunities for all skill levels to enhance their swimming abilities, learn important life skills, and form lasting friendships while having fun.
Swim Committee Chair