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The YMCA of Greater Hartford is committed to offering competitive swimming programs which will allow each child to develop a healthy Spirit, Mind, and Body.

Whether your child is a beginner looking for their first competitive experience or they aspire to reach the highest level the sport can offer, we have a program for you!

Swim Teams at GHYMCA

Our Mission: Using the YMCA Core Values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility, the Laurel East Hartford YMCA Swim Team is open to all level of youth competitive swimmers and committed to child protection while developing youth to reach his/her highest potential in a safe and supportive environment through the sport of swimming.

Click here to visit the Laurel East Hartford official website to learn more!

East Hartford YMCA

Serving: Avon, Canton, East Granby, Granby, Hartland, Simsbury, Suffield, Windsor Locks and surrounding area
770 Main Street, East Hartford
860 289 6612

The Farmington Valley Tsunamis Swim Team is a YMCA and USA (United States Swimming) program designed for swimmers ages 5-18 of all abilities, from beginner through national levels. The Tsunamis Swim Team provides children and families with opportunities to experience competitive swimming in a fun, exciting, and positive environment with an experienced and accomplished coaching staff.

How To Become A Tsunami

All swimmers must be evaluated by the coach before joining. This will allow for swimmers to be placed in the appropriate group before registering. Swim tests are usually done from 4-4:45pm or after 8pm, before and after workouts. To schedule an evaluation, please call 860 653 5524.

Click here to visit the Farmington Valley Tsunamis' official website to learn more!

Farmington Valley YMCA

Serving: Avon, Canton, East Granby, Granby, Hartland, Simsbury, Suffield, Windsor Locks and surrounding area
97 Salmon Brook Street, Granby
860 653 5524

Join the Hale YMCA Riptides swim team and become part of a supportive and encouraging environment designed to develop the swimmer’s spirit, mind, and soul. The Riptides are a member of the SENECY YMCA Swim League and compete with many YMCA swim team in the area. There are also opportunities to compete through USA Swimming.

How To Become A Riptide

To visit the Hale YMCA Riptides swim team official website to learn more!

Hale YMCA Youth & Family Center

Serving: Downtown Hartford and surrounding area
9 Technology Park Drive, Putnam
860 315 9622

Our season runs September-July each year.

The team participates in the National YMCA Competitive Swimming and Diving program and, locally, in the YMCA Yankee Cluster Swim League, a league composed of YMCA swim teams throughout the State of Connecticut. The Yankee Cluster offers a series of dual meets (head-to-head competitions with other YMCA teams) and culminates in a league championship attended by all teams in the league. Through the national program, Breakers swimmers have the opportunity to compete in regional and national YMCA competitions. The team is also a member of USA Swimming, the national governing body of competitive swimming in the country. In addition to swimming in YMCA competitions, our more experienced athletes (those in our higher-level competition groups) compete in USA Swimming sanctioned meets, both in Connecticut and throughout the country.

We practice in an eight-lane, 25-yard indoor competitive swimming pool.

How To Become A Breaker

We accept children and teens up to age 18. To join the team, all athletes must be members of the YMCA. Memberships can be purchased either for an entire family or for an individual child. Memberships must be established through the front desk prior to registering for the swim team.

Click here to visit the Indian Valley Breakers' official website to learn more!

Indian Valley Family YMCA

Serving: East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Somers, South Windsor, Tolland, Vernon and surrounding area
11 Pinney Street, Ellington
860 871 0008

The Wheeler Regional Family YMCA Tigersharks Swim Team is a competitive swim program serving those in the Greater Hartford communities from the youngest and newest swimmers to nationally ranked athletes. Our current 4-lane training facility is located at the Wheeler Regional Family YMCA in Plainville. We believe that competitive swimming is a great youth sport, involving and enjoyed by the entire family. Our program strives to instill in young swimmers an understanding of and appreciation for self-esteem, personal accountability, goal setting, and achievement through hard work in training and in competition. At the same time, we provide an atmosphere that encourages the development of team sportsmanship, loyalty and camaraderie among competitors.

Click here to visit the Wheeler Regional Family Tigershark's official website to learn more!

Wheeler Regional Family YMCA

Serving: Burlington, Bristol, Farmington, Plainville, Plymouth and surrounding area
149 Farmington Ave., Plainville
860 793 9631