The mission of the Waves swim team is to teach the skills of competitive swimming, build enthusiasm for the sport and foster team camaraderie among young athletes. We work to build an environment where both teamwork and individual effort are valued and where each Waves team member feels encouraged to participate and put forward their best effort. The philosophy of the Waves team is to treat each swimmer as an individual and build self-confidence and self-esteem through personal accomplishment each time they swim. Each swimmer has goals to improve times, learn new strokes, build techniques, and practice good sportsmanship. We are guided to reach our goals by the Y Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.
ABOUT THE TEAM
The Waves Swim Team is the Piscataquis Regional YMCA’s competitive swimming program. We welcome children ages 6-18 who are interested in challenging themselves in the areas of mental and physical training and the sport of Competitive Swimming. Our Swim Team trains in the Piscataquis Regional YMCA’s Pool (25-yard, 6 lanes) and competes throughout the State of Maine. Our Winter Season (October 22nd, 2019 to March 1st, 2020) competes in 25-yard short course pools. We strongly encourage swimmers to participate in our swim clinics throughout the year to help improve their techniques and swim times.
We welcome all returning swimmers as well as any new swimmers looking to join a team! New swimmers will need to be assessed by the Swim Team Staff in order to be place in the proper level prior to registration. For more info, please contact Britney Gallagher below. To be a part of the Piscataquis Regional YMCA Waves Swim Team, every swimmer must have a PR YMCA membership by October 16th to be eligible to participate in the first meet according to the National YMCA rules for competitive qualification.