COME SWIM WITH THE BEST
The Y is dedicated to the development and success of competitive aquatics in McMinn County as it relates to two of our main areas of focus: Youth Development and Healthy Living. The staff believes that aquatics can provide a clean, safe, and healthy outlet of energy. More than learning the competitive strokes and conditioning, swimmers will also learn the value of hard work, dedication, self-discipline, goal-setting, personal accountability, and team loyalty. We offer three competitive options for swimmers of all ages.
We offer a competitive year round swim team, the Southeast Tennessee Swimming Club!
- The Southeast Tennessee Swimming Club is for ages 5-18.
- The coaching staff is based out of Ooltewah, TN with practices on-site at our YMCA. Read about them here!
- Practice at the YMCA starts 9/1/2020! Registration is hosted by the Ooltewah location here.
- For registration or billing assistance, email Coach Thurman.
We also offer middle and high school swim teams, MCMINN UNITED SWIMMING!
- School teams are open to swimmers living in McMinn County & surrounding counties without a home swim team.
- Practice at the YMCA will begin in October 2020 with registration details to come.
- Registration for school teams is hosted by us, the YMCA!
- For registration or billing assistance, email Athens-McMinn Family YMCA Swim Team Coordinator, Katy Coffey.
Are you unsure of which team to register for or how to get started? We can help! Contact Athens-McMinn Family YMCA Swim Team Coordinator Katy Coffey at 423.745.4904.
Competitive: Southeast Tennessee Swimming
Southeast Tennessee Swimming is the premier swim team in McMinn County coached by Head Coach Todd Jones and staff of the Ooltewah location. Practices are held at the YMCA with the option of traveling to Ooltewah and swimming at their home pool! We provide all youth the opportunity to participate in a year round competitive sports program. The team shares in the Y's mission to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.
"Southeast Tennessee Swimming is a USA Swimming, year-round swim team, with two practice facilities located in Ooltewah and Athens Tennessee. Our mission is to provide a fun and challenging environment in which young men and women learn competitive swimming skills and higher levels of racing performance while focusing on the valuable life lessons of goal-setting, perseverance, self-discipline, team work, cooperation, sportsmanship, and competitive spirit. We are focused on creating life-long swimmers and encourage the pursuit of excellence."
Head Coach: Todd Jones
Team Administrator: Mikal Thurman- COACHTHURMAN3@GMAIL.COM- Please direct all questions concerning billing, registration, and meets to this email.
Head Age Group Coach: Stephen Jones- STEPHENTJONES5@GMAIL.COM
Need help getting pointed in the right direction? Email Athens-McMinn Family YMCA Swim Team Coordinator: Katy Coffey
High School Swim Team
JOIN THE MCMINN UNITED HIGH SCHOOL SWIM TEAM!
In addition to competitive swim team, we also offer club swim team through our local high schools through the KISL Swim League. High School league starts in October and wraps up in January.
We have swim teams at the following High Schools:
- McMinn Central High School
- McMinn County High School
- Meigs County High School
For more information, contact Swim Team Coordinator Katy Coffey at 423.745.4904.
Middle School Swim Team
JOIN THE MCMINN UNITED MIDDLE SCHOOL SWIM TEAM!
Get ready for high school swim by competing in additional meets at the Middle School level. We offer middle school swim club for all McMinn County middle school students. Contact Swim Team Coordinator Katy Coffey for more information.
Summer Swim League
The Athens-McMinn Family YMCA hosts a summer swim league for kids ages 3 to 18 years old.
The Y summer swim league is about teaching children the importance of achieving goals, team effort, and sportsmanship.
Swimmers compete in a series of swim meets on Monday nights during the summer against other YMCA swim teams. Practices are held on weekday mornings and evenings.
Swimmers who have not participated in swim team must be assessed before the season. Swimmers ages 3 to 10 must be able to swim the length of the pool.
- Summer Swim League will start practicing on May 29th.
- Swim meets will take place beginning June 10th.
- Practice times are TBD
For questions regarding program specifics, contact Katy Coffey by calling 423.745.4904.