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.
The Sea Dragons, in partnership with the Ooltewah Swim Club, season starts in August and goes through February.
Head Coach: Todd Jones, OSC
Sea Dragons Swimming
The Athens-McMinn Family YMCA Sea Dragons, in partnership with the Ooltewah Swim Club, are the premier swim team in McMinn County coached by Head Coach Todd Jones and staff of the Ooltewah Swim Club. 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. For more information, contact Katy Coffey here or by calling 423.745.4904.
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
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 Hannah Brickhouse here or by calling 423.745.4904.