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Posted on Sep 9, 2016

Darke County Sharks Swim Team Gearing Up For 2016-2017 Season


The YMCA of Darke County staff and coaches are looking forward to the 2016-2017 DCY Winter Short Course season beginning October 10, with Trial Week beginning October 3.

The Y swim team serves the spirit of competition, keeping physically fit and fostering fellowship among the team. We hope to provide each swimmer the opportunity to grow both socially and emotionally through learning the values of team sportsmanship and team cooperation. Through the program, character traits of caring, responsibility, honesty, and respect will not only be learned and practiced, but also required.

Swim team is open to all Darke County Y members, ages 6 and older, who can exhibit competency in 50 yards of freestyle and backstroke.

Trial Week is an opportunity for interested swimmers and their parents to “get their feet wet,” and meet the coaches, other parents and swimmers. It gives them an opportunity to experience the swim team environment and also provides the coaches an opportunity to evaluate the swimmers’ abilities. Coaches will be also be conducting stroke clinics focusing on breast stroke, butterfly, and backstroke.

Returning swimmers should also plan to attend Trial Week, especially if they have aspirations to be promoted to a new practice level.

The trial week opportunity begins October 3rd from 5:30 – 8:00 PM.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday practice will be held at the Greenville Branch.

Tuesday practice will be held at the Versailles Branch.

Parents meeting September 15th 6:00 PM, Greenville Branch.

The DCY Sharks offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the DCY Sharks to offer ability level-specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities. The three training levels include Bronze, Silver and Gold.

For more information, contact Tyler Roberts at the Greenville Y at 548-3777