The Family YMCA of Black Hawk County Pirates work to improve and develop the swimming technique of all participants in an atmosphere of fun.  We want to encourage our swimmers to have as much fun as possible in the water, while challenging themselves to become more competitive swimmers.

To educate our swimmers about the dedication required to become an athlete, we encourage good nutrition, healthy exercise, and proper recovery.

We challenge our swimmers to become great team leaders in and out of the water by incorporating the core values of the YMCA – Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. 

2019-20 Pirates Swim Season 

Never participated in swim team before?  Not sure if it’s right for you? Contact our Assistant Team Coach – Megan Yasuda – at for any questions.

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Fall Swim Team 2019-20

Registration opens August 19!

Swim Team Dates: October 2019 – March 2020
10 years old and under 5:30-6:45pm
11 years old and up 6:30-8:30pm

Swim team will use lanes 1-4.

Swim Meets

November 16: MACR (Cedar Rapids)

November 20: Team Picture Night 6:00 pm | Wear team t-shirt and team suit

November 30: National Virtual meet 9:30-12:30 (home) | Teams will swim locally but compete against other YMCA teams and swimmers from across the county. Teams and swimmers will compete for rankings in a number of age group swimming events.

December 7: Dubuque

January 4: Marshalltown

January 18: Marshalltown

February 1: Stoney Point

February 16: Sectionals (Cost per Swimmer: $15)

March 7: Boys State Meet (Cost per Swimmer: $10)

March 8: Girls State Meet (Cost per Swimmer: $10)

March 21 & 22: Regionals (Wellmark Y DSM)

March 28 & 29: MYAS @ the University of Minnesota (Cost per Swimmer: $40)

VOLUNTEERING is a rewarding experience and helps ensure the team achieves its goal of providing a quality, competitive swimming program for children, young adults and adults in the Cedar Valley area. If you’re interested in volunteer opportunities, we encourage you to contact Assistant Coach Megan Yasuda for more information.

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