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. 

2018-19 Pirates Swim Season 

Registration starting soon!

Never participated in swim team before?  Not sure if it’s right for you? Contact our Head Swim Team Coach – Sandra Burroughs – at to schedule an orientation.

For more team specific information, meet results, important announcements and more – visit

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Take The Plunge ⋅ Pre-Season Clinic 

Come join us for our pre-season clinic Sept 24-28 from 6-8 pm. Get back in shape with some conditioning activities with our personal trainer, work on setting your goals for the season, participate in team building activities and games, learn how to overcome meet day anxiety, and learn visualization techniques to improve your races.

Dates: September 24-28

Time: 6-8 pm

Location: Family YMCA of Black Hawk County Pool

Rate: $35 per person

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 Head Coach Sandra Burroughs for more information.

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