Family YMCA of Black Hawk County


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. 

2022-2023 Pirates Swim Season 

Never participated in swim team before?  Not sure if it’s right for you? Test it out!

Trial Session: $10 (Do not need to be a member)

Trial Session: 9/19-9/23 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
10 under 6:00-6:30pm
11+ 6:30-7:00pm

Contact our the Aquatics Director – Simone Sohk – at for any questions.

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

  • Registration will open September 6th.
  • Practice is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Registration Process 2022-2023

  • Remember, in order to participate in swim team, you MUST have a full membership. You can either set that up online or stop into the Y to have the front desk staff help you.
  • Swimmers must be full members of the YMCA 30 days prior to their first YMCA competition and 90 days prior to the 1st sanctioned YMCA event.
  • Click here to register
Swim Team Dates: October 2022 – March 2023
8 under 5:00-5:30pm
9-11 5:30-6:15pm
12+ (Non Cedar Falls, Waterloo Residents) 6:15-7:30pm
12+ (Local, Cedar Falls, Waterloo Residents) 7:30-8:45pm


Swim Team Rates
8 under $40 per month
9+ $55 per month
Sibling discount $5 off per month, per child
To apply the sibling discount, please contact Simone Sohk at

Swim Meets

Meet Schedule
Date Location
November 19th MACR (Cedar Rapids)
December 10th Maquoketa
December 17th MACR (Cedar Rapids)
January 14th Marshalltown
January 21st MACR (Cedar Rapids)
January 28th Marshalltown
March 4th-5th (State) Marshalltown
March 17th-19th (Regionals) Des Moines

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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