Youngstown YMCA

Neptune Swim Team

The Neptune swim team is a year-round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every swimmer an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability. All of our coaches have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time.

The Neptune season typically runs from September through February, although swimmers who qualify for championship meets will continue to practice in March. Practices are held at the Central YMCA, with varying practice times for each age/ability level. There are six dual meets scheduled throughout the season, which are held on Saturdays between October and January, and the team competes against other YMCA swim teams. A Divisional Championship meet takes place in early February for all team members, and those who qualify for the League Championship meet will compete in early March.

Swimmers also have the opportunity to compete in YMCA invitational meets, as well as USA Swimming meets during the season. Participation in these meets is optional and requires additional meet entry fees.

The Y Neptunes compete in the North East Ohio YMCA Swim League, and are also affiliated with USA Swimming. Click HERE for the link to the North East Ohio YMCA Swim League.

Important Dates

September 1 – Registration begins

September 9 – Virtual Meet the Coaches meeting at 6:30 pm – Meet the Y Neptune Coaches for the 2020-21 season and learn more about practice times, structure, swimmer expectations, and parent involvement. Click HERE to join via Zoom.

September 14 – Trial Period begins – FREE 2-week trial period for swimmers interested in joining the Y Neptune Swim Team. Swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool on their front and back (50 yds total), and be able to complete a 45-minute practice. Practice times will be discussed at the virtual Meet the Coaches meeting on September 9 and assigned by the Head Coach.

September 28 – Registration and fees due. A late fee of $25 will be assessed for any registrations after September 30.


Chris Hughes
Senior Aquatic Director