YMCA of Youngstown


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

9/8 – Virtual Coach Meet & Greet 7pm – Click here to join via Zoom https://us06web.zoom.us/j/9138103784

9/13 – Practices begin along with a FREE 2-week trial period for new swimmers.  Click HERE to register for the trial period.

9/30 – Registration ends


Chris Hughes
Senior Aquatic Director

Register For The Y Neptunes

1. Sign Up for a YMCA Membership

This can be done online or in person.

Not ready to commit just yet? You can sign up for the FREE 2-week trial period (no membership required)


Register and pay team fees in person at the Y or online. $325 for the first swimmer. $300 for each additional swimmer.

To set up monthly payments, email Chris Hughes chughes@youngstownymca.org 


This includes entering your credit or debit card information for meet entry fees, team apparel, and any other costs incurred during the season. There will be a $1 deposit required when you sign up on Team Unify to verify credit or debit card information.