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Take your love for the water to the next level with the YMCA of Greenville Swim Academy. This specialized program teaches the basics of swim team and competitive swimming and helps advanced swimmers hone their skills. 

With help from our qualified and experienced coaches, you'll learn sound stroke techniques, fundamental skills, and all the best race strategies that will help you become a more efficient, confident, and accomplished swimmer.

Registration for Summer Swim Academy will open on May 24th. Please contact your YMCA branch's Aquatics staff for information about joining the session currently in progress. 

To register for Swim Academy Summer Day Camps, CLICK HERE

Time Trials

Swimmers put their new skills to the test without the stress of competition during our optional Time Trials. All Time Trials take place at the YMCA Program Center in Simpsonville, and are held near the end of the session. 


YMCA of Greenville Swim Academy sessions include 2 practices per week. Cost is $120 for Y members or $200 for the community for eight weeks. Four week sessions are $60 for Y members and $100 for the community. 


Swim Academy Levels

Beginner (Bronze): The optimal level for those just diving into the competitive swimming world!  Workouts will focus on the basic skills for each stroke. Must be able to swim at least 25 yards freestyle with face in the water without stopping, and must know all four strokes. 

Intermediate (Silver): Focus will be on perfecting stroke technique and introducing racing starts and turns. Must be able to swim 50 freestyle without stopping and with bilateral breathing and demonstrate proficiency in three of the four strokes to a competitive level.

Advanced (Gold): The optimal level for those wishing to swim in a competitive setting. Training will focus on stroke refinement and practicing racing starts and turns while building endurance for longer distances. Must be able to swim 100 yards without stopping and with bilateral breathing and demonstrate proficiency in all of the four strokes to a competitive level. 

*Offered at Eastside Family YMCA - Advanced (Platinum): The optimal group for teenagers wishing to get in shape for SAIL or high school swimming. Focuses on stroke technique and high endurance. For ages 13-17. Must meet all Gold Level requirements.