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The Tri-County YMCA Wild Waves offers a competitive youth swim program for swimmers ages 5-18. Tri-County YMCA Wild Waves is committed to pursuing excellence at all levels, from novice to national recognition. We are members of United States Swimming (USS), West Virginia Swimming, Inc., and YMCA Swimming.

Our Vision
  • To provide children from the ages of 5-18 the opportunity to train for and compete at all levels of competitive swimming.
  • To achieve the highest potential in each athlete.
  • To provide professional instruction of the competitive swimming strokes.
  • To install in each swimmer sportsmanship, self-discipline, commitment, and leadership.

Visit swimwild.org or contact Phil Berry for more information.

Silver (JV)
This is a fundamental swim group that teaches a strong foundation of all four competitive strokes. A great starting spot for new swimmers who are coming from YMCA swim school, summer league, or advanced swim lessons. We emphasize stroke technique, teamwork, and basic training etiquette. Silver Members will have the opportunity to swim in Wild Waves hosted novice meets.

Practice Sessions/Week: 5
Cost: $60.00/month 
Equipment: Fins, board

Gold (Varsity)
This group builds technique into all four competitive strokes. More advanced drills and swim techniques are introduced progressively to improve overall coordination and efficiency in the water. Gold prepares each swimmer for our competition teams. Gold members are encouraged to make 3-4 practices per week and have the opportunity to swim in Wild Waves novice meets and Y dual meets.

Practice Sessions/Week: 5
Cost: $75.00/month 
Equipment: Fins, board

Comp I (JR. Zones)
Swimmers are introduced to training techniques with increased distances for competitive swimming. Dedication of the sport and a minimum of 4 practices a week is encouraged. Swimmers are required to swim in the WV Short Course State Championships and Y Cluster Championships.

Practice Sessions/Week: 6
Cost: $90.00/month 
Equipment: Fins, snorkel, board, paddles, pull buoy, foam roller

Comp II (Zones)
This group is specifically designed for the 13 and older competitive swimmer who is committed to training at a level for Y Zones. Dry lands are encouraged. Swimmers are required to swim in the WV Short Course State Championships and Y Cluster Championships. There is also a strong emphasis on community service and will be required to help at home meets. Entry into COMP II is based on Coach’s invitation.

Practice Sessions/Week: 9
Cost: $100.00/month 
Equipment: Fins, snorkel, board, paddles, pull buoy, foam roller

Comp III (Nationals)
This is the highest level competition team. This group is specifically designed for swimmers 15 and over who wish to participate at Y Nationals, USA Junior and Senior Nationals. Swimmers also must maintain a 3.00 GPA in the classroom. Swimming in college is also a main objective of swimmers in COMP III and assistance with the recruiting process is offered to all group members. There is a strong emphasis on community service and will be required to help at home meets. To be a member of this group is a COMMITMENT and is by coaches invitation only.

Practice Sessions/Week: 9
Cost: $110.00/month 
Equipment: Fins, snorkel, board, paddles, pull buoy, foam roller

TRI-athelete Swim Team
This program is designed to increase training techniques for anyone above the age of 19. This program is perfect for any athletes training for triathlons or Masters Swimming.

Practice Sessions/Week: 5
Cost: $35.00/month 
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