The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley Swim Team is a competitive program that focus on the development of swimmers of all ages and abilities. Our trained coaches work to improve each swimmer’s skill level, technique and endurance to promote a healthy lifestyle. Our program embraces the YMCA core values and promotes progression at an individual level. Practices are organized by ability levels and are designed to help team members improve and refine the four competitive strokes, starts and turns, and finishes. Our Swim Team competes in the Central Wisconsin Swim Conference, Wisconsin YMCA teams and participate in USA Swimming meets as well. Workouts include endurance, speed and drill techniques, with a healthy dose of teamwork and sportsmanship.
Team Practice

Our YMCA swim team offers a variety of practice times per week that are typically based on age and ability.

Swim Meets

Meets are scheduled through out the swim season. Coaches will let you know when your swimmer is “meet ready” and able to compete! There are no meet requirements, however, our swimmers tend to improve faster and have more FUN when they attend meets!


  • Ages 5 - 19
  • Ability to swim 25 yards continuously
  • Must be a current member of the YMCA of the Chippewa Valley

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YMCA of the Chippewa Valley Barracudas

The YMCA of the Chippewa Valley Barracudas Swim Team combine YMCA and USA year round competitive swimming and diving program in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Bloomer and the surrounding area. We promote long term development of athletes offering skill instruction, training focused on improving fitness levels, and appropriate social interaction in a caring, respectful and encouraging environment. More than 300 student athletes learn and train at multiple locations: Eau Claire YMCA and Chippewa Falls YMCA. The YMCA Swim Team welcomes swimmers ages 5 to 19 and all ability levels!