Welcome to the Northern Berkshire YMCA Betta Swim Team. Parents and swimmers are equally important to the success of this program. The team cannot exist without each others’ support, hard work, encouragement, respect and spirit. We hope that you and your family have fun, success and build lasting relationships and memories.
This program offers the swimmer structure, leadership opportunities, stroke instruction, physical exercise and good fun. Betta Swim Team members will develop strength, coordination, endurance and discipline, as well as values, tolerance, cooperation, relationships and a positive self image.
The regular swim season runs from late September to early February, with some swimmers qualifying to swim in championship meets in March. The regular season includes approximately 6-7 meets. These meets are typically on Saturdays. Meets are our competitions with other YMCA swim teams. We do offer a shorter and less competitive summer program as well, which offers newer swimmers a chance to give the swim team a try without the longer commitment of the fall/winter season. Competitive swimming is a yearlong sport in terms of training and ongoing improvement.