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 other’s 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. Being a member of the swim team will help develop strength, coordination, endurance and discipline. Being a member of any team helps develop values, tolerance, co-operation, relationships and 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.
Fall & Winter Practice Schedule:
9 & Under: Mon, Wed, Thurs. 6 – 6:45pm Friday 4 – 4:45pm
10 & Over: Mon, Wed and Thurs 6 – 7:30pm Fri 4 – 5:30pm
Please try to make at least 2 or more practices a week
Coach: Sonia Disanti
Cost: Member $265 per child, Additional siblings $132.50
ONLY requirement – swimming full length of pool- any stroke
PRACTICE BEGINS- SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 at 6pm at the Y
Monday – 6-7:30pm, Wednesday – 6:30-8pm, Thursday – 6-7:30pm, Friday – 5-6:30pm
9 and under - 6-7pm
10 and older -6-730
IMPROVE YOUR STROKE, STRENGTHEN YOUR FORM before the swim team season begins.
For more information call 413-663-6529.
For more information please print out and read the Northern Berkshire Betta Handbook.
Western MASS YMCA Swim League
Event Schedule Sumer 2013