Competitive Swim Team

YMCA Pacific Aquatic Club (YPAC) Swim Team (6-18 years)

YPAC is a year-round swim team that focuses on youth development and competitive swimming. Once a month participants compete in USA Swimming official meets involving teams from the Bay Area and surrounding counties. Participants learn and refine such things as stroke technique, endurance and speed.

Anyone looking to join YPAC and set up a required Swim Team assessment needs to contact the Head Coach, Guy Concepcion.

Swim Team Schedule

Yellow Lane (ages 6-8):

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 5:00pm - 5:30pm or 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Yellow Lane is the entry-point to the swim team for youth ages 6-8. All participants must be able to swim all four competitive strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle). The focus of each 30-minute session is to focus on stroke technique and to build endurance, with the intention of joining meets within the first-year of continuous training.

Green Lane A (ages 7-10):

Monday/Wednesdays/Fridays: 4:00pm- 4:45pm
Swimming skill levels for the Green Lane are a bit more advanced, while still focusing on improving stroke technique and endurance.  More race-specific training is added (like starts/turns, intervals) and joining swim meets is further encouraged. 

Green Lane B (ages 7-10):

Tuesdays/Thursdays: 6:00pm-7:00pm 

Red Lane (ages 9-12):

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Tuesday, Thursday: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday: 7:00am - 8:00am (optional)

Red Lane training is more challenging, with speed, endurance, and race-strategies (while always focusing on technique) being the main focus each practice session.

Blue Lane (Middle School):

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 4:45pm - 6:00pm

Tuesday, Thursday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday: 7:00am - 9:00am

Blue Lane are the middle-school age-range competitive swimmers, who are now beginning to focus on swimming as their main sport.  Training now has a dryland component, and more hours in the pool are added to further build power and endurance, while still focusing on stroke technique.

Black Lane (High School):

Monday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Dryland)
Monday: 5:00pm - 6:00pm (Team Meeting)
Monday: 6:00pm - 7:00pm (Swim)

Tuesday/Thursday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesday: 5:00pm - 6:00pm (Dryland)
Wednesday: 6:00pm - 7:00pm (Swim)

Friday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Dryland)
Friday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm (Swim)

Saturday: 7:00am - 9:00am

This high school age-range competitive swimming group continues to build on the previous lanes they graduated from. Participants are even more focused on high-caliber swim performances at season-end championships and keeping sight of becoming college-varsity swimmers (in various college leagues) when the time comes.  Overall, becoming healthy, fit, and confident adults who are lifelong swimmers become the ultimate goal.

Rates:

  Black Lane  Blue Lane Red Lane Green Lane Yellow Lane
Community Participant $200 $182 $182 $172 $166
Facility Members $153  $135  $130 $125 $120

 

 

 

Rec Swim Team

First Mates Swim Team (8-12 or 13+ years)

The First Mates Pre-Swim Team is a non-competitive swim group where youth learn the basics of what a swim team does in a more relaxed environment. Through the program, participants work on skills such as diving, endurance, and efficient stroke technique without competition. This Swim Team is great for those who want a once a week 1-hr swim workout without thinking about training for competition. All four competitive strokes must already be part of your regiment and swimmers must be able to handle an hour-long swim practice.  Contact: Guy Concepcion: ypac@ymcasf.net.

SATURDAYS 10:00AM - 11:00AM, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Rates:

Facility Member: $75/MONTH, Community Participant: $125/MONTH

Masters Swim Program

Join our Masters Swim Program for intermediate to advanced swimmers. Our experienced coaches are all products of wonderful swim teams, and they will help you on stroke technique and endurance work in a fun social setting.

Requirements

Ability/Workouts:
It is advised that prospective Masters be comfortable with swimming 2000 yards in one hour. Workouts are comprised of kicking, pulling & swimming different strokes. Ranges 2,500 to 4,000 yards. Lanes are adjusted for appropriate speeds as needed.

Attendance:
Participants of the Masters Program can attend any number of workouts. Regular attendance is not required, however it is recommended that participants train on a consistent schedule.

Coaches:
Masters coaches are experienced coaches who specialize in technique and endurance training. First time participants should introduce themselves to the coach(es) and tell the coach(es) the following information: swimming background, current goals, physical limitations and whether technical feedback is desired.

Schedule:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:00am - 7:00am or 7:00am - 8:00am
Monday, Wednesday: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Fees:
Facility Members: Free
Learn more about our memberships.
Community Participants: $20/Session