Swim Team

NOTE: Unfortunately, due to COVID, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the start of the season until January.

YMCA Cadillac Currents Swim Team

The YMCA Cadillac Currents is for swimmers between the ages of 8 and 19. Our goals are to teach fundamental skills, encourage lifetime involvement in sports and physical activity, and strengthen the values of fitness and respect for self and others through teamwork and sportsmanship. The emphasis is on enjoying swimming and doing one’s best. The Y Cadillac Currents compete in two leagues: the Michigan Team Swim League (MTSL) and the West Michigan YMCA Swim League. Swim Team is for members of the Y.

The 2020-2021 season will begin the week of November 16. See below for schedules and pricing.

Registration for Bronze and Silver will open on Monday, November 9.

November 16 – November 30$28$30
December 1 – December 31$55$60
January 1 – January 31$55$60
February 1 – February 28$55$60
March 1 – March 12$28$30


Thank you for your patience and support as we set this season up. When you sign up, you will be able to sign up for any and all of the above segments that you would like. We do anticipate that the schedule will change throughout the season as the pool’s availability fluctuates. We will do our best to send out regular communication on that matter in a timely manner.

Currents Flyer

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who will be coaching the teams?

A: For Swim Stages 5 and 6, we are delighted to have Kimberly join us again. For Bronze and Silver, our Aquatics Director, Molly Ladhoff, will be coaching until we find a more permanent solution. We are currently still looking for more help for Bronze and Silver, so if you know of anybody who would like to help coach, please have them reach out to the Y’s Aquatics Director, Molly Ladhoff, at mollyl@cadillacareaymca.org.

Q: When will Swim Stages 5 & 6 be added?

A: Registration for Swim Stages 5 & 6 will open on Wednesday, November 11, and practices will start the following week.

Q: Are there going to be swim meets this season?

A: The short answer is that we are not sure at this moment. With rising COVID concerns, the two leagues that we are a part of have not made any solid plans for in-person swim meets. There is always potential that we are able to participate in in-person meets, that we end up participating in some virtual meets, or that meets in general don’t happen this year. Our main focus right now is to give kids an opportunity to get in the water and start practicing, with the hope that meets will be on the way. We are, however, taking it one step at a time and continuously evaluating what our best course of action is for the health and safety of our team and our community.

Q: What social distancing and mask guidelines will be put in place?

A: We will be following the guidelines for social distancing and masks that the YMCA already has in place. Participants will have a mask on until it is time to get in the water, and they will be socially distanced in the pool when resting. We are not able to police the locker rooms, so we would recommend that participants arrive at the Y ready to get in the water. During COVID, the water fountains at the Y are not in use. We do, however, have bottle fill stations, so we recommend bringing a reusable water bottle to practice. Further instructions will be sent to participants prior to the first day of practice.

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