Summer 2022 Season
*Members Only Program*

Marlins Summer 2022 Program 

The Program will run May 9 – August 12. Registration begins Monday, April 25. 

Practice Time Slots:

May 9 – June 10: Practices will be held indoors at the YMCA pool
Chips 
Mon/Wed/Fri: 3:15 – 4:00pm
Bronze 
Mon/Wed/Fri: 3:15 – 4:00pm
Gold 
Mon-Fri: 4:00 – 5:30pm 
Platinum
Mon-Fri: 4:00 – 5:30pm

June 13 – August 12: Practices will be held outdoors at the Tourtellotte pool
Chips 
Mon-Fri: 10:10 – 11:00am
Bronze 
Mon-Fri: 11:00 – 11:50am
Gold 
Mon-Fri: 10:10 – 11:50am 
Platinum
Mon-Fri: 10:10 – 11:50am

Note: Participants are not required to attend every practice, but we encourage everyone to come in as much as possible.

Program Fees:
Chips & Bronze: 
$175
Gold & Platinum: $225

*If you wish to be placed on a waiting list, please complete all registration forms and drop them off at the front desk.

YMCA Membership:
It is required for all participants to have a YMCA membership while enrolled in the program

USA Swimming Fees:
There will be a season membership cost to be able to participate in USA swimming meets. I’m currently working on getting our team registered with USA swimming. Once our team is ready to go, I will send more information regarding the USA swimming membership.

Not all swimmers have to sign up for the USA swimming membership, only those wanting to do meets!

Tourtellotte Pool Pass: 
Pool usage will be free this summer!

Fees are subject to change if a swimmer is reclassified after season start.

A $50 processing fee will be withheld for any drops from the program. Withdrawal from the program should be submitted no later than 2 full weeks before wishing to drop to be eligible for any refund of fees prepaid, minus the $50 processing fee.


Questions? Contact Jose, Aquatics Director at 507-345-9804 or jrosalesyepez@mankatoymca.org

Program/Practice Protocols

  1.  If your swimmer(s) has a temperature above 100.3 please DO NOT COME TO PRACTICE.
  2. Do not come to practice if you or anyone in your household is sick or has symptoms of COVID-19.
  3. Upon entering the YMCA, swimmers are encouraged to use hand sanitizer (available at the front desk).
  4. We will only have swimmers on deck and in pool areas. Parents are NOT allowed on deck/in the YMCA at this time. (Unless approved by Jose)
  5. Swimmers are encouraged to have their own equipment.
  6. Please do not share water bottles or equipment – this is very important!
  7. Swim practice will start promptly so swimmers must be ready to be at the water at that time.

Thank you! 

MARLINS SWIM TEAM

The Marlins Team uses a “progressive” age group program designed to develop a child physically, mentally and emotionally in a systematic fashion. A well-defined, long-term approach of gradually increasing degrees of commitment is essential to reach peak performance levels during a swimmer’s physiological prime. The emphasis in the early stages of participation is placed on developing technical skills and a love for the sport.

The YMCA Mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. It is extremely important that YMCA competitive swimming and diving programs are consistent with the YMCA mission, as well as the YMCA’s commitment to building strong kids, strong families and strong communities. This means that YMCA competitive swimming programs will focus on the development of the whole person, the strengthening of the family and the inclusion of all in the community who desire to participate. This program will use competitive swimming as a means by which to build positive character and assets. The focus will be on competing with dignity and respect while striving for one’s personal best. Winning is not the primary goal in YMCA competitive sports.

The swim team season begins in October and continues until early April. Practices are held 5 days a week with meets throughout the season. Practices and meets are optional, however, it is strongly encouraged that swimmers attend as many practices and meets as they can. Practices are held in the afternoons and evenings Monday through Friday. Meets are held on the weekends, with most occurring on Saturdays and a few of the larger meets on Sunday.