SESSION DATES: September 13 - January 29, 2022

BRANCH: Pittsfield


Tryouts Required for New Team Members 2021: Sun. September 12, 12:30-1:30 PM. Please contact the Welcome Center if these dates do not work for you.

Berkshire Family YMCA offers children ages 6-18 years old an opportunity to join our Polar Bears Competitive Youth Swim Team. Practices and competitions focus on skills development, teamwork, and confidence-building. Practice is scheduled according to age and ability with certified and experienced swim coaches. Polar Bears Swim Team requires a commitment to time; dedication to practices, challenging workouts, and the team; and energy to the sport of swimming. Team members and families build great friendships!

Does your child have the ability, desire, and commitment to continue and develop their competitive swimming career?

Swimming is an essential lifesaving skill, plus an excellent form of exercise. Swimmers will learn four strokes: freestyle (sometimes called the crawl), breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly. Children will gain practice in starts, turns, finishes, and racing strategies. Swimming provides both an aerobic and anaerobic workout. Participating in a swim team teaches teamwork and sportsmanship. Divers need flexibility and determination (and some fearlessness).

Active Y members are invited to register.

State and Local guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are strictly enforced. The program is subject to change if lane restrictions are enforced by State & Local guidelines. Program size may need to be reduced following the allowed number of participants.

Sibling Discounts:

A 10% discount is available for the youngest sibling. Please see the Welcome Center to take advantage of this discount.

Program Fees:

During the registration process, a deposit will be required and any remaining balance will be scheduled to automatically draft from the payment type on file. Upon registration, you will be notified with an option to schedule out the remaining balance through December, allowing monthly payments, if paying the balance by the initial due date is not feasible. If you do not receive this notification, please contact the Welcome Center to make this request for monthly payments.

Additional Information:

Participation and fundraising are required. Practice sessions are subject to CHANGE depending on enrollment and pool activity. Please read all related emails from Team Unify. Important information will be posted on the observation deck bulletin board. Check weekly.

POLAR BEARS YOUTH SWIM TEAM COMMUNICATIONS AND UPDATES: Visit to stay up-to-date with team happenings and swim meet information/registration. Polar Bears Swim Team Gear can be purchased here:


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