BRANCH: Pittsfield

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).

BFYMCA Members and non-members are invited to register.

Sibling Discounts:

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

Program Fees:

The full fee is due at the time of registration. Please contact the Branch Director if accommodations are needed due to financial hardship.

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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