BAY Swim Team & Take Your Mark

The Bloomsburg Area YMCA swim team is an age-group competitive program that promotes character development by challenging all our kids to be Caring, Honest, Respectful, and Responsible. The BAY Swimming family promotes teamwork and sportsmanship, and is recognized for an emphasis on stroke techniques and age-appropriate training.

Practice officially begins on Monday, October 1st and continues through February. Practice will be offered 5 days a week from 4:15pm-6:15pm (times subject to change). For swimming-specific questions, contact Coach LaCroix at 570-854-5174.

Take Your Mark! 

No YMCA Membership is needed for this program. Take Your Mark is intended to help swimmers transition from swim lessons to the Swim Team. Basic elements of competitive swimming will be taught. Swimmers should be able to move independently in the water and be interested in joining the competitive swim team when ready. This program is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15-5:00pm at the Bloomsburg Middle School Pool from  Oct. 1st – Feb. 1st. Cost – $190.00

Participation Fees & Membership Options:

Participation Fees by Age Group / Program 

  • 8 and Under – $220.00
  • 9-14 years old – $360.00
  • High School – $200.00
  • Take Your Mark – $190.00

Membership is required for all participants (except Take Your Mark swimmers)

Option 1 – Full Pay: Swim Team Membership is $135 per year per participant, plus $15 Joiner’s Fee. Save over $50!

Option 2 – Recurring Monthly Pay: Family Membership is $53.00 per month per family, and must be autopay Bank Draft or Credit Card, plus $50.00 Joiner’s Fee for new members. 

SAVE EVEN MORE: Register between August 13th – August 15th and we will WAIVE your Joiner’s Fee!

Plus 10% siblings discount as always! Financial Assistance is available. Visit the Y to request an application!

Registration Nights: August 13th & August 15th from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Visit the Y on one of our Swim Team Registration Nights to register your child for a fun, competitive, team-based swimming program! 

BAY Swimming 2017-18


Swimming Registration is OPEN at the Bloomsburg Area YMCA!

See below for more information!

The BAY Barracudas swim team is a highly competitive USA/YMCA age group program with emphasis on fun and learning. Our certified adult personnel help promotes character development by challenging all participants to accept and demonstrate the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. The BAY swim team is well recognized for its emphasis on stroke technique and a balanced, age-appropriate approach to training.

BAY includes all levels of competition from novice to the exceptional. Learning continues through all levels, refining strokes and building speed and endurance. Our primary goal throughout each season is to develop each individual athlete to his/her full potential.

Below: the BAY Swimmers of 2017-18!


2018 Spring-Summer Swimming Registration

Swim Team and lessons are held Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at the Bloomsburg Middle School Pool. For specific swim questions, contact Coach LaCroix at 570-854-5174.


May 7th, 8th, 10th – Until Bloomsburg School ends

Two Sessions:

  • Beginners: 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
  • All Age Groups: 4:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Continues: June 11th – July 27th

  • 11 and older: 8:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
  • 10 and younger: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Swim Team Cost

  • Members: $150
  • Non-Members: $170


May 14th – May 31st

Two Sessions:

  • 4:15p.m. – 5:00p.m.
  • 5:15p.m. – 6:00p.m.

Ages: 4 and up

Lesson Cost: $60

Financial Assistance is available for membership and programs!

Want to Give Back?

Give a gift to your community by donating to the YMCA!

Your donation will support Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility in the Bloomsburg Community!

Bloomsburg Area YMCA Mission Statement

The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is a cause-driven Columbia County organization that is dedicated to Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. The Bloomsburg Area YMCA addresses these needs through our facilities, programs, and community collaborations with likeminded organizations.

Vision Statement - To nurture every child and teen, to improve the health and well-being of our community residents, and to support fellow cause-driven Columbia County Associations.

The Y is here for our community:

The Bloomsburg Area YMCA serves over 600 families in our community!

The Bloomsburg Area YMCA provides over 40 wellness classes each week to prevent childhood obesity, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes!

The Bloomsburg Area YMCA helps teach values and teamwork to over 200 children in our Y-care, preschool, and sport leagues, swim team, and gymnastics program.

Give the Y a Try!

The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is so much more than just a gym! Learn what our members already know with a seven-day free trial!

Bloomsburg Area YMCA
30 East 7th Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

(570) 784-0188

(570) 784-4303

Mon-Thurs 5:00am-9:00pm
Fri: 5:00am-7:00pm
Sat: 8:00am-4:00pm
Sun: 11:00am-3:00pm

UNITED WAY - The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is a program partner with the Columbia County United Way