The YMCA will be Closed on Sunday August 31 and Monday September 1 for Labor Day weekend.

Our Annual Pool Shutdown will be August 30 - September 5
The pools re-opening on Saturday September 6, 2014


For your convenience: Other YMCA’s participle in a reciprocity program, where our members can visit their facilities.
Before traveling to another facility during our shutdown week,
please visit their websites to learn about their pool schedules and offerings.

The following YMCA’s and Pools will be closed on the following dates for their annual pool shutdowns:

Penbay YMCA (Rockport): August 18 - 23
Alfond Youth Center (Waterville): July 26 - September 1
The MDI YMCA in Bar Harbor is Not shutting down.






Mission Statement


It is the mission of the Waldo County YMCA to promote the physical, mental, social, and spiritual development of Waldo County children and families.

Waldo County YMCA



 

CURRENT HOURS

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Waldo County YMCA

157 Lincolnville Ave.
Belfast, Maine 04915
(207) 338-4598
FAX: 207-338-2505



2014 Bluefish Swim Team



Great information can be found at:
Maine Y Swimming website: www.maineymcaswimming.org
Maine USA Swimming website: www.maineswimming.org


 



The Bluefish is a competitive swim team for boys and girls ages 6 - 19. This is not a “learn to swim” program. All children participating must be able to pass our Deep Water Test by swimming 25 yards unassisted, jumping into deep water & treading water for 30 seconds.



 

Bluefish Swim Team

The Bluefish is a YMCA youth swim team that consists of approximately 120 swimmers from all over Waldo County and surrounding communities. Our swimmers develop self-confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect by working hard, having fun and living by the YMCA’s Core Values of Caring, Honest, Respect and Responsibility.

Bluefish Swimmers are required to be Annual Members in good standing at the Waldo County YMCA. The Waldo County YMCA will offer financial aid to anyone qualified and will not turn any qualified applicant away. For financial assistance, please stop by the YMCA to inquire and ask to speak with Bruce Osgood before the start of the season.

If you have questions about this program or to find out if the Bluefish is right for your swimmer, please contact Erin Mank, Aquatics Director with any questions aquatics@waldocountyymca.org

HOW TO BECOME A BLUEFISH!

Stop by the Front Desk of the YMCA to pick up your team packet. You can also download the following forms below. Please complete ALL forms and return them to the Front Desk before the First Night of Swim Practice

The 2014 / 2015 season will begin with a FREE Orientation Week
October 14 - 17, 2014 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
that is open to new swimmers only.

• Packet Pick up and registration for returning swimmers begins October 1.
• First Time swimmers need to attend our Orientation Week before registering
• If your new swimmer is unable to attend our orientation week
please contact the coaches directly by October 17 at wcbluefish@gmail.com

The season will get underway with Parent Meetings Monday Oct 20. The first night of Practice is Tuesday Oct 21.

Swimmers are required to be Annual Members in good standing at the Waldo County YMCA. The YMCA will offer financial aid to anyone qualified and will not turn any qualified applicant away. For financial assistance, please stop by the YMCA to speak with Bruce Osgood before the start of the season. If you have questions about this program please contact Erin Mank, Aquatics Director at aquatics@waldocountyymca.org.

Step #1: Complete the Team Registration Form (front & back!)

Step #2: Complete and Agree to the Payment Agreement form

Step #3: Read, sign and agree to the Swimmers Contract

Step #4: Read the Team Handbook (Yes… even returning swim families need to read it!)

Step #5: Receive the “Green Slip” from the Front Desk and bring it to the first night of practice. *Swimmers will not be allowed to practice until Coaches receive the “Green Slip”

Step #6: Have Fun & Swim Fast! Welcome to the Waldo County YMCA Bluefish!

Bluefish Swim Clinics
Pre-Season stroke and turn clinics for current Bluefish Swim Team members or competitive swimmers from visiting Y’s. See website for details and registration information. *These SUNDAY clinics are Bluefish Swim Team Fundraisers!

August 16: Registration opens to Bluefish Swimmers
August 23: Open Registration, for non-Bluefish Swimmers

*Register for each clinic separately!

Dates:
Sep 7: Freestyle & Backstroke
Sep 21: Butterfly & Breaststroke
Oct 5: Starts & Turns
Fee:
$20 per clinic for Bluefish Swimmers
$25 per clinic for non-Bluefish Swimmers
Times:
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (10 and younger)
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (11 & Older)

*All information, times and dates are subject to change*



Be sure to stay up to date with the Bluefish by Checking out our Team Bulletin Board located upstairs in the Spectator Area of the YMCA and the Teams Facebook Page!




A Brief History of the YMCA Bluefish
In 1972 a young man named Dan Horton had a vision – gather a bunch of kids together and started a swim team. It was a great opportunity to develop their coordination and strength, teach self-discipline, and let the kids enjoy the water. With all of this in mind, the Bay Area Swim Club (BASC) came into being. With a parent-run board of directors, it became tremendously successful. As this swim team grew, the Waldo County community began to see the need for other team sports and a governing body to house them under. The Waldo County YMCA asked the BASC to come under its wing. Putting the two organizations together would create a greater growth opportunity for everyone involved, and in 1998 the BASC chose to join the YMCA. The Bluefish is a competitive swim team for boys and girls ages 6 – 19. This is not a “learn to swim” program. All children participating must be able to swim the length of the pool comfortably using the front crawl stroke, unassisted.



Support Our Team!
Visit www.SwimOutlet.com/Bluefish

Go to SwimOutlet.com/Bluefish and help your swim team. SwimOutlet.com offers the most competitive prices on the Web for swim & triathlon products and an unbeatable selection.

When you purchase new suits, goggles or other swim merchandise you will be helping the Bluefish earn funds for new equipment. 8% of all sales through our Bluefish account will be used toward helping the team purchase new Kickboards, Flippers and other important training equipment…. EVEN HELP PAY FOR TEAM SUITS!



Some of the material from this website was provided by USA Swimming
Learn more by visiting their website!
www.usaswimming.org

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