The Natatorium will be closed from 8:30
am to 1:00 pm on Friday, March 6, 2015
we host the Special Olympics Swim Meet at the WALDO COUNTY YMCA!!
Please consider joining us on the observation
deck to celebrate and cheer on participants from Waldo and Knox Counties.
Athletes with be in the pool in the morning with an awards ceremony
following in the gym.
Local Law Enforcement Agencies such as the Police, Coast Guard, and
Game Wardens will be here to help make the day extra special!
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
157 Lincolnville Ave.
Belfast, Maine 04915
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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
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!
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