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Monday - Thursday:
Facility: 5:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Pools: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Facility: 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Pools: 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Facility: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Pools: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Reservations are REQUIRED at this time to help limit the spread of Covid-19.
Face Coverings are REQUIRED in the weight room & track:
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Please call 207.338.4598 to reserve your time up to 24hours prior.

Bluefish Swim Team

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For more information on our
Bluefish Swim Team
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Great information can be found at:
Maine Y Swimming website:
Maine USA Swimming website:

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 Eryn Thostenson, Bluefish Coordinator with any questions:

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 start 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 !!

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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!

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