Beaufort YMCA Aquatic Club (BYAC) Tiger Sharks
Welcoming each swimmer and their families to the BYAC Swim Team ‘Tigersharks’ & Shark Pups!
The YMCA swim team program is a fun and rewarding experience. Swim team members are instructed on the correct technique in all four competitive strokes (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly), experience teamwork, make new friends, and complete drills and workouts to improve their skills, endurance, and fitness.
GET READY FOR WINTER SWIM TEAM!
Aug. 20-21: Stroke Development Clinic for Shark Pups (swimmers age 5 & up who can swim 25 yards of all 4 competitive strokes). CLCK HERE FOR INFORMATION & REGISTRATION FORM
Aug. 28-29: Stroke Development Clinic for PRIOR Swim Team members (swimmers age 8 & up who can swim 50 yards of all 4 competitive strokes). CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION & REGISTRATION FORM.
Fall/Winter 2019-2020 swim team registration is underway!
Read through information below and download registration form here.
All swimmers will be evaluated by coach to confirm minimum skill level is met.
The Beaufort YMCA Swim Team has 3 practice groups based on swimmer ability. Coaches will evaluate all swimmers to determine if they meet the requirements and assign the appropriate practice group. Swimmers not meeting minimum requirements are encouraged to enroll in the Swim Strokes – Stroke Development class to improve their technique.
The Wardle Family YMCA Tiger Sharks Swim Team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. Participation in swim meets is highly encouraged in order to hone competitive swimming skills and track progress. Financial assistance is available. Questions regarding YMCA Aquatics should be directed to Lou Bergen, Aquatics Director: firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-522809622.
Note that Tigersharks (BYAC) Competitive Swim Team Group 3 Swim Team Members MUST be a YMCA Member.
We offer 3 levels of Swim Team Programs:
Shark Pups – Must be a Y member to compete in away swim meets*
Minimum Skills: Must have passed swim lessons (or equivalent), must be able to swim 25 yards of Freestyle and Backstroke without stopping and have basic understanding of butterfly & breaststroke kicks.
Practice: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:00-4:45 PM
Registration Fee: One Time $50 non-refundable
Monthly Fee: $70 per swimmer/month Y member* • $90 per swimmer/month non-member
BYAC Tigersharks Swim Team Group 2 – Must be a Y member to compete in away swim meets*
Minimum Skills: Has passed YMCA swim lessons and swim test (or equivalent). Must be able to swim 50 yards of Freestyle and Backstroke technically correct without stopping. Must be able to kick 50 yards and have some knowledge of correct arm motion for Breaststroke and Butterfly.
Practice: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:45-5:45 PM
Registration Fee: One time $50 non-refundable
Monthly Fee: $75 per swimmer/month Y member* • $100 per swimmer/month non-member
BYAC Tigersharks Swim Team Group 3 – Y members only
Minimum Skills: Must be able to swim 50 yards of all four strokes technically correct and without stopping with proper start, turns, and finish. Will compete in at least 2 swim meets and attend State Meet at end of season.
Practice: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:45 pm- 6:15pm & Friday 4:45-5:45 PM
Registration Fee: One time $75 non-refundable
Monthly Fee: $80 per swimmer/month • Y members only
Additional Information and Fees:
- Siblings receive $10 off monthly fee.
- Swimmer MUST be a Y Member to compete in YMCA away Meets! (Not required for our Home Meet)
- Away Swim Meet Fees and coach’s travel fees are in addition to the above fees.
- HOME swim meet is no charge for swim team members.
- Required Gear: Competitive style swim goggles and appropriate swim attire, water bottle.
- Each swimmer will receive a BYAC swim cap and t-shirt.
- Participation in swim meets is highly encouraged for all swimmers to hone competitive swimming skills and track progress.
CYSL WINTER 2019-2020 SWIM MEET SCHEDULE
- September 14, 2019 Summerville YMCA
- November 9, 2019 Columbia YMCA
- December 7, 2019 Beaufort (HOME MEET)
- December 14, 2019 Columbia YMCA
- January 11, 2020 Columbia YMCA
- February 1, 2020 Georgetown YMCA
- Feb 29-March 1, 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP MEET Greenwood YMCA (Must go to 2 meets and swim the time standards to qualify)
TBA Regionals (mid-March 2020) will be held at the Middle Tyger YMCA in Spartanburg, SC
2019 CYSL SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP – 7/13/2019 to 7/14/2019
We had an extremely successful meet! It was great to have 19 swimmers compete for the Tiger Sharks! We hope to bring more to our Winter Championship meet.
The results are attached. Here are a few highlights:
- Overall we were 4th
- Boys team came in 3rd
- Girls team came in 4th
There were 11 teams at the meet and many teams had significantly more swimmers than we did.
We had several swimmers that ended up in the top three in their age group.
- 1st – Sarah Mansker
- 2nd – Brielle Lyons
- 3rd- Ellee Smunk
- 2nd- Jacob Mansker
- 3rd- Olivia Byrne
- 3rd- Sean Lyons
- 3rd-Davis Martin
Great job Tiger Sharks!
Here are all results:
BYAC Tigersharks Compete at the 2019 YSSC CYSL Winter Swimming Championship
(March 5, 2019) Port Royal, SC: The 2019 SC YSSC CYSL Winter Swimming Championship were held March 2-3 at the Middle Tyger YMCA in Duncan, SC. Twenty-seven BYAC Tigersharks swimmers qualified and competed in relay and individual swimming events at the meet.
BYAC swimmers placed in the top ten in 48 Individual events and swam their best times in 78 events; improving their times by as much as 12 seconds.
In individual scoring, BYAC had three swimmers earn High Point Awards in their age groups; Lily Bostwick earned 1st place in the Girls 13-14 age group, Sovann Shook placed 3rd and Jacob Mansker earned 2nd place in the Boys 8 & Under age group.
The 8 & Under Boys Relay Team of Canyon Ulrich, Mack Hipp, Jacob Mansker and Sovann Shook earned 3rd Place in the 100 Yard Medley Relay event and the team of Finn Geistkemper, Canyon Ulrich, Mack Hipp, and Jacob Mansker placed 3rd in the 100 Yard Freestyle Relay event.
The Boys 10 & Under Relay Team of Sean Lyons, Sovann Shook, Tyson Curtis, and Killian Geistkemper earned 6th place in the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay. Lily Bostwick, Melanie Schiller, Grace Shirley and Brooke Cushman placed 6th in the Girls 11-18- 200 Yard Medley Relay event.
Six swimmers are going on to the SC Upper Southeast Regional YMCA Short Course Championship Meet in mid-March, including Olivia Byrne who qualified in 9 events.
Congratulations to all the BYAC swimmers! The BYAC Tiger Sharks swim year round.
All questions including swim meets, practice and social activities can be addressed via e-mail to: email@example.com