Want to swim competitively in a fun and positive environment? Join the team!

The South County Family YMCA Squids Swim Team is a year-long team starting our season September 1 and finishing our season August 31. The YMCA Heartland Gateway swimming accommodates swimmers ages 5 to 21. We compete in swim meets throughout Missouri and parts of Illinois.

Unlike other club swim teams in St. Louis, we have tryouts all year and take on new swimmers all year. We also have a program that allows youth to be well-rounded - if they need to take a break for a different sport season (especially high school swimming) their swim fees are put on hold until they come back.

Since every swimmer swims all four strokes during every practice, swimmers need to be proficient in freestyle with rotary breathing, have good body position in backstroke, and know how to do both breaststroke and butterfly. 

All members of the team must also be members of the YMCA.

  • One-time registration fee of $50
  • Monthly fee of $50 (8 & under) or $75 (9 & older)
To learn more or set up a tryout, contact:

Sarah Dix
Aquatics Director


School year practice schedule:
Tuesdays & Thursdays

   •  8 & under: 5:30 - 6:45
   •  9 - 12: 5:30 - 6:45
   •  13 & older: 6:45 - 8:15


   •  9 & older: 5:30 - 7:00

June and July practice schedule:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays

   •  5:30 - 7:00