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. 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 be members of the YMCA. 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.

To set up a tryout please contact our Aquatics director or our head coach.


Want to learn more?

Glen Jackson
Aquatics Director

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The swim team season runs year round, September 1 - August 31

School year practice schedule:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:15 - 6:00 (8 & under), 6:00 - 7:15 (9-12) and 7:15-8:45 (13 & older), and Fridays (9 & older) 5:30-7:00. During

June and July practice schedule:

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 5:30 to 7:00



One-time registration fee of $75

Monthly fee of $50 (8 & under) or $75 (9 & older)