The Y Tidal Wave Swim Team is a year-round developmentally competitive program for children 5 years and up who can successfully complete one length of the pool unassisted on their front and on their back. The YMCA of Abilene is devoted to providing a positive and memorable experience for the swimmers. In addition to teaching proper swimming skills and techniques, we aim to develop good sportsmanship and team spirit.

Practices are held Monday through Friday at the Redbud YMCA Family Center.

Swimmer Levels:

Bronze: 5 –11yrs.;  Must be able to swim non-stop for 25 yards freestyle and backstroke. 

              Freestyle must have rotary breathing.  Must be able to butterfly and breast stroke.

(Bronze 1): Developmental level, new and younger swimmers, introductory stroke and skills development.

(Bronze 2): Advanced level, experienced and/or older, all strokes are legal, continual stroke and skill development and some

                  Speed work.

Bronze Practice Times: Monday-Wednesday-Friday 5:30-6:15pm  (No Tuesday or Thursday practice)

Bronze Price: Members-$70 month or $400 Season     Non-Members-$150 month or  $900 Season


Silver - 11-14 yrs. old.  Must be able to swim non-stop for 50 yards of  freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.   

(Silver 1): Developmental group, newer and young team members, half stroke work/half speed work; test set 100s at or

              Slower than 2:10.

(Silver 2): Advanced group, older and more experienced team members, B level and/or competing for over a year, test set 5x100s 2:05 or faster.

Silver Practice Times:  Monday & Friday 6:15-7:30pm; Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-7:00pm, (No Wednesday practice)

Silver Price: Members-$90 or $520 Season     Non-Members-$170 or $1020 Season


Gold - 14-17 yrs. old.  Must be able to swim a legal 100 of all 4 strokes, test set 100s at 1:40 or

          faster, be able to run sets self-sufficiently. 

Gold Group Practice Times: Monday-Friday 5:30-7:30 pm.

Gold Price:  Members-$120 mo /$700 season    Non-Members-$200 mo/$1,200 Season


For program information please contact the YMCA of Abilene Aquatics Director at 325-695-3400.