A competitive swim team for boys and girls ages 6 - 18. The major emphasis is on stroke development, team work and the development of the YMCA's four core values of respect, responsibility, caring and honesty. Swimmers must be YMCA members and must be able to swim one length of the pool with stopping, using crawl stroke. If in doubt as to what level your swimmer is, contact Dani Mumford, Aquatic Coordinator/YMCA Dolphin Swim Team Head Coach, to have them tested. Our team consists of approximately 75 members from all over Warren County. Season runs from September through March. They compete in the following age categories:

  • 8 & under (novice)
  • 9 & 10 (cadet)
  • 11 & 12 (prep)
  • 13 & 14 (junior)
  • 15 & up (senior)

Age categories are based upon birth date as of Nov. 30.

Registration:  Contact Dani Mumford, Aquatics Director for registration information. 

Cost for 2021-22 season
$150 YMCA Members
$ 80 Each additional child in family
$ 80 WAHS Swimmers (Grade 9-12)

Team Swimsuits order from our store on SwimOutlet.com 
Click here https://www.swimoutlet.com/collections/warrendolphins?rfsn=6125568.c2e04b

Practice Times

September 27th and through the remainder of the season:

Novices: 4:00-5:00 pm
Cadets: 5:00-6:00 pm
Preps, Juniors, Seniors: 5:30-7:00 pm

Friday: 4:00-5:00 pm (Cadets, Preps, Juniors, Seniors)



Home swim meets will begin at 11:00 am. Swimmers need to be on deck for warm-ups at 10:00 am.
Away meet details will be provided prior to meet date.
*For swimmers riding to/from meets with parents, a note must be provided to Coach Dani in advance.

Parent Info:
ALL parents are expected to help during each home swim meet. Jobs consist of: set-up, timing, scoring, selling 50/50, concessions, lining up swimmers, providing judges and referees. Please check the swim team bulletin board (outside of Dani's office) for meet information and/or concession donations during season.


Dolphin Home Swim Meets:
Saturday, December 4, 2021 (Eastside)
Saturday, February 5, 2022 (County)


Parent Meetings:




Two Day Certification!

We are hiring lifeguards - get your certification and apply for a position as a Warren YMCA lifeguard!

This program is for anyone age 16 and older. Participants must be able to do the following swimming skills in order to pass the water pre-test: front crawl stroke, breaststroke, sidestroke, elementary backstroke, front dive, surface dive to bottom of 12 foot and retrieve an object, treading water and underwater swimming.

The course consists of ASHI Basic Life Support, ASHI Emergency Oxygen Administration, ASHI First Aid, YMCA Lifeguard e-lessons, and the  YMCA Lifeguard course. After successful completion of all these, the participant is qualified for a lifeguard position anywhere in the United States. 

 **Begins with a water pre-test on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.

If interested, please contact Dani Mumford by emailing dani@warrenymca.org or call 726-0110, ext. 116.

Financial assistance and/or payment plan options available. Contact Dani for more information.

*Complete the YMCA "Junior" Lifeguard Course and receive 20% discount off cost. Complete an additional 30 volunteer hours in the aquatics department and receive 30% discount off cost.

Days Time  Fee
Saturday, April 23rd & Sunday, April 24, 2022     8:00-4:00 pm    $180 members / $210 non-members




Coaches' Bios:

Dani Mumford

I have been the Head Coach and YMCA Aquatics Coordinator for four years. I grew up just outside of Pittsburgh. My passion for swimming started at a young age when I would lap swim with my mom and pretend I was in the Olympics. Although I never swam competitively in school, my aquatics passion never went away. I was a lifeguard, swim instructor, and camp counselor every summer in high school and college. I graduated from Slippery Rock University with a degree in Physical Education and a minor in Aquatics. I also ran for their Cross Country and Track/Field program. Since then I have been a teacher and coach in Miami, FL and Cleveland, OH. My coaching experience includes being the assistant coach for the schools’ cross country, track and field, swimming, and youth soccer teams. Sports have always been a big part of my life and have shaped who I am today. I want to help children grow and become best athlete and person they can be through the lessons and excitement of sports participation.

I look forward to coaching the YMCA Dolphins Swim Team and meeting all the great families involved in the program.

Lindsey Vavala

This is my third season as a swim coach. I have worked for the YMCA in the aquatics department as a swim instructor, lifeguard, and a coach for 11 years. I have a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Edinboro University. I work full time for Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems as a Blended Case Manager. I started swimming for the Dolphins when I was 9 years old and continued through high school. What keeps me connected to the swim team is my love for swimming and the ability that I am able to share that passion with swimmers and fellow coaches. I enjoy working with the swimmers and to watch them grow and achieve their goals. The YMCA and the swim program have always been a constant in my life and I consider it a second "home." I am looking forward to seeing what this upcoming season has in store for us all.

Susan Wilson

My name is Susan Wilson. I am a special education teacher for the Warren County School District. I'm going into my 12th year. I am a Long Distance Running and Walking coach for the Warren County Special Olympics. I have always been a lover of swimming. I worked my way through the swim system with earning all the patches and finally then branching out to join the high school swim team. I loved the thrill of being a team member and the sheer excitement of the meet atmosphere. Long distance swim events were by far where my heart loved being. I continued to swim through college. Even though I did not swim competitively for Clarion University of Pennsylvania, I did coach Special Olympics swimming for Clarion County. Thanks goes to Dr. Brooks for getting me back to my roots of swimming.



NOTE: It is required that children 9 and under be accompanied by an adult at all times while at our YMCA. No Front Entry drop off or pick up.


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