A competitive swim team for boys and girls ages 6 - 18. Perfect for the beginning competitor as well as the most experienced. 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:  Opens Wednesday, August 10th at 8:00 am. Must register inhouse at the Warren Y due to required forms. 
Cost for 2021-22 season: (Due by October 3rd)
$150 YMCA Members
$ 80 Each additional child in family
$ 80 WAHS Swimmers (Grade 9-12)

Practice Times:
**New Swimmers Trial Week: Monday, September 12th thru Thursday, September 15, 2022 from time TBA'd

First official week of practice: Begins Monday, September 26th (No practice Friday, Sept, 30th)

NEW SWIMMERS   4:30-5:00 PM      
NOVICE (8 & under) M-Thurs 5:00-6:00pm Fri.  No Friday Min. of  2 days/week
CADET (9&10 years) M-Thurs 5:00-6:00 pm Fri. 4:00-5:00 pm Min. of 3 days/week
PREP (11&12 years) M-Thurs 5:30-7:00 pm Fri. 4:00-5:00 pm Min. of 3 days/week
JUNIOR (13& 14 years) M-Thurs 5:30-7:00 pm Fri. 4:00-5:00 pm  Min. of 3 days/week


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.

Parent Meetings: TBA

Team Swimsuits order from our store on SwimOutlet.com 
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YMCA Head Coach, Dani Mumford will hold a 6-week summer swim training league for ages 6-18.  Runs from July 11th through August 18, 2022. Emphasis will be on stroke techniques.  Included will be work on starts and turns. Swimmers can get a head start of conditioning for the fall swim season. Also a great opportunity for swimmers interested in joining the Dolphin Swim Team but unsure of what it's all about! Swim waiver required. Swimmers MUST have attained Stage 4 of the YMCA Progressive Swim level or be tested before league begins. Email Coach Dani at dani@warrenymca.org with any questions.

Dates: July 11 - August 18, 2022
Time: 8:00-8:50 AM
Days: Monday-Thursday
Ages: 6-18 (Must have attained Stage 4 of Progressive Swim Lessons or test out)
Cost: $40.00 YMCA Members / $100.00 Non-members
Registration: Now Open


Prior to the start of the 2022-23 Dolphin Swim Team season, the swim team coaches hold conditioning practices to prepare swimmers for the upcoming Dolphin Swim Team season. Swimmer may attend 1 or all 6 sessions. Swimmers MUST have experience as a Level 4 Stroke Introduction in the YMCA Progressive Swim levels. Email Coach Dani at dani@warrenymca.org with any questions.

Days: Tuesdays/Thursdays
September 6th/8th 
September 13th/15th 
September 20th/22nd 

Time: 5:00-6:00 pm
Ages: 6-18 (Must have experience with the Stage 4 of Progressive Swim Lessons)
Cost per Clinic: $10.00 YMCA Members / $15.00 Non-members
Registration: Opens at 8:00 am on August 10th for members / August 15th for 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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