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, teamwork 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. The 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 Coach Dani Mumford at dani@warrenymca.org. 
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:
First official week of practice: 2023 TBA'd

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 Meeting:

Team Swimsuits order from our store on SwimOutlet.com 
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Learn to Board Dive w/ Katie Madigan

This course is designed to teach the basics of diving from the diving board. Participants can experience what it would be like to be a member of the WAHS swim team divers! This class is recommended for those who have prior gymnastics and/or dance experience, although not nececessary.  
Katie Madigan, WAHS 2021 District 10 Diving Champion and current Clarion University diver, will lead this program.
Students MUST have attained Stage 4 level of Progressive Swim lessons and have a signed Swim Waiver on file. A minimum of 4 participants are needed to run this program. Sign ups now open at Y Front Desk.

Date: May 8 - 12,  2023
Time: 6:00-7:15 pm
Ages: 9-18 years
$20/ YMCA Member
$40/ Non-Member
Registration: NOW OPEN!



Coaches' Bios:

Dani Mumford

I have been the Head Coach and YMCA Aquatics Coordinator for six 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.


Elin Smith

I am very excited to join the Dolphins coaching staff this year. Though this is my first year coaching, I grew up competing as a member of the YMCA Dolphins Swim Team and WAHS Swim Team, as well as in age groups internationally living in Southeast Asia. While competing, I trained with several fantastic coaches and will draw on all those experiences to develop my coaching style. I prioritize a strong foundation of stroke technique to increase speed, all while creating a fun environment for swimmers to grow. I'm excited to meet everyone and look forward to a great season!



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.