Y-SWIM - The Masters Swimming Club for YMCA members

Y-SWIM, the Masters swimming club for YMCA members provides coached training sessions; helps competent swimmers improve technique, speed, swim-fitness and stamina; and prepares them for open-water swimming, triathlons and competitions.

Who is the club for?
Y-SWIM caters for those interested in competing in Masters pool competitions as well as open water swimming and triathlons. The club is also suitable for those who simply want to develop technique, fitness and improve performance. Since this is a mixed ability group, the club is not suitable for beginners or those wanting intense individual tuition. Potential members need to be competent in freestyle and have the ability in two other strokes. 

How are the sessions run?
A typical session includes a warm-up followed by technical and fitness work. Members benefit from the guidance of experienced coaches who help to improve both technique and fitness leading to better swimming. The club also organises social activities to complement the coached sessions.  It also takes part in the annual Swimathon at the YMCA and a number of open water competitions.

When does the club run?
Club sessions are held twice a week, on Thursday evenings, 7-30 to 8-30pm and Sunday mornings, 09-00-11.00am with dedicated lanes in each session. 

Is the club registered?
The club is registered with Swim England (the national governing body for swimming in England).  This allows members to take part in competitions at Masters level and provides insurance and support for coaching development. To cover the cost of Swim England registration, investment in training for the coaches and replacement of equipment, there is an annual club fee which varies depending on whether you compete or not. 

What are the fees for 2020?
The basic fee is £32-70 per year. 
If you also want to take part in national competitions, the fee is £51-75 per year.

Do I have to be a YMCA member?
The club is open to adults (aged 18 or over) who are either members of the YMCA or take out a day membership. Potential Club members are invited to try the club free of charge for three sessions before making any commitment. Come along, speak to a coach and try a session or email us for further information: londonyswim@gmail.com


In order to protect all swimmers and members, potential members of Y-SWIM are required to adhere to social distancing procedures and make a formal health declaration before being allowed to swim.


  • Thursdays - 7-30 to 8-30pm
  • Sundays -  09-00-11.00am

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