The Gators Swim Team is a competitive swim program that has been a part of the YMCA Cass & Clay Counties for over 50 years.
This premier swim team has helped to develop numerous State and National Champions.

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FM Gators Swim Team : Ages 5 & Up

The FM Gators Swim Team is a competitive swim program that has 4 levels of training for ages 5 and up. Groups include:

> Developmental
> Age Group I
> Age Group II
> Senior I
> Senior II

Participants new to the swim team must complete the Insta-Gator program before joining. Participants coming in from another swim team program should contact Coach Erich for information on registering.  Gators swimmers learn teamwork, achieve personal goals, refine the four competitive strokes and have the opportunity to take part in regional and national swim competitions.

For current practice schedules, registration, and additional information on the Gators, please visit or contact Head Coach Erich Richardson at 364-4151 or


Insta-Gators : Ages 5 & Up

This program is for participants who have taken level four swimming lessons or above. Emphasis is on learning and refining the four competitive strokes, gaining endurance and having fun! This program is also for those wishing to try the Gators Swim Team program, and anyone who would benefit from additional practice on level four or higher swimming skills. At the end of the program, coaches will discuss with each swimmer their ability to join the Gators. This program is required before joining the Gators Swim Team.