FM Gator Swim Team

 


About the FM Gator Swim Team

The FM Gator Swim Team is a competitive swim program that has been a part of the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties since 1959. Swimmers of all ages are welcome to participate at all levels, improving their skills while learning to value hard work, reach for excellence, and enjoy spirited competition. This premier swim team has helped to develop numerous state and national champions, and has been an integral part of the Fargo, West Fargo, and Moorhead communities for decades.

The Gators have five training groups for ages five and up to accommodate all levels and ages of competitive swimmers – Developmental, Age Group I & II, and Senior Group I & II. Practice schedules vary by season and level. Stroke clinics and special events are also important parts of the FM Gators program. 

Our professional YMCA coaching staff provides high quality instruction for all ages and abilities to improve swimming and diving skills, boost confidence, and achieve success while making new friends and having fun.

Level Descriptions:

Developmental Group: Developmental swimmers are new and experienced 5+ year olds who can swim 25 yards of freestyle (front crawl) without stopping or needing assistance. They also learn the skills necessary to compete such as working with teammates, following directions, and advanced drills.

Age Group: The Age Group levels are designed to give swimmers who have gone through our Developmental group a positive and technically sound experience on a swim team. These levels are designed to challenge your child depending on their experience in the sport as well as develop more advanced competitive skills.

Senior Group: The Senior Group levels are designed for the more advanced, competitive swimmer. Necessary training will be given to excel in competitive swimming events.

Details:

Practices: Practices are held at the Fercho YMCA, North High School, Davies High School, and Island Park Pool during the summer months.
Ages: FM Gator Swim Team is open to swimmers ages 5+

Sessions and Prices:

There are two required registration fees, including the YMCA fee (below) and the FM Gators/USA Swimming fees, which can be paid at fmgators.com

Levels Dates Members Non-Members
Developmental – Spring January 6 – March 20 $200 $250
Age Group – Spring January 6 – March 20 $224 $280
Senior – Spring January 6 – March 20 $242 $302
High School Girls November 11 – March 20 $305 $382
Senior Post High School Season March 2 – March 20 $37 $47

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Pre-Swim Team

Curious about Gators? Want to join a swim team, but don’t quite feel ready yet? Pre-Swim Team will help you improve your skills, learn what it’s like to be on a swim team, learn strokes and lap swimming, and gain comfort in the pool! Participants must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle without stopping or needing assistance.

Ages 5+ Fercho YMCA Choose Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thurs 5:00 – 5:45pm

Upcoming Sessions:

Session 1: January 6 – February 13 Session 2: February 17 – March 26 Members: $72 Non-Members: $90

 
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Adult Swim Training

The YMCA also offers Adult Swim Training for ages 19+. For more information, visit our Aquatics page.


Stroke Clinics

Learn to swim from the Gators swim team coaches!! Clinic is open to youth not currently on a swim team, who can swim 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke without stopping. Participants will improve their skills, learn what it’s like to be on a swim team, meet new friends, and get comfortable in the pool!

Grades 1 – 6 Fercho YMCA Tues & Thurs Member: $48 Non-Member: $60

Upcoming Sessions/Details

March 31 – April 28  
Grades 1 – 3 6:15 – 7:00pm
Grades 4 – 6 7:15 – 8:00pm

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High School Prep Camp

High school swimmers will maintain and develop conditioning in and out of the water by learning proper techniques and skills. Prepare for a successful high school season, and stay fit year round.

Ages 12 – 18 Island Park Pool Mon – Thurs 4:30 – 6:00pm Member: $52 Non-Member: $60

Upcoming Sessions:
Gators Camps are offered seasonally. Check back later for Summer 2020 dates and details!

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Diving Camp

Whether you’re a beginner or veteran diver, this camp will help you learn, perfect and maintain diving skills. Experienced divers can get back on the boards and beginners can try out competitive diving.

Ages 8+ Island Park Pool Mon – Thurs 4:30 – 6:00pm Member: $TBD Non-Member: $TBD

Upcoming Sessions:
Gators Camps are offered seasonally. Check back later for Summer 2020 dates and details!

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For more information about the FM Gators Swim Team or Adult Swim Training, contact Gators Head Coach Erich Richardson at 701.364.4151 or erich.richardson@ymcacassclay.org.