Whether you’re eight years old or eighty, there are swimming programs for you at the Greater Holyoke YMCA. We have two pools: a six-lane 25-yard pool utilized mostly for lap swimming, masters swim lessons, and our Vikings Swim Team, and a four-lane warm water 20-yard pool. Here are our Small & Large Pool Schedules. Download our current program schedules by clicking on the links below.
Winter Session-Classes for Children and Adults
Winter Session registration begins on December 12th. The Winter Session is 7 weeks and runs from Sunday, January 3 to Saturday, February 27 (no classes school vacation week). Program information will be posted shortly.
Masters Swim Program
Masters swim practice will be held 5 days a week in the large pool. Mondays and Wednesdays are focused on stroke technique and triathlon specific workouts. They are 45 minutes long and are part of the Triathlon Program but can be attended by Masters swimmers. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays are intense 90 minute training sessions that on sprinting and long distance events. These practices are not part of the Triathlon Program.
We will be hosting a Masters Swim Meet on Sunday, January 3rd.
What you need
- Swim suit
- Swim cap
- Pull buoys and kick boards are provided
- Water bottle
Holyoke YMCA Vikings
Join the Holyoke Y Vikings! For questions about our Vikings, please contact the team office by calling Coach Nick Rice at 413-534-5631 x128, or email him email@example.com
- Holyoke YMCA Vikings Swim Team
- Winter 2014-2015 Registration Packet
- Vikings Practice Schedule and Requirements
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