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DeKalb County Swim Team

YMCA/DeKalb County Swim Team is a competitive program that focuses on the development of swimming skills for all ages and abilities. Swimmers practice in groups by age and ability level. Learn more about DCST at www.dcst.org


Matt Anderson Hired as New DCST Senior Coach
We are honored to announce that we have hired Matt Anderson as the new Senior Coach for DCST. Coach Anderson is a former DCST age group swimmer who went on to swim at NIU. During his senior year at NIU, he was named team captain. While at NIU, Coach Anderson was also an assistant coach for DCST. After graduation, he then spent 5 years as the Assistant Men and Women’s Swimming Coach at NIU. He then left DeKalb to become the Assistant Women’s Coach at The Ohio State University for 4 years. After his tenure at OSU, he has been the Head Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach at Youngstown State University for the past 14 years. The exact starting date for Coach Anderson has yet to be determined, but it will be sometime during the last week of August. We look forward to having Coach Anderson continue and grow upon the past successes of DCST.


General Prerequisites: Ages 6-18 years old
Our trained coaches work to improve swimmers’ skill level, endurance and to promote a healthy lifestyle. Our program embraces the YMCA core values and promotes progression at an individual level.
Benefits of Y/DeKalb County Swim Team
  • Developmental League
  • Patient Coaches
  • Fun Environment
  • Healthy Competition
  • Emphasis on Stroke Instruction

The Kishwakee Family YMCA’s DeKalb County Swim Team is recruiting new swimmers to join the team and all kids are invited to try it out! The Fall/ Winter season kicks off with Stroke Clinic and Rookie Week. Stroke Clinic and Rookie Week offer families the opportunity to test the swim team environment and receive placement evaluations.

Stroke Clinic
Dates: April 17-May 3
Returning swimmers 8 and younger and new swimmers 12 and younger.
Tuedsay/Thursday 6:00-7:00pm
Returning swimmers 9 and older and new swimmers 13 and older
Tuesday/Thursday 7:00-8:00pm

Member Fee: $37
Program Participant Fee: $60

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Rookie Week
Dates: May 7-May 11
Monday-Thursday will be practice. 6:00-7:00pm for 8 and under. 6:00-7:30pm for 9 and older.
Friday is a mock meet for all ages. Warm-ups: 6:00-6:30pm Meet: 6:30-7:30pm
Member Fee: $25
Program Participant Fee: $25

Register at www.dcst.org >

Informational Meeting for Parents:
For parents of all new swimmers or those interested in joining DCST. If you cannot attend this meeting please contact Matt Anderson at manderson@kishymca.org or call 815.756.9577 ext. 28

Tuesday, May 1 6:15pm

Practice for returning DCST swimmers for the 2018 Summer Season will be as follows:
First Day of practice for Lab, Newfoundland, Mastiff, Bull Dog and National Groups: Monday, April 23
First Day of practice for Terrier, Golden Retriever, Greyhound, Husky, St. Bernard and Great Dane : Monday, May 14
To learn more please visit  www.dcst.org