Kishwaukee Family YMCA

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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

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

2020 Summer Season

The Kishwaukee 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 2020 Summer 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 14-April 30

Returning swimmers 8 and younger and new swimmers 12 and younger.

Tuesday/Thursday 6:00-7:00pm

Returning swimmers 9 and older and new swimmers 13 and older

Tuesday/Thursday 7:00-8:00pm

Member Fee: $40
Program Participant Fee: $63

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Rookie Week
Dates: May 4-May 8

Monday-Thursday will be practice. 6:00-7:00 pm for 8 and under. 6:00-7:30 pm 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

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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 or call 815.756.9577 ext. 28

Tuesday, April 28 at 6:15 pm

Practice for returning DCST swimmers for the 2020 Summer Season will be as follows:
First Day of practice for Lab, Newfoundland, Mastiff, Bull Dog, and National Groups:
First Day of practice for Terrier, Golden Retriever, Greyhound, Husky, St. Bernard and Great Dane
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