The Neptune swim team is a year-round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every swimmer an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability. All of our coaches have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time.
The Neptune season typically runs from September through February, although swimmers who qualify for championship meets will continue to practice in March. Practices are held at the Central YMCA, with varying practice times for each age/ability level. There are six dual meets scheduled throughout the season, which are held on Saturdays between October and January, and the team competes against other YMCA swim teams. A Divisional Championship meet takes place in early February for all team members, and those who qualify for the League Championship meet will compete in early March.
Swimmers also have the opportunity to compete in YMCA invitational meets, as well as USA Swimming meets during the season. Participation in these meets is optional and requires additional meet entry fees.
The Y Neptunes compete in the North East Ohio YMCA Swim League, and are also affiliated with USA Swimming. Click HERE for the link to the North East Ohio YMCA Swim League.
We have a new Head Coach for the 2019-2020 season! We are welcoming Terry Patterson to the YMCA of Youngstown as our new Neptunes Head Swim Coach! He grew up in the Warren area and swam competitively for Edinboro University (EU) in the late 70’s, where he earned All- America status thirteen times and later was inducted into EU’s Hall Of Fame (91). After receiving his bachelor’s degree in communications from EU, Terry served as the assistant coach for one year at YSU. He then went on to coach six successful seasons for the Medina YMCA before being recruited for the Head Coach position at Akron University. When Terry’s career in sales and marketing began to move him around the country, he was forced to give up coaching swimming. Terry currently works as the National Wholesale Director of Sales for Selena Naturally (Celtic Sea Salt) and lives in the Cortland area. He has a 21-year old daughter Jordyn, who is a senior at Washington State University. Terry also serves on the Advisory Board for EU Athletics. We are excited to welcome Terry to the Youngstown YMCA Neptunes family!
Registration for the YMCA Neptune Swim Team will begin in August 2020. Check back toward the end of the summer for more information about the 2020-21 season.