Calling all YMCA swim coaches and competitive aquatic directors! Join us for Online Y Swim Coaches Forums to share information, spark conversation and generate ideas.

Each forum will be 60 minutes on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 11:30 am ET and YMCA coaches at all levels are welcome!

Have an idea for a Forum? Contact Mike Gobrecht or Meredith Griffin.

 

Next Forum Tuesday, February 20 at 11:30 am ET

Topic:  Navigating Multiple Championship Meets for Your Team & Swimmers; Also, a presentation from Swimmingly (swim management software platform)
Submit questions to  Meredith Griffin or  Mike Gobrecht
Zoom Link:     https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5685310293    

Meeting ID:  Meeting ID: 568 531 0293

Voice Only:  (301) 715 8592

 

Recordings and Slides

2024

Recording from January 16, 2024 - Aquatic Directors and Competitive Swimming staff working Together

 

Recordings and Slides

2023

Recording and Slides from January 17, 2023 - Incorporating Community Service into Your Program

Recording from February 21, 2023 - Building Team, Mental and Social Skills with Your Athletes

Recording from March 21, 2023 - YMCA National Championship Updates and Open Questions

Recording from June 20, 2023 - Being a Part-Time Head Coach with Kaeley Steinnagel

Recording from July 18, 2023 - Merging Teams: Voices of Experience with Kelly Burk

Recording from September 19, 2023 - Beginning of new Year - Swim Cloud + USA Swimming + YMCA

Recording from October 17, 2023 - Vendor Spotlight - Tritonwear + Team and Parent Engagement

Recording from November 14, 2023 - Craig Beardsly Guest

 

2022

Notes from January 18, 2022 - Current Conditions and Planning for Championship Season - Lessons and Ideas

Recording from March 15, 2022 - YMCA National Championship Entry Process & Questions

Recording and Slides from April 19, 2022 - College Search & Recruiting for Y Coaches

Recording from May 17, 2022 - Building Your Program, Starting with 12&U

Recording from June 21, 2022 - Conversation with YMCA Coaches of the Year, Keira Cruz and Bill Whatley

Recording from August 16, 2022 - Getting to Know Link (Instructions and PPT) - and - Sharing Team-building Ideas

Recording from September 20, 2022 - Y Swimming Rules, Procedures and FAQs

Recording from November 15, 2022 - Tools for Y Coaches in Swim Cloud

Recording from December 20, 2022 - Program Consistency and Excellence Amidst Changes - UMLY's Todd Conrad & Owen Edwards

 

2021

Recording for October 19, 2021 - Coach Growth: Learning and Motivating Yourself and Your Fellow Coaches

Recording for September 21, 2021 - Ask the Experts: New Season Review and Q&A. Olympic Team Data Summary, 2021-22 USA Swimming National Events Calendar, Webinars & Clinics, 12&U Banned/Approved Suit List

Recording for August 17, 2021 - Growing Your Program: Tapping into Summer Swimming & the Olympics

Recording and samples for June 15, 2021 - Training for Long Course in a Short Course Pool

 

2020

Slide Deck for December 1, 2020 - Talking Short Axis

Slide Deck for October 20 - Talking Long Axis

 

Slide Deck for July 28 - CEO Panel Discussion

Slide Deck for June 16 - Starting the Conversation on Race & Equity

Slide Deck for April 7 - Dryland Principles and Ideas

Slide Deck for March 31 - Evolution of UMLY's Practice Groups

Slide Deck for March 24 - What Do We Do With Our Swimmers Now?