Swim Team



The Van Wert YMCA Marlins is in search of a Swim Coach for their Winter & Summer seasons.

Please send your resume accompanied by all qualifications and certifications to:

Van Wert YMCA
Attn: Martha Martin, Aquatics Director
241 W. Main St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

For more information, please contact:

Martha Martin, YMCA Aquatics Director at martha@vwymca.org
Michelle Easley, YMCA Marlins President at michelle.easley63@gmail.com

2015 Marlins Practice Schedule

The YMCA Marlins swim team is for any youth ages 5-18. Marlins teams compete in the winter and summer.  Youth eight and under must be able to swim one length (25m) of the pool freestyle and back strokes. Youth nine and older must be able to swim two lengths (50m) of the pool freestyle and back strokes.

Winter Swim Team General Information

  • Practices begin Monday, October 6th as follows:    Monday: 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm    Tuesdays: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm   Wednesday: 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm    Thursday: 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Meets are usually on Saturdays.  League meets typically begin at 1:00 pm
  • Swimmers must swim in at least 3 league meets to participate in Championships.
  • Invitational meets are put on by individual swim teams as their fundraiser to support their team.
  • Invitationals are optional to participate in.  The cost to the swimmer is $15.
  •  Invitationals typically begin around 9am and last until mid to late afternoon.

Summer Swim Team General Information

  • Practice typically begins after Memorial Day
  • Practices are held each day, Monday through Friday in the early morning.
  • Meets are on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Marlins home swim meets are held on Mondays at 6:00 pm
  • All home swim meets are held at the YMCA.
  • Swimmers must swim in at least 3 league meets to participate in Championships.
  • Teams we compete against in the Summer are: Bluffton, Wapakoneta, Kenton, Ada, and Lima (Sherwood Park and Shawnee Country Club).
  • Championships are typically held the second full weekend in July.

Marlins Fees

**Swimmers MUST be YMCA members**

Fees are subject to change by the Marlins Swim Team Board 

Summer Swim Dues: $95 per child

Winter Swim Dues:

1st child – $165

2nd child – $95

3rd child – $55

High School Students: $65

For more information on the YMCA Marlins please call the Y at 419.238.0443 or e-mail Martha Martin, Aquatics Director, at martha@vwymca.org