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From Pike to Shark: Our Swim Team Shines at National Championship

 “Somehow I kept my head above water. I relied on the discipline, character, and strength that I had started to develop as that little girl in her first swimming pool.”- Esther Williams

The Wyckoff YMCA Sharks swim team flashed some speed at this year’s 2016 Short Course YMCA National Championships. Overall, the team placed 30th out of over 200 YMCA teams in attendance and in doing so broke 10 Wyckoff YMCA team records. This year’s team, like most past teams, sent a contingent of swimmers with roots that started as small children right here at our YMCA.

From swim lessons to Sharks, our progressive instructional swim program offers excellent instruction and a continuity not found in most programs. From Pikes learning how to blow bubbles, all the way to Sharks making some serious waves, our progressive swim program offers a comprehensive method that can teach your child all the strokes and skills necessary to enjoy the water safely at any level…from recreation to elite competition.

Sharks Head Coach Ken Berk would like to commend all 23 of our Sharks National Team swimmers for the outstanding performances and recognize their commitment to the Wyckoff YMCA and the surrounding community. Congratulations and here’s to another outstanding season!

By: Tracy L. Nieradka