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YCF is your neighborhood swim team, available at every pool within the YMCA of Central Florida Association, making your ideal training site always close to home! The team is divided into various practice groups based on age, ability and commitment in order to offer an appropriate option for every level swimmer.

YCF has a professionally trained and certified coaching staff who use the YMCA core values of honesty, caring, respect, responsibility and faith as the primary focus in our instruction. Our philosophy is to develop swimmers who are better prepared in life by being better prepared in the water.

Please visit our Groups page for detailed descriptions of our practice groups and our Locations page for our various training sites.


General Team Information

Program Fee

All YCF practice groups operate on a month to month commitment by monthly bank or credit card draft ONLY.  Details are as follows:

Recreational Track

  • Age Group Recreational – $40/month (Y members) or $80/month (non-Y members)
  • Senior Recreational – $50/month (Y members) or $100/month (non-Y members)

* Swim meet entry fees are NOT included in the monthly program fees above.

Competitive Track

  • Age Group Competitive – $70/month (Y members only)
  • Senior Competitive – $80/month (Y members only)

* Swim meet entry fees are NOT included in the monthly program fees above.

National Track

  • National Prep – $100/month (Y members only)
  • National – $120/month (Y members only)

* Swim meet entry fees ARE included in the monthly program fees above.

All groups have multi-swimmer discounts available for our families, (10% off second swimmer, 20% off third swimmer and 30% off fourth swimmer), and participants at our YCF Outreach family centers, (including Cocoa, Osceola, South Orlando, Suntree, Tangelo Park, Titusville and Wayne Densch), receive a 20% discount on program fees.

Registration Fee & Team Fee

All YCF swimmers from any group have a required and non-refundable $25 registration fee to process their paperwork and hold their spot on the team. This registration fee includes a swim cap, team t-shirt and a car magnet. All YCF Competitive Track and National Track practice groups also have a required and non-refundable $100 team fee which includes YMCA league dues, USA Swimming membership, YCF travel meet support, unlimited swim caps and an additional two team t-shirts.

YMCA Membership

A YMCA membership is NOT required for our Recreational Track swimmers but is required for our Competitive and National Track practice groups. A wide variety of YMCA membership options are available and details, including membership rates, can be found at the YMCA of Central Florida website.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available for qualifying applicants. Interested individuals should contact the Membership Department at your local YMCA family center.

Team Suit & Team Apparel

A YCF team swimsuit is available as an option, (but highly encouraged), along with additional items like warm-ups, swim bags, etc. Some training equipment is also required for certain Competitive and National Track practice groups, and details on all these items are available at our online Team Store. YCF is a Speedo sponsored team and per our contract, all YCF swimmers should purchase only Speedo brand suits from our preferred vendor through the online Team Store.


Registration For RETURNING YCF swimmers

Visit the Forms & Documents page to download the YCF registration form. Once completed, the form needs to be returned to the YCF Swim Team Office at the YMCA Aquatic Center. You can scan/email them to ycfswimteam@cfymca.org or you can send it by mail, (to YCF Swim Team, 8422 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819). You will be contacted by email when your information has been processed, (which could take up to 72 hours). All YCF sites operate on a first come first serve basis until full. If your requested site is full, you will be contacted and given the option to choose another site or be put on a waiting list.

Registration For NEW YCF swimmers

All new and potential YCF families are required to attend a Placement Session. These brief ‘meet and greet’ sessions include evaluation time in the water for the swimmer and a Q&A on the team/sites/groups/season for the parent, as well as help with the registration paperwork and payment options. It is important that we have a personal relationship with all of our new YCF families and these Placement Sessions are how we begin that relationship. Swimmers should come ready to swim at these Placement Sessions and it is ideal for parents to bring a method of payment, (check or credit card), in order hold a spot on the team following the placement. These Placement Sessions rotate through each of our YCF sites and you do NOT need an appointment to attend. You also do NOT necessarily need to attend a placement session at the family center you plan to participate, but rather any placement session that best fits your family schedule. Registration packets must be turned in to the YCF staff member attending your placement session or to the YCF Swim Team Office at the YMCA Aquatic Center before the swimmer attends his or her first practice. Placement sessions are available as follows:

  • Aquatic Center YMCA – the 1st Monday & 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm
  • Blanchard Park YMCA – the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:00pm
  • Cocoa YMCA – the 1st Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm
  • Downtown Orlando YMCA – the 4th Tuesday of each month at 4:30pm
  • Dr. P. Phillips YMCA – this site is currently not operating swim team – please check back for updates
  • Frank DeLuca YMCA – the 1st Wednesday & 3rd Monday of each month at 4:30pm
  • Golden Triangle YMCA – the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 4:30pm
  • J. Douglas Williams YMCA – the 4th Monday of each month at 5:00pm
  • Lake Nona YMCA – the 2nd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm
  • Osceola YMCA – the 4th Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm
  • Oviedo YMCA – the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm
  • Roper YMCA – this site is currently not operating swim team – please check back for updates
  • Suntree YMCA – the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm
  • Titusville YMCA – the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 5:00pm (at Parrish Health & Fitness Center)
  • Winter Park YMCA – the 2nd Monday of each month at 4:30pm

PLEASE NOTE (Placement Cancellation Days):

  • There will be NO placement sessions on Wednesday, November 23 thru Sunday, November 27 due to the Thanksgiving holiday
  • There will be NO placement sessions on Monday, December 25 thru Sunday, January 7 due to the winter holiday