Aquatic Sports

Aquatic Sports

We offer a wide variety of the best aquatic sports programing in our region! Whether you are new to the water or an experienced swimmer, we have a program for you. These programs will increase your fitness level and improve your skills. Our staff is friendly, experienced, and certified in their areas of expertise.

Our Programs:

  • Masters Swim Team
  • Triathlon & Swim Clinics
  • Indoor Triathlon
  • Underwater Hockey
  • Kayak Roll Over Clinic

2021 Indoor Swim and Stride Race

All Locations
2/21/21 - 2/21/21
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The Inaugural Greater Johnstown Community YMCA Indoor Swim and Stride race is set to take place on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM. The event involves a 10-minute-timed swim in our indoor pool, a required 10 minute transition, and a 10-minute-timed run on our indoor track. Scoring will be determined by the total amount of laps swum and and total amount laps run in the two 10 minute blocks. Prizes will be awarded to the top three females and top three males.

Participants will be grouped into starting waves at random. A total of six individuals will be assigned to each wave. Race results will be compiled when the final wave has completed the run. Space is limited. Sign up today!

For more information, contact Nicholas Ramirez at [email protected]


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
1/10/21 2/20/21 Online / Front Desk $ 22.00$ 32.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date
2/21/21 2/21/21 Registration
Closed

High School Swim Clinic Fall 2020

All Locations
11/14/20 - 12/12/20
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YMCA Competitive Swim Clinic


This high school swim clinic caters to elite athletes, as well as individuals who might be considering competitive swimming for the first time. Our experienced coaching staff scale instruction to accommodate swimmers of varying skill levels. So whether you are just getting started or if you’re eyeing a collegiate scholarship, we’ve got you covered!

About the Instructors

This clinic is directed by ASCA-certified swim coach and Y staff—Zing Allsopp, and Y Wellness Coordinator—Nick Ramirez.

Coach Zing, who was head coach for an adult and two youth swim teams in Texas before her move to Johnstown, specializes in swim technique and strength training, particularly for developing and high performing swimmers.  Nick Ramirez, a former Westmont swimmer and a certified running and strength conditioning coach is head cross country coach at Pitt Johnstown and the YMCA’s Wellness Coordinator.

Clinic Registration, Dates, and Fees

Because we value one-on-one and small group instruction, enrollment in this clinic will be limited to 12 experienced (intermediate to advanced) swimmers and 12 swimmers joining their high school swim team for the first time. 

Clinic Dates and Content are as follows:

  1.  Nov. 14     Freestyle and Backstroke Fundamentals 
  2.  Nov. 21     Breaststroke and Butterfly
  3.  Dec. 5       All Turns, Starts and Finishes
  4.  Dec. 12     Dryland Training and a Review of All Strokes

The clinic will run from 12:30-2:00 PM

The cost of this clinic is $109 per swimmer (Y member) / $159 per swimmer (non-Y member), and includes a T-Shirt.

If you would like more information please contact Coach Zing Allsopp via email at [email protected] or by phone at 281-389-3258 or Coach Nicholas Ramirez via email at [email protected]

 

 


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
10/30/20 12/12/20 Online / Front Desk $ 109.00$ 159.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
11/14/20 12/12/20 Intermediate/Advanced - Sa - 12:30 pm - 1'30" 6 / 12 Available Register  
Closes
12/12/2020
11/14/20 12/12/20 Novice - Sa - 12:30 pm - 1'30" 12 / 12 Available Register  
Closes
12/12/2020

Masters Swimming Club Team

All Locations
1/1/21 - 4/30/21
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Welcome to the River Otters Masters Swimming Club Team!


The Greater Johnstown Community YMCA will inaugurate a new adult swimming program in January 2021.  Aptly named River Otters Masters (more a reflection of maturity than of mastery), the program will be coached by Zing Allsopp, a member of United States Masters Swimming, American Swimming Coaches Association, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

The River Otters Masters Swimming Club Team is open to adult swimmers age 18 and over of any ability.  Our Certified Coaches provide leveled workouts dependent upon the time requirements and ability of the masters swimmer.  January through April, Masters practice indoor at the 25-yard, 6-lane, indoor pool on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the 12:00-1:00 lunch hour.

Can’t make lunch hour practice? No Problem! The River Otters coaching staff will provided you with workout details so you can train at a time that meets your scheduling needs. Additionally, guided workouts will be made available for Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.

River Otters Club Team members have the option to compete in local swim meets and the Virtual 1-hour Postal National Championships.

For more information contact Coach Zing Allsopp at [email protected] cell: 281-389-3258 or Nicholas Ramirez at [email protected]

More About Coach Zing:

Originally from Singapore, relocated to Johnstown in 2020 after more than 30 years in Houston, Texas. She brings more than 12 years of experience in technical swim coaching and strength training, having worked with all levels of swimmers, especially adult triathletes, high performing youth swimmers, and homeschooled recreational swimmers. Prior to her arrival in Johnstown she served as head coach for Fort Bend Masters Swimming, Fort Bend Christian Academy Swim Team (middle and high school swimmers), and Sugar Creek Gators, a youth summer league swim team.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
10/22/20 4/30/21 Online / Front Desk $ 24.75$ 49.75

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
1/1/21 1/31/21 50 / 50 Available Register  
1/31/21 2/28/21 50 / 50 Available Register  
2/28/21 3/31/21 50 / 50 Available
Registration
will open on
12/19/2020
3/31/21 4/30/21 50 / 50 Available
Registration
will open on
01/19/2021