GCY MAKOS

The GCY (Greensboro Community YMCA) Swim Team is the YMCA of Greensboro's year-round swim team for children 5 and up! There are short course, long course, national, seasonal and so many more training options. Learn more or register online below!

 

Register for GCY Swim

 

Questions? Contact us at: gcymakos.com • gcymakos@gmail.com • 336.478.9635

NOTES FOR SWIMMERS

  • All practices will be run in accordance with state and local guidance, with a focus on keeping all participants healthy and safe.
  • Ragsdale, Spears, Reidsville, and Hayes-Taylor sites will start at a later date (TBA).
  • There is a 10% discount on the monthly program fee for each additional sibling and a cost of $0 for the 4th swimmer. (Note: Free swimmer offer applies to lowest monthly program fee)
  • YMCA Membership required.
  • Times are TBA but will be similar to last year’s schedule, just fewer spots. Masters varies but will be similar to the 2019-2020 pattern.

Bryan YMCA only options

Offered 2-3 days/week; meet fees not included in monthly fees
Registration includes: cap, t-shirt, magnet, award, YMCA registration

Seasonal Track

Sept-May
YMCA-only competition

Other Training Groups

Makos 1
Registration Fee: $65; Monthly Fee: $79
M/W or T/Th with Friday or Saturday option
Recommended 2 practices/week

  • Approximate Ages 8 & under
  • Must be able to swim 25 yards on stomach and back
  • Participants are able to participate in all of our CLOSED YMCA competitions
  • A great introductory program before joining our competitive team

Homeschool
Registration Fee: $65; Monthly Fee: $79
M/W or T/Th with Friday or Saturday option
Recommended 2+ practices/week

  • Grades K-8th: Multiple coaches and lanes available to instruct home schooled swimmers at the Makos (1-2-Fit), Age Group, and Senior Prep levels
  • On-deck coaches teach all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and underwaters
  • Option of YMCA and/or USA Swimming Competitive meets

Makos 2
Registration Fee: $65; Monthly Fee: $79
M/W or T/Th with Friday or Saturday option
Recommended 2+ practices/week

  • Approximate Ages 7-12 (advanced, younger swimmers may qualify)
  • Must be able to swim 25 yards on stomach and back
  • Participants are able to participate in all of our CLOSED YMCA competitions
  • A great introductory program before joining our competitive team

Masters (18 & up)
Registration Fee: $65; Monthly Fee: $49
Schedule varies, but is similar to 2019-2020
Recommended 2+ practices/week

  • 18 & over. Should be able to repeat laps. Program is individualized to swimmer need (from completing their first triathlon or Masters Meet to achieving Hawaii Ironman qualification or Masters National Championships)
  • Option to join our Senior Sprint/National swimmers if level matches up and space is available at same pricing
  • GCY Masters has worked with every level, including those just starting to those with world records

    Discounts offered for parents of currently active GCY swimmers

Makos Fit
Registration Fee: $65; Monthly Fee: $79
M/W or T/Th with Friday or Saturday option
Recommended 2+ practices/week

  • Approximate Grades: Middle and High School only
  • Must be able to swim 25 yards on stomach and back
  • Participants are able to participate in all of our closed YMCA competitions
  • A great program before joining our competitive teams, one that will help those involved in summer league or high school swimming!
 

GAC and Bryan YMCA options

Combination, most are at GAC, offered 5-6+ days/week; meet fees not included in monthly fees
Registration includes: Speedo suit, cap, t-shirt, magnet, award, YMCA registration

Competitive Track

Sept-July
USA Swimming & YMCA competition

National Track

Sept-July
USA Swimming & YMCA Competition
National groups include unlimited caps

Age Group
Registration Fee: $185; Monthly Fee: $99
M-F and Saturday mornings
Recommended 3 practices/week

  • Approximate Grades 3rd-8th
  • Swimmers should be able to complete 50 yards in all four competitive strokes, the 100 IM and 100 Free, plus have the intention to participate in area USA and YMCA swim meets
  • Stroke, turn, start, and underwater refinement; progress to sets/interval training

National Prep
Registration Fee: $205; Monthly Fee: $139
M-F and Saturday mornings, 3x doubles
Recommended 5 practices/week

  • Approximate Grades 5th-8th
  • Swimmers should have at least two 11-12 2018 NC 14 & under
  • Championship time standards regardless of age
  • Meet attendance is expected and all swimmers will compete in every offered individual event each year

Senior Prep
Registration Fee: $185; Monthly Fee: $109
M-F and Saturday mornings
Recommended 4+ practices/week

  • Approximate Grades 4th-8th
  • Must be able to complete 75 yards in all four competitive strokes AND have two/more BB times in their respective age group, or be in middle school; should understand set language and be proficient at holding set interval
  • Continue to get stroke, turn, start, and underwater refinement; focus on kicking and aerobic base while developing and emphasizing proper form

National 1
Registration Fee: $205; Monthly Fee: $139
M-F and Saturday mornings, 3x doubles
Recommended 8 practices/week

  • Approximate Grades 9th-12th
  • Meet all requirements for National Prep, but willing to commit to National 2 requirements
  • Should have at least 3 Capital Classic cuts and swimmers at National 1 levels should be able to train successfully with National 2 swimmers
  • Expected to attend practices and meets regularly

Senior Sprint Group
Registration Fee: $185; Monthly Fee: $119
M-F and Saturday mornings
Recommended 5 practices/week

  • Approximate Grades 9th-12th
  • For all High School Swimmers not in our National 1 & 2 programs
  • Swimmers continue focus points of Age Group & Senior Prep levels, while identifying strengths and developing main events to their highest levels
  • Starts our “look-for-it” process, which identifies where swimmers can be successful at the collegiate level
  • This group utilizes the USRPT principles and shorter practice segments

National 2
Registration Fee: $205; Monthly Fee: $139
M-F and Saturday mornings, 3x doubles
Recommended 8 practices/week

  • Approximate Grades 9th-12th
  • Must be able to complete all offered strokes and distances during the Fall season and have at least one YMCA National Cut from previous season
  • Expected to attend practices and meets regularly
*On selected Fridays, called “Flex Fridays,” GCY will host practices at the GAC for all competitive levels, regardless of host site. Swimmers from all sites that are in levels AG, Senior Prep, and Senior Levels will have an opportunity to practice one time a week at the best pool in the country.

National Team Exception Application

 

  • For swimmers who do not meet the above requirements, but have a history of advanced training and a commitment to achieve their maximum potential
  • Practices focus on preparation for success at all levels (local up to national)
  • Must show ability to balance practice and school before being considered
  • National Prep/National 1: Multiple repeats of 50’s on 45/40, 100’s on 1:20/1:15, and 200’s on 2:40/2:30 is minimum for consideration

Master's Swimming

GCY and the Bryan YMCA now offer two competitive swim programs for adults. Whether you are swimming for fitness, training for triathlons or competing in swim meets, GCY is the training environment for you!

Our Masters program focuses on all four competitive strokes and helps athletes train for swim meets at all levels. Our Tri-Swim program focuses on freestyle and will help you train for triathlons from Sprint to Ironman. We pride ourselves in creating a program that accommodates athletes of all levels. Feel free to try out the program with a free one-week trial.

Get More Info

Please contact our Swim Team Office at 336.478.9635 or gcymakos@gmail.com for more information.