Swim Team


Swim team options include our summer Bears Swim Team, the GCY Makos, the Eden Purple Penguins and the Porpoise Club (a competitive swim training program). Scroll through the below information for details on each of our offerings!


GCY Makos

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!

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Register for GCY Swim


Purple Penguins

Purple Penguins

The Purple Penguins swim team at the Eden Family YMCA has had a strong presence and tradition in the competitive swimming community for almost 40 years.  

The Eden Family YMCA’s Purple Penguins Swim Team offers fun, fitness and friendship to competitive swimmers who are looking to perfect their stroke technique, continue to build endurance and beat their personal bests. Our swimmers compete in the PYSA Swim League and our team is open to ages 4-18 years old.

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Register Online - Fall/Winter Swim Team

Register Online - Fall/Winter Swim Team - High School Students Only

Details and Registration Form

Questions? For more information, please contact Chris Carter, Aquatics Program Director, at 336.623.8496 or chris.carter@ymcagreensboro.org


Bears Summer Swim Team

Bears Summer Swim Team

For all community swimmers ages 18 & under!

The YMCA Bears Summer Swim Team is the YMCA of Greensboro swim team!  Join us as we compete against swim teams all around Greensboro!

Cost: $115 (includes all meet feets + swim cap and shirt)

*Fee includes all practices, meets, city meet fees, CSA dues, team swim cap and team t-shirt. Extra fees for a team swim suit and City Meet parking may apply. Please note that all swimmers MUST have a YMCA family or program membership to be eligible to swim.

Dates: Closed (stay tuned for future schedule)

CUBS (Ages 8 & Under): 5:30pm – 6:15pm
POLARS (Ages 9 & 10): 6:15pm – 7:15pm
GRIZZLIES (Ages 11 & Up): 7:15pm – 8:30pm

All practices are offered at the Bryan Family YMCA Lap Pool.




Porpoise Club

Porpoise Club is a unique swim training program offered at Ragsdale YMCA that includes instruction to prepare for competitive swimming, such as stroke improvement, starts & turns, and speed and endurance training.  Porpoise Club will be offered monthly on Mondays and Wednesdays.


  • Each 3-week Mon/Wed session - $48 Members or $72 for Potential Members.​

Register for Porpoise Club