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Coach Elena Piexoto
SeasonWinter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Travel RangeClose to Home, Daytrip, Overnight, Nationally
GamesOnce per Week
PracticesThree per week
AffiliationUSA Swimming, Oregon Swimming
PhilosophyWe’re teaching experienced players the skills they need to play at higher levels. We understand there is more to life than just our sport, but do expect a pretty substantial commitment. Playing time must be earned at this level.
Team BioMarion & Polk Counties YMCA Swim Team (MPY-OR) encourages the YMCA philosophy of promoting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Founded at the Salem YMCA in 1951, the program has held strong to the objectives to develop an individual's confidence and self-esteem while continuing their swimming education and knowledge about aquatics. Swimmers who are interested in competing in YMCA meets and advancing to compete at the YMCA Regional Level must be YMCA members. YMCA Swim Meets are generally held on Saturday mornings, and U.S.A. meets are generally two day meets where swimmers may swim on Saturday and/or Sunday. Competition is encouraged, but is not a requirement. All of our coaches, as members of USA Swimming and the American Swimming Coaches Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time.