Is your youth looking for a fun, team-building and competitive way to increase their swimming abilities? There are two Swim Teams. One team is at the Clark County Family YMCA, and the other at the Sherwood Regional Family YMCA. Both of these teams practice and teach commitment, dedication, time management and leadership skills daily. Then we have training groups that fit each individual’s ability and goals. Through the sport of swimming, we encourage ideals such as honesty, integrity, hard work, self-discipline, self-esteem, organizational skills, teamwork and excellent sportsmanship.

Tornadoes Swim Team at Clark County, Vancouver WA
We believe that all deserve the opportunity to enjoy the fun and competition that swim teams offer. When the competitive drive kicks in, join the Tornadoes Swim Team, which is offered at our Y through a community partnership with the Tornadoes and is available for both Youth and Masters teams.

Tornadoes swim team is a member of USA Swimming and Oregon Swimming, Inc. The swim team trains and competes year-round—both short–and long-course swim seasons—provide qualified coaching and individualized swimmer development to athletes age 6–18, and delivers results.

The Tornadoes coaches and families provide a supportive atmosphere that allows each swimmer to attain their highest potential.

For more information, or if you are interested in joining the Tornadoes Swim Team, please contact Coach Sophia at 360.609.1030. Or, you can schedule a tryout with the team with Coach Megan.

Dragons Swim Team at Sherwood, OR

The Sherwood Y Dragons swim team is a year round program which is sanctioned through the USA swimming and registered with both the Y of the USA and Oregon Swimming. The coaching staff is also USA Swimming certified and offers many years of coaching experience. The team competes in approximately one meet per month and fosters confidence as well as fun and friendship. The team has varying levels of practice squads for ages 6–18.

Please visit the Dragons Swim Team website for more information or to schedule a tryout for your swimmer.

Squad Information

Our team offers five separate training groups. Coaches approval is required prior to registering for any of our squads. The following criteria must also be met for each Squad.

Ability to swim one length of the pool freestyle with good side-breathing technique and one length backstroke. Swimmers must complete a 25y flutter and dolphin kick streamline. It is recommended that swimmers complete the flying fish and/or shark swim lessons prior to trying out for the swim team.

Tryouts are by appointment only. Please contact head coach, Lalanya Fisher, if you are interested in scheduling a tryout.

Further Your Skills in the Water

If you are looking for other ways to stay active in the water, you can become a certified lifeguard. Learn more about our training and certifications for lifeguarding.