If your kid has been taking swim lessons for a while, you might wondering, is my kid ready to be on a swim team? If yes, it’s time to find a swim team for kids in Long Beach! Here are the best kids swim teams in Long Beach.
My kids started swim lessons as babies. They were soon rolling and floating, rocking big arms, and confidently spending the summer in the pool. Eventually, they plateaued and it felt ridiculous to keep spending big bucks on lessons. Which is when we decided to switch from swim lessons to swim team.
We researched every swim team in – and around – Long Beach before picking one. So whether you’re ready to join now or just starting to look into it, these are the best kids swim teams in Long Beach (and nearby!)
Viking Aquatics at Long Beach City College
This swim team for kids in Long Beach just reopened after a two year closure. During that time, Long Beach City College built an amazing new swim facility, which is where practice takes place. We loved this swim team because lots of different levels of swim practice at the same time, in the same place. This makes it a great option for families with several swimmers at different levels. Plus, their new pool is amazing and a beautiful place to sit and watch a swim lesson.
For more information, check out their website here.
Barracuda Swim Team at YMCA
Barracuda Swim Team is a great choice if you’re already a member of the YMCA. The kids swim team at the YMCA is for kids 6-18 years old. Barracuda Swim Team offers two levels. There is a Beginner/Recreational Team as well as an Intermediate/Competitive Team. If your child has already taken swim lessons here, this would be a great transition for them.
For more information, and to try out, visit their website here.
Belmont Aquatic Team
Belmont Aquatic Team offers year round or seasonal options. They also take kids that can barely swim across the pool to kids that are looking to be competitive swimmers. Swimmers must attend a tryout and be accepted onto the team prior to registration.
To find out how to set up a tryout, visit their website: Belmont Aquatic Team : Join BAT! (teamunify.com)
Swordfish Swim Team at Watersafe
While not in Long Beach, this is a popular choice for many kids. If you’ve already learned to swim at either their Seal Beach or Los Al locations, you know this is a great option. They also have a pre-comp swim team if you’ve got a younger swimmer that is in between needing private lessons and full swim team. They currently host their own swim meets for their pre-comp kids as well, so kids at all levels will get a chance to compete in a low stakes format.
Rocket Fish Swim Team
Rocket Fish Swim Team has classes for younger kids swill working on strokes and begins their Junior competitive group for kids 8 and up. At age 10 and up, kids can join their Competitive Group, designed for kids preparing for lifelong aquatic lifestyle and hoping to continue competitive swim.
For more information about each of their swim team levels, and requirements for each, visit their website: Rocket Fish Swimming – Program Overview (teamunify.com)
Shore aquatics is a swim team currently practicing at the Seal Beach Community Pool at McGaugh Elementary School. SHORE Aquatics swim team is for swimmers 5 to 18 years of age. To qualify for this program, swimmers must be able to swim 2 – 25 yard laps, freestyle with side breathing, in under 2 minutes.
For more information on this program, and how to register, visit their website here.
Bluefin Swim Team at the JCC
If you’re a member of the Long Beach Jewish Community Center, you might want to consider the Bluefin Swim Team. This program is a pre-comp swim team. It also preps kids for Junior Lifeguard programs and water polo. Kids will learn dives and flip turns as they perfect the four main strokes.
For more information about how to join, click here.
Did we miss your vote for best kids swim team in Long Beach? Let us know in the comments and we’ll be sure to check it out and add it to our list!
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