Superior Douglas County Family YMCA


Welcome to the 2019-2020 Whaler's swim team season!

2019-2020 Monthly Event Calendar

2019-2020 Swim Meet Calendar

2019-2020 Coaching staff (left to right)
Swim Program Coordinator: Max Rubesch. Assistant Coaches: Val Poynter, Jodi Johnson, Crystal Jonns, and Amy Raisanen. Youth Activities Coordinator: Shawn Pagnucci, Head Coach: Stefan Pagnucci

YMCA Contact Information
Whalers Team Page:

Head Coach, Stefan Pagnucci:
Youth Activities Coordinator, Shawn Pagnucci:
Swim Program Coordinator, Max Rubesch:
Activities Director, Jon Reimer:

Aquatic Director, Jess Melander:

2019-2020 Swim Team information

The Minnesota YMCA State Championships have concluded. The Whalers earned a 3rd place overall finish and a 1st place finish for the Boys 15 & Over age division!

The 2019-2020 season has concluded. Next up is Summer Swim Team! More info will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

We believe this philosophy is perfect for our swim team program. It helps to build confidence in all swimmers regardless of age or experience because we understand that there’s more to being a truly successful swimmer than just finishing first. Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility are four core values of our team that we promote through positive coaching techniques, parental involvement, and peer mentoring. Our program focuses on fundamentals, mechanics, and sportsmanship.

Our swim team is more than just another sport for your child to spend time on. We believe that being a Whaler means more than that! Keeping in mind our three areas of focus, the impact this team makes will be seen at home, in the classroom, and in the community that each of us call home! Our belief is that every program we offer must promote Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. The Whalers’ Swim Team accomplishes this goal by leaning about teamwork, sportsmanship, and how to properly represent The Y at swim meets, at school, and out in the community.

Swimmers enjoy some cookie decorating after the Chase For The Cane relay meet every December!

The Superior YMCA Whalers Swim Team is a part of the Minnesota YMCA Competitive Swim League. The League and our team follow guidelines endorsed by the YMCA and the “Rules that Govern YMCA Competitive Sports.” A copy of these guidelines and rules is available upon request.

Swimmers must be between the ages of 5 and 18, and have started Kindergarten or still in high school. Swimmers ages 8 and under must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle with rotary breathing and 25 yards of backstroke without stopping or using any flotation aids. Youth ages 9 and older must be able to swim 50 yards of freestyle with rotary breathing and 50 yards of backstroke without stopping or using any flotation aids.