Whalers Swim Team


For information about meet schedules, records, qualifying times, and more, please visit the swim team page.
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2024 Summer Swim Team

Registration is OPEN!  The season starts on June 25th and runs through Aug 3rd. 

Summer Swim Team is a great introduction to Whalers Swim Team.  This program is perfect for both beginners but also advanced swimmers looking to work on their skills and build their endurance.  

Practices be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Superior YMCA lap pool.  

Cost: Members: $60 and Community Members $100.  You do not need to be a YMCA member to participate in the summer season.  


2024-2025 Whaler Swim Season

Registration will open on August 26th and close on September 23rd.

YMCA Members Only: $300

Practices will start on Monday, September 30th. Whalers will use both the Superior YMCA lap pool and the Superior High School pool during our 2024-2025 season. This season, there will be a meet requirement.

2024-2025 Junior Whalers 

Junior Whalers is perfect for those interested in swim team but not quite ready for competition. This program will teach swimmers the same skills as the regular Whalers swim team without participating in meets. Junior Whalers will be coached by swim team staff and will have the opportunity to use their skills by racing against other Junior Whalers in a non-competitive practice-style mock competition. This program is geared towards kids who want to learn more about competitive swimming but aren't interested in competing.

Registration will open on August 26th and close on September 23rd.

YMCA Members Only: $200


We believe this philosophy is perfect for our swim team program. It helps 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 the 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 calls 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 learning about teamwork, sportsmanship, and how to properly represent The Y at swim meets, at school, and in the community.


The Superior YMCA Whalers Swim Team is part of the Minnesota YMCA Competitive Swim League. The league and our team adhere to 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 20 and have either started Kindergarten or completed high school but attends a college without a swim team. 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. Swimmers older than 18 may still qualify to swim with us. Please contact Coach Max if you're interested in learning more.

YMCA Contact Information

Head Coach, Max Rubesch:
Senior Program Director Shawn Pagnucci: