Greenwood Family YMCA Supports High School Swimming

The Greenwood Family YMCA serves as the home of the Emerald High School Vikings, Greenwood High School Eagles and the Palmetto Christian Academy Lions swim programs.

Gray Stallworth, CEO of the YMCA, said that the coaches got together with the YMCA and the Aquatic Staff to work out details of practice times. “We’d like to give them more lanes and time, but our pool is programmed very heavily. We are also anticipating a potential surge in our own swim team which swims year round, so we are carving out what we can for them.”

“Thank you very much for your continued support of Greenwood Athletics,” commented Dan Pippin, Athletic Director at Greenwood High School. “The Y and the great people of this community make Greenwood a very special place.”

The high school swim teams will actually practice at separate times to lighten the burden on the pool. They will have a few lanes and will squeeze whatever swimmers they have into those lanes so not to interfere with the Y programs and members. The teams’ home meets will also take place at the Y.

“The high school season is relatively short, so the impact on the Y will be over a short length of time,” said Stallworth. He also added, “A large number of the high school swimmers also swim with our Gators and are Y members.”

July 20 – Schools can begin to run training sessions

July 24-30 – Dead week – no practice for public school swim teams

Aug 3-14 – Schools begin season practice (3 and 4pm)

Aug 17-Oct 9 – Teams practice at 3pm, 5:30pm and 7:00pm.

A Swim Meet schedule will be announced the first week of August. The Y is the venue for three Wednesday night meets and one Saturday meet.

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