The preschool classroom at the Early Learning Center is participating once again in the Adopt-A-Cow Program, in which they remotely adopt and follow the growth of a single cow. This year’s cow is named Sara and she lives on the Knebel Dairy Farm in Wisconsin. The Adopt-A-Cow Program is an opportunity for the children to learn more about animals, to follow the growth stages of their selected animal, and to grow along with her. Our children entered a video contest to win a trip to a farm, and are currently waiting to hear back about it. Through adopting Sara the cow, they can learn about ear tags, milk production, growth stages, and much more! They are also able to monitor the cow’s growth, receive updates, and learn about farms, animals and nutrition.
Krocodile Swim Team
Krocs Swim Team
Welcome to the official webpage of the Knox County YMCA Krocodile Swim Team!
The Knox County YMCA Krocodile Swim Team believes the values and skills learned as an individual, along with being part of a team, are vital building blocks for life’s greatest challenges. Each swimmer will learn, grow and thrive by developing the skills and relationships they need to be healthy, confident and connected to others.
Whether you are a first time swimmer or have many years of experience, we would love to have you on our Krocs Swim Team! This competitive program offers children and teens an opportunity to work with coaches to improve swimming skills, endurance and promote a healthy lifestyle. The season begins mid-September and concludes mid-March.
Ages 5-21 years and can swim 25 yards of Freestyle and Backstroke
A Kroc swimmer MUST be a Knox County YMCA member the entire year. This includes the off season. We encourage swimmers to use this time to continue conditioning.
Have fun & be part of a team!
PARENT HANDBOOK: Please read before registering.
If you are in need of assistance accessing your online account, please contact the Member Service Desk at 309-344-1324.
Swimmers will be assigned a practice based on their age, level and ability. As they improve, coaches may make practice adjustments as needed.
All swimmers are required to attend a minimum of two practices per week at the KCYMCA Vitale Pool. Some exceptions may occur with coached approval. If the swimmer is not making a minimum of two practices a week they will be dropped team and forfeit all fees retendered. Please contact Coach Kristen individually if you are unsure of which group to begin practicing with.
Click here for Time Standards
There are five different districts located within Illinois/Missouri Area swimming. Knox County is located in the Illini District. Championship meets are held towards the end of the season and include; Districts, State and Nationals. Jr. Districts location to be announced. Please contact Coach Kristen if you'd like to learn more specifics about Championship Meets. More information regarding championship meets will be released throughout the season. Keep up to date via team emails & our Facebook group!
Upcoming Officials' Clinics: TBA
Click here for a list of volunteer ideas
Families are expected to volunteer at all home meets; Sign-up Genius will be used to sign up for volunteer opportunities such as officiating and timing shifts in advance. Involvement from all families is necessary in order to run a successful meet. Volunteering of approximately 15 hours per family is required throughout the season. If failed to fulfill, a fee of $200 will be charged to your membership account. Please be respectful by volunteering to time or officiate at away meets. All families are required to volunteer at our annual Krocs Invite.
Safe Sport Act
Safe Sport Act; In an effort to comply with the safe sport law, the locker rooms during practices and meets are for swimmers only; they are off limits to parents, coaches and officials. Please use the lobby restrooms during these times. To learn more, please visit the link here.
Kristen Warren, Head Swim Coach
Assistant Coaches: Katy Kent and Jacob Petti
Join our Krocs email list by contacting Kristen. Request access to our official Facebook page HERE.
Let's have a great season!