We continue to build our relationship with Knox College through hosting student volunteers in our After School Programs. There are over 30 Knox student volunteers who help our programs thrive and help us meet our overall goal of providing a wonderful before and after school experience for our participants. This partnership is mutually beneficial for the Knox County YMCA and for Knox College; our Before and After School Program participants gain role models in the form of college students they can look up to, while Knox students gain an impactful experience working with children, and get to do meaningful service in their community. Volunteers help the kids with homework, play alongside them during free time, and assist the YMCA instructors by creating new, fun programming ideas.
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!