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 late September and concludes mid-March. A pre-season parent meeting will be held Thursday, September 27th, 2018 at 6:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Room to answer questions and give an overview of the program. Is it encouraged for any "rookie" families to attend the parent meeting.

Krocs requirements:

Ages 5-21 years

A Kroc swimmer MUST be a KCYMCA member

Have fun & be part of a team!


Registration forms & other important information (2018-2019) can be picked up at the Desk or downloaded below:

Registration and full payment (or first installment) is due Monday, October 8th, 2018.


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. Practice is offered each night (Monday-Friday) at the KCYMCA Vitale Pool or Galesburg High School Wicall Pool. Some exceptions may occur during the holidays. This year, swimmers will practice in "colored groups" instead of age groups. Please contact Coach Kristen individually if you are unsure of which group to begin practicing with. 

Season Meets

Throughout the season, the Krocs will compete in a variety of dual, tri and invitational meets on Saturdays. Parents are expected to assist with meets they are able to attend. Download the 2018-2019 Meet Schedule HERE

Championship Meets

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.The District Meet will be held in Springfield! Click to download District 2019 Qualifying Times. 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! State 2019 Qualifying Times coming soon!

Officials' Trainings

Upcoming Officials' Clinics (click the level to register):

Krocs Staff

Ashlee Heady, Member Service & Marketing Director

Kristen Warren, Head Swim Coach

Assistant Coaches: Mandie Beckman, Hailey Glasnovich, Aric Heady, Katy Kent, Angie Mills & Lauren Pio

Stay up-to-date! 

Join our Krocs email list by contacting Ashlee. Request access to our official Facebook page HERE.

Let's have a great season!

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Our Success Stories

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.