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.

Krocs requirements:

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.

Ages 5-21 years and can swim 25 yards of Freestyle and Backstroke

Have fun & be part of a team!

Click here for Krocs FAQ's.


If you are in need of assistance accessing your online account, please contact the Member Service Desk at 309-344-1324. 


Parent Handbook   

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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. Some exceptions may occur with coach approval. If the swimmer is not making a minimum of two practices a week, they may be dropped from relays. Please contact Coach Kristen individually if you are unsure of which group to begin practicing with. 

Click here for the practice schedule.

Championship Meets

There are three different districts located within Illinois YMCA 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!

Officials' Trainings

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 there is a failure to meet volunteer obligations, fees could be accrued and 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.


Click here for the Fundraising Schedule

We do have fundraising opportunities to help cover the event fees and additional costs for meets! We also have one mandatory fundraiser to help with capital improvements.

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 click here.

Krocs Staff

Kristen Warren, Head Swim Coach

Stay up-to-date! 

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

Let's have a great season!

Krocs swim team