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. A pre-season parent meeting will be held Thursday, September 5th, 2019 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.
Ages 5-21 years
A Kroc swimmer MUST be a KCYMCA member
Have fun & be part of a team!
Registration and full payment (or first installment) is due October 1, 2019.
If you are in need of assistance accessing your online account, please contact the Member Service Desk at 309-344-1324.
1st Swimmer- $325
2nd Swimmer- $250
3rd Swimmer- $240
GHS Girl Swimmer- $180
GHS Boy Swimmer- $155
Installments (drafted on the 1st of each month/four months):
1st Swimmer- $87.50
2nd Swimmer- $68.75
3rd Swimmer- $66.25
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. 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.
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! 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:
- September 21, 2019- Springfield (Level 1 & 2)
- September 21, 2019- Plano (AO, Level 1 & 2)
- October 13, 2019- Galesburg (Level 1 & 2)
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 on Saturday, February 1, 2020.
- Wendy's Dine Out, September 25, 5:00-7:00pm
- Pizza Ranch Community Impact Night, October 28, 5:00-8:00pm
- Trivia Night, Knight of Columbus, Saturday, October 19
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.
Assistant Coaches: Mandie Beckman, DJ Cain, Megan Foster, Sarah Henderson & Katy Kent
Let's have a great season!