BUILD STRENGTH, STAMINA & SPIRIT
Joining a swim team develops confidence and self-discipline in kids. Besides learning new skills, kids build camaraderie and enjoy the challenge of racing in the pool.
YMCA BLUE WATER OTTERS SWIM TEAM
The Blue Water Otters (BWO) have been a force in Michigan swimming for over fifty years. The team is sponsored by the YMCA of the Blue Water Area and led by head coach Maggie MacKenzie. Through appropriate instruction, training, and guidance the Y is dedicated to developing a program full of happy, healthy, accomplished swimmers from novice to national level. Over the years, BWO swimmers have excelled at every stage of their careers, from eight and under to National trial qualifiers.
The team offers opportunities for year-round swimming with two seasons:
- Fall/Winter - September-March
- Summer - May-July
Requirements - Members of the YMCA of the Blue Water Area ages 6 to 18 and able to swim one length of the pool
OTTERS MEET RESULTS
USA Back to Pool Meet at Lake Orion Oct. 12-13, 2019
Sena Baldwin made 2 Y state cuts. He qualified for Y states (to be held Feb. 29 & March 1 at Holland Aquatic Center in Holland, MI) in the 200 yard boys 11-12 200 Backstroke (he also placed 3rd in this event) and the boys 11-12 200 yard Breaststroke.
Johnathon Ruiz also made 2 Y state cuts. In the Boys 9-10 100 yard IM (Individual Medley) he also placed 11th. He also qualified for Y states in the boys 9-10 100 yard Breaststroke- he took 10th place. He also placed 14th in the boys 9-10 100 yard freestyle.
Stephen Ruiz made 2 Y state cuts. The first in the boys 11-12 50 yard Backstroke and also in the boys 11-12 100 yard Breaststroke.
Lina Baldwin took 9th place in the girls 1650 yard Freestyle (the mile)
Charlotte O'Brien took 12th place in the girls 1650 yard Freestyle.
PORT HURON SCHOOLS GIRLS & BOYS TEAMS
The Y is pleased to host the high school swim teams for Port Huron Schools.
Port Huron Schools Girls Red Dogs
Combined Girls High School Swim Team starts practice in August . The season runs through the end of November. Registration will take place at the Parent meeting in August. This is a no-cut high school sport.
Port Huron Schools Boys Pirates
Combined Boys High School Swim Team starts practice in November. The season runs through the end of February.
*You must be a Port Huron Area School District Student to participate.