Yorktown Swim Club
The Yorktown Swim Club (YSC) is a year-round competitive swim team offering instruction, training and competition to people of all ages and abilities. If this is your first experience with competitive swimming, we are sure you will find it exciting. Swimming is an outstanding physical activity for everyone and can be a lifetime sport. You do not have to be a “natural” to become a good competitive swimmer, since coordination in the water can be developed with practice over time. Because each race is timed, the progress of the swimmer can be measured exactly. Each swim can be a winning one when the swimmer improves his/her time. It should be understood that not every swimmer can become an Olympic champion; however, every participant can develop a proficiency in the water and can gain from the experience.
Swimming is considered the ideal activity for developing muscular and skeletal growth by many physicians and pediatricians.
Swimming develops high quality aerobic endurance, the most important key to physical fitness. In other sports an hour of practice may yield as little as 10 minutes of meaningful exercise.
Swimming does a better job in proportional muscular development by using all the body's major muscle groups. No other sport does this as well.
Swimming enhances children's natural flexibility by exercising all of their major joints through a full range-of-motion.
Swimming helps develop coordination because it requires combinations of complex movements of all parts of the body.
Swimming is the most injury-free of all children's sports.
Swimming is a sport that can bring fitness and enjoyment for life.