Step Up to the Starting Block

The YMCA of Central Stark County has 4 swim teams throughout the association. Our teams compete in the Northeast Ohio Swim League dual and championships meets with a USA Swimming sanction.

Our teams have 2 seasons: summer (June-July) & school year (September-March).

Eligibility Requirements vary by branch but may include:

  • Must be a Member of the YMCA of Central Stark County
  • 6 years old through high school 
  • Stage 5 ability for 8 years old and under 
  • Stage 6 ability for 9 years old and up 
  • Attend a minimum of 3 YMCA dual meets 
  • Attend a minimum of 2 practices per week

North Canton YMCA Nemesis

Head Coach: DeDe Dearnbarger

Aquatics Director: Debbie Josif

David YMCA Phantoms

Head Coach: Doug Nist

Aquatics Director: Tricia Louden

Louisville YMCA Blue Dolphins

Head Coach & Aquatics Director: Jason Taylor

Lake YMCA Titans

Head Coach:

Aquatics Director: Elizabeth Ward