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YMCA team seeks swimmers


Registration is underway for the Willow Grove YMCA Hurricanes swim team, Aquatic Director Allison Holland said.

Swimmers interested in participating on the team at the new Willow Grove YMCA this fall are asked to contact her at 215-674-4545 x1121 or by stopping by the Hatboro YMCA (prior to the move) at 440 S. York Road.

Clinic and practice will begin at the Hatboro YMCA until it moves to the Willow Grove YMCA, which is slated to open before the end of the year. The minimum requirement is the ability to swim one length of freestyle with rotary breathing, one length of proper backstroke and a basic dive. The minimum requirement may change with the age of the swimmer. The first day swim test will determine the swimmer’s level and practice time.

The Willow Grove Hurricanes are in the Penn-Del League. Through competitive swimming the YMCA teaches the character virtues of “caring, honesty, respect and responsibility,” Holland said.