About Findlay FROGS Swim Team

The swim team is open to all youth members of the YMCA. To join, swimmers must be capable of swimming one length of the pool of each freestyle and backstroke unassisted (without any flotation aid or grabbing the walls or lane ropes).

All swimmers must be Findlay YMCA members. They must also register in the YMCA registration system and on the TeamUnify site.

Register for TeamUnify

If they choose to swim any USA meets, they must also be USA Swimming registered. This is an additional cost and is paid directly by the family to USA Swimming. Registration is team specific.

Register for USA Swimming

FROGS swim team runs year round. (Winter Season - October through February, Spring Season - April through June, Summer Season - June through July or August, depending on Championship meet date.)

Why the Y

Our FROGS Swim Team programs offer a fun and challenging environment for swimmers who can already demonstrate basic skills and are ready to take those skills to the next level! We welcome dedicated swimmers who want to compete with teammates and improve their skills. Youth who join YMCA swim teams not only become better swimmers, they also learn camaraderie, discipline and respect.

Our Swim Team goals are:

  • To build confidence in each swimmer to reach their full potential
  • To help swimmers learn good sportsmanship and teamwork
  • To help promote lifelong fitness
  • To build character in swimmers with a focus on our core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility


Our coaches encourage swimmers every step of the way to improve and do their personal best while training together as a team. Being on the swim team is a great way to meet new friends, work out and have fun - all at the same time! We welcome those ages 5 and up who are able to swim the length of the pool both freestyle and backstroke unassisted.

Groups are dictated by the coaching staff. Ages are an initial suggestion, but final determination will be made by the head coach. Deviations outside of the suggested age range, based on swimmer's ability, will be brought to the head coach's attention and must be approved by the head coach before discussing with swimmer and parent. Swimmers who are approved to swim in up an age group or more must register and pay for the group in which they are swimming.

Group Descriptions

Senior Frogs: 13 and over

Green Frogs: Ages 11-12

Blue Frogs: Ages 9-10

Red Frogs: Ages 8 & Under

Contact Aquatics Director Katie Nielson at knielson@findlayymca.com or (419) 422-4424 for more information.



We place great importance on the safety of our swimmers and the integrity of everyone involved with the program.  

*All policies and procedures are updated according to the USA Swimming SafeSport 6.12.19 guidelines.

Online Concussion Management Training

Per ORC 3707.52 as enacted by Ohio HB 143 of the 129th General Assembly, Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is required to post free training programs that train coaches and referees in recognizing the signs and symptoms of concussions and head injuries.

The following free online trainings have been approved by the Ohio Department of Health for coaches and referees:

National Federation of State High School Associations Concussion in Sports - What You Need to Know  

(This free online course is available through the NFHS. You will need to click the “order here” button and complete a brief registration form to take the course.) Follow these steps to complete the course:

  1. Click on the button that says, please login to order.  In the window that appears, click Register Now.
  2. When your registration is complete you may "order" the free concussion course offered along the left hand side of the page.  Continue following prompts.  Although it may look like you'll be charged for the course, there is no cost.
  3. Once you've completed "checkout," you'll be able to take the free online course.
  4. When you've completed and passed the course, you have the option of printing a certificate of completion.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Heads Up Concussion in Youth Sports On-Line Training Program

Who is Lindsay?

Senate Bill 252 is named for national heart health advocate and former Miss Ohio Lindsay Davis who suffers from a heart condition and has since dedicated her career to raising awareness of this potentially fatal condition.

"Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one killer of student athletes," said Davis. "At any moment I could have died because coaches and teachers had no idea this was even a possibility for someone who looked as healthy as I did at that age."

Lindsay’s Law

Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.5310, 3707.58 and 3707.59 went into effect in 2017. 

In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.