Missoula YMCA Swim Team (MYST)
The Missoula YMCA Swim Team (MYST) is our competitive swim program for swimmers of all ages, swim levels, and abilities. Swim meets are held throughout Montana and the Northwest. MYST is led by Head Coach Kirby Beierle, the 2017 YMCA National Swim Coach of the Year.
Our team develops athletes physically, mentally, and emotionally. For more than a decade, our swim team has consistently received the Montana Swimming Spirit Award while also sending countless swimmers on to the collegiate level.
At a Glance:
- Competitive swim options based on age
- A pre-competitive option for young swimmers transitioning from swim lessons to swim team
- Competitive and non-competitive options for swimmers with diverse abilities
- Previous competitive experience is not required; however, swimmers must be able to swim eight pool lengths of any stroke
- Y membership required—ask about our discounted membership rates for MYST swimmers and families!
USA Swimming Registration
Competitive MYST swimmers are required to be registered with USA Swimming. Competitive swimmers not registered with USA Swimming will disqualify themselves and their team from meets. USA Swimming increases its fees annually.
2021 Registration Fees:
USA Swimming dues can be auto-drafted from the payment method on file. Complete a payment authorization form at the Welcome Center or contact the Aquatics Director at email@example.com to set up payment.
- Full Year: $95
- 3 Months: $55
- Reduced Rate*: $10/year
*Reduced fees available to swimmers receiving free/reduced lunch through their schools.
Pre-Competitive Team (Ages 5+)
Our pre-competitive swim team offers a fun team atmosphere with an emphasis on helping young swimmers improve their technique and endurance. Practices are 45 minutes. One- and two-day practice options available. Get started today.
Hammermouth Swim Crew (Ages 5–11)
Four practices per week. Competitive swimmers must be registered with USA Swimming. Get started today.
Great Whites Swim Crew (Ages 11–14)
Eight practices per week. Competitive swimmers must be registered with USA Swimming. Get started today.
Makos Swim Crew (Ages 14–18)
Ten practices per week. Competitive swimmers must be registered with USA Swimming. Get started today.
Angel Sharks (Ages 5–18)
Our swim crew for swimmers with diverse abilities. Coaching and workouts are customized around each swimmer and their abilities. Two practices per week. Competitive swimmers must be registered with USA Swimming. Get started today.