Team General Information
Team Abbreviation: VSYM
Team Type: Youth Team
This team has nationally-ranked swimmers
Affiliation: USA Swimming
Sub Affiliation: Connecticut Swimming
About the Coaches: Head Coach - Pat Callahan
Patrick Callahan has been Head Coach of the Valley Shore YMCA Marlins Swim Team since 2009. Pat coached the men’s and women’s swimming team and women’s crew at his alma mater Wesleyan University from 1973 to 1988. He served on the NCAA Swimming Rules Committee and was selected New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association 1986 coach of the year. Pat has coached the Y masters program for over 12 years. His involvement with the Valley Shore YMCA also includes serving on the Board of Directors from 1993-2003.
Assistant Coaches: Julie Tibbetts, Dana Sherwonit
Eligibility (Who can join?): all levels of swimmers -- from those new to swimming, to swimmers who consistently place at the top of their age groups in competitive swimming.
4:30-5:30 pm Monday , Wednesday, Friday
Age Group 1 4:30-5:45 pm Monday - Friday
Age Group 2 5:30-7:00 pm Monday - Friday
Seniors 5:00-7:00 pm Monday - Friday
Welcome to the home of the Valley Shore Y Marlins! The VSY Marlins are one of the top USA Swimming competitive age group programs in the region, with a high percentage of our swimmers going on to higher levels of competition. The swim team is composed of boys and girls ranging in age from 6 to 18. Membership in this group is a both a challenging and rewarding experience. Swimmers train at the Valley Shore Y pool in Westbrook, CT.