Bettas Swim Team

Our Competitive swim program focuses on the development of all ages and abilities. Trained coaches work to improve swimmers’ skill level, endurance and promote a healthy lifestyle. Teams are organized by ability and designed to help members improve and refine the four competitive strokes, sets, starts and finishes. Our swim teams compete with the other Ys and swim clubs at area meets.

Team Name: Cooper Street Bettas

Ages: 5 to 16 years old 

  • Session Cost: $215/swimmer for New Members (Annual Renewal)
    • Includes annual Dallas League Dues, Dive Practice, Weekly Practice, 1 Swim Cap & 1 Swim Team Shirt
  • $165/swimmer
    • Includes Dive Practice & Weekly Practice

*Plus uniform expenses, equipment, meet fees, and yearly Dallas League dues of $35

Practices are held at the Cooper Street YMCA at 7120 S. Cooper St, Arlington, TX 76001 (summer practices may take place at the Central YMCA)

  • Bronze: 5:30 to 6:45pm (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday)
  • Silver & Gold: 7:00 to 8:30pm (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday)

Swim Meets: Monthly

Team requirements: Swimmers are required to maintain regular attendance and compete in a minimum of two meets per season.

Equipment Needed: Latex or silicone swim cap, goggles, water bottle, and a swim bag.

Tryout Information

Contact Coach Emily Peoples [email protected]to schedule a tryout time. Swimmers must try out for the team before registering, and be able to confidently swim freestyle and backstroke for 25 yards.


Swimming uses all the muscles in the body so whether you swim a gentle breaststroke or hammer butterfly, you will get a full body workout.


In competition, swimmers challenge themselves physically while learning to accept wins and losses. There is also friendly competition on swim team that teaches kids to support and encourage their teammates.

Life Skills

By joining a swim team, your child will be able to learn valuable life skills. Kids learn character-building skills such as dedication, discipline, confidence, and resilience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Swim team offers tryouts before the start of each season. You can reach us at [email protected]

We are looking for swimmers who can comfortably swim front stroke (freestyle), back stroke and breast stroke 1 full length of the pool each.

Team levels are determined based on strength of stroke, endurance and understanding of competition rules for each stroke. 

At the beginning of each season we share the team’s meet schedule.

Since we are a competitive team, we encourage your swimmer to attend as many meets as possible to not only learn and grow, but also experience the excitement of cheering on their teammates and going to other facilities.

Most meets allow 3-4 events per swimmer, with a possibility of relay races too.

We have an expectation that you are participating in most practices and meets. Being part of a team means that you are committed to your regimen and participating in events with your team.

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