Greater Joliet Area YMCA
Illinois Swimming
Level 2

If you are new to the JETS and need to be evaluated by a coach for a group placement, please see the information in Step 1 below to schedule an evaluation.

If you are a returning JETS swimmer, or if you have already been evaluated for group placement by a coach, please skip to Step 2 to start your registration process for the new season.

Step 1: Get Evaluated #

Spring Swim Clinics

The JETS will be offering 3-day swim clinics at the Avery YMCA and Galowich YMCA in March. These clinics are great opportunities to meet and work with the JETS coaches, improve skills and be evaluated for placement on the team before the start of our fall/winter season.

To participate in a swim clinic, kids ages 6-18 must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke comfortably and safely without stopping.

Swimmers who participate in the clinic are not guaranteed placement on the swim team.  Placement is dependent upon swimmers demonstrating minimum skill requirements and spots being available.

C.W. Avery Family YMCA
15120 Wallin Dr, Plainfield, IL 60544

March 18-20, 2024 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Ages 6-10: 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Ages 11-18: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Galowich Family YMCA
749 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431

March 19-21, 2024 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Ages 6-18: 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Cost is $25.  Registration will open on February 10 for Facility Members and February 24 for all.


Please contact the Director of Competitive Aquatics with any questions you have about joining the team.

Step 2: Review Important Information #

New Members: You must be evaluated for team placement before registration. If you have not yet been evaluated, please see Step 1: Get Evaluated for further details.

Returning Members: You must be logged in to our website when you register to make sure you don't end up creating a duplicate account or duplicate members. If you have any issues logging into your account, contact the Director of Competitive Aquatics.

Upon registering, you will be asked to electronically sign agreements stating that you have read and agree to team policies. Please read and understand the following documents before registering, and contact us if you have any questions.

Registration & Billing
Fundraising & Sponsorships #
Code of Conduct

Step 3: Become a YMCA Member

Per the Rules That Govern YMCA Competitive Sports, all swim team participants must maintain a full YMCA Facility Membership in good standing to be eligible to participate in practices and compete in meets.

Visit the Joliet YMCA website for more information on membership rates, benefits and other programs offered at the YMCA.

Visit the membership staff at a YMCA branch to ensure that you have a full Facility Membership to the Greater Joliet Area YMCA that is current and in good standing. This YMCA Membership registration must be done separately through the YMCA facility you would like to join.

Note: The joiner’s fee is waived for swim team participants.

Step 4: Register Online

2023-2024 Registration

Open to Returning Swimmers: 8/5/23

Open to New Swimmers: 8/31/23

Transferring from another USA Swimming team?

Once you have registered, athletes who are transferring from another USA Swimming team must complete an Athlete Transfer Form and return to the Director of Competitive Aquatics. Your account will be invoiced for the $10 transfer fee.