The YMCA Orcas Artistic Swimming Team is a USA Artistic Swimming registered team dedicated to creating a positive space where people of all ages can learn the art of artistic (synchronized) swimming in the Northern Colorado region (Johnstown, Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor area). The goal of our club is to give an opportunity for team members to pursue their goals in the sport – from building fitness to competing at the recreational, national and Olympic levels. Each member of the YMCA Orcas is supported, valued and taught to grow in the sport. Our team values emphasize teamwork, discipline, responsibility, acceptance and leadership. The Orcas currently has swimmers at all different ages and skill levels.  


Artistic Swimming

Our season runs from September through mid-May for novices and intermediates while the age group swimmers continue through the end of June. There are usually four state meets and one regional meet that the whole team participates in. Competition season goes from December to May. In addition, the age group swimmers compete at zone and national meets with the largest meet happening in late June or early July. The swimmers also perform at a fall and spring water show where they can show off their routines to friends and family.


All swimmers are required to be members of the YMCA of Northern Colorado to participate. 
Practices are held at the Johnstown Y.


  • The novices are the beginner level of synchronized swimming
  • Generally ages 6-11
  • Generally swimmers compete in the novice category for the first 1-2 years
  • In this level, swimmers learn the basics of synchronized swimming
  • Novices compete in figures and routines

Monthly Fee: $95


  • Once swimmers have mastered the basics, they advance to age-group
  • Age-group is the highest and most competitive level
  • Swimmers can compete nationally in this level
  • Compete in free routines and technical routines. 

Monthly Fee: $255


  • Once swimmers are comfortable in the water and have a good grasp on the basics, they advance to intermediate.
  • In intermediate, swimmers start mastering new more complex skills including lifts
  • Compete in figures and routines

Monthly Fee: $150


  • For adults
  • Multiple different skill levels
  • Compete in free routines and technical routines or figures

Monthly Fee: $130

Aquatics: Johnstown Y

720-797-2020 ext. 7500
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