Home of the Eden YMCA Purple Penguins

aren't made in pool. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill."

Welcome to the Eden YMCA Swim Team known as the Purple Penguins. The following outlines the philosophy and objectives for the Penguins.
  • To provide a competitive swim program for YMCA members ages 5 and older, with a wide range of abilities.
  • To provide an opportunity for personal growth of the swimmer as an individual and as a member of a team.
  • To help all members of the Penguins families reach their God-given potential in Spirit, Mind, and Body.
It is important to keep in mind that all aspects of development do not occur at an exact rate and at the same time. we know that physical development occurs in spurts. A swimmer may experience a big improvement in training or competitive components, but still may lag behind in the psychological area. The Penguins levels of development will include six different areas: training, competitive performance, biomechanics, physiology, character development and life skills. We feel that training our swimmers in these areas will make them better swimmers and better people. And out team motto  "MAKING MY BEST BETTER!" not only for themselves but for others, as they try to reach their God-given potential in the Mind, Body, and Spirit.
The Penguins swim team is for Eden YMCA members 5 years and olders. Swimers must be able to swim at least freestyle and backstroke for 25 yards or have a recommendation from a swim instructor. All swimmers must be a Eden YMCA member in good standing.