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Youth Sports

Swim Team

The Sharks Swim Team is open to swimmers from ages 5 to 18 (senior in high school). Each swimmer must be an active YMCA member the entire swim season. The Sharks have a winter season and a summer season. They offer a two-week trial to those who aren't sure the swim team is for them. Ask the desk for more details or see the Shark Website at See more information on the Swim Team page under Aquatics. (YOU CAN JOIN THE TEAM THROUGHOUT THE SEASON)  Contact Danielle, 217-245-2141.


Junior Basketball

Junior Basketball sign-ups start around January and run through late February. Games run from March through April.

Junior Baseball/T-Ball

Junior Baseball sign-ups for 4-6-year-olds begin in late March, early April. Junior Baseball, starting in May, will be six weeks of fun and baseball fundamentals while hitting off a tee on Wednesday nights.  The cost is $25 for members and $60 for non-members. 


For more information on any of these sports opportunities, please call Payton at the Bob Freesen YMCA, 217-245-2141. Or come to the Bob Freesen Y, 1000 Sherwood Eddy Lane, Jacksonville.

Flag Football

Flag Football sign-ups in mid-summer and starts in late summer/fall.

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