Keene Family YMCA
Dolphins Swim Team
The Dolphins Swim Team trains athletes between the ages of 6 and 18 from the greater Keene, New Hampshire area to become competitive swimmers. We believe that competitive swimming nurtures healthy development, and encourages dedication to sportsmanship, academics, community involvement, and life-long fitness. Our coaches work with all swimmers to set goals and foster commitment to achieving those goals as a responsible member of a team.
About the Team
The Keene Family YMCA Dolphins Swim Team (KYD) is one of the oldest swim teams in New Hampshire. The team has been competing in swim meets for decades.
The swim team participates in several meets throughout the season and is a member of the Western Massachusetts YMCA District Swim League. The team also participates in league and regional championships.
Swim team season typically runs from September-March. It is a commitment of time, energy, and effort. The team counts on the commitment of the swimmer and the family to the team. Depending on the program, practice can be 2-4 days per week and will combine both dry land and in pool experiences.
We encourage you to speak with the coach and/or the Aquatics Director if you have any questions about anything connected to the swim team.
Joining the Team
The Keene Family YMCA (KYD) Dolphins Swim Team is comprised of children ages 6-18. All team members must be a member at the Keene Family YMCA.
All swimmers interested in becoming a member of KYD should inquire with Morgan Allard, Aquatics Director or the team head coach.
To join the team, swimmers must complete the registration packet for the current season. The packet includes Health Forms, Proof of Active Membership, Copy of Birth Certificate, and Acknowledgement of Swimmer and Parent Codes of Conduct, and USA Swimming Registration. KYD is a dual-affiliated YMCA/USA swim team and requires all team members be registered members of USA Swimming. More information on USA Swimming can be found at www.usaswimming.org.
KYD Coaching Staff
Pedr Seymour, Head Swim Coach
Pedr swam in high school and Division 3 college. He started as an assistant coach for the Brattleboro Swim Team in 1984. In 1993 he started The Edge Swim Team in Essex, Vermont where he coached for 3 years. In 2012 he joined the Connecticut River Valley Stingrays and became the head coach in 2013. He left the Stingrays and joined KYD in 2016. Pedr’s coaching philosophy is based on developing the whole athlete; water-comfort, body-awareness, positive eating habits and conscientious behavior are some of the topics contributing to his coaching philosophy. Pedr is a video editor and lives in Brattleboro with his wife and 2 daughters.
Megan Weltler, Lead 10 & Under Coach
Megan swam for the Beverly YMCA where she became a coach. Her exceptional skills at transitioning our youngest swimmers from lessons to a structured competitive team are apparent whenever she’s on the pool deck. Megan is an elementary school teacher and is finishing her Masters Degree in Education.