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Randolph-Asheboro YMCA

Asheboro, NC


Aquatics Director-Shawn Columbia

F.A.S.T. Swim Team Brochure

Under the leadership of Head Coach and Aquatics Director, Shawn Columbia, our competitive swimmers are offered the option of swimming with the US year-round team, Fin Aquatics (FAST). Swim team emphasis is on personal skill improvement, as well as good sportsmanship and team spirit. Dedication, teamwork, discipline and goal setting are objectives of the program. Membership with the Randolph-Asheboro YMCA and the ability to swim 25 meters without stopping are required. The Randolph-Asheboro YMCA, for the past seventeen years, has had representation at State and National Championships and had nationally ranked swimmers.


FAST Swimming is a USA Swim Club that offers coaching to the Asheboro, Greensboro, and High Point areas of North Carolina. At FAST, coaches focus on technique, goal setting, and motivation in an environment with friends and fun. With these objectives and the dedication and hard work of the swimmer, success and enjoyment are hand in hand.

TIMES: Monday-Saturday, various groups and times.

Contact Shawn Columbia for more information at


HPCC-Asheboro-Kynwood (SHARKS)

The Sharks is a summer league swim team for swimmers ages 6 to 18 (based on age as of June 1). We join with the teams of High Point Country Club and Kynwood to make one big team that swims in the High Point Community Swim Association.

Practices focus on stroke technique while providing a safe and FUN environment to learn and grow through swimming. It is both an exciting and competitive atmosphere where the goal is to develop each team member as both a swimmer and a person. Practices are a combination of hard work and play. At meets, we instill team spirit by sitting together and cheering on our entire team. Good sportsmanship is a must and the children all create new friendships with our High Point partners.

Registration for the 2018 Summer Swim Team will begin on April 30th. Practice will begin on Wednesday, May 30th (bonus pracitces will be held on May 16, 21, 23, and 28th for those who register early). The exact dates and times of practices are listed below (days and times change once school is out). The season is 2 months long – concluding with a League Championship Meet on July 25th. The cost for the entire season is $100 – this includes monthly practice dues, meet entry fees, and a team t-shirt and swim cap.

Meets are held on most Tuesday evenings at various pools in the High Point Area. Most meets begin at 6:00pm with warmups of 5pm for home meets (@ High Point Country Club) and 5:30pm for away meets. The meet schedule (Tentative Meets will be on June 12, 19 26, July 10, 17 and July 25th is the League Championship Meet which is All Day 7:30am-3:30pm at the GAC) along with locations and addresses are TBA. Meets that have to be rescheduled due to inclement weather are held on Thursday of the same week.

Practice for Summer Team (Please note day and time changes once school is out):

Wed., May 30th until end of school – Mondays and Wednesdays - 4 to 5:30pm

Week of June 11th until end of season – Mondays and Wednesdays - 4 to 5:30pm and Tuesdays – 11:30am to 1pm

All practices are held at the Randolph-Asheboro YMCA.
*Summer Practice times may vary when school is out*

If your child is interested in the Summer Swim Team, please complete the registration form. All monies are due at the time of registration with a coach. If you would like to register (note - no registrations are done at the YMCA front desk) or have any additional questions you may contact Shawn Columbia at or come by the YMCA pool on Mondays or Wednesdays between 4 and 5:30pm.