• Coach RL and his team are skilled at developing a passion for the sport of swimming for kids, and teaching the skills and techniques to be champions and high-level athletes beyond the high school level.


The YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley Swim Team - The Dragons - mixes great instruction and competitive opportunity with the YMCA emphasis on Core Values and leadership skills.

Our coaches focus on improving swim technique, building endurance, and increasing swim speed, while having fun! In addition to promoting healthy living, self-esteem, and confidence, the YMCA IMV Dragons build friendships that will last a lifetime. As a coaching staff we help swimmers set personal goals, then work hard to help them accomplish those goals.


Assistant Coach: Kaleb Garnica

Kaleb swam for United Township High School for four years and swam on the college club team for two years.  Has been teaching swim lessons and lifeguarding at the YMCA for four years.  Started coaching the Dragons in February, 2018.  Has trained 24 YMCA State Qualifiers and 15 YMCA Regional Qualifiers.  His passion and goal as a coach is to train each athlete to be a future leader.

The YMCA IMV Dragons Swim Team practices out of our North Branch.

The North Family YMCA is located at 624 W. 53rd St., Davenport IA 52806.

If you wish to try-out for the Dragons today, please click here to contact our coaching staff  or call 563-386-4824

Practice Times

Green Group $55/month, 5:30-6:30 PM  Monday- Friday

Swimmers must be able to swim the length of the pool (25 yards) without any help or flotation.  This group focuses on learning technique of the swimming strokes and building endurance.

Blue Group $60/month, 5:30-6:30 PM  Monday- Friday

This group will focus on swimming drills that improve stroke mechanics and build swimming strength.

Red Group $75/month, 6:30-8:00 PM  Monday—Thursday & 5:30-7:00 PM Friday

This group is for experienced swimmers and focus is on building swim speed through good technique.

Gold Group $90/month, 6:30-8:00 PM  Monday—Thursday & 5:30-7:00 PM Friday

This group is for elite swimmers ages 13 and over. Swimmers at this level are aiming to compete in State and Regional swim meets.

Program Fees & Registration Forms

Please stop by the front desk at the North YMCA for more information about program fees and registration forms.

*Must have a Family Membership to the Scott County Family YMCA

*If you are receiving an income based discount, that same percentage will apply up to 50%

Location Description Member fee / Non member fee Begins / Ends Days Of Week Ages