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Lynchburg’s only year round USAS and YMCA swim team, starting its 55th year in September!

The Lynchburg YMCA Swim Team is the only year-round swimming program in Lynchburg.  We focus on the long-term development of successful competitive swimmers, providing stroke instruction and age appropriate training to allow swimmers to progress to their highest potential.  LY is a program of the YMCA of Central Virginia.

Our coaching staff is experienced and professional, certified by both USAS and the YMCA;  you can rest assured that your swimmers are safe and receiving sound instruction to improve their Lynchburg YMCA swimming.  LY swimmers compete at all levels, from the LAL Championships to the USA National Championship, and everything in between.  Why not train with the best?   We offer training for the serious swimmer, as well as training for beginners and for swimmers just looking to stay in shape and better their technique.

LY is both a USAS team and a YMCA team. At LY, swimmers learn self-discipline, commitment,  delayed gratification, goal setting, friendly competition, and teamwork.  LY has the most knowledgeable staff, the most informed and involved parents, the most dedicated swimmers, and the best facilities.  Why not join the FASTEST team in Lynchburg?   



Coach Woodruff has over 15 years of coaching experience at the club and collegiate levels. He began his career as a student at the University of Florida, where he was mentored by USA Men's Olympic Head Coach Gregg Troy and the University of Florida coaching staff.  He had the good fortune of working with dozens of Olympians and Olympic gold medalists.  In 2007, Coach Woodruff moved to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  There, he served as an assistant coach at UNC in addition to leading the North Carolina Aquatic Club as its Head Coach. In Allentown, PA, Coach Woodruff’s swimmers won the Middle Atlantic Senior Championships Combined and Women's Team titles and claimed one individual PIAA High School State Championship. In 2014, Coach Woodruff was named to the USA Swimming National Junior Team coaches' list for coaching one swimmer to a 2016 Olympic Trials cut and a National Junior team berth. Coach Woodruff is passionate about helping swimmers achieve their goals and learn life lessons that go beyond the pool.  He strives to keep practices interesting, challenging, and purposeful while encouraging his swimmers to be their best.




Ashley Mauzy signed her National Letter of Intent to swim with Liberty University beginning in the fall of 2015. Go Flames! At the Virginia Swimming Long Course State Championship in Richmond in July, Ashley set a new team record in the 17-18 women's 100 meter butterfly and the women's open 100 meter butterfly with a time of 1:03.80. Meanwhile, teammate Ethan Navarro broke the 17-18 men's team record in the 200 meter freestyle with a time of 1:58.11 and SMASHED the 17-18 and Open record in the 400 meter IM with a time of 4:36.92. Ethan and Ashley will both be going on to Greensboro, along with Morgan Weigner, to compete in USA Swimming's inaugural Futures Championship at the end of the month.

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"Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away"

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Head Coach and Director of Competitive Swimming: Ryan Woodruff ryan.d.woodruff@gmail.com