Sage YMCA Masters Swimming

Get Up and Swim!


Our program has been around for seven years. We started right after the installation of the new 8 lane, 7 foot deep competition pool. A previous program existed in the 90s when the YMCA was known as McHenry County YMCA. The McHenry YMCA went bankrupt in 2010. In March 2011, a gift from the Foglia Family enabled the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago to assume management of the McHenry County YMCA. In recognition of this contribution the facility was renamed the Sage YMCA.

The facility was completely remodeled and additions were built. The Sage YMCA now features big screen TVs, a fireplace, multiple charging/work stations, a cafe, new weightlifting and workout equipment rooms, studios, lockerooms and child care center.

front desk at Sage YMCA
foyer at Sage YMCA

Images of the front desk and foyer in the newly remodeled Sage YMCA.

Coach Susan

This is what I look like at 5:15AM. I will be wearing my royal blue YMCA uniform.

Susan Scanlan, Coach

  • American Swimming Coaches Association Level 2 Certified Coach
  • United States Masters Swimming Adult Learn to Swim Instructor
  • 8 years experience coaching masters
  • 20+ years competing at the masters level
  • 8 years experience coaching high school swimming,
    including 4 years as head coach

Link to register now.

Masters Swimming Practice Dates

October 11, 2021 – December 20, 2021: Indoor Masters training season – Part 1
Practice times are MWF 5:15-6:30AM.

Following the fall session will be a holiday break until after New Year’s Day. Part 2 will commence in January.

Link to registration.