YMCA offering swimming team

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By Mickey Patterson

BUCKNER ee" Kids who want to swim this winter will have the chance again this year.

The Oldham County YMCA is sponsoring a team for kids ages 7 to 15 under the direction of coach Scott Cooksey.

Cooksey, a former standout swimmer at South Oldham High School, said the YMCA team had more than 55 swimmers on last year’s team and about the equal number the year before, the program’s first year.

“We’re trying to offer a chance for anyone who wants to swim competitively and have fun at the same time,” Cooksey said. “There are a lot of younger kids who swim in the summer for the Piranhas and other teams locally and we want them to have something in the county so they don’t have to go all the way into Louisville.”

The YMCA team will hold tryouts at the Buckner branch from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday and again from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17. The team competes in the Kentucky/Indiana YMCA Swimming Association against other YMCAs from the Louisville metro area and southern Indiana.

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