The Bay View Tigers is a competitive swim team for kids of all ages. Joining the Tigers gives your child the opportunity to master individual stroke techniques and skills. Our swim team builds self-discipline, self-respect, team pride, and teaches good sportsmanship. Being a part of the team will help your child become more comfortable with competition and build friendships that last a lifetime!

We participate in approximately 8 regular season swim meets, 2 invitational meets, a district meet, and States. Our home meets are at Richard Mann Elementary School in Gananda. Other meets take place in various locations in and around Rochester. Transportation to and from meets is up to the family. For the full meet schedule please click here.

We have Tigers of all ages!

Age 8 and under

Swimmers 8 and under are expected to be proficient in freestyle and backstroke, be able to swim 25 yards (one length) of the pool and must be comfortable jumping into the deep end of the pool.

Ages 9 and 10

Swimmers 9 and 10 must be proficient in freestyle and backstroke and must have the beginning knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly. Swimmers at this level will be racing at least 50 yards (2 lengths of the pool) and will be swimming over 2,000 yards each practice.

Ages 11 and 12

Swimmers 11 and 12 must be proficient in freestyle and backstroke, and have a basic understanding of breaststroke and butterfly. Swimmers at this level will be racing at least 50 yards (2 lengths of the pool) and will be swimming over 3,000 yards each practice.

Age 13 and up

Swimmers 13 and older must be able to swim each stroke as well as 500 yards (20 lengths) non-stop. Swimmers at this level will be mostly racing 100 yards (4 lengths) and will be swimming over 4,000 yards each practice. Swimmers compete against swimmers from area YMCAs.

Meet the Coaches

Dave Lindskoog, Head Coach
Coach Dave has been with the Bay View Tigers team since 2001 serving a variety of roles and positions. All 3 of his sons swam for the Tigers. Coach Dave started coaching in 2006 as an Assistant Coach and served in that position through 2014. In 2014, Coach Dave was promoted to Head Coach and is in his second season of head coach. His knowledge and dedication to the team has made him invaluable! Dave excels in connecting with swimmers, learning their goals, and helping them achieve them. Coach Dave and his staff are looking forward to working with the swimmers. Email at:

Rae Andrews, Associate Head Coach
Rae began swimming competitively at the age of 7. She went on to train for the Indianapolis for Central Indiana Aquatics where she represented her team at USA Nationals and the U.S. open. While in college, she began teaching swim lessons at the YMCA. Her favorite part of coaching is watching swimmers achieve their goals, whether swimming, school, or any other activity.

Mike Baroody: Assistant Coach, Tigers Cubs
John Sherry: Assistant Coach
John Seiffer: Assistant Coach
Greg Bello: Assistant Coach
Patrick Marsh: Assistant Coach
Phil Baretela: Aquatics Director – 341-3218 /


Call 585-671-8414 or stop into the Bay View Branch Welcome Center to register today!