Lindsay’s Law: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth in Athletes

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
A Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, cutting off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. Sudden cardiac arrest is fatal if not treated immediately, most often by a defibrillator.

Click here to learn more about Lindsay’s Law and the YMCA of Youngstown’s requirements for youth athletes, their parents/guardians, and YMCA Coaches.

New Coaches!

We are pleased to announce that Jamie Stahl will take over as the Head Coach for the Y Neptunes this season. Michael Bleggi has moved into the position of Assistant Head Coach.

Read more about Jamie and Michael HERE.

Season Summary

The winter season begins September 11 with a four-week trial period, and continues through early March. Starting in late October, the team competes against other YMCA teams in a dual-meet format, with meets taking place roughly every other Saturday through January. A Divisional Championship meet takes place either the first Saturday or Sunday in February, with all team members competing. Those who post fast enough times at the Divisional meet qualify for the League Championship meet held the first Saturday in March.

Important Downloads

2017-2018 Registration & Medical Release Form
2017-2018 Parent Handbook

Spring Swim Clinic

The YMCA of Youngstown also hosts a six-week Spring Swim Clinic. The program is designed to prepare swimmers for the summer league season. This Spring Swim program has an additional fee.

Neptune Long Course

Competitive swimmers are encouraged to sign up for the Neptune Long Course. This program is designed for swimmers with year round swimming experience. Focus of the long course program is aerobic conditioning and proper swimming technique.


Drew Sapp, Central YMCA Aquatic Director, at 330.744.8411 or by email at

Mike Shaffer, Central YMCA Executive Director, at 330.744.8411 x 133 or by email at


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