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Swim Teams for Teens



The competitive nature of the Y’s nationally acclaimed swim teams helps kids to develop their endurance, skill, physical ability and mental stamina through a supportive and wholesome social outlet that encourages excellence, teamwork, and camaraderie.

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Somerset Hills YMCA Swim Team (Ages 7 years to 18 years)

Somerset Hills YMCA's Swim Team, comprised of 200 swimmers between the ages of 7 and 18, competes year-round in both YMCA and USA-sanctioned swimming events. Members are led by ASCA and USA Swimming certified professional coaches. Join our team!

Tryouts:

July 22 - Tryout Date

Sept. 6 - Makeup Tryout Date

  • Each swimmer is placed in one of five progressive practice groups based upon age and coaches’ evaluation.
  • The primary season runs from September through March and gives each swimmer an opportunity to compete on a dual meet team and participate in Championship meets.
  • The spring session runs from April through June and emphasizes technique basics.
  • For the older, more serious swimmer, long course training is offered over the summer months.

Pre-registration costs $25.00 and is required.

For more information about swim team or to download registration materials, please visit www.shyswimteam.org or contact our Director of Competitive Aquatics at 908 766 7898 x531 or email.

Somerset Valley YMCA Swim Team (Ages 6 years to 18 years)
The seven-time NJYMCA State Champion SVY swim team has over 400 swimmers who practice at the Bridgewater, Somerville, and Hillsborough branches. SVY is led by ASCA and USA Swimming certified professional swim coaches, and is a Silver Medal program recognized by USA Swimming as one of the top-100 teams in the nation. The swimmers ages range from 6 to 18 years and the team competes year-round in YMCA and USA-sanctioned meets.

  • Swimmers are placed in practice groups based on age and ability.
  • The primary season runs from September through March and swimmers have the opportunity to compete on a dual meet team and in championship meets.
  • Summer long course season runs from April through July.

  • Swim Team Tryouts

    Tryouts for the fall/winter season are held late July/early August and tryouts for the spring/summer season are held in April. For more information, please contact Head Coach, Dan Roth at 908 526 0688 or email, or visit the SVY Swim Team website to download registration materials.

    March 26 at Hillsborough YMCA

    8/Under Register
    9/10 Register
    11/12 Register
    13/14 Register
    15/Over Register


    April 9 at Bridgewater YMCA

    8/Under Register
    9/10 Register
    11/12 Register
    13/14 Register
    15/Over Register

  • Long Course Swim Team
    Somerset Valley YMCA sponsors a Long Course swim team.  The Long Course swim team program begins in April and runs through July. Swimmers wanting to stay in shape and improve their skills between seasons should look for our Stroke Clinics, offered in April and August.

    Bronze A
    9-13 year olds
    Register
    Bronze B
    8-12 year olds
    Register
    Silver
    10-13 year olds
    Register
    Gold 1
    12/15 year olds
    Register
    Gold 2
    12/15 year olds
    Register
    Gold 3
    12/15 year olds
    Register
    Senior 1
    14-18 year olds
    Register
    Senior 2
    14-18 year olds
    Register
    Senior 3
    14-18 year olds
    Register
    Senior Collegiate - SVY Alums
    14-18 year olds
    Register
    Senior Collegiate - Non-Alums
    14-18 year olds
    Register
    Blue Dolphins Meet Participation
    Register
    Hurricanes Meet Participation
    Register
  • Summer Swim Team 2017
    Somerset Valley YMCA sponsors a summer swim team.  The summer swim team program begins at the end of May and runs through July. Swimmers wanting to stay in shape and improve their skills between seasons should look for our Stroke Clinics, offered in April and August.

    Hillsborough Hurricanes
    Group 1
    5-8 year olds
    Register
    Group B
    9-12 year olds
    Register
    Group C
    13-18 year olds
    Register
    Bridgewater Blue Dolphins
    Group 1
    5-8 year olds
    Register
    Group B
    9-12 year olds
    Register
    Group C
    13-18 year olds
    Register
  • Post Season Clinic (Ages 6 years to 12 years)
    For those swimmers 12 and under who have completed their season and wish to maintain their skills during the off season. Swimmers must have been on either Sand Sharks or on Somerset Valley YMCA Swim Team this past winter to join.

    Ages 6 years to 8 years at 6:30 pm
    Ages 9 years to 12 years at 7:15 pm

Special Olympics Swim Team (Ages 12 years and above)

Our Special Olympics Swim Team competes at the local, county, state and national level. Practices begin in the Fall and go through the Spring.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Jasinski at 908 766 7898 x503 or email.