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Swim Teams



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.

Somerset Hills YMCA Sea Wasps Special Olympics Swim Team (Ages 12 years and above)



The mission of the Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with developmental disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Our Special Olympics program brings to life the Y’s cause to provide everyone with the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Seven athletes from our Y’s Sea Wasps Special Olympics Aquatics Team qualified for the team to represent New Jersey in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games.


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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 December and go through June.

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

Somerset Hills YMCA Swim Team (Ages 6 years to 18 years)

Somerset Hills YMCA Swim Team, comprised of over 250 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 swim coaches

18 swimmers competed at YMCA Short Course National Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina and came home with top-8 finishes in all 5 relays.

National Records
2018 Short Course National Championship - Boys 400 yard free, 3:00.37

State Records
2018 Short Course National Championship - Boys 400 yard free, 3:00.37
2018 Short Course National Championship - Boys 800 yard free relay, 6:38.93

For more information about swim team or to download registration materials, please visit www.shyswimteam.org or contact Lori Riegler, Director of Competitive Aquatics and Head Coach at 908 766 7898 x531 or via webmail.

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Tryout for the Somerset Hills YMCA Swim Team!
Join our team! Somerset Hills YMCA’s Swim Team is looking for new members. Tryouts are required for all new swimmers and former team members that did not participate in our spring or summer Swim Team programs. Swimmers must demonstrate appropriate practice readiness skills, stroke technique, speed and endurance for team consideration. A numbered swim cap will be provided. Goggles are strongly recommended. Swimmers who are successful will join the team in September 2018.

WHEN: Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, 2018
WHERE: Somerset Hills YMCA, 140 Mt. Airy Road, Basking Ridge
WHO: Swimmers, ages 7-18, interested in joining the team
COST: $40 for 12 and younger, $25 for 13 and older; Pre-registration is required.

CLINIC AND TRYOUT SCHEDULE

Please Note: Swimmers must be at least 7 years old as of December 1, 2018. Notification of results by Friday, July 27.Swimmers must be at least 7 years old as of December 1, 2018.

  • Swim Team Tryouts (Ages 7 years to 8 years)
  • Swim Team Tryouts (Ages 9 years to 10 years)
  • Swim Team Tryouts (Ages 11 years to 12 years)
  • Swim Team Tryouts (Ages 13 years and older)

Somerset Valley YMCA Swim Team (Ages 6 years to 18 years)

The eight-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 Bronze Medal program recognized by USA Swimming as one of the top-200 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.

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Tryout for the Somerset Valley YMCA Swim Team!
For more information about tryouts for 13 and over swimmers contact Head Coach Dan Roth and for 12 and under swimmers Head Age Group Coach Andrea Marumoto or visit the SVY Swim Team website to download registration materials.


Pre-registration is required and there is no fee to register. In addition, please complete the Tryout Registration Form and bring it with you on the tryout date.


  • Fall/Winter Swim Team Tryouts (Ages 8 years and under)

  • Fall/Winter Swim Team Tryouts (Ages 9 years to 10 years)
  • Fall/Winter Swim Team Tryouts (Ages 11 years to 12 years)
  • Fall/Winter Swim Team Tryouts (Ages 13 years to 18 years)
Register for Somerset Valley Swim Team
  • SVY Sandsharks 1
    MEMBERS ONLY. 8/Under SVY Preteam. Only open to those on Team last Winter or newly accepted to the team. All signed paperwork and escrow payments must be in by 8/05/18.

  • SVY Sandsharks 2
    MEMBERS ONLY. 9/13 SVY Preteam. Only open to those on Team last Winter or newly accepted to the team. All signed paperwork and escrow payments must be in by 8/05/18.

  • SVY Copper
    MEMBERS ONLY. SVY Winter Swim Team 8/Under. Open only to those on SC roster or newly accepted to the team. All signed paperwork and escrow payments must be in by 8/05/18.

  • SVY Bronze 1
    MEMBERS ONLY. SVY Winter Swim Team 9/10y. Open only to those on SC roster or newly accepted to the team. All signed paperwork and escrow payments must be in by 8/05/18.

  • SVY Bronze 2
    MEMBERS ONLY. SVY Winter Swim Team 9/10y. Open only to those on SC roster or newly accepted to the team. All signed paperwork and escrow payments must be in by 8/05/18.

  • SVY Bronze 3
    MEMBERS ONLY. SVY Winter Swim Team 9/10y. Open only to those on SC roster or newly accepted to the team. All signed paperwork and escrow payments must be in by 8/05/18.

  • SVY Silver 1
    MEMBERS ONLY. SVY Winter Swim Team 11/12y. Open only to those on SC roster or newly accepted to the team. All signed paperwork and escrow payments must be in by 8/05/18.

  • SVY Silver 2
    MEMBERS ONLY. SVY Winter Swim Team 11/12y. Open only to those on SC roster or newly accepted to the team. All signed paperwork and escrow payments must be in by 8/05/18.

  • SVY Silver 3
    MEMBERS ONLY. SVY Winter Swim Team 11/12y. Open only to those on SC roster or newly accepted to the team. All signed paperwork and escrow payments must be in by 8/05/18.

  • SVY Gold Group
    MEMBERS ONLY. SVY Winter Swim Team 13/14y. Open only to those on SC roster or newly accepted to the team. All signed paperwork and escrow payments must be in by 8/05/18.

  • SVY Senior Group
    MEMBERS ONLY. SVY Winter Swim Team 15/18y. Open only to those on SC roster or newly accepted to the team. All signed paperwork and escrow payments must be in by 8/05/18.

Somerset Valley YMCA Swim Team Stroke Clinics
Fore more information contact:
908 526 0688

  • Tryout Clinics
  • Summer League Pre-Season Stroke Clinic at Bridgewater YMCA (Ages 6 years to 8 years)
  • Summer League Pre-Season Stroke Clinic at Hillsborough YMCA (Ages 6 years to 8 years)
  • Summer League Pre-Season Stroke Clinic at Bridgewater YMCA (Ages 9 years 12 years)
  • Summer League Pre-Season Stroke Clinic at Hillsborough YMCA (Ages 9 years to 12 years)
  • Summer League Pre-Season Stroke Clinic at Bridgewater YMCA (Ages 13 years to 18 years)
  • Sunday Night Skills Clinic (Ages 7 years to 12 years)
  • Starts and Turns Clinics (Ages 6 years to 8 years)
  • Starts and Turns Clinics (Ages 9 years to 12 years)
  • SVY Post Season Clinics (Ages 6 years to 8 years)
  • SVY Post Season Clinics (Ages 9 years to 12 years)