The Summit Area YMCA Swim Team is holding tryouts for the 2011-12 season for potential new team members on Tuesday, July 19. Eight-and-unders should arrive by 5 p.m., 9-10’s by 6 p.m., and 11 and overs by 7 p.m.

The team is led by Head Coach Laura Riddell, who has coached the team for over 20 years, and includes 10 additional coaches with decades of combined experience.

Daily training takes place in the facilities 6-lane 25-yard pool, complete with state-of-the-art Colorado timing. We participate as a team in YMCA dual meets, invitationals, and championship meets, as well as USA invitationals and championship meets. Eight & unders will be asked to swim a 25 Free, Breast, Fly, and Back. 9-12 year olds will be asked to swim a 50 Free and a 50 of any of the other strokes. 13 and overs will be asked to swim a 100 Free and a 100 in any of the other strokes.

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There is no need to pre-register, and each swimmer will be asked to fill out a tryout card upon their arrival to the Summit Y. No other paperwork is necessary. An additional tryout for potential team members will be held on Sept. 7.

Those swimmers who try out and are not selected to the swim team will be provided with suggestions and options for other Summit Y swim programs so that they may continue to develop and improve their swim skills.

For detailed information on the Summit Y swim team, the aquatics programs or the tryouts, visit or email or