Summit Area YMCA Swim Team Tryouts Set for July 24


SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Area YMCA will hold tryouts for its 2018-19 Swim Team July 24 at the Summit YMCA pool. The tryouts are open to children of all ages, from Summit and the surrounding towns of New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Millburn, Short Hills, Watchung, Long Hill, Mountainside and Springfield.

The fee to tryout is $25 per swimmer. Pre-registration is available and encouraged by visiting the Summit YMCA front desk. Registration is also available on the day of tryouts. The make-up date is September 4.

Times and Criteria

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  • Children age 8 & under will tryout at 5:30 p.m. and are required to swim 25 yards of all four competitive strokes.
  • Children age 9 and 10 will tryout at 6:30 p.m. and are required to swim 50 yards of all four competitive strokes.
  • Children age 11 and 12 will tryout at 7:30 p.m. and are required to swim 50 yards of all four competitive strokes.
  • Children age 13 - 18 will tryout at 7:30 p.m. and are required to swim 100 yards of all four competitive strokes.

Those trying out are asked to check-in 30 minutes prior to the tryout time.

The Summit Area YMCA swim team functions not only as a team but a family of supportive members that encourage and guide each other. The team runs as a cooperative effort of swimmers, coaches, professional Y staff, and parents.

“As a competitive swim program, our goal is to offer a high quality program that enables team members to develop their full potential as individuals and athletes," said Laura Riddell, Summit YMCA Director of Competitive Aquatics. "We promote character development, good sportsmanship and competitive success in a constructive team environment."

The team has year-round training at the Summit YMCA’s six-lane, 25-yard pool, complete with state-of-the-art Colorado Timing System. Training moves outdoors in the summer to a 50 meter-long course Olympic size pool. Swimmers participate in dual meets, YMCA championships, as well as USA Swim meets.

The Summit Area YMCA swim team program philosophically mirrors the YMCA’s stated mission to build a healthy body, mind, and spirit. Swimmers are encouraged to maximize their potential. Participation is designed to build confidence, develop leadership skills, and help athletes set and achieve goals.

As a nonprofit, the YMCA offers financial assistance to qualifying families. For financial assistance to participate on the swim team, please contact Patty Facchinei at 908-273-3330, ext. 1174 to obtain an application and further information.

The Summit Area YMCA Swim Team is affiliated with the Summit YMCA, located at 67 Maple Street. 

For more information, please contact the Head Coach by email at or by telephone at 908-273-3330, ext. 1150. More information about the swim team and the tryouts can be found by visiting


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