Swim Team

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The Hunterdon County YMCA Stingrays is a year-round competitive swim team offering high-quality, professional, coaching and technique instruction for ages 6 to 18 years. Our team competes in both YMCA and USA Swim meets. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability from the novice swimmer and beyond while instilling the YMCA core values. 

Anyone interested in joining our team Tryouts will take place on Monday, August 17 and Tuesday, September 1 at the Deer Path Branch 144 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington, NJ from  6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. More information can be found on our website at  www.hcyswim.com.  The season runs from September through early April., Practices focus on all aspects of competitive swimming including Dry land training (Older groups) 

All of our coaches, as members of the American Swimming Coaches Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time.

We hope you can become part of our team and the wonderful experience it brings to all of our swimmers.Any questions please contact our Competitive Aquatics Director Ray Gaffney at rgaffney@hcymca.org or 908 483 4928

Tryouts are required for all new swimmers and previous team members that did not participate in our Summer Swim Team program, and are interested in joining the swim team.  All swimmers must be at least 6 years of age as of Dec. 1, 2015 (sorry – no exceptions)

All swimmers must demonstrate appropriate practice readiness skills, stroke technique, speed and endurance for team consideration. Please bring a towel, goggles and a bathing suit to the tryout, and arrive 15 minutes early.

Click here for the Winter Swim Team Try Out Form

Please try and drop off the tryout form prior to the first day of tryouts and select a date you will be attending. Keep in mind if you can’t stop in with the form prior to August 17, please email Head Coach Ray Gaffney at rgaffney@hcymca.orgwith your selected date and bring the form when you arrive. Early tryout forms into the YMCA are highly recommended!

6- 8 year olds (their ages as of Dec. 1, 2015)
Eight and under swimmers will be asked to swim one lap (25 meters)  in the competitive strokes of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. 

9 and 10 year olds (their ages as of Dec. 1, 2015)
Swimmers will be timed for two laps (50 meters) in all 4 competitive strokes.  * must know at least three to be considered”

11 Years and Older 
Swimmers will be timed for two laps (50 meters) in all 4 competitive strokes.

12 and Over swimmers:
Swimmers will be timed for two laps (50 meters) in all 4 competitive strokes.

 For more information contact Head Coach Ray Gaffney at rgaffney@hcymca.org  or call 908.483.4928.