8-18 Years Old

The NSYMCA swim club program focuses on endurance & stroke mechanics as we are a non-competitive developmental program. Our goal is to help bridge the gap between swim lessons and competitive swim team programs. 

Our swim club is designed to be a “first look” at competitive swim teams and give swimmers the information needed to start building the skills necessary to swim at the next level and compete. The main objective is to set up each swimmer for success so they may enter the next phase of their swimming career.  Swimmers work to refine their strokes in a swim team/club-type environment.

We are known as a feeder club which means many of our swimmers go on to other competitive teams including local for-profit swim teams and their high school swim teams.  Swimmers are welcome to register for 1, 2 or all 3 days during the week but only 1 practice time per day. Swimmers may be asked to move to a different practice time on the same day based on the swimmer’s abilities and swim groups. 


To be considered for our club and to try out, we require that the swimmers are ready for increased swims and able to swim full lengths (25-50 yards) of freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke including basic butterfly and proper breathing for all strokes. Please contact Missy Contri at [email protected] for swim assessment.

Upcoming Try Outs 

  • Email for Fall try out dates. 

Swimmers who are not ready for the swim club are recommended to join our swim lesson program. Our swim lesson program is greatly different than others as we focus on stroke technique and endurance at every level from beginner to advanced. Swim lessons give the swimmers the opportunity to gain any remaining stroke development work that may be missing in a small group setting.

Current Swim Lesson Participants

Current swim lesson participants may join the swim club without trying out if they are eligible based on their swim level. Swimmers with Fish level skills will join the intermediate swim group. Swimmers with Flying Fish or Shark level skills will join the advanced swim group.

Swimmers do not have to complete our entire swim program through Level 8 to be eligible to join our swim club program. Swimmers must successfully complete the Minnow level as they are best prepared for our swim club and the added stroke refinement work.