The Gateway Family YMCA Swim Team Tryout Dates Announced
The Gateway Family YMCA has announced upcoming tryouts for the 2021-2022 Fall/Winter Rapids Swim Team, scheduled for Tuesday, August 24 and Wednesday, August 25, 6:00-8:00pm at The Gateway Family YMCA – Rahway Branch, 1564 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ. Swimmers, ages 6 – 18 are invited to visit the YMCA to tryout for the Rapids Swim Team, no registration is necessary.
“YMCA competitive swimming and diving teams are the natural progression from Safety Around Water and Y Swim Lessons, encouraging children and teens to continue their love of swimming while providing an ideal environment for cognitive, physical and social-emotional development,” said Krystal R. Canady, CEO, The Gateway Family YMCA. “Through competitive aquatics programs, participants experience achievement, feel a sense of belonging and build supportive relationships, which is especially important at this time.”
Registration for the 2021-2022 Fall/Winter Rapids Swim Team will begin on Tuesday, August 24th at 10:00am online at www.tgfymca.org
“Our team is a year-round competitive swim team offering quality coaching and technique instruction. The goal of the team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at their individual level of ability,” added Melynda A. Mileski, EVP, Chief Operating Officer, The Gateway Family YMCA.
The competitive swim season typically runs from September through March; with dual meets starting in October and Championship meets starting in February. The Rapids swim team competes against other YMCA’s in the league. Swim meets are held at The Gateway Family YMCA – Rahway Branch or at the site of the competing YMCA.
As a leading nonprofit committed to youth development, the Y has been a leader in providing swim lessons, teaching water safety and inspiring competitive swimmers. The Gateway Family YMCA continues to help youth and adults experience the joy and benefits of swimming, so they can be healthy, confident and secure in the water. There are a variety of programs to choose, including swim lessons for all ages, starting with parent/child lessons through adult, water exercise, family swim, and competitive swimming. To ensure that everyone has an opportunity to participate, financial assistance is available to those who qualify.
To learn more about The Gateway Family YMCA’s Swim Team programs, please visit www.tgfymca.org or contact the Rahway Branch 732-388-0057.