The Gateway Family YMCA Rapids Swim Team Tryout Dates Announced
The Gateway Family YMCA has announced upcoming tryouts for the 2023-2024 Fall/Winter Rapids Swim Team, scheduled for Monday, August 14 through Thursday, August 17, available 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 try out for the Rapids Swim Team during any of the tryout dates, no registration is necessary. For individuals who have been on the swim team previously, no tryout is necessary. Swim team tryouts consist of demonstrating abilities for each of the four competitive strokes.
“YMCA competitive swimming combines a celebration of achievements, positive and supportive relationships and a sense of belonging for our youth and teens,” stated Melynda A. Disla, President and CEO, The Gateway Family YMCA. “We provide a continuum of aquatic programming beginning with Safety Around Water and YMCA Swimming Lessons. The Rapids competitive swim team is the natural progression and next step for our experienced young swimmers, while providing an ideal environment for cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development.”
Registration for the 2023-2024 Fall/Winter Rapids Swim Team will begin on August 13th online at www.tgfymca.org or in person at the YMCA. The Gateway Family YMCA Rapids Swim Team is available for children throughout the communities served by The Gateway Family YMCA in Eastern Union County and Northern Middlesex County.
“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. We offer a competitive swim team year-round, including quality coaching and advance technique instruction,” stated Rodger D. Koerber, Chief Operating Officer, The Gateway Family YMCA.
The YMCA 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 team.
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.