The team is a year-round competitive program for youth ages 6-18 who love to swim

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA will hold swim team Tryouts this July for the 2023-2024 fall/winter season. The Y’s team is a year-round competitive program offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction. The goal of the Y’s Swim Team is to provide every member with an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at their level of ability, from novice to international competitor.

Tryouts will be held at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA on the following dates:

  • Friday, July 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 20 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Interested swimmers only need to attend one of the tryout sessions. Each tryout session will run for two hours. They will begin with a short in-water clinic with Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA coaches, followed by time trials. Interested swimmers should plan to attend the entire session.

All interested swimmers must register at least 24 hours in advance of each tryout date at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Welcome Center, 1340 Martine Ave. in Scotch Plains. There is a $20 registration fee per swimmer.

Tryouts are open to the community. Visitors 18 years and older must show a valid, government-issued photo ID to enter the YMCA building. For more information on the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA Swim Team, visit

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is dedicated to improving the quality of life of the individuals, families and communities it serves through programs and services that build wholeness of spirit, mind and body. The YMCA is a not-for-profit organization founded on Christian principles, serving people of all ages, races, faith, cultures and socio-economic conditions.

For information, call the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA at 908-889-8880 or visit Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is 501(c)3 organization with a GuideStar 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency and a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator.