Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Ridgewood YMCA Breakers competitive swim team will have two try-outs scheduled for the 2017-2018 short course winter season. The early bird try-out offers the opportunity for the swimmer to be evaluated by our coaching staff and receive notification about their result within 48 hours. The dates for the early bird try-outs are July 31 and August 2 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Registration is prior to the try-outs at 4 p.m. All ages are welcome.

A swimmer who attends the early bird try-out and needs to sharpen their competitive swimming skills will be encouraged to register for the try-out prep class and try-out during the regular try-out held in September. Try-out prep class will meet August 7 through August 23 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please contact Coach Rimbault for more information.

The dates for regular try-outs are September 5 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for ages 9 to 12 years old, September 6 from 5:00-6:45 p.m. for children 8 years old and under and September 7 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. for those children ages 13 and up. This last session date is also a make-up session. A full tryout schedule is available online at

The Ridgewood YMCA Breakers competitive swim team encompasses swimmers who can properly swim the four competitive strokes; providing youths the opportunity to acquire the skills, self-discipline, confidence, and physical conditioning to become the best swimmers they can be. The program offers instruction, training, and competition to young people from ages 6 through high school. Swimmers will improve their skills while also learning the values of teamwork and sportsmanship and individual responsibility.

For additional information, please contact YMCA Swim Team Coach, Bud Rimbault, at 201.444.5600, ext. 319, or email