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The Summit Area YMCA swim team (SAY) has over 55 years of tradition of swimming excellence and success at the local, state, and national levels. Our year-round program offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. Our philosophy is a cooperative effort of swimmers, coaches, professional YMCA staff, and parents. Each play an important role in maintaining and improving our program, for the benefit of all involved. As with all YMCA programs, our objectives are to promote Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.

SAY competes in dual meets with other NJ YMCA’s, and in YMCA and USA Swimming invitational and championship meets. SAY has continually represented at the YMCA Short Course and Long Course National Championships each year.

USA Swimming is the national governing body for swimming in the country. All swim team members must belong to USA Swimming and be members of the Summit YMCA. Most of our swimmers are family members. Team fees for the team include membership dues for both USA Swimming and YMCA swimming.

We encourage all parents to participate in the Summit Seals Parents Organization, known as SSPO. This group of dedicated and hardworking parents form the backbone of our program. They assist the coaches, other parents, and--most importantly--the swimmers.

 

Mission Statement

It is the goal of the Summit Area YMCA swim team to offer age specific training and focus on the long-term, progressive development of our athletes. The foundation of our program is comprised of teaching correct stroke technique at every level, offering a challenging training regimen, and to develop each individual to the best of THEIR abilities. Our coaching staff strives to enable our athletes to achieve their goals and to grow as individuals both in and out of the pool.

 

The Summit Area YMCA Swim Team is affiliated with the Summit Area YMCA, located in the heart of downtown Summit, NJ. Our address is 67 Maple Street, Summit, NJ 07901. You can reach our Head Coach by email at Patrick.Collins@theSAY.org or by telephone at (908) 273-3330 x1150.