About Us

Welcome to the Princeton Family YMCA Pirates Swim Team! We are a year-round competitive swim team for all age groups and levels that practice five to six days a week. We cater to all skill levels, and our goal is to provide as much individual attention as we can to each and every swimmer while running a cohesive and efficient practice. We encourage swimmers of all levels to participate in swim meets that are appropriate for their level, and provide an opportunity for all swimmers to enjoy the sport of competitive swimming.

Our team participates in USA Swimming, YMCA Swimming, PASDA, and in YMCA Dual Meets. During the Fall/Winter session that runs from September to March, our team participates in dual meets with other YMCA teams in Northern New Jersey in the COED division league. We also swim in both YMCA and USA Swimming Sanctioned Invite and Championship meets. We will also sometimes compete against other local teams.

Our Long Course/PASDA season runs from April to August. We compete in USA Swimming Sanctioned Long Course Swim Meets and the PASDA summer league where we will have dual meets against other teams in the area, concluding the summer with a Championship meet. 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

The Princeton Family YMCA Pirates Swim Team provides youth with an opportunity to participate in the sport of competitive swimming. Our goal is to provide a fun, but challenging atmosphere where every swimmer has the opportunity to reach their maximum potential. Our practices support the YMCA core values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility. We promote a family atmosphere where all feel safe and welcomed, and we emphasize team spirit and comradery.

We believe in developing technical precision in all the strokes, while being open to various styles of conditioning and training. There is no one correct way to swim, and the coaches are looking to cater to the needs of each individual. If you are interested in our team contact Coach Matt Wise at priates@princetonymca.org. We look forward to seeing you in the pool.

Our Pool:

We practice at the Princeton Family YMCA. Our address is 59 Paul Robeson Place, Princeton, NJ
On Sundays we practice at Rider University: 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrence Township, NJ
YMCA Home Meets: John Witherspoon Middle School, 217 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ