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JETS Swim Clinics/Tryouts
For the 2021 Summer Season, we will once again be holding Swim Clinics!  Swim Clinics are the absolute best way for the coaching staff to observe the swimmer and get an opportunity to fix stroke technique before a final placement recommendation is made.  To prepare for the clinic, swimmers should be able to swim 25 yards of Freestyle (front crawl) and 25 yards of Backstroke comfortably and without stopping.  Swimmers need to be able to swim with their face in the water for freestyle, as well.  Additionally, swimmers should be at least familiar with Breaststroke and Butterfly.  

If you would prefer your swimmer have a private tryout, please contact Coach Ashleigh, [email protected]

SIGN-UP FOR Swim Clinics

Swim Clinics will be held at C.W. Avery YMCA and Galowich Family YMCA at the following dates/times:

Monday-Tuesday, May 17-18, 2021 @ C.W. Avery Family YMCA

5:00-6:00 pm (Ages 6-10)

6:00-7:00 pm (Ages 11-17)

Wednesday-Thursday, May 19-20, 2021 @ C.W. Avery Family YMCA

5:00-6:00 pm (Ages 6-10)

6:00-7:00 pm (Ages 6-17)

Tuesday & Thursday, May 25&27, 2021

5:00-6:00 pm (Ages 6-17)

Cost & Registration
The cost of the swim clinic is $25.00.  Registration for the swim clinics can take place at the front desk at the Avery Y or the Galowich Y or online at the following link:  https://www.jolietymca.org/programs/online-registration/

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my child ready for the JETS?
Children should be comfortable and confident in the water being able to swim 25 yards (length of the pool) and swimming with their face in the water.  They, also, need to be able to swim 25 yards Backstroke.  Both lengths of the pool need to be swum without stopping.

What should I bring?
Your child should bring a swimsuit (a one-piece suit for girls is required if they join the team), towel, and goggles.  Girls and boys with long hair should wear a swim cap.

Do I have to be a YMCA member?
Swimmers do not need a YMCA membership to do the Swim Clinic or Private Tryout, however, swimmers must be full members of the Joliet YMCA in order to register for the JETS swim team.  You can find complete information about the Joliet YMCA, its mission, facilities, programs and schedules at www.jolietymca.org

Do I have to attend every practice?
You do not have to come every day.  Likewise, if you join the team, there is no attendance requirement except for our advanced high school levels, and swim meet participation is optional.

Is financial assistance available?
At the YMCA, no one is turned away for the inability to pay.  Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.  Families who submit an application may qualify for a discount up to 75% off both membership fees and up to 50% off JETS program fees, depending on income.  For more information and to download an application, visit the Joliet YMCA website.