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TOPS YMCA Swim Team Tryouts

Interested in joining a swim team?
Have experience with swim lessons but looking for that next step?
Been on a club or high school swim team before and looking to get in shape?
Maybe you're just browsing for an after school activity?
Come try out for our team!
TOPS hosts tryouts for NEW swimmers at the West Cook YMCA pool in April & September!
Upcoming Tryout Dates and Times:

Place: West Cook YMCA's Pool (255 S. Marion St. Oak Park, IL)

Packet subject to change as new information becomes available.


What are the TOPS Tryouts?

At the West Cook YMCA, we host brief swim evaluations by our certified coaches to determine your swimmer's competency and confidence in the water to see what TOPS practice group they would best fit into. The in-water portion of the TOPS Tryouts can be as short as a minute or two, or can be up to 10 minutes depending on the ability of the swimmer. There will also be veteran TOPS parents around to chat and answer your questions to the best of their experience.

Do I have to register or pay to tryout?

Nope! Just show up and try out! The tryouts will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Do I need to bring a suit? Swim cap? Goggles? 

You will need a suit and towel. But show up in whatever swimming attire you feel comfortable swimming in. Some kids wear rash-guards or trunks, and prefer to not wear goggles or a swim cap at all!

What if my swimmer is not ready for TOPS?

TOPS YMCA Swim Team is a program at the West Cook YMCA. In addition to TOPS, the WCY also offers swim lessons from kids to adults and you can schedule lessons with any of our phenomenal lesson instructors.

For more information, contact Head Coach Paul Moniak (, 708-434-0222)

What if I cannot attend the TOPS Tryout? What if the tryout dates are not set?

Contact Coach Paul or Coach Beth to schedule an in-water evaluation.