18-19 Tryout Info


Fall/Winter Swim Team Tryouts

August 13, 14, 15, 16 (Monday thru Thursday)

6pm to 7 pm (5:45 pm registration)

Come try out for the BURBANK YMCA Bluefins.

We are a YMCA/USA Swim Team offering development for swimmers from ages 5-18.  We have a veteran staff of coaches who emphasize technique and the development of the individual as well as the athlete.


Contact Coach Taffe at   781-909-7113

Check out the website at


Practices are early evenings Monday thru Friday, Saturday afternoon, and early Sunday morning.  Specific times and days vary by practice group.



36 Arthur B Lord Drive

Reading Ma 01867




                   BYB SWIM TEAM TRYOUT INFORMATION- Session One ( fall/winter 2018-19)


Session One tryouts will be held on Monday August 13, Tuesday August 14, Wednesday August 15, and Thursday August 16.  Registration  is at 5:45 pm - 6 pm in the water.  Please be prompt. 

The evaluation will take no longer than 45 minutes.  You only need to attend one tryout session.



Acceptance on the Swim Team

Swimmers will be notified of the tryout results via email by Friday August 24th. Please make sure your email address is clearly indicated on the registration form.


Practice Schedule

The team will be divided into 6 practice groups and practice times range from 4 pm to 8:45  pm on weeknights, 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm on Saturdays and 7 to 10 am on Sundays.  Your swimmer’s practice time will be based on group placing.  Lane availability determines the practice times.


Swim Season

The spring season begins on Monday August 27 and continues thru February vacation week.  Championship swimmers will continue practice until their meet is completed.



  • YMCA Membership Fee – all swimmers must have a BURBANK YMCA membership valid through the end of the session one.
  • Program fees will vary with practice group assignment and must be paid in full at the beginning of the season - $550, $575, $600, $635, $645, $710, $720, $735, $750
  • USA Swimming Membership Fee - $78 for annual membership
  • ( USS membership is mandatory for those swimmers who wish to compete in USS  meets)
  • In addition, other fees will include coaches fees, meet entry fees, etc.  Most of these fees will be billed via the AUTO-PAY system thru the YMCA.

Contact information

Mark Taffe, Head Coach BYB

Coach office: 781-909-7113  / BYB website

Team administration- Sue Hunter