Short Course Team Tryouts

PLEASE NOTE: In light of the team announcement that was made on Friday, we are in the process of re-evaluating our tryout plans for the upcoming season.  An announcement will be made by Wednesday 8/19 regarding any potential additions/changes to the below tryout schedule and process.


As was communicated in the most recent State of the Program address, SVY will be requiring ALL athletes who are interested in participating in our upcoming SC 2020-21 season to try out for the team regardless of tenure/ability level/previous participation with SVY or Sand Sharks.  In order to accommodate such a large anticipated number of athletes in a tryout process, we have created a multitude of options for each age group spread across a six-week timeframe that families will be able to choose from.

All interested families can follow this link to register online on the GSCYMCA website for the tryout of their choice, PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE ATHLETE’S AGE GROUP AS OF 12/1/2020. All tryouts will be listed, however for your convenience, below is the list of tryout dates and locations for each age group. Each tryout has a 24 athlete maximum capacity, and registration for tryouts opens on 8/6 at 12a to be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Previous SVY/Sand Sharks athletes who do not participate in a tryout will not be considered for the upcoming SC season.

Swimmers who are not on SVY can tryout for the team.  Those 13/over (age as of 12/1/2020) need to contact Head Coach Dan Roth ([email protected]) with top times and 2 character references PRIOR to registering for any tryouts, however priority will be given to returning 13/Over SVY athletes.  Those 12/under (age as of 12/1/2020) can register for a tryout but will also need to submit a swimming resume (lessons, clinics, teams with dates and top times if available) to Head Age Group Coach Andrea Marumoto ([email protected]).


8/11/2020 at Middlesex SC 10:15a
8/12/2020 at Middlesex SC 10:15a
8/25/2020 at Middlesex SC 10:15a
8/26/2020 at Middlesex SC 10:15a
9/8/2020 at Middlesex SC 4:15p
9/8/2020 at Middlesex SC 5:15p
9/9/2020 at Middlesex SC 4:15p
9/9/2020 at Middlesex SC 5:15p


8/13/2020 at Cedar Hill 10:15a
8/26/2020 at Roycefield 11:00a
8/27/2020 at Roycefield at 10:00a
9/8/2020 at Cedar Hill 4:15p
9/9/2020 at Roycefield at 5:15p


8/12/2020 at Cedar Hill 10:00a
8/27/2020 at Roycefield 11:00a
9/3/2020 at Roycefield 10:00a
9/8/2020 at Cedar Hill 5:15p
9/9/2020 at Roycefield 4:15p


8/12/2020 at Cedar Hill at 11:00a
8/26/2020 at Roycefield at 10:00a
9/3/2020 at Roycefield at 11:00a
9/9/2020 at Roycefield at 4:15p

Please note the following regarding these tryouts:

  • All of our tryouts will be conducted utilizing our outdoor rental facilities and following all of our existing health and safety precautions for SVY programming which include:
    • ​Face covering upon entering/exiting
    • Temperature check and health screen for all upon arrival
    • Parent/same household guardian MUST be present at check-in for all 15/Unders
    • 16-17 year olds may check themselves in, 18 YO’s may also check in sibling
    • 6-feet social distancing at all times
    • 4 athletes/lane maximum
    • No locker room usage except for emergency situations
    • Parents are NOT allowed inside the facility during the actual tryout. Parents of 12/Under tryout participants should plan to wait in the car during the tryout
  • There is a $10 tryout fee per athlete, which covers the cost of the facility rental and the coaching coverage
  • Families should arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time of your tryout IN A SUIT READY TO SWIM. Those who arrive late will not be allowed to participate
  • The coaching staff reserves the right to adjust the date/time/location of a tryout depending on enrollment
  • The email address listed on the tryout registration will be the email address used to communicate tryout results
  • Liability/COVID-19 waivers are required at all of our rented facilities, and must be signed prior to tryouts. If you completed a waiver for Summer 1/2, you will not be required to complete an additional waiver
  • Athletes who are unable to follow directions and protocols endanger the health and safety of the rest of the participants and will be asked to leave the tryout with no refund.  These athletes will also not be considered for the competitive team

Our 2020-21 SC fall/winter season plans are still very much in progress, and are in many ways dependent on the availability of our athletes and our facilities.  As soon as we have our season plans, we will present them via Zoom prior to the final scheduled tryout.  The Zoom will be sent to all of the email addresses in the tryout registration.  You will have the season plan in front of you before committing to a roster spot for the upcoming SC season.