Registration Info


Please read below to see what you need to do to become a member of the best TEAM in the Treasure Valley!  If you are interested in joining our team, please read the following:

Our team is for swimmers ages 6 and over.  All swimmers must tryout. During tryouts, coaches will evaluate if your swimmer can handle the regular workouts for his/her age group and ability level.  To try-out, swimmers should be able to successfully complete a 50 free, a 50 backstroke, and know the basics of the butterfly and breaststroke.   Timed swims will be the basis for placement in practice groups beyond entry level. 

Swimmers can join the team at anytime throughout the year. 

Tryouts can be scheduled on a one-to-one basis directly through the coach of the facility where your swimmer intends to practice. To schedule a tryout Downtown, please email or call our Head Age Group Coach, Erin Holmes 208-344-5502, ext. 241 or  To schedule a tryout at the West Y, please call or email Head Coach, Todd Marsh (208-377-9622, ext. 426 or  To schedule a tryout in Caldwell, please contact Coach Linda Conger (208-459-2498, ext. 656 or

Questions regarding the fees, practice schedules, financial assistance, etc. should be directed to our Team Admin, Patty Stratton (


Once you are told your swimmer has been placed on the team, please complete our on-line registration process within one week of your swimmer starting practices.  If we do not receive your proof of age document, and your fees within the week, your swimmer will not be allowed to continue practicing with the team.  Please mail (or scan and email if you paid by credit card) your proof of age document and payment directly to the Team Admin, Patty Stratton.  Do not give to a coach or leave at the YMCA! 

If you prefer to hand deliver instead of mail, Patty's mailbox drops into her garage so mail can be dropped off at any time of the day or night.  Please remember your registration is not complete until your fees are paid and you mail, or scan and email, your swimmer’s proof of age document and complete the Parent Responsibility Agreement.

All swimmers must have a Y membership--either Youth or Family.  Please go to the front desk of your Y to arrange and pay for your swimmer's membership. 

To learn more about the team including monthly fees for both the Y and for swim team, each Y's Practice Schedule, and Group expectations, please go to the Team Information area and use the drop down menu.  Pay particular attention to the "Fees" page so you are aware of the financial commitment swim team requires of our members.  Also, please note: Swim team fees cannot be paid at the Y.  They must be paid online or mailed directly to the Team Admin.

Swimmers who qualify for Financial Assistance (receive free or reduced hot lunch) must provide proof of assistance as well as complete the 2018 USA Swimming Athlete Outreach Application.  A link to this form can be found in the Registration module.

Transfers:  Swimmers transferring from one USA Swimming team to another must also complete the following Transfer Form.  It is not necessary to include the USA Swimming Form if you are currently registered with USA Swimming.  However, we still need the Proof of Age documentation.

USA Swimming 2018 Transfer Form

All Team Registration questions should be addressed to the Team Admin, Patty Stratton (