Team SVY provides the opportunity for more than 400 young athletes to train at the Somerset Valley YMCA facilities located in Bridgewater, Somerville and Hillsborough. As the nation’s leading nonprofit for youth development, the Y provides kids the opportunity to discover their true potential and attain their goals as swimmers in a nurturing, safe and enjoyable environment.
Under the leadership of Head Coach, Matt Donovan since 2000, Team SVY has achieved New Jersey State YMCA Championship Titles (2006, 2010 and 2011), YMCA National Champion swimmers (2006, 2010 and 2011) and YMCA National Record (2011). Athletes from the program have represented Team SVY at USA Swimming Junior National Championships and SVY Alumni have competed at USA Swimming National Championships and will be competing in Olympic Trials the summer of 2012.
The success of this program can be attributed to dedication and commitment of the over 20 coaches who reinforce the SVY Mission Statement during practices, at meets and in general discussions. Additionally, we cannot forget about our Parent Board Organization and our parent volunteers who work tirelessly in various roles and capacities to help ensure success for our program and their kids.
Memories and friendships our SVY families take with them are cherished for years and considered in many ways the real benefit of being a part of Team SVY.