Tryouts

2020 - 2021 Competitive and Waves programs 

Come be a part of NYAC and train with the best! 

 

To make a Tryout Appointment:  Email Linda Liberta at [email protected] - Please provide your swimmer's full name, date of birth, and phone number and previous swimming experience. 

Forms needed to attend tryout:  All swimmers must fill in the 2 consent forms below.  You may either send them back electronically to Linda Liberta at [email protected] or bring copies to your tryout appointment.

      Covid Attestation Form         Assumption of Risk Form

Things to expect before attending: 

  • Swimmers will need to complete a COVID screening upon arriving
  • Swimmers will need to arrive with their swimwear on
  • Swimmers will need to wear a mask until the pool edge
  •  Unfortunately, parents will not be allowed in the facility due to strict regulations by the City of Toronto, but no worries, they will be safely escorted by coaches to and from the outside doors.  Linda Liberta will be there to answer your questions.

What are we looking for in the Waves Program?

  • Swimmers aged 6-12
  • The ability to swim 25m (1 full lap of a pool) in front crawl without stopping
  • A love for swimming, the willingness to try their best and take direction from a coach

 What are we looking for in the Competitive  Program?

  • At least 3 types of strokes must be mastered: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and knowing how to do the dolphin kick for butterfly.
  • Is the swimmer TRAINABLE? Do they listen attentively?  Do they respond to instruction and follow through?
  • Is the swimmer DETERMINED?  Do they have a desire to be a part of a team at NYAC?  Can they function within a larger group of swimmers?  Do they want to get better? Do they have the confidence and desire to compete?  Will they attend the program more than 80% of the time?  
  • Are you INTERESTED?  Does your family want to be a part of the NYAC community?  Do you want your child to compete?  Are you able to commit?  NYAC is a not-for-profit Club, and when you commit your swimmer to NYAC, you are committing to volunteer hours at swim meets and some of those swim meets are not meets that your child will be at. 

Questions or to set up an appointment for a tryout, contact Linda Liberta at [email protected]