Tryouts for Waves and Competitive Programs 

All swimmers looking to join in Fall 2023 must attend a tryout. To register for an upcoming tryout, please use the link below. Returning Competitive and Waves swimmers registered in the 2022-23 season have received a placement from their coach and do not need to attend a tryout.

Tryout Appointment Link 

Next Tryout: Wednesday, September 20, 2023.

Time: 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Location: AY Jackson SS - 50 Francine Drive ( Leslie & Steeles) 

NYAC offers two youth swimming programs:

Waves Program

  • Our pre-competitive team is where swimmers are taught the four competitive strokes, emphasizing mastering the kicks. Swimmers are introduced to flip-turns, diving, and the basics of racing.
  • Training is available once or twice a week, with an end-of-season competition. 

 What are we looking for in the Waves Program?

  • For swimmers aged 6-12 years, Teen Waves for swimmers aged 13-17 years
  • Ability to swim 25m front crawl (1 full lap of a pool) without stopping
  • A love for swimming, willingness to try their best and take direction from a coach

For more information on the Waves Program, click HERE

Competitive Stream

  • For swimmers aged 8-18 years interested in going further with competitive swimming. Swimmers who have just started up to National and International swimmers are welcome in NYAC programs. 
  • Swimmers must be selected by a coach to enter the Competitive Stream. 
  • All Competitive programs start with a minimum three times a week practice commitment with attendance at monthly competitions. 

What are we looking for in the Competitive Program?

  • At least 3 types of strokes must be mastered: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly kick.
  • Swimmers that are TRAINABLE. Swimmers need to be able to listen, respond, and follow their coach's instructions.
  • Swimmers that are DETERMINED. Do they have a desire to be a part of a team? 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?  
  • Does your family want to be a part of the NYAC community? Does your swimmer want to commit to the time and dedication needed for success? NYAC is a not-for-profit Club, and when you commit your swimmer to the competitive program, you are committing to support your swimmer and the NYAC community by helping out with swim meets. 

For more information on the Competitive Program, click HERE.