2021 - 2022 Competitive and Waves programs Tryouts

Be a part of NYAC and train with the best! 

All new swimmers must attend a tryout before registering for any programs.   Please stay tuned for our next round of tryouts

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Returning Waves Swimmers do not need to attend a tryout, they may register in any group that still has space. 

If you are a returning competitive swimmer that did not register in 2020-2021, you do not need to attend a tryout. Still, you must email Linda Liberta at  [email protected] to confirm your placement and be included with the returning swimmer's registration list. 

If you were registered with NYAC in 2020 - 2021, you do not need to attend a tryout as your swimmer already has a placement.

Questions ?:  Email Linda Liberta at [email protected]


NYAC offers Two youth swimming program streams servicing the North York and GTA Communities for over 55 years. 


  • is our development team where swimmers are taught the four competitive strokes, emphasizing mastering the kicks. We also introduce swimmers to flip-turns, diving, and the basics of racing.

What are we looking for in the Waves Program?

  • Swimmers aged 6-12, Teen Waves for swimmers aged 13-17. 
  • 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


Competitive Stream

  • For swimmers aged 8-18 are interested in going further in competitive swimming.  We welcome swimmers that are just starting with competitive swimming all the way to the National and International swimmers. 

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 instructions 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 competitions that your child will be at. 


Questions?  Please, contact Linda Liberta at [email protected]