2022/23 Tryouts for Waves and Competitive Programs

All new swimmers must attend a tryout before registering for any programs. We accept competitive swimmers of all levels.  All swimmers must be aged 6-18 years and able to swim a minimum of 25m of front crawl to enter any of our programs.  

Need to attend  Tryouts?    Signup to receive tryout  information  - HERE

Tryouts for the Fall 2022 program are finished.  If you are interested in joining Spring Waves 2023 NYAC, or our Competitive program the next round of tryouts will take place in January.  To receive tryout information as it becomes available please fill out the above form.

TRYOUT REGISTRATION DETAILS: - New tryout dates for Spring 2023 are coming in December

  • Registration for the tryouts will be done through online Jotform signup. You may sign up for the date and time slot that works for you. Please note that you must schedule an appointment for each swimmer attending a tryout. The link is provided above.
  • Tryouts will take around 15 mins; please be sure to arrive on time for your selected appointment. Swimmers will enter through the glass doors on the east side of the building and will be escorted at all times. The directions to the Glendon Athletic Club link are provided above. 
  •  For each swimmer in your family attending tryouts, you must fill out a separate Jotform and the 2 consent forms to book a tryout time.
  • Please bring your swimmers dressed in their swimsuits. They may change once finished and are encouraged to wear easy-on, easy-off clothes and shoes. Outdoor shoes are not allowed on deck. 
  • Swimmers should bring a towel, goggles and a swim cap if possible. Caps are mandatory at the Glendon Pool, and we will have spares that you may borrow.   
  • Parents are not allowed in the facility – Due to the current COVID policy at the facility, parents are not allowed inside the facility. Swimmers will be escorted at all times, and you may watch your swimmers from the glass windows. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.  
  • Linda Liberta will be at all tryouts and be available to help answer any of your questions. 

NYAC offers two youth swimming programs:

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

     What are we looking for in the Waves Program?

  • 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. 
  • 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 including 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.


Questions?  Contact Linda Liberta at [email protected].