Helena Lions Tryout Information

Please contact [email protected] to schedule a try out time.

Helena YMCA

Coach Justin will meet swimmers on the pool deck.

Swimmers should come wearing their suits, bring a towel and warm clothes to put on afterwards.

There is no need to register just come to the pool area at the ​Helena YMCA with your swimsuit, towel, water bottle, and goggles.  We ask that you show up 15 minutes prior to the start of tryouts to complete some brief paperwork and ensure that your child is ready to get in the water when tryouts begin.

The Coach(s) present during the tryout will work with your child to determine their current skill level in the four basic strokes (freestyle, breast stroke, back stroke and butterfly). In general, the Coaches are looking for the ability to swim at least 25 yards on their front and back with some sort of breathing pattern on their front. Each individual will be evaluated based on proficiency of their strokes compared to other swimmers their age.

If you have any questions, please contact Head Coach Justin Racer at [email protected]