Welcome to the home of the OCY Tiger Sharks Swim Team.

We are a coach directed, parent supported YMCA program.

OCY offers a variety of competitive programs that are designed to accommodate children of all age groups and skill levels. At each level, the goals and objectives are specific and directed toward meeting the needs of the swimmer. The long-term goal of total excellence is always in mind. As each child is different, he/she will progress at his/her own rate. The coaching staff recognizes this fact by making team assignments based on a swimmer's physical, mental, and emotional level of development. Contact us using the "Contact Us" button on this webpage.


Our Philosophy is "BELIEVE"

To have confidence in the truth

To trust in yourself and your team

Only if one BELIEVES in something, canone act purposefully


Visit the   CDC.gov website for information regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) or the  State of New Jersey Department of Public Health    for statewide information and overviews of how NJ is handling the virus.


SPRING 2021 OCY Swim Team Tryouts

Tryouts for swimmers interested in joining the Ocean County YMCA Swim Team for the 2021 Spring season will be held:

 Tuesday, March 30th at 6:00-7:30pm (FULL)


Thursday, April 1st 6:30-7:30pm 

at the Ocean County YMCA.

Last day to sign up for tryouts is Friday, March 26th. After sign up closes you will receive an email containing an individual tryout time assignment for the date you selected. Tryout time assignments will be sent no later Monday, March 29th.
You must adhere to the time you are assigned. No walk ins.

Ages 8 & under will swim: 25 yards Freestyle, 25 yards Backstroke & 25 yards of any additional strokes they know.

Ages 9 - 10 will swim: 50 yards Freestyle, 50 yards Backstroke & 50 yards any additional strokes they know.

Ages 11 - 12 will swim: 50 yards Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke & Butterfly.


13/over swimmers interested in joining the team should email Head Coach Corey Matthews ([email protected]) by April 1st. In your email please include top times in all events as well as a brief summary of your competitive swimming background and experience.


Important Information:

  • Locker rooms and bathrooms will not be available

  • Swimmers must enter the pool deck ready to swim with a suit on (racing suit preferred)

  • Please bring your own cap, goggles and towel - we will not be able to provide any equipment to swimmers

  • 1 parent/guardian will be permitted on the pool deck for each swimmer - no one else

  • Parents/guardians will stand at a marked location on the pool deck by their swimmers lane

  • Entry and exit will be through the gray double doors next to the overhang area seen when approaching the building (not the main entrance)

  • Swimmers and parents must wear face coverings on the pool deck. Swimmers will be instructed when to remove their face covering.


Parents will answer questions for their child. Swimmers and parents entering the pool deck will undergo the following health screening:

           Temperature check


          Has the swimmer had close contact with anyone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19?

          Has the swimmer had ANY of these symptoms in the last 14 days?

  • Fever or chills (100.4 or higher)

  • Sore throat

  • Headache (influenza like illness)

  • Fatigue (influenza like illness)

  • Dry cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Muscle aches

  • New loss of taste or smell


If a parent or child has a 100.4 fever (or higher) or you answer yes to any of these questions your tryout will need to be rescheduled.


**Trying out does not guarantee placement on the team. Spots on the team are limited. New swimmer placement will be determined by ability level and practice group availability. If your child is selected to join the team you will be emailed within 2 weeks of tryouts with all pertinent information.