We accept new swimmers year round!!


2020-2021 Season Tryouts are ongoing!

Anyone interested in learning more about year-round swimming or about how you can begin swimming year-round is encouraged to attend a tryout.

  1. All new swimmers are required to go through the tryout process in order to place them with the most appropriate training group based on the swimmer's age and ability. Returning members do not need to complete a tryout
  2. Tryouts will evaluate stroke technique, stroke legality, and endurance
  3. Swimmers who are interested in the Competitive team should have prior competitive swimming experience. It is recommended for swimmers under 12-years-old attending tryouts to have passed Level 6 of swim lessons at the YMCA (or equivalent).
  4. Swimmers placed in the program must be members of the YMCA to participate. Pre-Competitive and Masters Participants may hold Non-Member accounts. Contact (513) 474-1400 for more information.

2020-2021 Season Tryouts

for Placements at M.E. Lyons YMCA or Campbell County YMCA

October 1 - October 31, 2020

at M.E. Lyons YMCA (8108 Clough Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45244)

Monday thru Thursday (Afternoons)

30-minute slots available 5:00-7:00pm*


Contact Coach Nik Balmer at


*by appointment only, times subject to change or as arranged by coach/swimmer availability


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Please direct any questions to Coach Nik Balmer at


Thank you for your interest in M.E. Lyons YMCA/Anderson Barracudas!