We accept new swimmers year round!!



2021-2022 Season Tryouts are currently accepting swimmers for the Fall/Winter and Summer seasons!

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. 

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS: Contact Coach Nik Balmer at [email protected].

2021-2022 Season Tryouts

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

12 & Under Open Tryouts

Tuesday, August 10 - 5:00pm


Thursday, September 9th - 5:00pm

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

Contact Coach Brittany Sutphin at [email protected]


Tryouts for swimmers 13 years of age or older are by appointment only and subject to group availability. Contact Coach Nik Balmer at [email protected]



Informational Links (clickable):




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