Our team is for swimmers ages 6 and over who are looking for a competitive team experience.  All swimmers must tryout in order to be placed in the correct practice group. During tryouts, coaches will evaluate if your swimmer can handle the regular practice workouts for his/her age group and ability level.  Swimmers should be able to successfully complete a 50 free, 50 backstroke, and know the basics of the butterfly and breaststroke. Timed swims will be the basis for placement in practice groups beyond entry level. 

Tryouts last approximately 10 minutes and are designed specifically to make sure your swimmer is placed in the correct practice group for their skill level.

Please click Here for further Tryout Information 


What Happens After Your Tryout?

Once you are told your swimmer has been placed on the team, please complete our on-line registration process within 10 days of your swimmer starting practices. The registraton button is on the Home Page of the website underneath the pictures. If we do not receive your fees within the 10 days, your swimmer will not be allowed to continue practicing with the team. Please remember your registration is not complete until your fees are paid and parents complete the Parent Responsibility Agreement.

All swimmers must have a Y membership.  Please go to the front desk of your Y to arrange and pay for your swimmer's membership.  Be sure to specify your swimmer is joining the Boise YMCA Swim Team which requires a minimum of a Youth Membership. 

To learn more about the team including monthly fees for both the Y and for swim team, each YMCA's Practice Schedule, and Group expectations, please go to the Team Information area and use the drop down menu.  Pay particular attention to the "Fees" page so you are aware of the financial commitment swim team requires of our members.  Click HERE for a direct link to the Fees Page.  Swim team fees are paid online, here on the team website.

Swimmers who qualify for Financial Assistance (see qualifing documents on application) must provide proof of assistance as well as complete the 2021 USA Swimming Athlete Outreach Application

Swimmers who wish to participate in swim meets as members of the Boise YMCA Swim Team must be USA Swimming and Team Registered before the entry deadline of the meet.  This means the registration fees must be paid and Proof of Age must be received by the Team Registrar before the entry deadline, typically 10 days before the first day of the meet.

Transfers from Another USA Swimming Club:  Swimmers transferring from one USA Swimming team to another must also complete the following Transfer Form.  It is not necessary to include the USA Swimming Form if you are currently registered with USA Swimming.  

USA Swimming 2022 Transfer Form

 Questions regarding Team Registration, fees, practice schedules, financial assistance, etc. should be directed to the Team Registrar