Please read below to see what you need to do to become a member of the best TEAM in the Treasure Valley!  If you are interested in joining our team, please read the following:

Our team is for swimmers ages 6 and over.  All swimmers must tryout in order to be placed in the correct workout group. During tryouts, coaches will evaluate if your swimmer can handle the regular workouts for his/her age group and ability level.  To try-out, swimmers should be able to successfully complete a 50 free, a 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. 

Swimmers can try out and join the team at any time throughout the year.

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 contact Coach Todd (208-377-9622, ext 426) or to set up a tryout time at the West YMCA.

Please contact Coach Nick (208-344-5502, ext 241) or to set up a tryout time at the Downtown YMCA.

To schedule a tryout in Caldwell, please contact Coach Linda Conger (208-459-2498, ext. 656) or

Questions regarding the fees, practice schedules, financial assistance, etc. should be directed to our Team Admin, Patty Stratton (

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.  If we do not receive your fees within the 10 days, your swimmer will not be allowed to continue practicing with the team.  Please either pay online with a credit card or mail your payment directly to the Team Admin, Patty Stratton.  Do not give payments to a coach or leave at the YMCA! 

If you prefer to hand deliver instead of mail, Patty's mailbox drops into her garage so mail can be dropped off at any time of the day or night.  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--either Youth or Family.  Please go to the front desk of your Y to arrange and pay for your swimmer's membership. 

To learn more about the team including monthly fees for both the Y and for swim team, each Y'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.  Also, please note: Swim team fees cannot be paid at the Y.  They must be paid online or mailed directly to the Team Admin.

Swimmers who qualify for Financial Assistance (receive free or reduced hot lunch) must provide proof of assistance as well as complete the 2019 USA Swimming Athlete Outreach Application.  A link to this form can be found in the Registration module.

Swimmers who wish to participate in swim meets as members of the Boise Y 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 Admin before the entry deadline which is usually 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 2019 Transfer Form

 Questions regarding Team Registration, fees, practice schedules, financial assistance, etc. should be directed to our Team Admin, Patty Stratton (