Swim Teams

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A Commitment to Excellence

The competitive nature of the Y’s nationally acclaimed swim teams helps kids develop their endurance, skill, physical ability and mental stamina through a supportive and wholesome social outlet that encourages excellence, teamwork, and camaraderie. Our trained coaches work with swimmers to improve their skillset in the water and promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

Somerset Hills YMCA Swim Team (7-18)

Somerset Hills YMCA Swim Team, comprised of over 250 swimmers between the ages of 7 and 18, competes year-round in both YMCA and USA-sanctioned swimming events. Members are led by ASCA and USA Swimming certified professional swim coaches. Contact Head Coach/Director of Aquatics for any questions.

18 swimmers competed at YMCA Short Course National Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina and came home with top-8 finishes in all 5 relays.

National Records

  • 2018 Short Course National Championship - Boys 400 yard free, 3:00.37

State Records

  • 2018 Short Course National Championship - Boys 400 yard free, 3:00.37
  • 2018 Short Course National Championship - Boys 800 yard free relay, 6:38.93



Somerset Hills Sea Wasps Special Olympics Swim Team (12+)

The mission of the Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with developmental disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Our Special Olympics program brings to life the Y’s cause to provide everyone with the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Seven athletes from our Y’s Sea Wasps Special Olympics Aquatics Team qualified for the team to represent New Jersey in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games.

Our team competes at the local, county, state and national level. Practices are from December through June.

For more information, please contact our Director of Special Needs

Somerset Valley YMCA Swim Team (6-18)

The nine-time NJYMCA State Champion SVY swim team has over 400 swimmers who practice at the Bridgewater, Somerville, and Hillsborough branches. ASCA and USA Swimming certified professional swim coaches lead the SVY team. SVY is a Silver Medal program recognized by USA Swimming as one of the top-200 teams in the nation. The swimmers ages range from 6 to 18 years and the team competes year-round in YMCA and USA-sanctioned meets.

Swimmers are placed in practice groups based on age and ability.

The primary season runs from September through March and swimmers have the opportunity to compete on a dual meet team and in championship meets.

Summer long course season runs from April through July.

For more information about tryouts for 13 and over swimmers contact Head Coach Dan Roth, and for 12 and under swimmers contact Head Age Group Coach Andrea Marumoto, or visit the SVY Swim Team website to download registration materials.

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