The Breakers Swim Team

The Breakers are a year round age group and senior competitive swimming program that encompasses all levels from developmental to national. We offer instruction, training, and competition to young people of all abilities from ages 6 through high school. Swimmers learn to improve their skills and learn the value of teamwork and sportsmanship.

The Breakers competitive swim team encompasses all ability levels, providing youths the opportunity to acquire the skills, self-discipline, confidence, and physical conditioning to become the best swimmers they can be.


BREAKERS PHILOSOPHY

The Ridgewood Breakers swim program provides a supportive and encouraging environment designed to develop the swimmer’s spirit, mind, and body. Participation by the swimmer in other activities is encouraged in order to develop a well-rounded person. The program has four principle objectives:

  • To provide children of all levels of swimming ability with the opportunity to develop their capabilities and to attain their highest level of competitive proficiency.
  • To help develop character by encouraging personal excellence and establishing challenging but attainable goals which each swimmer can achieve through hard work and discipline.
  • To establish and maintain the swimming experience as fun and enjoyable, engendering willing, enthusiastic, and continued participation throughout childhood and adult life.
  • To foster team spirit while encouraging and recognizing the individual achievements of our swimmers.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Breakers Practice Groups

Breakers TeamUnify Site (Information for team members)

 How to join the Breakers

EARLY BIRD TRY-OUTS WILL BE HELD ON JULY 31 AND AUGUST 2

Date Day Age Group* Registration Time Try-out Time
July 31 Mon   All 4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-6:00 PM
August 2 Wed All   4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-6:00 PM

*A swimmers’s age is based on their age as of December 1, 2017.

 

REGULAR TRYOUTS WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 5, 6 AND 7 AS PER BELOW SCHEDULE

Date Day Age Group* Registration Time Try-out Time
Sept. 5    Tue  9-12 yrs 4:00-4:30 PM 4:30-6:30 PM      
Sept. 6 Wed 8 and under 4:30-5:00 PM 5:00-6:30 PM
Sept. 7 Thur 13 and up + make-ups for other age groups 4:30-5:00 PM 5:00-6:30 PM

*A swimmers’s age is based on their age as of December 1, 2017.


SWIM TEAM: 6 YRS. THRU HIGH SCHOOL

The Ridgewood YMCA competitive swim program emcompasses all ability levels from developmental to national.

Short Course Season

September - October

November - February

  • Meets with other NJ YMCA's
  • USA Swimming Meets

February - March

  • YMCA & USA Swimming Winter Championship Meets
  • Y Nationals 

ADVANCED SWIM TRAINING

Coaches work with swimmers to refine competitive swimming strokes, starts & turns. Practices are designed to prepare swimmers to improve their swimming skills and can lead to participation on the Breakers Swim Team. Enrollment is limited. Swimmers are required to attend Breakers tryouts for consideration. Call Bud Rimbault for more information at 201 444 5600 X319.

Season: September - March
Monday & Wednesday - 7:45-8:30pm
Saturday through November 1:30-2:30 PM, then 3-3:45 PM

For further info, please contact Bud Rimbault at ext 319 or email brimbault@ridgewoodymca.org.

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