Ridgewood YMCA 201.444.5600
Ridgewood YMCA 201.444.5600

The Breakers Swim Team


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.


Offical tryouts for the Breakers team occur in September for the Fall and February for the Spring. However, parents can contact the coaches about tryouts during the season as well.


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 

skills and drills

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
Saturdays - 3:00-4:30 PM

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

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