The YMCA facility will be CLOSED Mon, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day!
September through February
The 2012-2013 swim season will run from mid-September through February and is for children ages five to eighteen years-old.
The Princeton YMCA Pirates is a coed team that competes against other YMCA teams mostly in Northern New Jersey. Our goal is to foster a joy for competitive swimming as well as develop technique and conditioning. We provide a safe and fun atmosphere where we promote the core values of the YMCA; Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility.
Team members must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, and at least 25 yards butterfly. Practices for the Princeton Pirates Competitive Team are scheduled for weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Specific practice times are dependent on ability level. In addition to practices, swimmers are required to attend dual meets and championships. We participate in 6 dual meets during the competitive season, and championship meets during the months of February and March.
2012-2013 Princeton Pirates Swim Team practice times will be as follows:
Black I - Wednesday 7:00-8:00pm, Friday 5:30-6:30pm, Sunday 6:00-7:00pm (at Rider University)
Black II - Thursday 7:00-8:00pm, Friday 6:15-7:15pm, Sunday 6:00-7:00pm (at Rider University)
Gold - Monday 7:00-8:00pm, Wednesday 8:00-9:30pm, Friday 7:00-8:00pm, Sunday 7:00-8:00pm (at Rider University)
Please contact Coach Chris if you have any questions!
A Full-Facility Membership is required for all Swim Team participants.
All swimmers, both new and returning, MUST contact Aquatics Coordinator Hannah Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a try-out time. Try-outs will take place Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings the week of August 20th.
Online registration is not available for Pirates swim team. All swimmers will need to attend a try-out, and will be placed dependent on level of ability and maturity. Swimmers may be asked to move up or down a level depending on performance and behavior during practices and meets.
Princeton Pirates Off-Season Training Program (OST)
Pirates OST program is for advanced level swimmers, ages 6-17 years old.
March through August 2013 OST Schedule
A stroke, turn and technique clinic designed to improve precompetitive and competitive swimmers' skills and keep them conditioned during the off-season.