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Swim with the Best: Join a Parks Swim Team

Fall 2013: October 15 – December 21, 2013
Winter/Spring 2014: January 2 – May 17, 2014

Registration for the Gertrude Ederle Swim team will begin Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. and end Sunday, March 28, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

NYC Parks offers talented youths an opportunity to join a Parks swim team. Practice sessions are held at least three times a week and emphasize stroke technique, endurance and speed training, starts and turns, rules and sportsmanship.

How to Join

Team tryouts are held on an ongoing basis. Swimmers train for High Point Meets and the Borough Cup Championship. Youths between the ages of 6 and 18 who can swim 50 yards freestyle in good form may try out for the team. All participants are required to submit a completed application and a copy of their birth certificate before trying out. To renew your membership or to try out for a team, please complete the online application. As there are a limited number of positions available on each swim team, swimmers who participated in the 2012 – 2013 indoor swim season will be given the opportunity to rejoin the team by completing their registration by October 6 on a first come, first served basis. As of October 7, registration will be open to all applicants on a first come, first served basis.

Online registration will open soon at additional locations.

All swimmers must be members of our recreation centers. Membership is free for youths. To learn more about becoming a member, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page. Youths must also bring a copy of a birth certificate to the recreation center in order to try out.

NameProgram DatesRegistration Dates
Gertrude Ederle Swim Team
Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center
618 years old
Number of Slots:

Tuesday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

718-760-6969, ext.0
3/1/2014 - 5/17/2014

Online registration for this program has ended

For more information about Parks’ swim programs,call Parks Citywide Aquatics at (718) 760-6969.For general information about Parks & Recreation,call 311 or (212) NEW-YORK from outside New York City.

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