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Swim with the Best: Join a Parks Swim Team

NYC Parks offers talented kids and teens an opportunity to join a Parks swim team. Youths between the ages of six and 18 who can swim 50 meters freestyle in good form may try out for the team. 

Swimmers train for High Point Meets and the Borough Cup Championship. Practice sessions are held at least three times a week. Practices emphasize stroke technique, endurance and speed training, starts and turns, rules, and sportsmanship. 

2016 - 2017 Season Schedule

Fall: October 11, 2016 - December 23, 2016*
Winter/Spring: January 3, 2017 - May 13, 2017
*including Flushing Meadows Corona Park Swim Team and Sailfish Swim Team

Program Requirements

All Parks Swim Team members must comply with the following requirements:

  • Before trying out, all participants must submit a completed application (signed by a parent/guardian) and provide a copy of their birth certificate to verify their age.
  • All swimmers must be members of the recreation center. Recreation center memberships are free for kids and teens ages 17 and under. To learn more about becoming a member, please visit our Recreation Center Membership page. 

How to Join the Swim Team

Team tryouts are held on an ongoing basis. To register for the swim team, please select a location from the "Swim Team Sites" section. 

First-Time Applicants

Online registration will open to all applicants on a first-come, first-served basis starting Thursday, September 29, 2016, and will end on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. 

Returning Swim Team Members

Due to limited slots, swimmers who participated in the 2015 - 2016 indoor swim team season will be given the opportunity to rejoin the team on a first-come, first-served basis by completing the online application starting Wednesday, September 14 and no later than Wednesday, September 28, 2016. 

Swim Team Sites

NameRegistration Dates
St. Mary's Swim Team09/14/2016 - 09/28/2016Registration has ended.
St. Mary's Swim Team09/29/2016 - 02/14/2017

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NameRegistration Dates
Brownsville Swim Team09/14/2016 - 09/28/2016Registration has ended.
Brownsville Swim Team09/29/2016 - 02/14/2017

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Metropolitan Pool Swim Team09/14/2016 - 09/28/2016Registration has ended.
Metropolitan Pool Swim Team09/29/2016 - 02/14/2017

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St. John's Swim Team09/14/2016 - 09/28/2016Registration has ended.
St. John's Swim Team09/29/2016 - 02/14/2017

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NameRegistration Dates
54 East Swim Team09/14/2016 - 09/28/2016Registration has ended.
54 East Swim Team09/29/2016 - 02/14/2017

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Asser Levy Swim Team09/14/2016 - 09/28/2016Registration has ended.
Asser Levy Swim Team09/29/2016 - 02/14/2017

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Chelsea Swim Team09/14/2016 - 09/28/2016Registration has ended.
Chelsea Swim Team09/29/2016 - 02/14/2017

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Gertrude Ederle Swim Team09/14/2016 - 09/28/2016Registration has ended.
Gertrude Ederle Swim Team09/29/2016 - 02/14/2017

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Hansborough Swim Team09/14/2016 - 09/28/2016Registration has ended.
Hansborough Swim Team09/29/2016 - 02/14/2017

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Tony Dapolito Swim Team09/14/2016 - 09/28/2016Registration has ended.
Tony Dapolito Swim Team09/29/2016 - 02/14/2017

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NameRegistration Dates
Flushing Meadows Pool Swim Team09/14/2016 - 09/28/2016Registration has ended.
Flushing Meadows Pool Swim Team09/29/2016 - 02/14/2017

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Roy Wilkins Pool Swim Team09/14/2016 - 09/28/2016Registration has ended.
Roy Wilkins Pool Swim Team09/29/2016 - 02/14/2017

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NameRegistration Dates
Wagner Swim Team09/14/2016 - 09/28/2016Registration has ended.
Wagner Swim Team09/29/2016 - 02/14/2017

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Parks Swim Team Rules

Parks Swim Team members must also comply with the following rules:

  • Swim team members must participate in two out of three practice sessions per week. Flushing Meadows Aquacades swim team members are required to participate in three out of four practices every week.
  • Swimmers must participate in all High Point Swim Meets. Team members must participate in at least two High Point Swim Meets to qualify for participation in the Borough Cup Championship.
  • Swimmers must follow the instructions of the coach and team officials.
  • Swim team members must arrive on time for training sessions.
  • Swimmers must comply with all facility/pool and competition rules and regulations, and observe safety guidelines at all times.
  • All swim team members must purchase and wear an official Parks swim team suit for all competitions.

Contact

For more information, please call (718) 760-6969 ext. 0.

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