Competitive Swimming | West Suburban YMCA Newton, MA | West Suburban YMCA

Youth & Adult

Competitive Swimming

The West Suburban YMCA offers competive swimming programs for all ages and abilities with our Blue Waves Swim Team, Tidal Waves Recreational Team for youth and our Masters Swim Team for adults.

From 1909, when the Y began group swim lessons, to today’s Y National Competition, the pool has become a place where pride replaces fear; health and happiness accompany achievement. Competitive swimming is a natural progression from YMCA swimming lessons programs and offers exercise, safety and skill development for a lifetime of aquatic enjoyment.

Blue Waves Boys with Trophy

Blue Waves Try-Outs

Blue Waves Swim Team Ages 6-17 The Blue Waves Swim Team is a nationally ranked swim team right here at the West Suburban YMCA that participates in a fall/winter short course season and a spring/summer long course season. Tryouts are held twice per year. For more information regarding tryouts and general inquiries, please email
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The large pool at the West Suburban YMCA

Intro to Competitive

Looking for a swim team environment, but need to develop stronger skills and build endurance? Our Tidal Waves program for children and teens ages 8-14 is the perfect introduction to competitive swimming.
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Masters Swim Team

Our Masters' Swim Team is ideal for adult swimmers who are looking to improve their stroke technique, train for a triathlon, or former competitive swimmers who wish to compete again. Masters practices consists of workouts that range from 2,500-3,000 yards, and incorporates all four competitive strokes.
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