TRY OUTS ARE FREE and will start October 12th.  (subject to change)

Try outs are during practice time at the Kennedy School pool. You must be comfortable in deep water.

Practice times at the Kennedy Pool Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:00-4:00 pm.  This time will also serve as a “try-out” time for any new swimmers.  If you know of anyone interested in joining the team please have them come to one of the practices.
Practice will be held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at the Kennedy from 3:00-4:00pm until Thanksgiving.  Times will shift a bit later at that point due to the high school team.


Swimmers MUST be able to:

  1. Swim 2 lengths (50 yards) of front crawl with rotary breathing. Swimmers should be able to complete this without stopping or holding onto the side.
  2. Swim 1 length (25 yards) of backstroke.
  3. Swim 1 length (25 yards) of a stroke of the swimmer’s choice (could be front crawl or backstroke or another competitive stroke).



The Somerville YMCA Swim Team is a competitive swim team that practices at the Kennedy pool from October-April. The practice schedule is as follows:

September- Thanksgiving:

Monday-Thursday 3-4:30 pm


*Our time slot starts a bit later in the day as the Kennedy Pool is Somerville High School’s home pool, and the winter season is when they practice. We will practice from 5-6:30 pm.


Monday-Thursday 3-4:30 pm

*Practice is offered 4 times a week, but swimmers are only required to participate 2 times a week. The days you choose are up to you and your child’s schedule. There are not designated times for different ages.


Swim Meets:

Since it is a competitive team, we do have swim meets.  Yearly we have about 6 dual meets (about 2-3 hours long) they are held at either at the Kennedy or the opposing team’s pools. They are on the weekends, and attendance is mandatory for at least 4 meets. We try to get the schedule out during the first month of practice to plan accordingly. 

There are 2 additional championship meets that swimmers can qualify by their times for. 



The price for the 2021-2022 season will be $475. In addition to the fee, you will need to purchase a swimsuit (cost is between $35-$65 depending on the decided upon suit) .

I hope to see you all soon!

Return Swimmer.  If you think you want to join the team again this year, please fill out the google forms at Swim Team Registration

I am looking forward to seeing everyone return from last season! If this isn’t the case for your swimmer, we’ll miss you. Please send me an email so that I can take you off the distribution list.  

I will be working on a safety plan for swimmers and for parents to review. I will be sending it out soon. I would like to schedule a Zoom session (for parents and swimmers) to go over the changes that will need to be made on the swim team side as well as changes at the facility. 

This year is going to look a lot different from other years, but it’s important to keep everyone’s safety as the priority. There will be changes in schedule and a limit on the number of swimmers able to be at the facility at one time. That being said, please send me any questions you have and I’ll try my best to answer them at the Zoom session, or reach out to the appropriate person to find some answers.