Pirates Swim Team


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The Princeton Family YMCA Pirates Swim Team is a coed team that competes against other YMCA teams or local swim clubs. Our goal is to foster a joy for competitive swimming as well as develop technique and conditioning. Specific practice times are dependent on ability level. In addition to practices, swimmers are required to attend dual meets and championships. We participate in dual meets during the competitive season, and championship meets at the end of the season.


Fall/Winter Season

September through March

During this season, the Princeton YMCA Pirates participate in the Northern New Jersey YMCA Swim League (njymcaswim.org).
In this league, the Pirates swim meets directly against other New Jersey YMCAs.

Try outs are held in September.


Spring/Summer Season

April through July

During this season, the Princeton YMCA Pirates participate in the local swim league, PASDA – Princeton Area Swimming and Diving Association – pasda.org. The Summer 2017 season is our inaugural season into this league. Learn more (PDF) about the 2017 summer league season.


Entrance into any competitive swimming program is by try out only.


Placement Notification

Coaches will make their decision regarding placement on the team (and practice times) within 48 hours of each tryout sessons. Families will be notified by email.



Please note that registration is in-house only. Upon receiving notification that your swimmer has been invited to join the Pirates Swim Team, visit the YMCA Welcome Desk to register and pay for membership and swim team fees. Required paperwork must be submitted prior to swimmers participating in practice for the Winter Season (see below for more information).

  • Insurance information
  • Signed photo release form
  • Signed Code of Conduct (signed by swimmer)
  • Completed Parent Volunteer form
  • Signed handbook acknowledgement form