Welcome to the Berkeley Heights Community Pool at the YMCA Pre-Swim Team!  

You must have a BHCP Membership in order to participate in the Swim Team and related activities.

Due to the size of our team and a desire to have each swimmer get to swim as much as possible, we have a competition team and a pre-swim team. Placement on these teams is determined by the coaches based primarily on tryout results. The Pre-Swim Team is designed to develop swimming skills in a non-competitive environment.

Our mission is help each swimmer maximize their ability in a team-oriented, fun environment. We accomplish this through swimmer-specific training and competition with other teams, while maintaining a fun-filled atmosphere full of team parties and other special events. Many of the swimmers who start out on the BHCP team go on to compete at high school and college levels.

We are excited to begin another great season! A special welcome to all our new teammates! We are sure you will have a great experience this summer and look forward to you being a member of our team.

Pre-Swim Team Registration
(Includes Registration Fees, BHCP T-shirt and Swim Cap)
$125 Purchase

Pre-Swim Team 

This year the BHCP will offer Pre-Swim Team!  This is a great option for swimmers who have exceeded the coursework covered in group swim lessons but are not yet ready to be on the competitive BHCP Swim Team.  As such, to be a part of the Pre-Swim Team, swimmers must be able to pass the Yellow Bracelet test (swim 25 yards of freestyle consecutively).  Pre-Swim Team provides a great transition between group lessons and swim team by introducing swimmers to a swim team practice structure, while still providing specific and consistent feedback through an evaluation card every two weeks.

The Pre-Team will focus on the content of Levels 4-6 in the Red Cross's Learn to Swim Program.  This content includes:

  • Stroke Development / Refinement
  • Competitive Swimming Skills (i.e. flip turns, dives, etc.)

Pre-Swim Team Participation Requirements

  • Children MUST be 6 years of age by September 1, 2018 to participate
  • Prerequisite: At least a yellow bracelet (swim 25 yards freestyle)
    • No competitive swim experience necessary
  • Focus of Pre-Team Program: (Red Cross Level 4-6 Standards)
    • Stroke Development / Refinement
    • Competitive Swimming Skills
    • Introduction to swim team practice structure
  • Swimmers will receive an evaluation card every two weeks
  • Fees:
    • $125 pre-swim team program (includes registration for swim program, BHCP T-Shirt, and swim cap)
  • NOTE: Throughout summer, at the instructor’s discretion, if a swimmer meets the requirements for the BHCP Swim Team, swimmers will be invited to practices / meets

Pre-Team Practices

  • After School Practices:
    • TBD
  • Regular Practices will begin on…
    • Monday June 25th, 2018 (Practices run weekdays Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
    • 8:00am – 8:45am
    • Last Practice: Friday, August 3rd, 2018 
  • There will be NO practice on the following dates:
    • Wednesday July 4th

If you are interested in joining the swim team, please contact us. Every new swimmer is welcome on our team, regardless of ability or prior experience. The coaches will make the final decision regarding specific team placement based on your child’s swimming ability and with your child’s best interest in mind.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at bhcpswimteam@thesay.org.