The Breakers Swim Team

Welcome to the Ridgewood YMCA Swim Team Breakers Swim Team web site. The Breakers are a year round age group and senior competitive swimming program that encompasses all levels from developmental to national. We offer instruction, training, and competition to young people of all abilities from ages 6 through high school. Swimmers learn to improve their skills and learn the value of teamwork and sportsmanship.

The Breakers competitive swim team encompasses all ability levels, providing youths the opportunity to acquire the skills, self-discipline, confidence, and physical conditioning to become the best swimmers they can be.

Early bird try-outs will be held on July 31 and August 2
DateDayAge Group*Registration TimeTry-out Time
July 31MonAll4:00-4:30 PM4:30-6:00 PM
August 2WedAll4:00-4:30 PM4:30-6:00 PM

​*A swimmers’s age is based on their age as of December 1, 2017.

Regular Tryouts will be held on September 5, 6 and 7 as per below schedule
DateDayAge Group*Registration TimeTry-Out Time
Sept. 5Tue9-12 yrs4:00-4:30pm4:30-6:30pm
Sept. 6Wed8 and under4:30-5:00pm5:00-6:30pm
Sept. 7Thur13 and up +
make ups for
other age groups

*A swimmers’s age is based on their age as of December 1, 2017.

For further info, please contact Bud Rimbault at ext 319 or email


The Ridgewood YMCA competitive swim program emcompasses all ability levels from developmental to national.

Short Course Season

September - October

November - February
• Meets with other NJ YMCA's
• USA Swimming Meets

February - March
• YMCA & USA Swimming Winter Championship Meets
• Y Nationals 

Advanced Swim Training

Coaches work with swimmers to refine competitive swimming strokes, starts & turns. Practices are designed to prepare swimmers to improve their swimming skills and can lead to participation on the Breakers Swim Team. Enrollment is limited. Swimmers are required to attend Breakers tryouts for consideration. Call Bud Rimbault for more information at 201 444 5600 X319.

Season: September - March
Monday & Wednesday - 7:45-8:30pm
Saturday through November 1:30-2:30 PM, then 3-3:45 PM