Welcome to our 2017-2018 season. We welcome back our Head Coach, Tina Cecala.
Why our swim team? Because we believe in an environment where we will bring out the best in your swimmer. Athletes, especially children, learn and perform when encouraged, are shown how to excel and be the strongest competitor they can be. Our coaches have strong backgrounds in technique and conditioning.
When you join a swim team, you are joining something more than just a team. Parents and swimmers alike are making life long friends. In addition to developing very competitive swimmers, we make it fun and treat you like family. Season runs September-March. Those qualifying for elite meets may swim until March or April.
All swimmers wishing to be on the swim team must try out. All try-outs are held at the Y at our indoor 25 meter pool.
USA Registration (approximately $55)
Booster fee ($50 per swimmer, max $75 per family)
Initial deposit for Meet Entry Escrow Account ($50)
Meet Tina and Josh, Swim Team Coaches
For more information regarding Swim Team, please contact Tina Cecala, Head Coach at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Josh Wing email@example.com. If you cannot make the tryout, please contact Josh Wing or call (973) 267-0704 ext. 15
MEET THE COACHES
Our head coach, Tina Cecala, and the coaching staff are eager to meet with our returning swimmers. Tina and Josh's goal is to create an all-inclusive program personally tailored to each swimmer's needs. They are committed to increasing communication and will schedule time to listen to parents' and swimmers' concerns. It is their goal to increase the number of swimmers qualifying for YMCA State Championships, YMCA Nationals, and USA Swimming Championships.
INTRODUCING TINA CECALA, HEAD SWIM COACH
Head Coach at The Greater Morristown YMCA since 2009
Head Swim Coach - Morris Plains Marlins (Summer program - 27 years)
Girl's Head Swim Coach - Watchung Hills Reg. H.S. (13 years)
Coaching Record: 136-21-2
Inducted into the New Jersey Interscholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame - Rutgers University
Selected by the National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Association to receive the State Distinguished Service Award
Nominated for Zone 1 Coach of the Year
Daily Record "Team o the Year" (3 times)
Star Ledger Coach of the Year
Courier News Coach of the Year
Mid-State Conference Coaches Award
5 NJSIAA State Championships
3 NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III Championships
7 Mid-State Conference Championships
8 Somerset County Championships
3 Pirate Invitational Championships
Coached several All-American swimmers
Springfield College Swim Team - Division II Swimming
Summit Area YMCA - 7 years; YMCA Nationals Swimmer
Garden State Swim Club (AAU Swimming) - 5 years
Morris Plains Community Pool (Summer Swimming) - 8 years
Physical Education Teacher at Watchung Hills Regional High School - 30 years
JOSH WING, ASSISTANT HEAD SWIM COACH
Josh has been coaching at The Greater Morristown YMCA since 2004. His experience includes Head Swim Coach at Cromwell Pool, Assistant Coach at Stardust Pool for two years and a four year Varisty Swimmer at Morristown High School.
Coaches Club (Ages 5-8)
For children not quite ready for swim team but are ready to take the next step from swim lessons towards swim team. Swimmers will be pre-tested. Call the Aquatics Office at (973) 267-0704 to schedule a swim test. 6 children per class.
|Coaches Club 101||Wednesdays||4:45 - 5:30PM|
|Coaches Club 102||Mondays||4:45 - 5:30PM|
Dolphin Club I (Ages 6+)
Dolphin Club is geared toward the swimmer who is not quite ready to swim competitively within our swim team, but hopes to achieve this goal. They will build endurance, refine all competitive swim strokes and improve technique.
DOLPHIN CLUB I
Days: Thursdays, 5:25-6:25PM
Dolphins Swim Team Link https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=njmcy
Pre-Team (Ages 6+)
Pre-team swimmers will work with the Swim Team coaching staff to build endurance, refine all competitive swim strokes (freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, & butterfly), and improve technique (including starts & turns).
September 22nd - March 2nd
Days: Fridays 5:30-6:30PM & Sunday 5:00-6:30PM
The next date for swim team tryouts is Saturday, August 19th. Check-in is at 8:00am. See TRY OUT FORM (link below) for more information.
Spring 2018 Training
PREP & CADET 1
Session Dates: 4/16/18-6/13/18 (no training on 5/28)
Days: Monday / Wednesday
CADET 2 & SENIOR 1
Session Dates: 4/16/18-6/14/18 (no training on 5/28)
Days: Monday / Tuesday / Thursday
SENIOR 2 & 3
Session Dates: 4/17/18-6/14/18 (no training on 5/28)
Days & Time: Tuesday / Thursday 6:30-8:00PM