Competitive Swim Teams for Children in Bay Ridge 11209

Swim Teams in Bay Ridge or in Brooklyn

Updated: July 2019


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There are CYO Swim Teams and USA Competitive Swim Teams for children who know how to swim. If you need swim lessons click here.


A) There are the CYO Teams CYO = Catholic Youth Organization. You do not need to attend these schools to swim, but you must live or attend CCD/religious instruction classes in that CYO district to swim on their team, even just to tryout


1) EP = St. Pat’s/St. Ephrem’s CYO Swim Team 

Their CYO district includes: St. Bernadette, St. Finbar, St. Francis Cabrini, Mary Mother of Jesus
and Most Percious Blood.

Practice is at Fort Hamilton High School Pool. Registration is online in August – $200

Boys – grades 2-9

Girls Team – grades 2-9






2) ANSOLA = St. Anselm/OLA CYO Swim Teamyou do not need to go to St. Anselm or OLA to swim on this team, but you need live or attend religious instruction in this CYO district which includes:  St. Rosalia-Regina Pacis, St. Guadalupe, St. Athanasius, St. Dominic and St. Simon & Jude.

Tryout are on September 22, 2019 at Poly Prep from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Tryouts are for both the boys and girls teams.  Please wear a bathing suit under clothes, bring a towel and goggles (Refunds will be processed if swimmer does not make the team)

Boys in grades 1-9: September to December

Girls – grades 1-9: January to March

Cost: $180 


Returning swimmers:

  • First practice will be at Poly Prep on Sept. 15th from 5:30-6:30pm (Novice & Bantam) & 6:30-7:30pm (Juniors & Seniors)
  • Second practice will be at Il Centro (8711 18th Ave) on Thursday, Sept. 20th from 6:30-7:30pm (Novice & Bantam) & 7:30-8:30pm (Juniors & Seniors)
  • Future practices and meets will be communicated via TeamSnap app


St. Anselm’s has practice on Tuesday and Thursday and the swim meets are on Friday.    Register



3) OLAN – St. Andrew’s & OLPH  CYO Swim Team 

OLAN is a CYO swim team from OLPH (OL) and St. Andrew’s (AN) parishes (OL+AN=OLAN). Swimmers can belong to either parish OR any of these parishes in the CYO zone: St. Andrew’s, Holy Spirit, St. Frances de Chantal, St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. Agatha, St. Michael or St. Rosalia-Regina Pacis.  “Belong” means  you attend that church or the CCD – religious instruction through that church.


You will need signed waivers from a parish in order to compete on this team.


There are 4 age divisions: Novices (2nd-3rd grade), Bantams (4th-5th grade), Juniors (6th-7th grade), and Seniors (8th-9th grade).


There are separate teams for boys and girls.


OLAN GIRLS Swim Team try outs will be Monday September 9, 2019 and September 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Fort Hamilton High School Pool. You must live or go to CCD in any of these parrishes: OLPH,



OLAN Boys Swim tryouts are on Monday September 19th at 7:00 pm at Fort Hamilton High School. This was originally planned for the 12th, but the date was changed to the 19th. See here


Practice is held 1-3 times a week, depending on the time of year. See schedule here

Meets are on Friday evenings from late October to early January.

There is a  CYO Olympics meet (by invitation) and a Championship at the end of the season.

During the Summer:




B) USA Swimming Teams in the area:


1)  Harbor Seals Competitive Swim Team at Fort Hamilton High School Swimming Pool on 8301 Shore Road

For Ages 7-12  Harbor Seals has been around for more than 20 years. 

Fred Fritsch is the coach   347-267-9469


2)  Freedom Aquatics Competitive Swimming Team – they swim at Poly Prep in Brooklyn. Tryouts are on August 21, 2019. Make an appointment on their site here.  On September 7th, the team is fitted for their swimsuits at Poly Prep – see here





3)Brooklyn Otters at Camp Olympia     718 737 4690


They have a swim team and a junior swim team.  Swim team members should be able to do 50 yards in 2 different strokes and pre-swim team ( junior team ) 25 yards of 2 strokes. New members must try out prior to registration. To register for a tryout please click HERE


2019 Season: September 10, 2019 – June 18, 2020 $2900. They have payment plans. Swimmers and families can try this for 2 weeks and see if it works for them.


Brooklyn Otters practice on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at Erasmus Hall HS at 911 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.

Tuesdays: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursdays: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturdays : 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Sundays: 7:30 am – 9:30 am


Junior Team practices at International  HS at 883 Classon Avenue in Brooklyn. $1550.  Register here

Mondays: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Wednesdays: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

There is usually one meet a month – on the weekend. 


They have a Summer Swim Team – 5 Weeks – $525 – Register here






4) Brooklyn Stingrays at YMCA 357 – 9th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Register for tryouts here.

For boys and girls 7-18  – Must try out. Tryouts will be at Prospect Park YMCA at 357 9th Street in Brooklyn on:

Tuesday, August 27, 7-9pm

Saturday, August 31, 7-830am

Tuesday, September 3, 7-9pm


USA Swimming Registration – $72 (good from Sep 1, 2019 through Dec 31, 2020)

Team Annual Fee – $550 (billed in Sep each season)

Monthly Dues (billed on the first of each month, Sep through Jun)

10&under – $225

11-13yrs – $245

14+ – $265 3 Fees:  USA Swimming Athlete Fee: $68, paid directly to USA Swimming PLUS Club Registration Fee: $500  PLUS  Monthly Fee for Two Practice Days: $120 8-10yr olds, $150 11-14yr olds

OR  Plus monthly Fee $150-$220 depending on age

MatchPoint also has swim teams.

Tryouts will be held on Thursday, September 5th, 2019.


  • 10U 3:30 PM to 5 PM
  • 11 – 14 years old 5 PM to 6:30 PM
  • 15 and older 6:30 PM to 8 PM

Junior Swim Team: 8-12 years old

Sharks Swim Team: 10-15 years old




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