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White Plains YMCA


Competitive Swimming

White Plains Swim Team

The White Plains Swim Team is a cooperative program between the White Plains Family YMCA and the City of White Plains. This program is designed to give youth and teenagers a competitive swimming program that will be held over the course of the late Spring into the Summer. This program is separate from our home swim team, The Riptides (see below) which meets during the course of the school year.

Ages, Enrollment & Practice schedule

Swimmers ages 6 to 18 years old are eligible to try out for the team. In order to be a part of the White Plains Swim Team swimmers must be residents of White Plains or members of the White Plains YMCA. Tryouts will be taking place on Wednesday, April 19th and Friday, April 21st at 4:30PM. The swim team will continue to meet from late April into early August.  The White Plains Swim Team will compete in the Westchester County Association Summer League. Practices are held at the White Plains YMCA. Meets are held at various sites throughout the County during weekday mornings and afternoons as scheduled by the league. Transportation to meets is not provided.

Enrollment in the White Plains Swim Team is $195 per swimmer. This does not include the cost of the team’s uniform.

For more information contact Rickey Richard at

Riptides Swim Team

The Riptides are the official swim team of the White Plains YMCA. This is a competitive team that will participate in the Westchester-Fairfield Swim League.  The team includes swimmers who have experience and are looking for an environment in which to learn good sportsmanship through the nature of competing.  All swimmers will increase their level of technique, discipline, speed and endurance, self-confidence and team spirit while upholding the Y’s core values of :  honesty, caring, respect and responsibility.

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Ages & Enrollment

All swimmers ages 6 to 17 years old are eligible to try out for the team. All swimmers must try out each year, even if they’ve previously competed on the team. The team will also consider swimmers aged 5 year old if they show competency swimming. Team members can also be 18 years old provided they are still 18 by the end of the season (September to March).


Open enrollment for Riptides has passed but new applicants can schedule an evaluation with our coaches. To schedule an evaluation contact head coach Nick Martinez at or at (914) 949-8030 ext 242.

Practice schedule

Practices are MANDATORY FOR THE SEASON: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the large pool, and mandatory dry land conditioning will be on Tuesdays 4:30pm to 5:30pm in the Fitness Studio (prompt start at 4:45pm) and Thursdays 4:30pm 6:00pm varies, Coach will advise.

Program Cost

Registration (Includes uniform): $1,500
Membership for 10 months (unless already member of WPY): $ 125.50
Total Cost: $1,625.50
Payment plans are available.
Team will fund raise to cover USA Team registration fee.
Transportation is not provided.

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