Swimmers of all ages are invited to try out for the 2018-2019 season of the Flying Fish Swim Team, which is part of YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s aquatics program.
In prior years, participation on the swim team was only available to previous team members and swimmers who developed through the Flying Fish Swim School, the organization’s learn-to-swim program. But in an effort to get more kids in the water so they can reap the short- and long-term benefits of swimming, the organization is expanding its outreach.
“We believe all children should have the opportunity to swim,” said Pete Caragher, YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s aquatics director and Flying Fish head coach. “The purpose of tryouts is to determine if a swimmer is ready for the team or if he or she might benefit from additional lessons. If the swimmer is ready, tryouts will help us determine the right practice group. There is a place for every child on our team.”
Tryouts will be held during the month of August at YWCA’s pool at 1215 Church Street in Evanston. Swimmers will be asked to swim freestyle and backstroke across a 25-yard pool. They also may be asked to demonstrate breaststroke, butterfly, turns, and diving to the best of their ability.
To schedule a tryout, contact Pete Caragher at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-864-8445.
Flying Fish Aquatics at YWCA Evanston/North Shore includes both the Flying Fish Swim Team and Flying Fish Swim School. It is one of the largest aquatics programs in Illinois. Learn more at https://www.ywca-ens.org/what-we-do/flying-fish-aquatics/