Join Ardsley’s Winning Swim Team!
If you ask members one of their favorite things about the club, they’ll tell you: the Ardsley summer swim team! Summer swim team is a terrific way for children to get stronger in the pool–and learn how to compete while having fun. Swimmers on the team practice daily to develop their swimming strokes. Advanced, older swimmers mentor the younger kids on the team, too. With Fun Fridays, the annual Black & Green Meet, and other swim events, the team is always on the go!
Swimmers participate in five swim meets over the course of the summer which are held during the week at various clubs located in Southern Westchester County. Ardsley’s swim team is a member of the Westchester Southern Swim Conference, Division 3.
Welcome back to the pool! Need a few lessons for yourself or your family? Our swim team coaches offer lessons and clinics. Prices vary depending on age, time, and coach/swim instructor.
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Important note: only Ardsley swim staff is authorized to teach swim lessons at the pool. Summer lessons will not begin until the club is open full-time during the week; or by special arrangement. Contact the Head Coach to set up appointment and lesson request.
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What age children can swim on the team? Swim team includes children ages 6 yrs to 17 yrs. (Under 18 required to compete in meets)
Who can swim on the swim team? You are allowed to swim on the team if you can pass a deep water test and swim the length of the pool without stopping. Swim tryouts for new swimmers happen in mid-June. See AS&TC calendar.
When does the swim team meet? Swim Team members are divided into two groups: advanced and regular swimmers. Advanced Swimmers practice 8:00 am – 10:00 am Monday – Friday, and Regular Swimmers practice 8:00 am – 9:15 am Monday – Friday.
How long does swim season last? There are typically five dual meets per summer season in the month of July. Meets are held at our pool (home) or at other beach and pool clubs (away).
What are swim counties? Counties are held at Rye Playland each summer. Swimmers pay a small fee to enter individual and relay events. This meet is optional. It includes swimmers from Southern and Northern Westchester Swim Conferences.
What are swim conferences? Conferences are the final meet of the season for all swim clubs in Southern Westchester. We are in Division 3, but at finals we compete against teams from Divisions 1 – 5. It is expected that all available swimmers on the Ardsley Team participate in this final event. Preliminary qualifying swims are held at a handful of pools in the area. Finals are always held at Westchester Country Club. This year, conferences will take place TBA.
What if the weather is bad?
For Practices: We will practice in drizzle and light rain but cannot continue if we see any lightning or hear thunder. As far as cancellations go, the Ardsley coaches may not make a final call on practice until the last minute.
For Meets: The swim teams will compete no matter what the conditions. If rain is in the forecast, we may swim until it rains and then wait to finish. Of course the same rules go for thunder and lightning, but you should plan ahead for unfortunate weather gear and potential delays during meets. We will rarely cancel a swim meet in summer.
For both practices and meets, in the case of iffy weather, check this site. Ardsley will send swim team families an email and all updated information will be posted here.
Here’s to a great summer in the pool!
NEW! Head Swim Coach Emily Escobedo!
Head Swim Coach: Emily Escobedo Ardsley Swim & Tennis Club is thrilled to welcome Emily Escobedo as our Head Swim Coach! Emily comes to us with a wealth of experience. She is a 5 Time USA Swimming National Team Member who has ranked in the top 10 in the world in the 200 Meter Breaststroke. Emily was a Silver and Gold Medalist for Team USA at the 2019 World University Games, as well as a World Champion Gold Medalist at the 2021 FINA World Championships. She has also coached during her swimming career, under her Coach at Condors, and our Manager, Jon Hulbert. We know that her experience, both in the water and on the deck, will “pay off in spades” for our ASTC swimmers! Emily plans to focus on swimming fast, reinforcing technique, and of course – having fun! She would like to pass on this message to our team: “I am so unbelievably excited to get into the swim season at ASTC, and am very much looking forward to meeting all of you and getting to know you throughout the summer. I will be in touch with each of our swimmers to set up a meet and greet, as well as establishing our first practices for June – Swim season will be here before we know it. Let’s have a blast! Assistant Coaches: Kevin Kantar, Billy Finnerty, Kate Devaney and Lily Devaney will all be returning for the 2022 Swim Season
It’s going to be a tremendous season!