The JCC Bridgewater Tide Swim Team will be holding tryouts for the 2016-2016 Fall/Winter Short Course Season. Tryouts for swimmers ages 6-18 will be held Sunday, July 24 from 3:30-5:30pm at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Community Center (JCC), 775 Talamini Road in Bridgewater. The JCC Bridgewater Tide is located at the JCC, and the team and its programs are open to the community. The short course season begins mid-September. The Bridgewater Tide is a year round competitive swim team affiliated with USA Swimming. The Tide provides instruction and training to a variety of skill levels, and the swimmers compete in a range of local, state and national meets. The team is comprised of approximately 150 swimmers, ranging in age from 6-18, and ability ranges from novice through National level competitors. Swimmers are grouped based on age, ability and commitment level, with programs devised at each level to meet the needs of the team’s varied athletes. Practices range from 45 minutes 3 days a week for beginning level swimmers to nine 1.5-2.5 hour practices a week for our highest level group. The team competes in meets throughout New Jersey and on occasion in PA, NY and CT. In addition to competing in NJ championship meets such as New Jersey Junior Olympics, swimmers also compete in regional and national level meets such as Sectionals, Eastern Zones and NCSA Junior Nationals. The Fall/Winter Short Course Season runs September through March. The Spring/Summer programming runs April through July and includes USA Swimming Long Course and NJSDC Summer League Summer Tide Competition. For information on all team programs, please contact Bridgewater Tide Swim Team Director Ward Weiland at 908-725-6994 x252 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit ssbjcc.org for additional information on the Bridgewater Tide Swim Team.