Tidal Wave Swim Team


The Tidal Wave Swim Team, part of Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County, is a member of USA Swimming. The Tidal Wave Swim Team works to help each swimmer develop confidence, ability, self-discipline, and team play all in a competitive aquatic environment. Our team of coaches strives to make each member achieve his/her potential and exposes them to the exciting world of team swimming.

Tidal Wave Swim Team (TWST) is open to all competitive swimmers ages 6 and older who swim at a Level 4 or above skill. Swimmers are expected to attend all practices, all dual meets, League Championship, B&G Invitational and USA Swimming meets. Dedication, positive attitude, and a willingness to put forth a consistent effort are required. All new swimmers must tryout before participating on the swim team.

Parents are required to volunteer in assisting with the running of the swim meets held during the season. These activities help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County to maintain the “World Class” standards in programming which includes the Tidal Wave Swim Team. Parents serve as timers, marshals, and judges.

Parents may visit swim team practices on the last day of each month only. Monthly coach/parent meetings are also conducted. Please note the schedule which will be posted on the Tidal Wave Swim Team bulletin board. Also note, that a second child from the same family receives $20.00 off the swim team fee.


All swim team inquires and tryout request need to be contacted to Yeifm Shoykhet (Head Coach)

Phone: 908-687-2697 ext.109
Email: yshoykhet@bgcuc.org

Swim Team

“A man is not learned until he learns how to read, write, and SWIM.”

Swim Team Registration Information

Our season will begin on September , 2022. The first week will be a “warm-up” week. All new swimmers must schedule an appointment during the first week — please see the Policies/Contract for more information. All returning swimmers not participating in our summer Stroke Development Program must be re-evaluated for final level placement. Any balances from previous seasons must be paid before registering for this season.

Please scroll down to the Forms section (or Click Here).  There you will find the forms for registration:

  • Application Form/Medical Authorization Form
  • TWST Policies/Contract
  • Payment Schedule
  • Credit Card Authorization Form

ALL FORMS MUST BE FULLY COMPLETED FOR REGISTRATION! Incomplete forms WILL NOT be accepted. Please submit all forms to the Front Desk.

Year-Round Schedule

Fall – Spring Season:

September  2022- June  2023

Summer Season:

June 27, 2022 – August 29, 2022

Down payment is required at time of registration, if unable to pay full payment upon registration, credit card authorization forms must be filled out and monthly payments will be set up with your credit card till the end of the season. If child withdraws from program by October 1st, $25.00 will be forfeited. No refunds after this date. $85.00 USA Swimming membership is included, entry fees will be paid separately. Refer to the forms further down on the page for more information.


Take Your Mark – Beg & Adv

Learn about the new world of competitive swimming. Learn and improve your strokes, starts, and turns. Practices include exercises and games.


New to 1-2 years of skills


Has more refined skills and competes monthly at meets

Ages: 6 – 12

Practices per Week: 3-4

Practice Times (Times are subject to changes on special dates):



  • 4:30pm-5:30pm (swimming)

Wen & Fri

  • 4:45pm-5:00pm (stretching)
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm (swimming)



Mon, Tue, & Thur

  • 5:15pm-5:30pm (stretching)
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm (swimming)


  • 9:30am-11:00am (swimming)

Limit of Participants:

Beg: 30
Adv: 30


Technique, team attitude, and fun. Stroke development continues and the early stages of training are introduced. This program includes 30 minutes of stretching and of strength exercises. Emphasis on development, coordination, and team-play building.

Silver Time and Up JO’s Commitment

Ages: 9 – 13

Practices per Week: 6

Practice Times (Times are subject to changes on special dates):


  • 5:30pm-6:30pm (dry land)
  • 6:30pm-8:30pm (swimming)


  • 8:00am-10:30am (morning swimming)
  • 5:00pm-7:00pm (afternoon swimming)


  • 9:00am-11:00am (morning swimming)

Limit Of Participants: 24


A challenging program for older swimmers, this team helps swimmers gain an edge in the water. This program includes 40-60 minutes of stretching and strength-building exercises followed by 1:30-2:00 swim sessions.

Personal Goal setting and HS Championships

Ages: 13 – 19

Practices per Week: 4

Practice Times (Times are subject to change on special dates):

Mon-Tue & Thur-Fri

  • 5:30pm-6:30pm (dry land)
  • 6:40pm-8:40pm (swimming)


  • 5:00pm-7:00pm (afternoon swimming)


  • 9:00am-11:00am (morning swimming)

Limit Of Participants: 20


A more challenging program for the advanced swimmer, this team helps swimmers gain an edge in the water. This program includes 40-60 minutes of stretching and strength-building exercises followed by 1:30-2:00 swim sessions.

Gold Time and JO’s 8th Place and Up Commitment

Ages: 12-19

Practices per Week: 10

Practice Times (Times are subject to change on special dates):


  • 5:45pm-6:30pm (dry land)
  • 6:30pm-8:30pm (swimming)



  • 4:0pm-6:00pm (swimming)
  • 6:15pm-6:45pm (dry land)


Tue & Thur

  • 5:00am-7:00am (morning swimming)


  • 8:30am-10:30am (morning swimming)
  • 5:00pm-7:00pm (afternoon swimming)


  • 9:00am-11:00am (morning practice)

Stroke Development Camp

The focus of this exciting camp is to provide stroke development, conditioning, and preparation for the upcoming season. Club members will benefit from stroke clinics, instructional videos, and stretching and conditioning techniques. This camp is for competitive swimmers only who are already on a swim team or looking to join one. (Space is limited)

Week Layout

Monday: Body management, position, kick, and sculling

Tuesday: Same as Monday and breathing technique

Wednesday: Same as above, arms and breathing coordination

Thursday: All stroke coordination

Friday: Stroke review and Fun (relays, games)


  • Half Day:

    4 hours consisting of stroke development, dry land, videos, and lots of fun! 9:00AM- 1:00PM

  • Beginners:

    This is for swimmers who are interested in competitive swimming in the near future and beginner skill level

  • Advanced:

    This is for skilled swimmers with swim team experience who would like to improve stroke mechanics and conditioning.

Swim meets are available for USA Swimming members.

Weekly Schedule –  2022


  1. June 27 – July 1 / FREESTYLE
  2. July 5 – July 8 / STARTS, TURNS, & FINISHES (4-day week, closed on July 4th)
  3. July 11 – July 15  / BACKSTROKE
  4. July 18 – July 22 / BREASTSTROKE
  5. July 25 – July 29 / BUTTERFLY
  6. August 1 – August 5 / FREESTYLE & BACKSTROKE **TBD
  7. August 8 – August 12 / BREASTSTROKE & BUTTERFLY **TBD
  8. August 15 – August 19 / START, TURNS, & FINISHES **TBD
  9. August 22 – August 26 / INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY **TBD

Weekly Fees



Sept , 2022 – June, 2023

TYM Beg – $1100 (+$250 Fundraising)
TYM Adv – $1250 (+$250 Fundraising)


Sept 13, 2021 – Aug 19, 2022

Varsity –   $1500 (+$250 Fundraising)
Juniors  – $1700 (+$250 Fundraising)
Seniors –  $1800 (+$250 Fundraising)


*Each swimmer from every level needs to fundraise $250 on top of swim team payment. This money goes toward pool and equipment upgrades. Additionally for events we host for the swimmers as well as swimmer equipment.

Note: Fees are paid on a monthly schedule but not representative of swimmers swimming on a month to month basis.

2021-22 High School Pre/Post Season Clinic: TBA

The PSSC and HSPS was created specifically for those involved in high school swimming. This program will provide you the tools to improve your swimming ability and stay in shape for next season. Practices will emphasize in stroke development and skills such as starts, turns and finishes. Racing tips and general conditioning will be addressed as well.

2021 High School Pre-Season:

DATES: Sept.27 – Nov. 12
DAYS: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
TIME: 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
COST:  $250

2022 Post Season Swim Clinic: TBA

DAYS: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
TIME: 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM

2022 TWST Annual Awards Dinner: TBA


 1085 Galloping Hill Rd, Union, NJ 07083

Meet Schedule

  • Please plan your activities ahead and notify in an advance if unable to attend
  • Check bulletin board and website on a regular basis for eligibility reports to meet deadlines.
  • Place your initials next to your name and select the event(s) you would like to swim for a particular meet.
  • To participate in any of these meets you must set up and entry fee account where you must maintain at least $40. Swimmers will not be able to participate in meets if funds are unavailable. To get started on your account, write a check out to the Boys & Girls Clubs of UC and submit check to Yefim Shoykhet.
  • Keep in mind, on an average a swimmer would swim 3 events for each day, $5 per each event.