The Gatewayves are a year round USS swim team that competes in the Metropolitan LSC. Located in Flushing Queens, the Gateway Swimmers have been producing Junior Olympics, Zones, Senior Mets and Sectionals qualifiers for over 10 seasons.
Tryouts for the spring session are open to all swimmers. We encourage any level 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7 members from our “Learn to Swim” program to come tryout for the swim team. All swimmers must be able to swim one full lap of freestyle, with their face in the water, and one full lap of backstroke(25 meters) to be considered for the team.
Please stop by the Gateway table (1st floor) to get an evaluation sheet and temporary ID card before tryouts. Parents are not allowed on the pool deck. All swimmers who tryout will be contacted via email with placements.
Our fastest and most competitive, Team A is the comprised of swimmers with the highest level of skill. This is a good fit for those who are looking to compete and condition themselves for a future in swimming whether that be making their high school team or pursuing a collegiate scholarship.
Our intermediary, Team B consists of swimmers who are at a prospective level. The goal here is to raise their speed and skill level to that of Team A. Team A & B practice together in an effort to encourage growth in skill level among the Team B swimmers through peer development and inclusion.
Focused around the development of swimmers who are not quite ready to compete at a high level. Team C may be a good fit for those who wish to make the transition from Learn to Swim and refine what they’ve learned in their classes. This is a great opportunity to experience the team environment