Westwood Dolphins Swim team is the heart and soul of Westwood and is a terrific way to teach children about being competitive in a fun and friendly environment.  Our Dolphin’s, aged 5-17 years old,  develop their swimming strokes, all the while enjoying team breakfast’s, Fun day Friday’s, ribbon races, pizza parties and more! Swimmers participate in meets held during the week at various clubs located in Southern Westchester County. Westwood’s swim team is a Division 3 team and a member of the Westchester Southern Swim Conference.


John is excited to once again join the Westwood family and is looking forward to Another season at the Wood! He was very successful at creating a competitive and fun environment for swimmers of all levels to enjoy. Welcome back Coach John!

BIO:  John is the head swim coach at the College of New Rochelle as well as the Head Coach of the White Plains YWCA Middies swim team. Before then, he spent 11 years in New Rochelle as the     Senior Program Director and Head Coach at the New Rochelle YMCA. Throughout his coaching tenure, John’s accomplishments include Metro record holders, numerous YMCA National Qualifiers, Junior Olympic winners and qualifiers, Zone Champions, Senior Met Qualifiers and multiple League Champions.  John spent 4 years as the Head Coach at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Riverdale, during that time swimmers in the team broke 15 school records. John also spent 2 years as an assistant coach at The College of Mount Saint Vincent and has also spent 3 summers as an assistant coach at the New York Athletic Club. John has also been active outside of the pool, serving on the Metropolitan Swimming Board of Directors as Age Group Chair, Finance Chair and Diversity Chair. He was also a member of the National Diversity Committee for USA Swimming.

John yearwood –  Head Swim Team Coach:  ASCA Level 3 certified coach. Also holds certifications in WSI, Lifeguarding, CPR, RTE, and is a Certified Pool Operator

Rebecca Fahey – Assistant Coach

Click here for the Westwood Swim Schedule 2017 printable version (updated 5/25/17)


Swim Team 7:45 am – 9:45 am Monday – Thursday, Friday 11:00am to 12:00pm for a period 6 weeks
NOTE: Pre-season practice starts Tuesday, June 13th: 3:30 – 5:00 pm (Tuesday to Friday only, no practice on the 23rd for swim suit fitting). Regular season starts June 26th at 7:45 am.
Participants must be able to swim free style and backstroke the length of the pool without assistance (this is not for the novice or beginner swimmer). Meets are held during the week and transportation is provided for scheduled away meets, buses leave from Westwood parking lot. Sign up will take place at the pool office starting Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at 10:00pm. Additional fee for the swim team suit.


June 13th3:30pm-5pm
Tuesday thru Friday.
Pre-Season Swim teamMust have registered before starting.
June 23rd 5:00pmSwim Team Pizza Dinner and swim suit fitting.Swim Team fitting and purchase, meeting with coach.
June 26thRegular Season Begins:
M-TH 7:45-9:45am
F 11am to 12pm
July 6th4pm warm up
5pm start
WESTWOOD @ Bronxville fieldBuses leave Westwood at 3pm
July 10th 8am warm up
9am start
Mamaroneck @ HOME
July 14th10:30amPicture day @ Westwood18$ Group 32$ both
July 17th4:30pm warm up
5:30pm start
WESTWOOD@ American YachtBuses leave Westwood at 3:30pm
July 19th8am warm up
9am start
July 20th5pm warm up
6pm start
Ray and Pat Thuon Invitational@HOMEPool closes at 4:00 pm to general membership. Come back later and cheer for the Westwood Swim and Dive Teams.
July 25th and 25th
Rain Date 26th
12pm warm up
2pm Start
Westchester County Diving Championships@ Playland
July 26th4:30pm warm up
5:30pm start
Westwood@ShenorockBuses leave Westwood at 3:30pm
July 31st to August 3rd3:30pm warm up
4:00pm start
Westchester County Swim Championships @ Playland
August 4th7am warm upDiving Conference Championships@ Lake Isle
August 7th8am warm up12 and under
14 and under Conf. Championships @ Scarsdale Town Pool
Relay Trials First
August 8th8am warm up6 and under
8 and under Conf Championships @ Coveleigh
Relay Trials First
August 9th8am warm up10 and under
17 and under
@ Rye Golf Club
Relay Trial First
August 10thTBAConference FINALS @ Westchester Country Club (Beach House)Relay Finals at the end of the meet

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What to Know About the Westwood Swim Team:

Additional Links:
Westchester County Swim Association

Westchester County Southern Conference