Bellefonte Stingray Swim Team

Welcome to the Bellefonte Stingray’s website

The Bellefonte Family YMCA’s Swim Team is a competitive program for boys and girls ages 5-18. Through instruction, practice, and teamwork, our goal is to develop positive activities that build athletic, social and interpersonal skills in our youth. We encourage hard work, stress a team atmosphere and require having fun along the way! We compete with other teams around the state and measure progress by improving on personal best times. Swim team members are required to have a yearlong membership to the YMCA and must be able to swim one length of each freestyle and backstroke. All new swimmers must be evaluated by coaching staff prior to signing up for the swim team. Practices are held at the Bellefonte Family YMCA. For additional information please contact Steve Greecher at 814-355-5551. Come join our team today!

 

WHY YOUR KIDS SHOULD JOIN THE STINGRAYS!

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Thursdays 3:45-4:30

Kids grade 6-10 will be introduced to basic fundamentals of stroke development, starts/ turns, teamwork, and entry level racing that develops conditioning while enjoying aquatic activities. Taught by members of the Bellefonte High School and YMCA Stingray Swim Teams. For more information, contact Steve at [email protected]

 

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FOR ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHERE YOUR CHILD IS GOING TO SWIM, PLEASE CONTACT STEVE AT [email protected]!

 

 

FALL 18 CLINIC BEGINNER M-F 6-6:30

This level is for the 8 and under age group. Practice will follow a systematic approach to competitive swimming, using drill and stroke progressions. Starts, streamlines, turns and stroke mechanics are the focus of this group.  Major emphasis will be placed on freestyle and backstroke, with an introduction to butterfly and breaststroke.

FALL 18 CLINIC INTERMEDIATE M-F 5:15-6

This group is physically and mentally mature enough to do more yardage and conditioning. Swimmers move into this group to increase their level of conditioning and are also introduced to advanced racing techniques, pace clock use, and basic goal setting. There is a balance between stroke mechanics and conditioning at this level.

FALL 18 CLINIC ADVANCED M-F 4-5:15

This age group program is for swimmers who are serious about training and competition.  Conditioning is a major priority for the group.  Swimmers must be proficient and competent in turns, starts, and the four competitive strokes.  Reinforcement of proper technique will run in conjunction with training.