Bellefonte Stingray Swim Team

Welcome to the Bellefonte Stingray’s website

The Bellefonte Stingrays offer training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Stingrays to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

 

WHY YOUR KIDS SHOULD JOIN THE STINGRAYS

 

 PLEASE CALL US OR EMAIL STEVE AT [email protected] TO SCHEDULE A TRYOUT!

 

SEASON BEGINS MONDAY, OCTOBER 29TH!

BEGINNER FALL/WINTER 2018-19

The Beginner Group is for swimmers who have not competed before, or for swimmers who are still learning basic strokes. Swimmers will be taught freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and breaststroke, as well as developing endurance. These swimmers will be introduced to diving and flip turns. Swimmers will focus on individual components of swimming and racing. 
Prerequisites: Swimmers in this level must be able to swim 25 yds freestyle and 25 yds backstroke without needing assistance or grabbing the wall. Swimmers must also understand basic safety rules of the pool and listen to directions. 
Workout Days/Times: Monday through Thursday 6 to 6:30 pm.

INTERMEDIATE FALL/WINTER 2018-19

The Intermediate Group is for swimmers who have mastered basic strokes and race elements, and who have completed at least one (1) season of either winter or summer competitive swim team sessions. Swimmers in this group will focus on improving stroke techniques, streamlines, and starts and turns. These swimmers must have a basic level of endurance and be able to modify strokes while swimming. Swimmers must also have a level of maturity that demonstrates the ability to listen to directions, understand practice sets, and work towards goals. 
Prerequisites: Swimmers in the group should be able to perform 50 yds of legal butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke as well as 100 yds of freestyle and 100 yds of IM. Swimmers must also be ready to learn and use flip turns at all times during practices and races.
Workout Days/Times: Monday through Thursday 5:15 to 6 pm, Friday 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

ADVANCED FALL/WINTER 2018-19

The Advanced Group is for swimmers who have completed at least three (3) seasons of either winter or summer competitive swim teams. These swimmers should already be training with a high level of commitment, dedication and consistency during their respective seasons. These swimmers should have achieved some success in their programs and should have qualified for high school and/or YMCA district, states and/or national competitions, although that alone is not a prerequisite for this group. These swimmers must have a good exposure to current training techniques, equipment usage, endurance conditioning and be willing to make improvements in all these areas.  Swimmers will have six (6) sessions each week and the expectations are that they will attend all practices. These swimmers should be working toward a challenging year round training schedule to see significant improvements in their race performances in the upcoming swim seasons. 
Prerequisite: Swimmers must be able to swim 100 freestyle on a 1:30 interval, 100 kick on a 2:00 interval and 200 freestyle on a 3:00 interval.
Workout Days/Times: Monday through Thursday 3:45 to 5:15 pm, Friday 3:45 to 5:30 pm and Sunday 12:05 to 1:05 pm

 

HIGH SCHOOL FALL/WINTER 2018-19

High School swimmers from the Bellefonte Team can participate in YMCA swim practice when they must miss high school practice. May participate in all YMCA meets!