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.
FALL/WINTER SWIM TEAM
November 1 – February 25 – registration begins October 3.
This group must be able to swim at least one length of the pool unassisted and without stopping. These swimmers also need to be able to listen to, and follow instructions.
Prerequisites: Able to swim one length of the pool (25 yards) unassisted without stopping. Able to listen and follow directions.
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.
- Advanced Winter Registration
- High School Swimmers Registration – For swimmers who would like to be a part of the Bellefonte YMCA Stingray team but also compete with their high school team during the high school season. This special rate allows these swimmers to compete on our team.
Equipment Required: kickboard, fins, pull buoy, hand paddles, front facing snorkel, extra paid of goggles, and an extra cap.