Albany Area YMCA

Stingrays Swim Team

Athlete-Centered, Coach-driven, and Performance-based

Athlete centered: The YMCA Stingrays work to maximize the individual potential of each swimmer.
Coach driven: The Coaches lead and manage a multidisciplinary program that is aimed at developing and delivering best practice processes to the individual athlete.
Performance based: We seek to have athletes achieve agreed-upon individually generated targets. These targets are dictated by goal-oriented planning and specific performance based criteria.

BRONZE | Beginning Ages 6-17

Cost: $30/month plus youth or family membership
An introductory competitive swimming program for children focused on developing freestyle mechanics and improving basic physical conditioning. Three other competitive strokes are also introduced. Must be able to swim independently for 25 yards.

SILVER | Intermediate Ages 7-17

Cost: $45/month plus youth or family membership
The goal of this group is to master the four basic stroke techniques. Swimmers strive to improve physical conditioning while learning the basic skills necessary for competition. This group will maintain a strong emphasis on developing correct habits in stroke technique. Swimmers at this level are encouraged to compete in local meets and occasionally travel to out-of-town meets.

GOLD | Advanced Ages 8-17

Cost: $60/month plus youth or family membership
This group is made up of swimmers who have a need to increase intensity beyond the Bronze and Silver groups. Swimmers in this group may supplement their swim workouts with strength work in the weight room or dry land conditioning. Swimmers in this group are expected to compete in all meets.

Additional costs for Swim Team: Albany YMCA Youth Membership in lieu of Pool Fee: $23.00 per month. Meet Fees: Fees are variable and range from $20 and up per meet. Also, each competitive swimmer is expected to purchase the Stingrays swim cap and swimsuit in order to attend any swim meet competitions.

Contact the YMCA for more information. 229-436-0531, ext. 209.