Stingrays Swim Team

The Hastings Lake YMCA Swim Team program is founded on the belief that age group competitive swimming offers an exciting and worthwhile experience in a young person's life. It can be learned and enjoyed by those with little Hastings Lake Stingraysability and by those who are of Olympic caliber, and its values go far beyond that of learning proficiency in the water.

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The Hastings Lake YMCA Swim Team embraces the core values of the YMCA: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Furthermore, the team aims to provide opportunities for social and emotional development, a solid physical and recreational outlet, and an atmosphere of good sportsmanship, team cooperation, and fun for all. 

Little Stingers

This group is for all beginners who may not be quite ready to compete, but want to be part of a swim team. These swimmers practice twice a week and participate in home meets. These swimmers should know the basics of the front crawl and backstroke.

Red Team

This group is primarily for novice to Intermediate swimmers with little to no swim team experience. Swimmers must be able to swim 25-50 yards of the front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, and basic butterfly with open turns.

Green Team

This group is for intermediate to advanced swimmers. Members of this group must be proficient in all four strokes with flip turns, able to swim 50-100 yards, and are able to compete in all meets.

Blue Team

This group is for advanced swimmers. Swimmers in this group must have previous competitive swimming experience, and able to swim a minimum of 100 yards in each stroke with flip turns and compete in all meets. This group will also participate in the ActivTrax Program 3x/week for fitness conditioning. More information will be given out at a later date concerning ActivTrax.

For children of all swim levels from 5-21 years of age. We have experienced and caring coaches with a variety of swimming backgrounds. We will compete in meets against other YMCAs in the Chicagoland area.

All participants must be Hastings Lake YMCA members.

Space is limited so please register early. Do not switch the swimmer to a different level because of spacing. This will only cause problems in practice and not help your swimmer or other swimmers be successful. Please note that we will not credit your account or give a proration for missed practices.

Stingray Swim Team

Prerequisites for registration:

If you are a new swimmer, an evaluation is required. This will allow the Coaches to place the swimmers with other swimmers of similar ability to allow successful practices and help the swimmers meet their goals. You will be contacted to set up a date and time.

Current swimmers are to sign up for the current swimming level unless told otherwise by the Coaches.

The Coaches have final decision on swimmers’ placement.

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For more information, contact the Hastings Lake YMCA at 847.356.4006.

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