Swim Team

The Carlisle Family YMCA offers a competitive swimming program for youth ages 5-18 that competes in both YMCA and USA Swimming. The program includes development and training for all levels from the novice swimmer who can complete one length of the pool unassisted to the national elite. No tryouts are held. We encourage sportsmanship, teach a strong work ethic and make the sport enjoyable for swimmers and their families.

The team is divided into 4 teams: Green, White, Silver and Gold. See below for more details on each team.

PLEASE NOTE: All swim team members must have a Y Membership (youth, teen or family) that is effective by the first day of practice through the last day of practice. (The only exception is for high school swimmers. A USA Swimming membership still is mandatory for these swimmers and they can swim in USA meets, but they cannot compete in any YMCA meets.)

Swim Team Parent Meeting

Parents of all swim team members must attend the mandatory swim team parent meeting on Tuesday, September 12 at 7pm in the Board Room. We will go over procedures and expectations and complete all registration paperwork for the upcoming season. USA Swimming Coordinator Michelle Bell will assist with the online registration system for USA Swimming.

Thank you to Daily Express, Inc. and Michael Pasquarett for sponsoring the CARY Sharks!

  • Who: Swimmers who will compete for their high school team
  • Season: October 2, 2023 – March 1, 2024
  • Practices: M-F from 3:30-5pm
  • Cost: Members = $130* for the whole season  |  Non-Members = $170* for the whole season
  • Who: Ages 10 & up (9-year-olds by invitation only) knows all 4 strokes and has competitive experience
  • Season: October 2, 2023 – March 1, 2024
  • Practices: Mon 5-6:30pm / Tues, Wed & Thurs 4-5:30pm / Fri dryland (workout clothes & sneakers) 4:30-5pm / Fri swimming 5-6pm
  • Cost: $420* (monthly payments available upon request)
  • Who: Ages 9-10 (11-year-olds by request), beginners
  • Season: October 17, 2023 – March 1, 2024
  • Practices:
    • GROUP A (space limited to 10 swimmers)
      Tues/Wed/Thurs 4:30-5:30pm and Friday 6-7pm
    • GROUP B (space limited to 20 swimmers)
      Tues/Wed/Thurs 6:30-7:30pm and Friday 6-7pm
  • Cost: $320* (monthly payments available upon request)
  • Who: Ages 8 & under (9-year-olds by request) must be able to swim the length of the pool unassisted
  • Season: October 24, 2023 – February 29, 2024
  • Practices: Tues/Wed/Thurs 5:30-6:30pm
  • Cost: $260* (monthly payments available upon request)

*does not include the mandatory USA Swimming registration fee to be paid directly to USA Swimming during the registration process


CARY Mission

The mission of the Carlisle Family YMCA swim team is to build a life-long love and appreciation of the sport of swimming. Through the sport of swimming you develop and learn discipline, leadership, responsibility, teamwork, determination and sportsmanship. These characteristics also should transcend the pool. We strive to offer a complete swimming program in which athletes can reach their potential by way of realistic goals and by providing an exciting, fun and educational environment. Our goal is to be a program built upon modern technical swimming and system-based training.

Questions? Contact:

Tara YoungAquatics Director
Facility Hours

Mon – Fri
5am – 9pm

7am – 5pm

10am – 4pm

Pool Hours

Mon – Fri
5am – 8pm

7am – 3pm

10am – 3pm