The Carlisle Family YMCA offers a competitive swimming program for youth ages 5-18. 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.
NEW THIS YEAR: The team will be divided into 4 teams: Green, White, Silver and Gold. See below for more details on each team. Also, as of September 1, 2020, we are a registered USA Swimming Team, which is also why our acronym has changed from CYAA to CARY.
The team participates in the YMCA Swim Coaches’ Association of Pennsylvania (YSCAP) League and competes in several dual meets as well as optional USA and other YMCA invitational meets. A Y membership (youth, teen or family) is required for all swimmers.
PLEASE NOTE: Practice times may shift slightly throughout the season depending on registration numbers and any capacity restrictions as a result of our COVID-19 health and safety plan.
Thank you to Daily Express, Inc. for sponsoring the CARY Sharks!
Q: What is the Green Team?
The Green Team is for swimmers ages 13 and up with a 100 free time of 1:05 or faster. Swimmers should know all 4 strokes and be ready to compete at a high level.
Practices will be held 5-6 days/week beginning September 14, 2020.
September Practice Schedule: Monday-Friday from 3-5pm and Saturdays from 7:15-9am (by reservation only)
Practice Schedule beginning October 5: Monday-Friday from 3:15-4:45pm and Saturdays from 8-9:30am (by reservation only)
$70/month ($35 for September)
Q: What is the White Team?
The White Team is for swimmers ages 11-13 with a 100 free time of 1:05-1:15. Swimmers should know all 4 strokes and be ready to compete at a higher level.
Practices will be held 4-5 days/week beginning September 14, 2020.
September Practice Schedule: Monday-Friday from 3-5pm
Practice Schedule beginning October 5: Monday-Friday from 3:15-4:45pm
$70/Month ($35 for September)
Q: What is the Silver Team?
The Silver Team is for swimmers ages 9-13* with some swim team experience. Focus will be refining stroke technique and mechanics.
*some 8-year-olds may be invited to move up to the Silver Team
Practices will be held 3-4 days/week beginning October 5, 2020.
Silver Team 1 October Practice Schedule: Monday & Wednesday from 5-6pm and Friday from 5-6:30pm
Silver Team 2 October Practice Schedule: Tuesday & Friday from 6-7pm and Saturday from 9-10am
Q: What is the Gold Team?
The Gold Team is for swimmers ages 8 and under who are ready to learn how to swim all 4 strokes and other aspects of the swim team.
Practices will be held 3 nights/week beginning October 5, 2020.
October Practice Schedule: Monday & Wednesday from 6-7pm and Friday from 6:30-7:15pm
Q: Who can do USA Swimming?
Any CARY swimmer who wants to compete in USA meets as well as YMCA meets can register for USA Swimming.
This annual fee covers your USA Swimming registration and the cost of coaches at three USA meets. Additional meet fees will be required.