Lightning FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions





How old must a swimmer be to join the team?
Swimmers range in age from 5 to high school seniors ( 5 -18yrs).
Do I have to be a good swimmer to join the team?
If you can swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke, you qualify for the team.
25 yards is one length of most pools.
Do I have to try out?
No! Everyone who can swim the minimum ( s5 yards in freestyle and backstroke) is welcome to join.
Swimmers may try team for one (1) week for free prior to making the commitment to join.
Swimmers are placed in practice groups according to their ability, availability, and goals.
Do I need to be a Y member to join the team?
tes, you do need to be a member of the Skaneateles/ Auburn YMCA.
This does not apply to the free trial week.
How often do I need to attend practices?
Practices are never required: however, all of the training groups have a recommended number of practices listed in the
registration information The more advanced swimmers are expected to practice more often. The more you practice the
stronger you become and the easier it is to retain the information you are learning.
Are meets held every weekend?
No, and it’s up to you to chose how many meets you enter based on your schedule.
Remember that attending a meet is a natural progression for swimmers who attend team.
Is there a lot of travel involved?
Some travel is involved to away and invitational meets.
Where are practices held?
Practices are held at the Skaneateles YMCA & Community Center.
May I join anytime?
Yes, you may join at any time throughout the year.
I’m interested in trying the team. How do I proceed?
If you are interested in joining the team, please contact our Aquatics Director Christine Casazza .
Where can I find out about practice groups and times?
Go to the team website.  The practice schedules and descriptions of practice groups are under
the ABOUT US tab. Check out the rest of the website for more info about the team and competitive swimming.
Where do I find registration Information?
Follow this < link > to the team website
I have more questions…
lease reach out to Aquatics Director Christine Casazza by phone 315.685.2266,
or email