LYST, the Stingrays, is a YMCA and USA Swimming club serving the
greater Lancaster area. It’s a Great Time to Join
The YMCA strives to serve the whole community
through programs expressing Judeo-Christian principles that build
healthy spirit, mind and body. These programs will teach our young
athletes values, responsibility, goals and direction to achieve
these goals. The YMCA wishes the young athlete to be
self-motivated, honest and respectful of both self and teammates.
We believe a swimmer's mark of excellence should be determined by
his/her self-improvement, self-determination and
self-accomplishment, not by medals or ribbons, but by the standards
or times set up by the coach and athlete.
We recognize that our swimmers may have different
priorities in their lives, so our programs are designed to be
We are here to benefit all of our swimmers.
Therefore, the coaches and parents need to fulfill their
responsibilities to ensure the most positive experience for all of
We have programs for all ages and every ability. Click on
“Swim Groups” tab in the menu above to learn more about
what we have to offer. New swimmers will need to be evaluated
for placement the first week of practice,
starting September 4th, 2018 at 5pm (except Fridays) or on
August 26th at 1:30pm after our Team Meeting.
Registration for the 2018-19 Winter Season will begin August 26th,
2018 online for returning members. New members may register
after attending an assessment the first week of practice
starting September 4th, 2018 or the Team Meeting on August
26th at the YMCA.
All LYST swimmers must maintain a YMCA membership for the
participant while they are engaged with the program.
Memberships must be initiated prior to the first day of practice
and current through the last practice day or