About Stingrays


The Stingrays Swim Club is a United States Swimming Club within Niagara District.  Founded in 1964, we are known throughout Western New York as a first-class, year-round swim program.  We offer a guided age-group youth program for children age 5 and up, from the beginning swimmer to the most competitive and skilled swimmer.

When a young person becomes a member of the Stingrays Swim Club he/she learns the values of sportsmanship and teamwork.  With the help of their coach, swimmers learn each of the four competitive swimming strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breastroke and freestyle), the skills needed for competiting in swim meets: flip turns, starts, and relays, and how to set and accomplish short term and long term swimming goals.  As a child progresses from the guppies learn to swim level to the shark level, the coaching staff provides the structure that supports the emotional, social, and physical growth of that child within the sport of swimming. This experience will last a lifetime. 

Our team philosophy is encompassed in the words courage and perseverence. Courage is the willigness to take risks.  Perseverence is the backbone of success in any endeavor in life.  One cannot succeed at the highest levels without enduring some setbacks.  We offer our swimmers a learning environment in which they feel encouraged to take the risks that will lead them to a fulfilling and successful swimming career. When a swimmer experiences a "setback" coaches look at it as an opportunity for learning.  One cannot succeed at the highest levels without enduring some setbacks.   
Stingrays Swim Club believes one can face any challenge in life by having the courage to face the challenge and the perserverence and patience to overcome that challenge with success.

What is Niagara District

 Within the United States, USS is divided into 59 Local Swimming Committees (LSCs). Each LSC is responsiblefor the administration of competitive swimming in a defined geographical area. The Niagara District includes Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Binghampton. Niagara is the 6th largest LSC in the country with more than 75 clubs and 4700 registered athletes.

What is United States Swimming

United States Swimming (USS) is the National Governing Body for amateur competitive swimming in the United States. At its headquarters office, located at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs Colorado, USS staff interact with the 59 Local Swimming Committees (LSC's), athletes, coaches and volunteers at all levels wo provide a variety of services to over 220,000 registered athletes, 20,000 non-athletes and 2,500 swim clubs.

As the National Governing Body for the sport, USS is charged with the responsibility to formulate rules, conduct national championships, disseminate safety and sports medicine information, select competitors to represent this country in the international competition, and insure the development of its member clubs and age group swimmers.

USS provides secondary accident medical protection for USS members who suffer injuries while participating in insured activities.