The Branford Stingrays were organized in 1972 and began their collaboration with the Soundview Family YMCA in 2010. Our team offers a stimulating, enjoyable program that stresses stroke technique, starts, turns and basic training. We define success not in terms of one or two extremely successful swimmers, but in the measurable improvement of all our swimmers. Our members become the best swimmers they can be, by improving their physical skills, developing self-confidence and self-discipline, and an appreciation for the way that they and their teammates can help each other attain their goals through teamwork and mutual support. Stingray swimmers compete at all levels from local meets to national championships. Our winter season (short course) runs from September to March and our Spring season (long course) runs from April to July. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Stingrays, view the "Join Us" tab on this site.