Welcome to LYST! We are so excited that you are looking
for more information about our team! Fall-Winter online and Y
registration will start online on August 25, 2019.
Assessments for new swimmers will start the week of September
3rd. We will have a Fall-Winter Meeting on August 25th
at 1:30 pm if you'd like to join our team or ask any questions
or need additional information. Once you have made the
decision to join our team there is some valuable information below.
Here is some info to get you started:
Please go to www.lyststingrays.org and register online
after you have completed your registration with the YMCA at the
front desk. Please read and
electronically sign the forms online
carefully. There is very important info in the forms
online. You will need a credit card to put on file
online. You must register online with
the team to swim. Important email notices as well as meet
sign up and volunteer job sign-ups are all completed through our
Communication - Please make sure that when you
register online that you verify your email. Email is used
throughout the season to communicate with the team by coaches and
the Parent Board.
Billing - The credit card is used to charge
meet fees for Invitational's, team apparel, the Parent Board
Booster fee and volunteer fees (only if volunteer credit hours are
not met). We do not charge fees for dual meets, but if you
choose to go to an Invitational, then there are fees
associated. Different t-shirts are available throughout the
year and team apparel and those will be charged to your credit card
on file. Caps are $8.00 and we require that all swimmers
have LYST cap. There is a Parent Board Booster fee
associated with the team for Summer and Winter Season.
Volunteer Credits - Each season, parents are
required to work job credits at meets. These details are
spelled out in the forms you will sign online. It is very
important that all families volunteer to help our meets run
smoothly. We do charge a fee to families that do not meet
their volunteer credits. Home meets typically require 30
volunteers to run a meet, so as you can see, it's important that
everyone does their part to make our meets run efficiently and on
Swim Assessments - You should bring your
swimmer to the first week of practice at 5pm to get your child
assessed if you are new to the team so the coaches can determine
what level your child will be in for practices. Levels do not
determine where they swim at meets. Meets are broken up by
age group. Practice for the 2019-2020 Season starts
September 3rd. We will also be doing assessments after our
fall-winter meeting on August 25th.
Swim Suits - You are required to buy a TYR
brand red/black suit. The team will offer a team suit
also. They can wear other colored suits for practice.
Girls need to be in one piece competition style suit and boys can
wear jammers or brief style suits.