Welcome to LYST! We are so excited that you are looking
for more information about our team! Fall-Winter online and Y
registration is currently being planned and will be updated.
New swimmer assessments and fall-winter parent meeting will be
scheduled soon. Please be patient as we plan and work with
the YMCA as well as state and local public health officials.
Once you have made the decision to join our team there is some
valuable information below.
Here is some info to get you started:
Once activated and online, 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 website.
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
time. NOTE: AT THIS TIME, WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT SWIM MEETS CAN
OR WILL BE SCHEDULED. THIS SECTION WILL BE UPDATED AS WE
NAVIGATE THROUGH OUR PLANNING FOR THE SEASON.
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. We will also be scheduling assessments for new
swimmers. Please watch for dates and times.
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.