August 1, 2019
WOW! We can’t believe a new season’s registration is upon us. We have a lot to look back on and be happy about and even more to look forward to!
There was a delay in registration going live due to a website issue with regards to adding the new site, FMC Fort Mill YMCA at the Complex. The registration will go live August 2nd at Midnight for returning active swimmers. The registration will go live for NEW swimmers on August 9th at Midnight.
When registering please be sure to select the correct:
Training Group and Location (We have 5 locations so please be sure to select the correct one). If the group or location are incorrect, it will delay the approval of the registration by the team admin due to checking the correct information.
New FACILITY, Fort Mill YMCA at the Complex
I know there a lot of questions about the program and new facility opening in Fort Mill. When will it open? When will the Rays start out there? Who is coaching what groups and which locations? We would at this point love to answer all of these questions. However, we just don’t have a lot of the answers as of August 1st. We will be operating the Fort Mill Aquatics Center and the Rays will have a similar based program that has been running at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center for over 15 years. We will have phenomenal Rays coaches leading each and every group this season, and coaching assignments will be released in the coming weeks.
Breakdown of Offerings of the RAYS program by Location
At FMC (Fort Mill YMCA at the Complex) we will be offering all the groups from Mini Rays to Senior 1 with an unknown start date.
At RHAC we will be offering all the groups from Mini Rays to Senior 1 with a start date of September 4th.
At CSD we will be offering all the groups from Mini Rays to Pre-Senior 1 with a start date of September 4th.
At Gregory Family we will be the same groups as last year from Mini Rays to Senior with a start date of September 4th.
At FMB (Fort Mill YMCA at Baxter) we will be offering the Mini Rays Program Level 1, 2 and 3 starting in Mid October.
Fort Mill YMCA at the Complex Swimmers and Families PLEASE READ
With the unknown opening of the Fort Mill YMCA at the Complex we are asking the NEW families that are solely interested in training in that building to register for the group your child was placed into by the Rays coaching staff, the location of FMC (Fort Mill YMCA at the Complex), pay the registration fee but the training fees will not start until an official start dates month has been announced (Which at this point is Mid to Late October). All new swimmers who are requesting this location will not start practice until the facility is open. If you are a returning active swimmer of the rays, you can register for the FMC and train with the same group at RHAC until the pool at FMC opens.
Rock Hill Aquatics Center, CSD Community YMCA, and Gregory Family YMCA Swimmers and Families
Please register your child as normal for your site and location and your start date is September 4th.
Fort Mill YMCA at Baxter Swimmers and Families
The Mini Rays groups at this location will start in Mid-October. Please register and more info will be released by the end of August as to the official schedule and start date.
If you have any questions:
Placement Swims: email@example.com
General Team Questions: Prestonparrish@upymca.org
Please register as soon as possible as for foresee the groups being full in less than 2 weeks of registration even with the addition of another site. This is a true testament to all of the rays swimmers and families, so thank you for your loyal support! We are all excited for a new season!
Tim Conley, Regional Vice President of UPYMCA