The Skaneateles Lightning is a competitive swim program that competes in both YMCA and USAS sanctioned events. We have members who live throughout the Central New York and Syracuse area.  We welcome athletes at all levels, from beginner to elite swimmers, in a positive, supportive atmosphere.  We have the benefit of being a facility based program which allows us virtually unlimited pool, fitness center and gym time.  Being co-located with the Skaneateles YMCA, we can easily access existing programming to offer dryland, yoga and spinning to our athletes to augment their pool workouts.  We use all aspects of the facility to give our young athletes a well balanced approach to swimming. 

The pool is designed to accommodate a large competitive swim program, boasting Paddock gutters, track start blocks, and a Daktronics timing system.  The Competition pool temperature is kept at 79 degrees to promote a healthy training environment for our athletes.   The coaching staff is well-versed in the latest training techniques and is passionate about the continued success of their athletes.  Regardless of your ability, age or commitment level, there is always a place for you on the Skaneateles Lightning.  

If you are in the Central New York or Syracuse area and want to compete at your highest level, please come and give our program a try. 

Latest News

Mar 12, 2019

Lighting Earn Small Team Champion Honors at 2019 USA Niagara District Championship

The Skaneateles Lightning Swim Team, Central New York’s premier competitive swimming program, earned their first USA Niagara District Championship small team title this past...

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Mar 28, 2018

Lightning Caps Breakout Season with Trip to YMCA Nationals

Lightning Swim Team Caps Breakout Season with Trip to YMCA Nationals The Skaneateles Lightning Swim Team, Central New York’s premier competitive swimming program, earned...

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