Our Electric Eels swim team is a fun & competitive team where participants will sharpen their swim skills and learn about sportsmanship and team work.

Fall Session: 9/10/19-12/13/19 ($252/participant)

The Electric Eels welcome swimmers ages 8-18 to join our team! Grow as a swimmer, while learning what it means to be apart of a team, and push yourself as an athlete. Practices focus on stroke technique, speed, starts and turns and are run by certified coaches. 

Practice date/times held at North Area Family Y:

  • Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Fridays 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Meet dates and locations will be announced by coaches as they are added to our schedule. Click here for registration forms.


Meet Our Coaches:

Colleen Fraser - Head Coach

Colleen Fraser brings to the Electric Eels more than a decade of competitive swim experience and coaching knowledge. While she attended and swam for SUNY Potsdam, she was named athlete of the week several times and spent time coaching younger swimmers of all ages and ability levels in the off season. After Graduating in May 2018, Colleen knew she wanted to come back to the competitive swimming world, this time as a full time coach. She is excited to start her journey with the Electric Eels, and lead the team to growth and success! Learn more about her here.


Adam Rein - Assistant Coach

Adam Rein brings to the Eels years of competitive swim and coaching/teaching experience. When he is not swimming, he loves to enjoy the outdoors, and spend time with his friends and family. Adam is excited to work with both our developmental and age group teams, and help coach this team to success! Learn more about him here.

Chris Beardsley - Assistant Coach

Chris Beardsley started swimming at the North Area YMCA in age group longer ago than he's willing to admit. He swam for the Y all through grade school.  While swimming for the Y, he qualified for Nationals! He actively swims in United States Masters Swimming (USMS) where he has been ranked nationally. He is a past board president of  the Cortland YMCA, current board member for Niagara Masters swimming and a level 2 certified swimming coach. Chris specializes in technique driven training using real time video feedback for stroke correction and emulation. Chris has an array of aquatic interests, enjoys downhill skiing, and varied interests in hard and soft sciences. His swimming and coaching experience combined with his video feedback technique is a huge asset to the Electric Eels team! Learn more about him here.