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:

Developmental Team

  • Tuesdays 4:30-5:30PM
  • Thursdays 5:30-6:30PM
  • Fridays 6:30-8PM

Age Group Team

  • Tuesdays 5:30-7PM,
  • Thursdays & Fridays 6:30-8PM

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


Meet Our Coaches:

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.