Skaneateles Lightning Swim Team holds open house

The Skaneateles Lightning Swim Team encourages any child age 5 to 18, who is able to swim 25 yards without difficulty, to attend the team's open house until Jan. 5.

The team will beginning its winter/spring session, and looking for new swimmers to join the team from Skaneateles, Marcellus, Auburn, Jordan and Elbridge and all surrounding towns. The open house will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday Jan. 4 through Friday Jan. 8 at the Skaneateles Community Center pool. Interested? Just show up, coaches will evaluate new swimmers and suggest where they may fit best among the team's tiers of training groups.

About the team

There are 50 teammates currently on the year-round, not-for-profit competitive swimming program. The team is designed to enable swimmers to grow in ability, and is USA Swimming sanctioned, (teammates are required to become a member of USA Swimming for a small fee).

The team, under the experienced coaching staff of Chad and Jason McMillan, is organized by members' abilities with the purpose to further interest and educate children in competitive aquatics sports. Both Chad and Jason McMillan swam for the Auburn Schools and Y Stingrays. The McMillans still hold swimming records at many local pools.

The team's next home swim meet is scheduled for March 13. If you want to see an exciting event, the Community Center will be busy with enthusiastic swimmers. Everyone is welcome!

If you have further questions about our Open House or about the Lightning Swim Team, please contact the team manager, Chris Torell at 254-4954 or ctorell@twcny.rr.com

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