The Carbondale Cyclones compete in the Southern Illinois Youth Swim League. The SIYSL is a summer league for kids between the ages of 5 – 18 years of age. Members of the league include Carbondale, Anna, Herrin, Salem, Centralia, Mt. Vernon, DuQuoin, Marion, and Harrisburg.
Registration and required evaluations take place in May of each year. Children must be able to swim 25 yards with no assistance. Practices take place at the Super Splash Park Monday – Friday; practice times are assigned after evaluations. Swim meets are generally held on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings and Saturdays, with a morning start time.
Parental involvement is an important part of the success of the Cyclones. All parents are required to assist during home and away meets and are expected to play an active role in the different aspects of working and planning of the season.