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Dec 11, 2014 - MANTA RAYS RANK IN TOP TEN: NATIONAL AGE GROUP AWARDS
Congratulations to the following Mason Manta Rays for ranking in the Top 10 of all swimmers in USA for their age! Adam Chaney, Age 11 : 10th 50 (28.46) &100 Backstroke (1:00.61) Ashley Volpenhein, Ag...
Dec 11, 2014 - HOLIDAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE
We are all set for a great two weeks of training! The links for the practice schedules: WEEK 1 : Christmas Week WEEK 2 : New Year's Week
Nov 10, 2014 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK TUESDAY
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck Tuesday, 11-11-14 , from 3:45-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck on Wednesday. ...
Oct 28, 2014 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK WEDNESDAY
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck Wednesday, 10-29-14 , from 3:30-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck on Wednesday. ...
Oct 14, 2014 - BABY NEWS!!!
Coach Todd and his wife Katie are celebrating the birth of their second child! Jossalyn Louise Billhimer was born this morning at 8:14 am weighing 6 lbs 9 oz and she is 20 inches long! Mom, Dad, Jo...
Oct 13, 2014 - PRACTICE CHANGES WEEK OF 10/13
Due to water polo games on Friday and Saturday, the following changes/cancellations will be made to practices: Friday, October 17 - Discovery 1 & Discovery 2 will have normal practices in the leisure ...
Oct 13, 2014 - Mason Manta Rays Begin Twelfth Season with Intrasquad Swim Meet
Oct 10, 2014 - UPDATE: MEET TOMORROW, SUITS, SHIRTS, GEAR, CAPS & MORE
Dear Manta Rays, The season is off to a great start! The swimmers have taken to the new dryland program and new groups nicely and are already showing signs of improvement! We have a few items that we...
Oct 6, 2014 - PRACTICE CHANGES
Due to high school water polo games the practice times for Tuesday, October 7 will be as follows: Senior 2 2:30-5:00 pm; High Performance 3:45-6:45 pm; Imagination 1 5:00-6:30 pm; Challenge 1 6:00-7:3...
Oct 2, 2014 - MANTA RAY SYDNEY LOFQUIST GIVES VERBAL COMMITMENT TO USC
Sydney Lofquist Brings Possible NCAA Qualifying as a Freshman to USC (SwimSwam.com) Sydney Lofquist of the Mason Manta Rays near Cincinnati, Ohio has verbally committed to the USC Trojans. Lofquist ...
Sep 30, 2014 - POWER OF SPORTS NUTRITION TALK SR 1, SR 2, & High Performance. TOMORROW
Power of Sports Nutrition GROUPS INVITED: Senior 1, Senior 2, & High Performance Swimmers AND Parents (another nutrition talk for the other groups is coming!) WHEN: TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1 fr...
Sep 29, 2014 - MANTA RAYS HEADED TO 2016 OLYMPIC TRIALS
Qualifying time standards for the 2016 Olympic Trials were announced Thursday, September 18, at 2 p.m. EDT, via a live webcast from the United States Aquatic Sports Convention in Jacksonville, Florida...
Sep 25, 2014 - TEAM SPONSOR: FRESH COAT PAINTING
Dear Fellow Manta Rays, Chris and Donna Lebling are proud owners of FRESH COAT of West Chester and Mason!! FRESH COAT is focused on ?raising the bar? on professionalism in the Painting Industry. A...
Sep 18, 2014 - MANTA RAYS EARN USA SWIMMING SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICAN STATUS
Congratulations to Manta Rays Sydney Lofquist and Justin Hove for earning USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Honors for the 2013-2014 academic year. To earn this honor swimmers must meet the followi...
Sep 17, 2014 - TEAM SUITS/GEAR INFO + NEW PARENT MEETING TIME CHANGE
NEW PARENT MEETING: THURSDAY (TIME CHANGE 7:30-8:30 @ SENIOR CENTER) After the spirit wear and team gear sale tomorrow (4:30-7:15 pm TV Lounge Area), new parents are encouraged to send at least one p...
Sep 15, 2014 - TUESDAY PRACTICE CHANGE DUE TO WATER POLO HOME GAME
Dear Manta Rays, Welcome to the new swim season! Tuesday, 9/16, we have a couple of changes to the swim practice schedule due to a home water polo match. 9/16 - High Performance/Senior 1/Imagination...
Sep 7, 2014 - PRACTICES BEGIN SOON
Manta Rays, The 2014-15 swim season is getting ready to begin. Remember that workouts for High Performance and Senior 2 begin Monday, September 8. All other groups will begin the week of September 15....
Jul 29, 2014 - JOSE CERDA CLINIC
The Mason Community Center will once again be the site for the Jose Cerda Swim Clinic. The date is October 26, 2014. Registration is open - please click on the link for more information and to registe...
Jul 28, 2014 - CHAMPIONSHIP WRAP UPS
Mason Manta Rays Championship Wrap-up July 11-13 the 14 and under Manta Rays kicked off the long course Championship season by sending over 130 swimmers to the 2014 South Regional Championships at K...
Jul 17, 2014 - DRAGONFLY FOUNDATION CHALLENGE
Manta Rays, The Dragonfly Foundation is looking for our help in raising money and setting a world record. Please read the message below from a former Manta Ray parent who is involved in this wonderfu...
Jul 14, 2014 - Help Chuck & His Family Win This Fight!
It started with a small mole on Chuck's back. Now, seven months later, Chuck is facing Stage 4 aggressive metastatic melanoma that has spread to his lymphnodes. Fortunately, it h...
Jul 10, 2014 - YOUTH SERVICE AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT
YOUTH SERVICE AWARD We're calling on young change-makers to apply for a Summer of Service Award. Winners receive a $1,000 award to help make a lasting, positive change in the world. Who are we lookin...
Jul 7, 2014 - TO PUSH OR NOT TO PUSH - HOW TO GET RESULTS THAT LAST
Webinar: "To Push or Not to Push- How to Get Results that Last" Dear Parent, Have you wrestled with the dilemma of how much to push your child? Check out the ?Parents? section of our web site (Growi...
Jul 4, 2014 - PLATINUM, NATIONAL, & HS VARSITY CANOE TRIP
PLATINUM, NATIONAL, AND HS VARSITY CANOE TRIP Platinum, National and HS Varsity Manta Rays are invited to attend a six-mile canoe trip down the Little Miami on Tuesday, July 8. Swimmers need to be ...
Jul 2, 2014 - NOVACARE ON DECK TOMORROW 7/3
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck Thursday, 7/3 , from 7:45-9 a.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck on Wednesday. The...
Jul 1, 2014 - VIRGINIA TECH HIRES MANTA RAY COACH
We are very excited to announce that Virginia Tech has hired Manta Ray coach Emilie Hoeper. While we hate to see Coach Emilie move on, we are excited to see her pursue her dreams of becoming a coll...
Jun 24, 2014 - 2014 LONG COURSE MEET WRAP UPS
Mason Manta Rays Mid-Summer Meet Recaps Kicking off the 2014 season was the Clippers Artic Splash, held May 2 nd -4 th . The Manta Rays came home with a second place finish overall, behind the host te...
Jun 20, 2014 - OHIO SWIMMING LOGO DESIGN COMPETITION
Jun 19, 2014 - GRAND PRIX & TYR MEET THIS WEEKEND
This weekend, hundreds of the best swimmers around the country flock west and converge in Santa Clara, California. Manta Ray Sydney Lofquist will be competitng right along side the best in the count...
Jun 12, 2014 - FRIDAY, JUNE 13 PRACTICES
All practices for Friday, June 13 will run as scheduled except Platinum and Teal. Platinum will swim 7:30-9:30 am and 3-5 pm. Teal will swim from 11:45 am-1:00 pm plus dryland from 1:00-1:30 pm. All o...
Jun 4, 2014 - PARENT USA SWIM WEBINAR: GIVE YOUR CHILD EMOTIONAL INTELLGENCE FOR SPORTS & LIFE
Coaches- please share this great learning opportunity with the parents of your athletes! Webinar: ?Give Your Child Emotional Intelligence for Sports and Life? Register Now! Dear Parent, Wouldn...
Jun 3, 2014 - NOVACARE ON DECK TODAY 6/3
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck Tuesday, 6-3-14 , from 3:30-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck on Tuesday. There...
Jun 2, 2014 - Weekend Practice Changes
Practices for this Friday and Saturday will be as follows: Friday - Pups, White, Green, Blue, Teal, Bronze, Varsity, National (normal time), Platinum 3:45-6:00 pm. Saturday - Gold, Platinum, National ...
May 29, 2014 - TEAM PARTNER SPECIAL: FRESHCOAT PAINTING
Dear Fellow Manta Rays, Chris and Donna Lebling, owners of FRESH COAT of West Chester and Mason, are proud parnters with the Mason Manta Rays!! FRESH COAT is focused on ?raising the bar? on profess...
May 22, 2014 - Memorial Day Practice Times
Memorial Day weekend is a busy one for most of you. We wanted to remind everyone that we will hold normal Saturday practices with the exception of those kids participating in the Tri-for-Joe. For Mond...
May 15, 2014 - 5K Run, Roll and Sun -- RAYS Team Discount
5 K Run, Roll & Sun -- JUNE 1, 2014 364100-13 RAYS TEAM ACTIVITY CODE FOR DISCOUNT! Calling all Manta Rays! Bring your friends and family to participate in the combined Mason Parks Foundation and Mas...
May 13, 2014 - WEEKEND PRACTICES
All practices for Friday, May 16 will be held at their normal times. Saturday, May 17 practices will use the following schedule: Platinum/Gold - 7:00-9:00 am Bronze - 7:20-8:45 am Silver - 8:35-10:15 ...
May 6, 2014 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK: WEDNESDAY 5/7
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck Wednesday, 5-7-14 , from 3:30-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck on Wednesday. T...
Apr 25, 2014 - MANTA RAYS PLACE 8TH AT JR NATIONALS
Apr 21, 2014 - TRI FOR JOE INFORMATION
Tri for Joe: 2 Summers ago Coach Mike set the goal for his Gold group to participate in the Tri for Joe at Coney Island. We had a number of swimmers, coaches, and parents across multiple groups parti...
Apr 15, 2014 - TEAM FUNDRAISER TOMORROW & THURSDAY: BOYS 13-20 NEEDED
FUNDRAISER FOR NEW ICE MACHINE & WATER FOUNTAIN IN COMPETION POOL: We will be conducuting a P&G "sniff test" as a team fundraiser over the next few days. We need at least 60 boys ages 13-20 to sniff ...
Mar 14, 2014 - RECOGNITION NIGHT: SAVE THE DATE 4/27
RECOGNITION NIGHT The Mason Manta Rays Short Course Recognition Banquet will be the evening of April 27 in the Mason High School Commons and auditorium. Please make sure you have that date marked on y...
Mar 14, 2014 - JO CHAMPIONSHIPS RECAP
The 14 and under Mason Manta Rays concluded the short course season with an exciting 6th place finish at the Ohio Junior Olympic Championships. Going into the third day of competition, the Manta Rays ...
Mar 7, 2014 - USA Swim Webinar: "Better Than a Zipper" Register
Have you sometimes thought the conversations in your family could go smoother or have a better tone? If you?re looking for ways to improve the conversations around sports, school, and chores, go to t...
Mar 3, 2014 - MONDAY, MARCH 3 PRACTICE UPDATES
Monday, March 3 Practice Schedule National 2:30-4:30 pm JO Team Practice 4:00-5:45 pm Bronze - no practice Silver - no practice Gold - no practice Platinum - no practice
Mar 3, 2014 - WEEKLY PRACTICE UPDATES
Practice changes for the week. Tuesday, March 4 - All practices are normal time Wednesday, March 5 - All practices are normal time Thursday, March 6 - National, Platinum - normal time; Gold 5:45-7:45...
Feb 28, 2014 - LONG COURSE SCHEDULE NEWS
The Manta Rays will be adding a new meet to the long course schedule for this year. We have been invited to participate in the May Wildcat Aquatic Invitational at the University of Kentucky. This is a...
Feb 26, 2014 - HIGH SCHOOL STATE RECAP: 7 TITLES & MORE
Feb 24, 2014 - REGIONAL WRAP-UP
The Mason Manta Rays had a very successful Regional Championship Meet. Manta Ray swimmers combined for 914 new best times and 78 new JO cuts. The RAYS also finished the meet in first place. To see the...
Feb 24, 2014 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK: TUESDAY 2/25
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck Tuesday, 2/25 , from 3:45-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck ttoday. There is no...
Feb 19, 2014 - PARENT FEEDBACK: WHAT TO SAY AFTER A MEET
The Best Kind of Feedback You Can Give- 3S Model Feedback is critically important for helping your child get better. It can be the first step toward positive, productive change. Give the right kind of...
Feb 16, 2014 - DISTRICTS RECAP: NINETEEN RAYS ADVANCE TO STATE
Feb 15, 2014 - MANTA RAYS WIN INDY MEET: BLOEBAUM & POTTER HIGH POINT CHAMPS
Over the weekend of February 7 th -9 th , the Manta Rays traveled to the famous IUPUI Natatorium to compete in the Jaguar Aquatics Invitational. It was a phenomenal meet all around for our swimmers; 3...
Feb 15, 2014 - NEW TEAM SPONSOR: PALOMINO (VALENTINE'S SPECIALS!)
Feb 14, 2014 - MANTA RAYS MAKE DISTRICTS: Follow Along
Last weekend, high school Manta Rays competed all over the city at the Sectional Championships. Sectionals are the first stop of the three weekend high school championship journey. 32 swimmers from va...
Feb 13, 2014 - REBECCA SONI CRASHES MANTA RAY PRACTICE
Feb 12, 2014 - 2014 OHIO JO INDIVIDUAL QUALIFIERS
The following swimmers have earned individual Junior Olympics time standards. The meet is held March 7-9 at Ohio State University. 10 & UNDER GIRLS LINA DELEGER, ERIKA HAILEY, JESSEY LI, OLIVIA POTTER...
Feb 6, 2014 - TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP DINNER TUESDAY NIGHT
Manta Ray Psych Dinner DINNER IN SMALL HS COMMONS : YOU MAY PARK AND DROP OFF IN BACK OF HIGH SCHOOL BY THE BUS CIRCLE. Tuesday, February 11 Sponsored by: Let?s get psyched for Championship seas...
Feb 6, 2014 - MANTA RAYS: USA SWIMMING CLUB EXCELLENCE SILVER MEDAL CLUB AGAIN!
The Mason Manta Rays have earned Silver Medal status in the 2014 USA Swimming Club Excellence program! The 2014 program results are based on performances in the 2013 calendar year. Clubs have been sel...
Feb 4, 2014 - HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCES: EIGHT RECORDS & TWENTY-FOUR TITLES!
Jan 29, 2014 - WEEKEND PRACTICE SCHEDULE UPDATE
WEEKEND PRACTICE SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR NEXT TWO WEEKENDS : There are a few changes over the nexct couble of weekends due to a few home high school meets this weekend and next. Please see the updated s...
Jan 27, 2014 - TUESDAY, JANUARY 28 PRACTICE UPDATE
With the extreme cold weather and cancellation of most of the local school districts, practices for TUESDAY, JANUARY 28 will be as follows: National - 3-5 pm Platinum - 10:30am-1:00pm Gold - 4:30-6:45...
Jan 24, 2014 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK: TUESDAY 2/4
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck Tuesday, 2/4, from 3:45-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck ttoday. There is no c...
Jan 21, 2014 - MEET REPORTS
CAC Distance Meet On December 21 st , 45 Manta Ray swimmers made their way to compete in the CAC Winter Distance Meet. This competition was a great opportunity for all of our swimmers to have the oppo...
Jan 20, 2014 - MANTA RAYS EXCEL AT HS CLASSIC
The Southwest Ohio Classic Swim Meet concluded following Sunday night Finals at St Xavier High School. This year's largest High School meet in the country featured more than 3,000 athletes represent...
Jan 17, 2014 - MLK WEEKEND PRACTICE SCHEDULE
MLK WEEKEND PRACTICE UPDATE: GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF OUR SWIMMERS SWIMMING THIS WEEKEND IN THE NKY CLIPPER MEET AND SOUTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL CLASSIC! Both of these meets are great way to experience champion...
Jan 16, 2014 - LAZER KRAZE ON MLK DAY (ARRIVE AT 1PM!)
Platinum & Gold Groups Spend your MLK day afternoon with a few games of Lazer Tag at Lazer Kraze on Monday, January 20. ARRIVE AT 1:00 for 1:30 game, second game is at 2:30. PICK UP at 3:00 pm $...
Jan 16, 2014 - HIGH SCHOOL CLASSIC THIS WEEKEND
HIGH SCHOOL SOUTHWEST CLASSIC This weekend our high school swimmers compete in the largest high school meet in the country with over 2700 swimmers representing 99 high schools. This is a great meet as...
Jan 14, 2014 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK: TODAY 1/14
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck Tuesday, 1/14, from 3:45-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck ttoday. There is no ...
Jan 14, 2014 - ATTENDANCE PARTY WINNERS
There will be an attendance party for swimmers with the top two highest percentage of attendance in each group. The party will be held Monday 1/20 at the Mason LaRosa?s on Route 42 from 11:15 am-12...
Jan 8, 2014 - NORMAL PRACTICE WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY & WEEKEND CHANGES
As long as we don't have any other suprises, all Manta Ray practices are set to return to the normal practice schedule on Wednesday and Thursday. There is a home high school meet on Friday. The sch...
Jan 7, 2014 - TUESDAY PRACTICES CANCELLED
Practices are cancelled for Tuesday, January 7 due to a burst pipe at the community center.
Jan 7, 2014 - GREEN, TEAL, & BLUE FRIDAY PRACTICE MOVED TO SUNDAY
Due to a high school home meet on Friday night, we have to move the practices to Sunday for the GREEN, TEAL, and BLUE practice groups. The Sunday, 1/12, schedule will be: Blue: 12:00-1:30 pm Teal: 1...
Jan 6, 2014 - MONDAY, JANUARY 6 PRACTICE UPDATES
In an effort to get as many of you back home as early as possible tonight, we will be using the following practice schedule for today, Monday, January 6. National 2:00-4:30 pm (see Coach Ken about dry...
Jan 6, 2014 - TUESDAY, JANUARY 7 PRACTICE UPDATE
With the closing of schools around the area and the extreme cold weather, we will be using the following practice schedule for Tuesday, January 7. National - 1:00-3:30 pm (See Coach Ken about Dryland)...
Jan 3, 2014 - INDY MEET INFORMATION UPDATE
The meet information and sign-up for the INDY meet in February is now available. The meet name is slightly different than originally posted and emailed out but it is at the same location and on the sa...
Jan 2, 2014 - MAKOS HOLIDAY CLASSIC WRAP-UP
The Mason Manta Rays finished in third place overall at the 2013 Holiday Classic at Miami University. The team acquired 613 personal best swims at the meet, over 50 new Junior Olympic qualifying times...
Dec 20, 2013 - DR MEET AND LITTLE ELVES MEET WRAP-UPS
We had 43 Manta Ray swimmers participate in the Dayton Raider hosted Jarnagin Memorial meet in mid November. Between event improvement and our swimmers competing in the event for the first time, we ha...
Dec 11, 2013 - MANTA RAYS GEAR UP FOR JUNIOR NATIONALS
USA Swimming?s 2013 Speedo Winter Junior National Championships starts up on Thursday, December 12 in Greensboro, NC. The Mason Manta Rays will be represented by National group swimmers Zoe Thatcher (...
Dec 11, 2013 - PRACTICE UPDATES WEEK OF 12/9
The following changes will be made to practices for this Friday and Saturday due to the MAKOS swim meet. Friday, December 13 - Pups, White, Green, and Bronze groups will have normal scheduled practic...
Dec 6, 2013 - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 PRACTICE UPDATE
All practices for today, Friday, December 6 are cancelled due to the pending snow storm.
Dec 6, 2013 - FRIDAY PRACTICE CANCELLED
Practices for Friday, December 6 are cancelled due to the incoming snow storm.
Dec 5, 2013 - WEATHER POLICY
If we need to cancel practices due to weather, we will email, facebook, tweet, and post the information to the web site as soon as possible. As always, please use your best judgement when determining...
Dec 3, 2013 - PRACTICE CHANGES FOR THE WEEK
There are two changes to the practice schedule this week. The first is on Wednesday, December 4. That day the schedule will be as follows: National: 3:40-6:45 Plat: 4:00-6:45 Gold 6:15-8:30 p.m. Bro...
Dec 3, 2013 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK: WEDNESDAY 12/4
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck Wednesday, 12/4, from 3:45-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck this Wednesday. Ther...
Nov 17, 2013 - IMXTREME GAMES RE-CAP
Twenty-six Manta Rays headed to Indianapolis, IN this weekend to participate in the IMXtreme Games at IUPUI. The team captured a second place finish and walked away with twenty individual awards. The ...
Nov 14, 2013 - MHS WATER POLO STATE CHAMPS - CONGRATS RAYS!
Nov 13, 2013 - FOUR MASON MANTA RAYS COMMIT TO SWIMMING IN COLLEGE
Nov 12, 2013 - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13 PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Practices for Wednesday, November 13 will be at their normal scheduled times. Please ignore the changes that are on the November calendar for that day. Practices should be as follows: Pups - 4:25-5:15...
Nov 12, 2013 - CORRECTION-NOVACARE PT ON DECK: TOMORROW 11/13
CORRECTION: Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck Wednesday, 11/13, from 3:30-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck this Wed...
Nov 11, 2013 - MASON FALL INVITATIONAL WRAP-UP
The 2013 Mason Fall Invitational was a huge success for our team. 270 Manta Ray swimmers combined for 1219 new best times and scored 13,741.5 points. (Click here for complete best time list) 23 swim...
Nov 5, 2013 - HALLOWEEN PARTY PICTURES
Nov 4, 2013 - MAKE-UP INDIVIDUAL PICTURES 5-6 pm
We will have a make up individual picture day from 5-6 pm on Monday 11/18. If you are interested in ordering a team picture, please contact Brian Steege. TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL PICTURE ENVELOPES CAN BE...
Oct 24, 2013 - FRIDAY & SATURDAY PRACTICE CHANGES
FRIDAY PRACTICE: No practice due to water polo except National: 5:30-6:45 am Blue:7:15-8:15 dryland only Teal: 7:15-8:15 dryland only SATURDAY PRACTICE DUE TO WATER POLO National: 6:30-9:30 a.m. Plati...
Oct 24, 2013 - TEAM & INDIVIDUAL PHOTO ORDERS
INDIVIDUAL PICTURES: Want to get an individual picture of your swimmer still? Please email Coach Ken kheis@masonoh.org . We need at least 5 swimmers interested bring the photographer back to Mason....
Oct 21, 2013 - HALLOWEEN MEET RECAP
Oct 21, 2013 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK: WEDNESDAY 10/23
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck Wednesday, 10/23, from 3:30-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck this Wednesday. The...
Oct 18, 2013 - AD SALES FOR HEAT SHEETS
AD SALES FOR HEAT SHEETS Do you want to wish your swimmer good luck in the Mason Fall Invitational heat sheet or the Southwest Ohio Regional Championship (in February) heat sheet? Or advertise your b...
Oct 17, 2013 - INTRASQUAD RECAP
This year's Intrasquad Meet was a great start to the swim seson. 249 Manta Rays competed in the meet. There were 1188 splashes and 864 best times earned over the course of the meet. There were 10 meet...
Oct 17, 2013 - FRIDAY & SATURDAY PRACTICE CHANGES
Please note the practice changes due to the water polo and Clipper meet this weekend . FRIDAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE National: No Practice Platinum: No practice Bronze: 7:30-8:45 pm Blue: 4:45-6:00 p.m. Te...
Oct 16, 2013 - WEDNESDAY PRACTICE CHANGES
Wedensday Practice Time Changes (SAME AS LAST WEDNESDAY): National: 3:40-6:40 pm Plat: 4:00-6:40 pm Gold: 6:15-8:30 pm Bronze: 7:00-8:45 pm Blue: 6:00-7:30 pm Green: 5:45-6:45 pm White: 5:00-6:00 pm ...
Oct 12, 2013 - PARENTS: SWIM TEAM & MEET APPS
PARENTS: APPS FOR SWIM TEAM & SWIM MEETS OnDeck Parent is the worlds first mobile application designed for parents on swim teams. Born from the extraordinary success of OnDeck Coach, OnDeck Parent is...
Oct 10, 2013 - TEAM CALENDARS POSTED
The team calendars have been posted for the 2013-2014 season. They include many of the known practice changes and team events over the swim year. They will be updated often; however, can be useful f...
Oct 9, 2013 - INTRASQUAD MEET UPDATE
The 2013 Intrasquad Meet is rapidly approaching. Saturday's timeline and psych sheet is now available under the meet page on the website. All events except the 500 free should be finished around 1:30 ...
Oct 8, 2013 - WEDNESDAY PRACTICE CHANGES & NOVACARE ON DECK
Wedensday Practice Time Changes: National: 3:40-6:40 pm Plat: 4:00-6:40 pm Gold: 6:15-8:30 pm Bronze: 7:00-8:45 pm Blue: 6:00-7:30 pm Green: 5:45-6:45 pm White: 5:00-6:00 pm Pups: 4:30-5:15 pm Mark Da...
Oct 4, 2013 - COAT AND SHOE DRIVE
Manta Ray swimmer Liz Monnin has organized a shoe and coat drive to assist with a neighboring community in providing those items to kids in kindergarten through 12th grade. Donations will be accepted ...
Oct 3, 2013 - TEAM PARTNER: FRESHCOAT SUPPORTS MANTA RAYS
Dear Fellow Manta Rays, Chris and Donna Lebling are extremely proud to announce they now own FRESH COAT of West Chester and Mason!! FRESH COAT is focused on ?raising the bar? on professionalism in ...
Sep 30, 2013 - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 PRACTICE CHANGES
Practice changes for Wednesday, October 2 are as follows: National: 4-7 pm Platinum: 2:30-5:00 pm Gold: Dryland only (Coach Katie will email out time) Bronze: 7:45-9:00 pm Blue: 7:15-8:30 pm Green: 6:...
Sep 25, 2013 - GOLD GROUP NIGHT AT REDS GAME
Even though the Reds lost 4-2 to the New York Mets it did not stop 27 swimmers, 9 parents, Coach Katie and Coach Lauren from enjoying a Gold Group outing to Great American Ballpark last night.
Sep 24, 2013 - JOSE CERDA CLINIC
3rd Annual José Cerdá Swim Clinic WHEN: Sunday October 27, 2013 WHERE: Mason Community Center Pool (Mason High School) WHO: Open to ALL swimmers, independent of their affiliation, gender or locati...
Sep 20, 2013 - FREE SWIMMING WORLD MAGAZINES
ATTENTION MANTA RAY PARENTS: Swimming World Magazine has sent us 100 FREE copies of their latest issue! Please feel free to take a copy home. The magazines are located by the family files in the c...
Sep 19, 2013 - MANTA RAYS SPIRIT WEAR
Sep 18, 2013 - NEED HELP WITH WEBSITE?
Please click on a link below for picture instruction on how to perform the web functions. Please note these "pictures" may take a while to download. Service Hours Sign Up for a Meet Change Meet Commi...
Sep 18, 2013 - NEW PARENT MEETING: AGENDA
Sep 17, 2013 - Scavenger Hunt Update
A couple of final details for tomorrow's team activity. 1) Meet outside Natatorium entrance at 4:45 2) Gym shoes (No flip flops or slides) 3) Leaving for the park by 5:15 4) Swimmers will be brought...
Sep 17, 2013 - MANTA RAYS EARN SPOTS ON USA SWIMMING'S SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICA TEAM
MANTA RAYS EARN SPOTS ON USA SWIMMING'S SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICA TEAM Each year, USA Swimming recognizes its members who excel both in the classroom and in the pool. This year Casey Frazier, Alisabeth...
Sep 15, 2013 - PRACTICE CHANGES THIS WEEK
Please mark the following practice changes/team events this week on your calendar: Tuesday 9/17: High School Water Polo @ Mason National: 3:30-6:00 pm Platinum: 2:30-5:00 pm Gold: 7:15-9:00 pm Silve...
Aug 17, 2013 - 2013-14 PRACTICE SCHEDULES
The Fall Practice schedule is now available under the Practice section on the website along with the tentative Winter and Spring schedules.
Aug 14, 2013 - END OF THE SEASON POOL PARTY ON MONDAY
The date of the END OF SEASON MANTA RAY POOL PARTY is Monday, August 19 from 6:15-7:45 pm. This fun team and family event will take place at the outdoor pool behind the Community Center. It is alwa...
Aug 2, 2013 - MANTA RAYS AT ZONES THIS WEEKEND
"OH. . .IO!" Good luck to all our Manta Ray Zone swimmers representing Ohio this weekend in Geneva! Kara Alexander Allison Bloebaum Carl Bloebaum Cole Cronk Dillon Froass Mike McDonald Nikita Tripuran...
Aug 1, 2013 - GOOD LUCK TO THE MANTA RAY CLASS OF 2013!
GOOD LUCK MANTA RAY CLASS OF 2013! Eric Chen Mason Ohio Northern University Alec Diehl Mason Xavier University Brian McNamara Lakota West...
Jul 26, 2013 - SENIOR STATE LIVE RESULTS INFORMATION
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Jul 20, 2013 - JOIN THE MANTA RAYS
Group Placements: 2013-2014 season Mason Community Center Competition Pool Tuesday, July 30 Tuesday, August 20 5:00 p.m. 9 & Younger 6:00 p.m. 10 & Older 5:00 p.m. 9 & Younger 6:00 p.m. 10 & Ol...
Jul 20, 2013 - 2013-2014 MANTA RAY GROUP PLACEMENT INFORMATION
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON THE 2013-2014 MANTA RAY GROUP PLACEMENTS! CURRENT SWIMMERS DO NOT ATTEND GROUP PLACEMENTS. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MASON COMMUNITY CENTER MEMBERSHIP, PLEASE...
Jul 19, 2013 - JO Finals Warmup Change
The start time for finals has been pushed back one hour due to the length of prelims. Manta Rays who are swimming at finals on Friday and Saturday need to be at the pool at 4:15. We will get in the wa...
Jul 15, 2013 - REGIONAL RECAP
Great job to the Manta Rays at Regionals this past weekend. RAYS swimmers had 73% lifetime best swims and 34 new JO times. The following swimmers earned at least one best time this weekend: Kara Alexa...
Jul 14, 2013 - RAYS NOW ON FACEBOOK/TWITTER
NEW: KEEP UP ON ALL THE LATEST & GREATEST MANTA RAY HAPPENINGS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER !!!
Jul 10, 2013 - JULY PRACTICE CHANGES DUE TO CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS
Now that we are in CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON, there will be many practice changes with many of our swimmers going to different meets. The last day of the season for the team will be next Wednesday, July 17...
Jul 2, 2013 - USA SWIMMING'S SCHOLASTIC ALL-AMERICA TEAM
Jul 2, 2013 - FOURTH OF JULY PRACTICE SCHEDULE
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY NATIONAL: 7-9 am PLATINUM: 9-11 am HS VARSITY 7-9 am (outside) NO OTHER GROUPS PRACTICE
Jun 24, 2013 - WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS TRIALS THIS WEEK
ZOE THATCHER COMPETING AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TRIALS World class swimming is happening this week in Indianapolis! The 2013 World Championship Swimming Trials are being held Tuesday through Saturday at...
Jun 12, 2013 - PRACTICE CHANGE UPDATE
The following practice changes will take place next week due to a home Water Mocs meet on Thursday, June 20. Tuesday, June 18 - Silver 6:45-8:30 pm (No Thursday practice on 6/20); Gold 4:45-7:00 pm ...
Jun 3, 2013 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK: TUESDAY 6/4
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck tomorrow TUESDAY, from 3:45-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck this Wednesday. The...
May 25, 2013 - MEMORIAL DAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE
MEMORIAL DAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE National: 7:00-10:00 am Platinum: 7:00-9:15 am Varsity: 8:45-10:45 am Gold :10-11:45 am Silver: 10-11:45 am Community Center closes at NOON No other practices
May 23, 2013 - SATURDAY PRACTICE CHANGES
With a lot of our swimmers participating in the triathlon this Saturday, we are going to adjust the practice schedule to the following times: National/Platinum/Gold 7-9:15 am Silver/Bronze 9:00-10:45 ...
May 16, 2013 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK: WEDNESDAY 5/22
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck Wednesday, 5/22, from 3:45-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck this Wednesday. Ther...
May 16, 2013 - PRACTICE SCHEDULE FOR MAY 17-19
The practice schedule will be as follows for this weekend: Friday, May 17 - Pups and White 5:05-6:00 pm; Green Normal time; Blue 7:00-8:30 pm; Varsity Normal time; no practice all other groups Saturda...
May 15, 2013 - USA SWIMMING NATIONAL OPEN WATER CAMP
USA Swimming National Open Water Camp From June 4-8, 2013, USA Swimming will sponsor The National Open Water Select Camp in Fort Myers, FL. The National Open Water Camp is viewed as an integral step...
May 8, 2013 - SR CIRCUIT MEET ENTRIES UPDATED
Apr 20, 2013 - USA SWIMMING COACH TO VISIT MANTA RAYS
USA Swimming selected the Manta Rays as one of 19 clubs (out of approximately 2900 clubs) to have a Master Coach Consultant visit in 2013. USA Swimming Coach Ed Spencer will be visiting the team this...
Apr 17, 2013 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK: WEDNESDAY 5/1
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck Wednesday, 5/1, from 3:45-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck this Wednesday. There...
Apr 5, 2013 - UPDATED TEAM CALENDARS POSTED
The team calendars for the spring and summer have been updated! Please click here to be directed to the team calendar page! https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?_stabid_=23890&team=ohmmr...
Apr 5, 2013 - MANTA RAY SPRING BANQUET
Mason Manta Rays Spring Banquet Sunday, April 14, 2013 Mason High School Commons 6:00-8:30 pm What: Dinner, dessert, senior recognition, slide show, awards, and lots of fun ...
Apr 2, 2013 - NEW MANTA RAY BABY
Congratulations to Coach Ginger and Coach Mike on the birth of their second child, Grift Lee, weighing in at 3 lbs 14 oz. Baby Grift came a little over two months early at 4:56 am on March 24. Both...
Mar 28, 2013 - MANTA RAY GIRLS WIN SR SECTIONALS!
GIRLS SECTIONAL TEAM WINS SECTIONALS BY TWO POINTS! TEAM PLACES SIXTH OVERALL! ZOE THATCHER WINS HIGH POINT!
Mar 15, 2013 - RECOGNITION NIGHT: SAVE THE DATE 4/14
RECOGNITION NIGHT The Mason Manta Rays Short Course Recognition Banquet will be the evening of April 14 in the Mason High School Commons and auditorium. Please make sure you have that date marked on y...
Mar 13, 2013 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK: TODAY 3-13
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck until 6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck today. There is no cost for the evaluatio...
Mar 12, 2013 - UPDATED IRONMAN LIST
Here is the updated list. Please email Coach Emilie at emilie.hoeper@gmail.com by Wednesday if you see any errors. NAME : SIZE : 1 Kiara Anchrum AS 2 Tiana Anchrum AS 3 Anna Baker AS 4 Kayleigh Ba...
Mar 11, 2013 - JO RESULTS (updated)
The Manta Rays completed a very successful weekend at the Ohio Junior Olympic Championships at Bowling Green State University finishing with 1624 points and a 4th place team finish, both of which are ...
Mar 6, 2013 - FRIDAY & SATURDAY PRACTICE TIME CHANGES
PRACTICE TIME CHANGES DUE TO JO MEET FRIDAY 3/8 Platinum & National 3:30-5:30 p.m. Bronze/Teal/Blue: 6:30-7:45 pm Pups/White/Green 5:30-6:30 pm SATURDAY 3/9 Natl & Plat: 8-10 am Gold/Silver/Bronze 1...
Feb 28, 2013 - Manta Rays Gather Awards at HS State
Feb 18, 2013 - REGIONALS A HUGE SUCCESS!
OHIO SWIMMING REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS REPORT Our swimmers has an awesome Regionals! We had an amazing amount of lifetime best swims & ?JO? qualifiers! 903 (72%) LIFETIME BEST SWIMS (HIGHEST OF ALL TEA...
Feb 17, 2013 - REGIONALS: LIVE RESULTS
REGIONALS: LIVE RESULTS The live results feature continues to have issues. We are updating the live results page as often as possible.
Feb 17, 2013 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK: WEDNESDAY 2/20
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck Wednesday, 2/20, from 3:45-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck this Wednesday. Ther...
Feb 12, 2013 - WEEKEND PRACTICE TIMES
Weekend practice times Friday, February 15 - Normal practices except National & Platinum begin at 3:00 pm; Blue 4:45-6:00 pm Saturday, February 16 - High school swimmers/JO swimmers not in the Reg...
Feb 9, 2013 - HIGH SCHOOL SECTIONAL UPDATE
The three week journey to the High School State Championship began this weekend with the Sectional meet. The Manta Rays had 40 swimmers competing in the meet representing six different local high sch...
Feb 7, 2013 - MANTA RAY TEAM DINNER: TUESDAY
Feb 7, 2013 - MCNAMARA FEATURED ON CHANNEL 9
Swimmer picks Miami, family on National Signing Day Read more: http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_north_cincinnati/west_chester/swimmer-picks-miami-family-on-national-signing-day#ixzz2KE0OkHVf By: C...
Feb 6, 2013 - BRYAN MCNAMARA SIGNS WITH MIAMI UNIVERSITY
Feb 5, 2013 - INDY MEET WRAP-UP
The Manta Rays had a very successful meet in Indianapolis this past weekend. Manta Ray swimmers combined for 268 lifetime best swims. After Saturday the team was in second place by over 100 points b...
Jan 31, 2013 - MANTA RAYS RETURN FROM OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER
Jan 28, 2013 - TEAM PARTNER: FRESH COAT PAINTING SPECIAL
There is still 2 weeks left for our best pricing of the year! Many of you have taken advantage of our December / January special pricing. We truly appreciate your business and continually strive to p...
Jan 28, 2013 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK: WEDNESDAY 1/30
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck Wednesday, 1/30, from 3:30-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck this Wednesday. Ther...
Jan 23, 2013 - 2013 JO QUALIFIERS
Congratulations to the following 14 and under swimmers (age as of March 8, 2013) for qualifying to participate in the 2013 Ohio Junior Olympic Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio in March. Swimmers ...
Jan 21, 2013 - NUTRITION ARTICLE FROM USA SWIMMING
A Resolution to Make the Healthy Choice, the Easy Choice By Jill Castle, Registered Dietitian and Child Nutrition Expert Parents and coaches are powerful role models in the lives of children. Young, ...
Jan 21, 2013 - MANTA RAYS EXCEL AT HS CLASSIC
Jan 18, 2013 - LAZER KRAZE ON MONDAY: GOLD & PLATINUM GROUPS
Platinum & Gold Groups Spend your afternoon with a few games of Lazer Tag at Lazer Kraze on Monday, January 21 st , 1:15-3:15 pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early to pay before our game ti...
Jan 17, 2013 - RAYS COMPETE IN LARGEST HS MEET IN COUNTRY
HIGH SCHOOL SOUTHWEST CLASSIC This weekend our high school swimmers compete in the largest high school meet in the country with over 2700 swimmers representing 99 high schools. This is a great meet as...
Jan 10, 2013 - ATTENDANCE PARTY WINNERS
There will be an attendance party for swimmers with the top two highest percentage of attendance in each group. The party will be held Monday 1/21 at the Mason LaRosa?s on Route 42 from 11:15 am-12:1...
Jan 7, 2013 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK: WEDNESDAY 1/9
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck Wednesday, 1/9, from 3:45-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck this Wednesday. There...
Jan 7, 2013 - JANUARY CALENDAR POSTED: PRACTICE CHANGES INCLUDED
JANUARY CALENDAR UNDER TEAM CALENDAR OR CLICK BELOW JANUARY
Jan 2, 2013 - CAC MEET UPDATE
Due to the size of the meet; the meet host has split the meet into two sessions based on age. The morning session will be kids ages 10-12. The afternoon session will be kids ages 9 and younger. 10-1...
Dec 31, 2012 - POOL IS REPAIRED
The repairs to the pump are completed and the pool is up and running. We will be back to our holiday schedule on Wednesday, January 2 and then back to our normal winter schedule starting Monday, Jan...
Dec 28, 2012 - Alternative Practice Schedule All Groups
Here is the updated Alternative Practice Schedule for All Groups. Manta Rays Alternative Practice Schedule: Competion Pool Closed Group FRI 12/28 Location SAT 12/29 Location SUN...
Dec 27, 2012 - Practice Update 12/27/12
Practices for BRONZE AND SILVER are cancelled for today 12/27. Keep checking your email and the Manta Ray website for another update around 12 PM.
Dec 25, 2012 - Wednesday, December 26 Practice Update (2:50 pm)
All practices have been cancelled for today, Wednesday, December 26. Practices will resume tomorrow.
Dec 17, 2012 - MANTA RAYS EARN USA SWIMMING SILVER MEDAL CLUB EXCELLENCE STATUS
The Mason Manta Rays have earned Silver Medal status in the 2013 USA Swimming Club Excellence program. The 2013 program results are based on performances in the 2012 calendar year. Clubs have been sel...
Dec 13, 2012 - OLYMPIAN SWIM CLINIC & HOST AN OLYMPIAN
MUTUAL OF OMAHA BREAK out ! SWIM CLINIC Hosted by: Southwest Ohio Swimming and Diving Officials Association (not a RAYS event) EVENT INFORMATION WHEN: Monday, January 21, 2013 WHERE: Keating ...
Dec 7, 2012 - DECEMBER & HOLIDAY PRACTICE CALENDAR
Please click below to see the December Manta Ray calendar. This calendar includes the holiday practice schedule as well as the first week of January. If a day does not have any practice times listed...
Dec 6, 2012 - JR NATIONALS UPDATE: Thatcher Places Third
Zoe Thatcher,16, lit up the water tonight in Knoxville, TN placing third in the 500 yard freestyle. Not only did she break Amanda Smith's team record, but also broke the Ohio record by three seconds w...
Dec 5, 2012 - WEEKEND PRACTICE CHANGES
The practice schedule for this weekend due to the meet at Miami is as follows: FRIDAY - Pups, White, Green, Blue, Teal, and Bronze are all normal Friday practice times. Platinum and National swimmers...
Dec 4, 2012 - MANTA RAY SWIMMER MAKES SPLASH MAGAZINE
Cole Cronk of the Teal Group made Splash Magazine by constructing a swimming pool out of Legos. To see the picture and read the full story, please check out page 5 of your recent issue of Splash Maga...
Nov 30, 2012 - NO SATURDAY PRACTICE
REMINDER: NO SATURDAY PRACTICE DUE TO A HIGH SCHOOL INVITATIONAL (except National)
Nov 21, 2012 - INDIVIDUAL PICTURE MAKE-UP NEXT WEDNESDAY & TEAM PICTURE ORDER
We will have a make up individual picture day from 5-7 pm on Wednesday 11/28. If you are interested in ordering a team picture, please contact Brian Steege. TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL PICTURE ENVELOPES CAN B...
Nov 20, 2012 - THANKSGIVING WEEKEND PRACTICE SCHEDULE
NOVEMBER CALENDAR
Nov 20, 2012 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK: NEXT WEDNESDAY 11/28
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck NEXT Wednesday, 11/28, from 3:30-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck next Wednesda...
Nov 17, 2012 - NEWS ABOUT COACH MIKE & GINGER
Coach Mike and Ginger would like to announce that they are expecting their second child in early June. They are thrilled to be adding another Manta Ray into the family. We wish them congratulations! ...
Nov 11, 2012 - FALL INVITE RESULTS: THANK YOU!
Congratulations on a great weekend of swimming! We had an amazing amount of lifetime best swims dropping in over 800 swims total as a team! Thanks to all of our wonderful parents who stepped up to v...
Nov 8, 2012 - APP FOR PARENTS: ONDECK PARENT
PARENTS: CHECK IT OUT! OnDeck Parent is the worlds first mobile application designed for parents on swim teams. Born from the extraordinary success of OnDeck Coach, OnDeck Parent is available for pa...
Nov 5, 2012 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK: WEDNESDAY 11/7
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck Wednesday, 11/7, from 3:30-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck this Wednesday. Ther...
Nov 2, 2012 - WINTER SATURDAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Saturday Schedule through mid-February: Pups 2:00-3:00 pm White 2:00-3:15 pm Green 1:00-2:15 pm Blue 12:15-1:30 pm Teal 12-1:15 pm Bronze 10:45 am- 12:15 pm Silver 10:45 am - 12:30 pm Gold 9:00-11:00 ...
Oct 26, 2012 - WEEKEND PARTIES & PRACTICE SCHEDULE REMINDER
Manta Rays, Here is a reminder about the parties and practice changes for this weekend! FRIDAY TEAM TIE DYE T-SHIRT & PIZZA PARTY (Click for details) 4:45-6:45 p.m. High School Small Commons -- Cann...
Oct 24, 2012 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK: TODAY 10-24
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck TODAY Wednesday 10/24 from 3:30-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck today. There is...
Oct 18, 2012 - AD SALES FOR HEAT SHEETS
AD SALES FOR HEAT SHEETS Do you want to wish your swimmer good luck in the Mason Fall Invitational heat sheet or the Southwest Ohio Regional Championship (in February) heat sheet? Or advertise your b...
Oct 18, 2012 - TEAM PARTNER: FRESH COAT PAINTING
Dear Fellow Manta Rays, Chris and Donna Lebling are extremely proud to announce they now own FRESH COAT of West Chester and Mason!! FRESH COAT is focused on ?raising the bar? on professionalism in ...
Oct 17, 2012 - Wednesday Practice Times
Below are the adjusted practice times for today. Some groups will practice at normal times. National: 4-7 Plat: 4:45-6:45 Gold 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bronze: 7:30-9:00 p.m. Blue: 6:30-7:45 p.m. Green:...
Oct 12, 2012 - INTRA-SQUAD TIMELINE
The meet will begin no later than 10:00 am and we should finish the 100 IM's no later than 1:40 pm. The 500 Free will begin 5 minutes after the completion of the 100 IM and will finish around 4:00 p...
Oct 12, 2012 - TEAM SUITS ARRIVING TONIGHT, TEAM T-SHIRTS IN TWO WEEKS
TEAM SUITS & BAGS ARE HERE, TEAM T-SHIRTS & CAPS COMING SOON If you ordered a team suit, it will be available for pick up tonight in the competition pool stands. We will have them at the meet tomorrow...
Oct 10, 2012 - OCTOBER & NOVEMBER TEAM CALENDARS POSTED
Please click here to see the team calendar for October and November. These calendars include quite a few practice time changes due to other events happening at the pool. Please know we try to ke...
Oct 8, 2012 - WEDNESDAY PRACTICE CHANGE DUE TO WATER POLO
WEDNESDAY 10/10 PRACTICE SCHEDULE National: 3:30-6:30 Platinum: 4-5:30 Dryland Only Gold: 7:15-9:00 Bronze: 6:15-7:30 Blue: 7:45-9:00 Green: 5:30-6:30 White & Pups: 4:45-5:45 The rest of October's pr...
Oct 5, 2012 - INTRASQUAD MEET & TEAM PICTURES NEXT SATURDAY
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MEET PAGE FOR DETAILS! TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL PICTURE ENVELOPES CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE OR FOUND BY THE MAILBOXES AT THE POOL. Please email our photographer, Brian Steege,...
Sep 27, 2012 - PARENT MEETING SUMMARY
Dear Manta Rays, Thank you to all who came to the team parent meeting. If you missed the meeting, please click here for a summary of the meeting . As always, if you have any questions, please do ...
Sep 12, 2012 - PARENT MEETING IS TOMORROW 7:00-8:00 pm in HS COMMONS
PARENT MEETING IS STILL THIS THURSDAY (TEAM SUITS & GEAR MOVED TO NEXT WEEK) There will be Parents Meeting from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 13 in the high school Commons just outside the com...
Sep 12, 2012 - IMPORTANT: TEAM SUIT AND GEAR FITTING NOW THURSDAY 9/20
Sep 10, 2012 - PARENT MEETING ONLY THURSDAY (SUIT FITTING MOVED TO NEXT THURSDAY)
PARENT MEETING TOMORROW (TEAM SUITS & GEAR MOVED TO NEXT WEEK) There will be Parents Meeting from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 13 in the high school Commons just outside the competition pool....
Sep 7, 2012 - 2012-2013 NEW PARENT MEETING
New Parent Meeting Thursday, September 13th @ 7:00 pm in the High School Commons. All new families highly encouraged to attend. However, the meeting is open to any and all families. This is the tea...
Aug 31, 2012 - PLATINUM & NATIONAL: FIRST WEEK
Platinum and National Groups, I hope you have enjoyed your time away from the pool and are excited to get back next week! Platinum and National will practice Tuesday through Friday next week. We wi...
Aug 31, 2012 - COACHING STAFF UPDATES
The team is excited to annouce that Coach Derek Finn will be the lead coach for the new TEAL Group AND Coach Tommy Harnden will be the lead coach the BLUE group. Coach Heather Shooner will be a...
Aug 23, 2012 - FALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE POSTED
The fall practice schedule is now posted under the practice tab on the main page of the website. This was also attached to the registration packet that was sent out.
Aug 14, 2012 - Team Picnic Reminder
Just a reminder that the team picnic is next Monday, August 20th. If you have not sent in your RSVP please e-mail Chris Carter and put your payment in either the Carter folder or the Lock Box at the ...
Jul 30, 2012 - END OF SEASON MANTA RAY POOL PARTY: AUGUST 20
MARK YOUR CALENDARS The date of the END OF SEASON MANTA RAY POOL PARTY will be Monday, August 20 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The event will take place at the outdoor pool behind the Community Center. Please...
Jul 30, 2012 - MANTA RAY TRYOUT INFORMATION
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A FLYER ABOUT THE UPCOMING MANTA RAY TRYOUTS! IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MASON COMMUNITY CENTER MEMBERSHIP, PLEASE CLICK HERE .
Jul 30, 2012 - REGIONAL, JO, SENIOR CHAMPS WRAP-UP
Long Course LSC Championship Wrap-Up Regional Championships - July 13-15 The Manta Rays had a great Regional Championship meet going 71% lifetime best swims over the course of the weekend. The foll...
Jul 22, 2012 - ZONE PRACTICES THIS WEEK
CONGRATS ON A GREAT WEEKEND! LOTS OF BEST TIMES AND STATE, JO, & TEAM RECORDS! Detailed recap to come! Ohio Senior Meet this weekend! GO RAYS ZONE PRACTICE ON MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY: 11:00 am-1...
Jul 20, 2012 - SCHOLASTIC ALL AMERICAN APPLICATIONS DUE AUGUST 1
2011-2012 Scholastic All American Application Due August 1 The application for the 2011-2012 year is now available. The only method for application will be the online application on the USA Swimming...
Jul 9, 2012 - UPDATED JULY AND AUGUST CALENDARS
Please see the " Team Calendar " page for updated July and August calendars.
Jul 3, 2012 - JULY FOURTH PRACTICE
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY NATIONAL: 8-10 am PLATINUM: 6-8 am HS VARSITY 7-9 am (outside) SILVER 10:15-11:45 am NO OTHER GROUPS PRACTICE
Jun 28, 2012 - OPEN WATER RESULTS
CONGRATS TO ALL OF THE MANTA RAYS WHO COMPETED IN THE OHIO OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS! The full results are not in yet, but congrats to Zoe Thatcher for winning her fourth straight Ohio Open Water Indi...
Jun 26, 2012 - FOLLOW MANTA RAYS AT OLYMPIC TRIALS
You can follow the Manta Rays at Olympic Trials via USA Swimming's live webcast. Hannah Whiteley swims the 100 backstroke today after 11:00 am EST. Stephen Koch will swim the 200 Breaststroke on T...
Jun 26, 2012 - OPEN WATER WARM-UP TIMES
Please note the times for warm-ups and check-in for this year's Open Water Championships. The older swimmers will be going first this year and will finish with the 10 and under swimmers. 10 & Und...
Jun 23, 2012 - MANTA RAYS HEAD TO OLYMPIC TRIALS
Jun 19, 2012 - MANTA RAY OPEN WATER TENT DONATIONS NEEDED
Greetings, It?s that time of year again!! Open Water Championships is coming up in a few weeks and, again, we would like to set up a Manta Ray area where we could all eat and hang out together. Below...
Jun 13, 2012 - PRACTICE SCHEDULE FOR WEEKEND
All practices on Friday, June 15 are normal except for no Platinum morning practice and no Varsity afternoon practice. Practices on Saturday, June 16 are Platinum/National 7-9:30 am. No Gold or Var...
Jun 7, 2012 - SWIMFIT PRACTICE CHANGES
Swim Fit practices for Friday, June 8 and Sunday, June 10 are cancelled. Practices will be made up. Thank you.
May 30, 2012 - PRACTICE CHANGES FOR WEEKEND
Due to the CAC Summer Classic, we are following the practice schedule below for the weekend for those swimmers not competing in the meet. Friday, June 1 - Pups, Varsity, National, SwimFit - normal p...
May 30, 2012 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK: TODAY 5/30
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck TODAY Wednesday 5/30 from 3:30-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck today. There is ...
May 23, 2012 - WEEKEND PRACTICE SCHEDULE
FRIDAY: NORMAL PRACTICE SATURDAY: NORMAL PRACTICE EXCEPT NO GOLD, GREEN, WHITE or PUPS TRIFORJOE TRIATHLON : 7:00 AM @ CONEY ISLAND GO RAYS! MONDAY: MEMORIAL DAY NATIONAL: 7:30-10:00 PLATIN...
May 22, 2012 - SPORTS NUTRITION FOR ATHLETES SEMINAR
SPORTS NUTRITION FOR ATHLETES SEMINAR Are your nutrition demands for training and racing being met? Whether you are a triathlete, distance runner, or someone who just demands more from your body du...
May 16, 2012 - PRACTICES FOR THE WEEKEND
All practice groups will have normally scheduled practices for this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with the exception of National on Friday, for those swimmers not competing in a meet. National will ...
May 11, 2012 - TEAM PARTNER REMINDER: FRESH COAT
Dear Fellow Manta Rays, Chris and Donna Lebling are extremely proud to announce they now own FRESH COAT of West Chester and Mason!! FRESH COAT is focused on ?raising the bar? on professionalism in ...
May 11, 2012 - SUMMER PRACTICE SCHEDULE
The summer practice schedule is now available under the "Practice" tab on the website. Thank you.
May 1, 2012 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK: WEDNESDAY 5/9
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck TOMORROW Wednesday 5/9 from 3:30-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck tomorrow. Ther...
Apr 24, 2012 - NOVACARE PT ON DECK: WEDNESDAY
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck Wednesday 4/25 from 4-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck tomorrow. There is no cos...
Apr 16, 2012 - BANQUET SLIDE SHOW & SENIOR SLIDES POSTED
2012 BANQUET SLIDE SHOW 2012 ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND SENIOR SLIDES Thank you for your overwhelming support of the banquet! We had 350+ swimmers, parents, siblings, and friends in attendance! A special t...
Apr 2, 2012 - MANTA RAY ALUM LEADS USC AT NCAA'S
Amanda Smith, a 2007 graduate of Indian Hill High School, captained the University of Southern California Women's Swimming and Diving team as it placed third for the second consecutive year at the NCA...
Apr 2, 2012 - BANQUET SIGN-UPS & SLIDE SHOW PICTURES NEEDED
MANTA RAY BANQUET 4/14: SIGN UP FORM (Click) PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO THE SLIDE SHOW! UPLOAD YOUR PICTURES FROM LAST SUMMER AND THIS PAST SHORT COURSE SEASON! http://masonmantarays.shutterfly.com/ MASO...
Mar 27, 2012 - Manta Rays to compete along with Phelps, Lochte, Beard, Torres in Indy
Manta Rays to compete along with Phelps, Lochte, Beard, Torres at Indianapolis Grand Prix, March 29-31 Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps (Baltimore, Md.), Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.), Amand...
Mar 26, 2012 - RAYS BREAK OHIO LSC AND CHAMPIONSHIP MEET RECORDS
Mason Manta Ray swimmers broke several Ohio LSC Records and Championship Meet Records over the past couple of weeks. Hannah Whiteley broke the 13-14 year old Ohio JO Meet Records in the 100 Yard Ba...
Mar 22, 2012 - PRACTICE RESUMES APRIL 2
The spring/summer season will begin the week of April 2 for all groups except SwimFit. SwimFit will continue to practice as scheduled the next two weekends with no practice on Good Friday or Easter f...
Mar 16, 2012 - RECOGNITION NIGHT: APRIL 14
RECOGNITION NIGHT The Mason Manta Rays Short Course Recognition Banquet will be the evening of April 14 in the Mason High School Commons and auditorium. Please make sure you have that date marked on y...
Mar 15, 2012 - 2012 LONG COURSE MEET SCHEDULE
The 2012 Long Course Meet Schedule is now available under the Meets tab on the home page. You can also click on the following link to view the schedule. 2012 Long Course Meet Schedule
Mar 8, 2012 - FRIDAY & SATURDAY PRACTICE
PRACTICE SCHEDULE UPDATE: FRIDAY & SATURDAY (JO WEEKEND) Friday : National & Platinum: 3:30-5:30 pm, JO Swimmers not swimming in the meet on Friday 4:30-5:30 p.m., All other groups have normal practic...
Mar 5, 2012 - SR MEET REPORT: RAYS PLACE THIRD
MANTA RAYS PLACE THIRD AT OHIO SWIMMING?S SHORT COURSE SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS This past weekend our 15 & older Manta Rays came together and swam their way to a third place finish at the Ohio Swimming Se...
Mar 5, 2012 - MONDAY PRACTICE REMINDER & JO TEAM DINNER
MONDAY 3/5 PRACTICE SCHEDULE MONDAY Junior Olympic Team Practice 4:15-5:30 p.m. JO Team Psych Dinner afterwards at Mimi?s at 6:00 pm. National Practice: 3:40--5:30 pm Platinum Practice: See To...
Feb 29, 2012 - MANTA RAYS HS STATE MEET REPORT
Feb 21, 2012 - JO SWIMMER Spirit Wear Package ORDERING ENDS TOMORROW
This is a reminder for those who have already recieved emails regarding this package, and to any new swimmers who got new cuts this weekend at the REGIONAL MEET. CONGRATULATIONS on getting your JO...
Feb 19, 2012 - CONTEST: SUPPORT OUR MEET SPONSOR & GET A $5.00 GIFT CARD
Dear Manta Rays, Our meet sponsor, Liberty Mutual, has challenged our team and the NKY Clippers. The team who turns in more auto/home insurance quote forms(click here) to the Liberty Mutual booth,...
Feb 17, 2012 - MANTA RAY THEME DAYS FOR REGIONALS:
ANNOUNCING MANTA RAY THEME DAYS FOR REGIONALS: Saturday at the meet: Crazy Hat Day Bring your craziest, most fun hat and wear it around the pool! Sunday at the meet: Sunglasses Bring you...
Feb 14, 2012 - MASTERS TEAM EXPANDS INTO EVENINGS
Masters swimming program expands into the evenings: Come give it a try! The first two practices are free. MASTERS SCHEDULE: M-W-F Morning: 6:00-7:30 AM M-W Evening: 8:15-9:30 PM ? NEW! BEGINS FE...
Feb 13, 2012 - MANTA RAY PSYCH DINNER: IN LARGE COMMONS
Feb 13, 2012 - AD SALES FOR HEAT SHEETS DUE TODAY: VOLUNTEER CREDIT!
AD SALES FOR REGIONAL MEET PROGRAM (CLICK HERE FOR FORM) Do you want to wish your swimmer good luck in the Ohio LSC Regional meet program? Or advertise your business? We are selling tax-deductible...
Feb 9, 2012 - ALL-AMERICAN MEET
Good luck to all of our swimmers competing in the All-American meet on Saturday at Sycamore High School. The kids enter the water at 7:20 am for warm-ups and the meet begins at 8:15 am.
Feb 9, 2012 - UPDATED FEBRUARY & MARCH CALENDARS
PLEASE SEE THE UPDATED TEAM CALENDARS FOR PRACTICE CHANGES & MORE: February - Updated 2-9-12 March Updated 2-1-12
Feb 9, 2012 - PRACTICE CHANGES FOR WEEKEND
Due to the high school sectional meet, we will use the following practice schedule for Friday and Saturday. Friday, February 10: National & Platinum 3:30-5:00 pm, Blue 4:15-5:00 pm, Green 5:10-6:0...
Feb 1, 2012 - PRACTICE CHANGES
Due to conflicts in the competition pool with the high school GMC Championships, we will follow this schedule for Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4. Friday, February 3 : National 3:30-5:30...
Jan 30, 2012 - MANTA RAYS WIN AT GROUNDHOG MEET
The Manta Rays took first place this past weekend at the 2012 Groundhog Invitational scoring 3311 total team points edging out the host team WTSC with 3199.5 points. Manta Ray swimmers combined for...
Jan 20, 2012 - MANTA RAY TRAINING SUIT ORDER: NOT ENOUGH ORDERS
Jan 17, 2012 - MID-WINTER CLASSIC UPDATE
Congratulations to all of the Manta Rays who competed this past weekend at the Mid-Winter Classic in Northern Kentucky. Carl Bloebaum broke a meet record in the 8&U 25 yard butterfly with a time of...
Jan 17, 2012 - NEW TEAM RECORDS
Manta Ray swimmers have broken 35 team records so far this season. The updated records can be found under the Team Records Tab. Congratulations to our new record holders: Kara Alexander (9-10 1650 ...
Jan 16, 2012 - MANTA RAYS EXCEL AT HS CLASSIC
Jan 16, 2012 - ATTENDANCE PIZZA PARTY PICTURES
Jan 16, 2012 - MANTA RAY'S IAN WEST: WCPO STUDENT OF THE WEEK
By: Christian Hauser CINCINNATI - We're heading north for this week's student of the week. That's where you'll find one of the most driven and giving students at Lakota East High School. Senio...
Jan 13, 2012 - NO SATURDAY OR SUNDAY PRACTICE: MONDAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE ATTACHED
NO SATURDAY OR SUNDAY PRACTICE DUE TO THE HIGH SCHOOL MEET MONDAY MLK DAY 1/16 ATTENDANCE PIZZA PARTY Nat: 9:00-11:00 a.m. (YOGA 10-11:00 AM) Platinum: 8-10 a.m. Gold: 3:30-5:15p.m. Platinum & Gold...
Jan 13, 2012 - NOVACARE PT ON SITE ON WEDNESDAY 4-6 PM
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck Wednesday 1/18 from 4-6 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck tomorrow. There is no cos...
Jan 10, 2012 - LAZER KRAZE: PLATINUM & GOLD
Platinum and Gold Groups Spend your afternoon with a few games of Lazer Tag at Lazer Kraze on Monday, January 16 th , 2:00-3:40pm. Gold swimmers will play first to ensure they make practice at 3:30 p...
Jan 10, 2012 - HS CLASSIC THIS WEEKEND: 2700+ SWIMMERS
HIGH SCHOOL SOUTHWEST CLASSIC This weekend our high school swimmers compete in the largest high school meet in the country with over 2700 swimmers representing 99 high schools. This is a great meet as...
Jan 10, 2012 - ATTENDANCE PIZZA PARTY WINNERS
ATTENDANCE PIZZA PARTY ON MONDAY, JANUARY 16 There will be an attendance party for swimmers with the top two highest percentage of attendance in each group. The party will be held Monday 1/16at the M...
Jan 5, 2012 - FRIDAY PRACTICE CHANGES
Due to a high school swim meet, practices on Friday, January 6 will be as follows: National and Platinum 3-5 pm; Blue 4:45-5:30 pm; Green 4:00-4:45 pm (comp pool); White normal time; Pups normal tim...
Jan 2, 2012 - Normal Practices Resume
Just a reminder that we go back to our normal practice schedule beginning on Tuesday, January 3. There will be a make-up practice for the 11 & over SwimFit group on Tuesday from 1:15-2:45 pm for an...
Dec 20, 2011 - NOVACARE PT ON SITE ON WEDNESDAY 2:30-5:30 PM
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck tomorrow 12/21 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck tomorrow. There is ...
Dec 16, 2011 - UPDATED DECEMBER & HOLIDAY PRACTICE CALENDAR POSTED
Please see the attached links for the team calendar with the holiday practice schedule and practice changes over the next few months. Good luck to everyone swimming this weekend! Go Rays! December -...
Dec 14, 2011 - Holidays Stressing you out? Why not get a massage!
Holidays Stressing you out? Why not get a massage! The TriHealth Pavillion Spa at the Mason Community Center is offering 20% off of all massages Tuesday December 13th and Thursday December 22nd for 20...
Dec 9, 2011 - MAKOS MEET: LIVE RESULTS, STREAMING, & WARM-UP SCHEDULE
One hundred and sixty-six Manta Rays are competing at Miami University this weekend. Warmup Times are posted to the official meet homepage (shown below) for the MAKOS Holiday Classic, Dec 9-11 in Oxfo...
Dec 8, 2011 - SWIMMER HOLIDAY PARTY ON WEDNESDAY
MANTA RAYS HOLIDAY PARTY DECEMBER 14 6:45-7:45 p.m. HS Commons CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIAL FLYER All Manta Rays and their families are invited to celebrate the holiday season at our annual Holiday Party...
Dec 6, 2011 - NOVACARE PT ON SITE ON WEDNESDAY 4:15-6:15 PM
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck tomorrow 12/7 from 4:15-6:15 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck tomorrow. There is n...
Dec 2, 2011 - NO PRACTICE SATURDAY DUE TO HS MEET
REMINDER : No practice tomorrow (Saturday, 12-3-11) for all groups except National tomorrow due to a high school invitational. COACHES CONTINUING EDUCATION Our Manta Ray coaches, however, will be h...
Dec 2, 2011 - STADIUM CHAIR SALE: REMINDER
Have you seen the Manta Ray stadium chairs that some of our swim parents have at meets? You can now order one! To order, please make a check payable to Deirdre Bunton for $32.50/chair and place ...
Nov 23, 2011 - THANKSGIVING PRACTICE SCHEDULE
November Calendar
Nov 14, 2011 - HOLIDAY SPIRITWEAR SALE BEGINS TODAY !!!
Need a holiday gift for your swimmer, or swim parent. we have some great affordable NEW items to choose from with guaranteed holiday delivery. Our Spiritwear Vendor has put together these to purchas...
Nov 13, 2011 - MANTA RAY STADIUM CHAIR SALE
MANTA RAY STADIUM CHAIRS Have you seen the Manta Ray stadium chairs that some of our swim parents have at meets? You can now order one! To order, please make a check payable to Deirdre Bunton for...
Nov 13, 2011 - MANTA RAYS FALL INVITATIONAL REPORT
Our swimmers swam great this weekend! We had an amazing amount of lifetime best swims dropping in over 800 swims total as a team!! Thanks to all of our wonderful parents who stepped up to volunt...
Nov 12, 2011 - MANTA RAYS IN THE NEWS
Manta Rays Kick Off Season with Intrasquad Meet
Nov 4, 2011 - USA SWIMMING NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER MAKES VISIT TO THE MANTA RAYS
USA Swimming National Team Member, Emily Brunemann, will be speaking to Manta Ray swimmers on Monday, November 7. Swimmers in SwimFit, Pups, White, Green, Blue, Bronze, Silver, and Gold can listen ...
Nov 1, 2011 - HEAT SHEET AD SALES: VOLUNTEER CREDIT OPPORTUNITY
AD SALES FOR HEAT SHEETS Do you want to wish your swimmer good luck in the Mason Fall Invitational heat sheet or the Southwest Ohio Regional Championship (in February) heat sheet? Or advertise your b...
Nov 1, 2011 - NOVACARE PT ON SITE ON WEDNESDAY 4-6:30 PM
Mark Daasch from NovaCare will be on the pool deck tomorrow 11/2 from 4:00-6:30 p.m. If your swimmer has any aches or pains that you want him to evaluate, please see him on deck tomorrow. There is n...
Oct 28, 2011 - TEAM PARTNER: FRESH COAT PAINTING
Dear Fellow Manta Rays, Chris and Donna Lebling are extremely proud to announce they now own FRESH COAT of West Chester and Mason!! FRESH COAT is focused on ?raising the bar? on professionalism in ...
Oct 28, 2011 - Seven Manta Rays Earn Scholastic All-American Status
Seven Manta Rays earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-American status for 2010-2011 school year. Congratulations to Sarah Austin (Seven Hills), Dani Barbiea (Springboro - now at University of Lou...
Oct 26, 2011 - INDIVIDUAL PICTURES MAKE-UP THIS FRIDAY & TEAM PICTURE ORDER
INDIVIDUAL PICTURES: Want to get an individual picture of your swimmer? Please show up any time this Friday between 4:30 & 5:30 at the competition pool with your swimmer. Please print the order fo...
Oct 25, 2011 - NORMAL PRACTICE RESUMES TONIGHT
Normal Practice Tonight: The schools should be done fixing the problem this afternoon. The pool water is a 77 degrees and rising. Normally the pool water is 79 degrees. Thank you with your patience...
Oct 24, 2011 - NO PRACTICE TODAY: POOL CLOSED
Manta Rays, Due to a pipe failure there is no heat in the air or water at either pool. The Community Center has closed both pools until the problem is fixed. Hopefully, the problem will be fixed by to...
Oct 20, 2011 - PRACTICES CHANGES: FRIDAY-SATURDAY
The practice schedule has been altered this weekend due to the Water Polo tournament and the two away swim meets the team is attending: Friday Practices: National 3:30-5:30 pm dryland White: 4:25-5:00...
Oct 19, 2011 - SWIMMING WORLD MAGAZINE TEAM PARTNERSHIP
SWIMMING WORLD MAGAZINE PARTNERS WITH MANTA RAYS When you pick up your team t-shirts today and tomorrow you will find a free issue of Swimming World Magazine. The coaches highly recommend every famil...
Oct 19, 2011 - TEAM SPIRITWEAR ORDERED THROUGH CTA is HERE!!!
Our team spritwear orders *(with on item exception see below) placed online with Cincinnati Team Apparel are here and will be available for pick up at the Mason Community Center in conjunction with ou...
Oct 18, 2011 - PERSONALIZED CAPS AND TSHIRT PICK UP TIMES
We are happy to announce that our personalized team caps and the remainder of our team t-shirts and team latex caps will be available for pick up during the following times...and just in time for ou...
Oct 13, 2011 - MANTA RAYS TRAINING AT OLYMPIC TRAINING CENTER
Ohio Swimming is holding the Elite High Altitude Training Camp this weekend at the Olympic Training Center. Three Manta Ray swimmers were selected to attend: Autumn Carter, John Raker, and Steve Rus...
Oct 12, 2011 - PRACTICE CHANGES FOR WEEKEND
This is a reminder that the Friday and Saturday practice schedule will be altered due to a High School water polo tournament. Friday, October 14 will be as follows: National 3-5:40 pm, Platinum 4...
Oct 11, 2011 - 2011 INTRASQUAD MEET WRAP-UP
Congratulations to all Manta Ray swimmers on a fast Intrasquad meet. This was our largest meet to date with over 260 swimmers competing. Nineteen Intrasquad meet records were broken on Saturday as...
Oct 7, 2011 - TEAM SUIT DISTRIBUTION / TONIGHT & TOMORROW
We are so happy to report that as promised by Kastaway, the team suits ordered at our spiritwear sale and suit fitting are in and ready for distribution. The Spiritwear Team has wonderful parent vol...
Oct 7, 2011 - INTRASQUAD MEET: UPDATES, TEAM PICTURE, & HEAT SHEETS
8TH ANNUAL INTRASQUAD MEET (CONCESSIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN HIGH SCHOOL HALLWAY) On Saturday, October 8, the Mason Manta Rays will host the 8th Annual Pentathlon at the Mason Community Center. IMPO...
Oct 5, 2011 - Team Suits / Kastaway Gear - Good News!
GOOD NEWS FROM KASTAWAY SWIMWEAR A delay from our suit manufacturer SPEEDO USA left some uncertainty as to weather or not our team suits would be ready for our intersquad meet and team pictures this S...
Oct 4, 2011 - ENTIRE TEAM EVENT: TODAY
CLICK HERE FOR FLYER CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP TO ATTEND AND/OR TO VOLUNTEER Manta Rays Tie-Dye Big/Little Party Tuesday, October 4 5:30-7:30 Come join us to kick off the upcoming season! We will...
Oct 4, 2011 - TIE-DYE T-SHIRT PICK-UP & INSTRUCTIONS: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Tie-Dye Instructions & Pick-up If you were not at the tie-dye party, please pick up your shirts on Wednesday at practice. Parents, if you have time, please sign-up online to volunteer to help distri...
Sep 27, 2011 - TRANSFER SWIMMERS: TRANSFER FORMS AND BEST TIMES
TRANSFER SWIMMERS: TRANSFER FORMS AND BEST TIMES If you are transferring to the Manta Rays from another USA Swimming program, please turn in your USA Swimming Transfer form ASAP to Ken or Todd as wel...
Sep 27, 2011 - KAST-A-WAY MANTA RAY GEAR WEB SITE
Mason Manta Rays Swim Team merchandise has been updated and is now on the Kast-A-Way Swimwear Web Site. Now you can log on and purchase already discounted team merchandise, as well as all the other it...
Sep 27, 2011 - CONSENT FORM FOR NOVACARE NOW ON WEB SITE
NOVACARE SCREENING TODAY AND 10/11 FOR GOLD, PLATINUM, & NATIONAL Please click here for the consent forms.
Sep 27, 2011 - PARENT MEETING SUMMARY
Dear Manta Rays, Thank you to all who came to the team parent meeting. If you missed the meeting, please click here for a summary of the meeting . As always, if you have any questions, please don...
Sep 26, 2011 - PERSONALIZED CAP ORDERS - PAYMENTS DUE
Thank you for your personalized cap orders. The system worked incredibly well and we have orders for almost 200 Personalized Manta Rays Caps ready to send to the printer . Unfortunately, we are st...
Sep 26, 2011 - INTERESTED IN GETTING THE BEST NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR YOUR SWIMMER?
INTERESTED IN GETTING THE BEST NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR YOUR SWIMMER? We have partnered USANA Health and Sciences USANA Health and Sciences to provide awareness of their Health & Wellness products....
Sep 22, 2011 - PERSONALIZED CAP ORDERING ENDS TOMORROW at MIDNIGHT
Just a reminder that personalized caps can only be ordered until Friday September 23rd at midnight. Once the system form turns off ordering is over. There will be no additions after this time an...
Sep 17, 2011 - TEAM UNIFORM, WARM-UPS, & SPIRIT WEAR
TEAM UNIFORM Required Team Uniform : TEAM SUIT & TEAM CAP The team colors are navy, green, and white. Swimmers must wear a team cap . The reason for this requirement is that each coach ...
Sep 16, 2011 - SPIRIT WEAR ORDERING BEGINS TONIGHT ONLINE ONLY !
Sep 14, 2011 - PARENT MEETING, SPIRIT WEAR, SUIT FITTING THIS THURSDAY
PARENT MEETING, SPIRIT WEAR, SUIT FITTING THIS THURSDAY There will be Parents Meeting from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15 in the high school Commons just outside the competition pool. This ...
Sep 3, 2011 - PERSONALIZED CAP ORDERING OPEN
PERSONALIZED CAP ORDERING OPENS TODAY ORDERING ENDS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd (NO EXCEPTIONS) The Spirit Committee would like to welcome you to the 2011 - 2012 Manta Ray Season !!!!! At the beginning of...
Aug 10, 2011 - ENERGY NEEDS OF THE GROWING SWIMMER
By Jill Castle, Registered Dietitian & Child Nutrition Expert Calories provide the energy your young swimmer needs for everyday activity, swim performance and growth. With hints of calorie intakes in ...
Aug 10, 2011 - SIXTEEN MANTA RAYS QUALIFY FOR ELITE CAMP
The following Manta Rays have qualified for the Ohio LSC High Altitude Elite Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO on October 14-17, 2011: Julia Volpenhein, Alisabeth Marstel...
Aug 10, 2011 - END OF SEASON PICNIC: AUG 18--RSVP TODAY!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS The date of the END OF SEASON MANTA RAY POOL PARTY will be Thursday, August 18 from 6:00-8:00 pm. The event will take place at the outdoor pool behind the Community Center. Plea...
Aug 10, 2011 - JUNIOR NATIONALS: LIVE RESULTS
Zoe Thatcher is competing at the USA Junior National Championships Aug 8-12 at Stanford University in California. Schedules, psych sheets, and results through the week posted on the USA-Swimming webs...
Aug 7, 2011 - New Member of Manta Ray Family Born
CONGRATULATIONS to Coach Ginger and Coach Mike on the birth of their first child Annabelle Hope weighing in at 4 lbs 15 oz and a little over a month early at 6:15 am on 8/7/11.
Aug 4, 2011 - MANTA RAY TRYOUT INFORMATION
CLICK HERE FOR MORE ABOUT HOW TO JOIN THE TEAM IF YOU MISSED THE TRYOUTS, PLEASE CONTACT HEAD AGE GROUP COACH TODD BILLHIMER at tbillhimer@masonoh.org TO SET UP A TIME TO TRYOUT. RESULTS FROM THE FIRS...
Aug 3, 2011 - CONOCOPHILLIPS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: LIVE FEED
LIVE RESULTS AND LIVE STREAMING VIDEO Click the above link to watch USA Swimming's National Championships. Manta Ray Amanda Smith, 22, will be swimming on Friday and Saturday!
Aug 3, 2011 - GOOD LUCK MANTA RAYS AT ZONES!
Good luck to all of the Manta Ray swimmers representing Ohio this weekend in Indianapolis! Click here for Zone Meet web page. MANTA RAY ZONE SWIMMERS Josephine Waller Joel Thatcher (open water) As...
Jul 17, 2011 - MANTA RAYS PLACE HIGHEST EVER AT JO CHAMPS!
Congratulations, Manta Rays! Our fourth place finish is the highest we have ever placed at the Junior Olympic Championships! Way to go! More details to come. Check out the full results and a few ...
Jul 14, 2011 - WEEKEND PRACTICE SCHEDULE & JULY CALENDAR UPDATED
CLICK HERE FOR UPDATED JULY CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTED PRACTICE NOTES/CHANGES FOR JULY SATURDAY 7/2: National: 8-11 am (LIFT BEFORE AT 8 AM), Varsity: 9-11 am, Platinum & Gold: 7-9:00 a.m. NO OTHER PRACTICE...
Jul 14, 2011 - JO LIVE RESULTS!
CLICK HERE FOR LIVE JO RESULTS! GO RAYS!
Jul 10, 2011 - SENIOR MEET FULL RESULTS
SENIOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR MORE DETAILS INCLUDING RESULTS CLICK HERE!
Jul 4, 2011 - SUPPORT OUR TROUPS: HAPPY JULY FOURTH!
Dear Mason Swim Coaches and Families, Just a reminder that we are still collecting Care Package items for our troops overseas. To date we have received lots of magazines as well as individual powdered...
Jun 28, 2011 - MANTA RAY TRYOUTS
TRY-OUT DATES FOR MANTA RAYS While you?re at your summer practices and meets, please talk to your friends about the Manta Rays. We have heard a lot of positive comments from parents about how much the...
Jun 14, 2011 - OPEN WATER TEAM AREA DONATIONS NEEDED
FROM OPEN WATER TEAM AREA COORDINATOR -- JEWELL FOLTA: jewell@moolakee.com Greetings, Like the previous two years, for Open Water Championships , Coach Ken would like to set up a Manta Ray area ...
Jun 9, 2011 - NKY DAVID WEBB CLIPPER MEET DETAILS & PSYCH SHEET POSTED
David Webb Meet Sponsored by SPEEDO - June 17-19, 2011 ? CLICK HERE FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND PSYCH SHEET
Jun 7, 2011 - SUPPORT OUR TROOPS: CARE PACKAGE DRIVE
THIRD ANNUAL SUPPORT OUR TROOPS CARE PACKAGE DRIVE!!! We?re kicking of our third annual care package drive for our troops overseas. We?re starting earlier this year in order to honor both Memorial Day...
Jun 6, 2011 - SUMMER SATURDAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Summer Saturday Practice Schedule 6/11, 6/25, 7/2, 7/16 National: 7:30-10:45a.m. Platinum: 6:00-8:00 a.m. Gold: 9:30a.m.-11:30 a.m. Varsity: 9:45--11:45 a.m.
Jun 3, 2011 - POOL FLIPPED TO METERS
The pool will be set up in the 25-meter configuration and the summer practice schedule will begin on Monday! What is Long Course, What is Short Course? ?Our pool is 25 yards wide by 25 meters long...
May 26, 2011 - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND PRACTICE
Just a reminder that we will be having normal practice on Saturday 5/28. Memorial Day practice schedule will be: Nat: 7:00-10:00 am Platinum: 7:00-9:00 am Varsity: 8:30-10 a.m. Gold: 9:45-11:45 am Si...
May 26, 2011 - CALENDARS UPDATED
The "Team Calendars" on the web site have been updated: May -- Update 5-26 June -Updated 5-26 July -Updated 5-26 Go Manta Rays!
May 18, 2011 - FAST 500 Meet Updates
Here are the latest 2011 FAST 500 Invitational (May 20-22, 2011) updates. * Friday night's events have been limited to the top 72 swimmers (nine heats) in each event. * The Women's and M...
May 18, 2011 - Arctic Splash Meet Updates
Please see below the updated warm-up times for the Arctic Splash meet at Silverlake Recreation Center this weekend. Also note that families participating in the Boys session on Saturday and the Girl...
May 12, 2011 - SPRING RECOGNITION BANQUET TONIGHT!
RECOGNITION NIGHT ( CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP ONLINE ) The Mason Manta Rays Short Course Recognition Banquet will be Thursday, May 12 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. in the Mason High School Commons and Auditorium. ...
Apr 13, 2011 - HOTEL ROOMS FOR FISHERS, MAY 20-22
There are 30 hotel rooms reserved for the Mason Manta Rays for the meet at Fishers, IN on May 20-22 at the Staybridge Suites, 9780 Crosspoint Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46256. You may make reservation...
Apr 13, 2011 - Ironman Winners
Congratulations to the following swimmers who have earned their Ironman award for the Short Course season ... Girls: Alexander, Kara (10): YM Barry, Noelle (9): YL Bloebaum, Allison (11): AS Brandwein...
Mar 29, 2011 - RECOGNITION NIGHT: MAY 12
RECOGNITION NIGHT The Mason Manta Rays Short Course Recognition Banquet will be the evening of May 12 in the Mason High School Commons and auditorium. Please make sure you have that date ma...
Mar 29, 2011 - SECTIONALS: RAYS PLACE NINTH
2011 SENIOR SECTIONALS: MANTA RAYS PLACE 9 th OUT OF 150 TEAMS Twenty-Six Manta Rays competed long course in Indianapolis against the best senior swimmers from not only MI, IN, and OH, but also vari...
Mar 28, 2011 - OHIO JO MEET REPORT
The Mason Manta Rays finished in 5 th place at the Ohio Junior Olympic Championships scoring 1338.5 points, the highest point total to date. Manta Ray swimmers had 98 lifetime best swims. The fol...
Mar 23, 2011 - SENIOR SECTIONALS: TIME LINE AND MORE POSTED
USA Swimming?s 2011 Speedo Champions Series BIG MEET: Over 100 teams with approximately 835 athletes entered Please click here for the psych sheet and other details about this meet.
Mar 22, 2011 - RELAY FOR LIFE: ADAM YOUNG
Dear Manta Rays , This is the first time I have written on behalf of my brother Adam Young (former Manta Ray). Last year on May 14, I participated in my first Relay for Life at Sycamore High School, a...
Mar 22, 2011 - What is Long Course, What is Short Course?
What is Long Course, What is Short Course? ?Our pool is 25 yards wide by 25 meters long. Why do we compete during the summer in 50 meter pools?? For years the "American Standard Short Course" pool ...
Mar 22, 2011 - SWIM CLINICS FOR TRIATHLETES
SWIM CLINICS FOR TRIATHLETES Work with the Mason Community Center?s swim coaches to learn how to become a faster and more efficient swimmer. Whether you are a less experienced or seasoned swimmer, pre...
Mar 22, 2011 - CORRECTION: RAYS PLACE FIFTH AT JO CHAMPS
CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT WEEKEND OF FAST SWIMMING, RAYS! AS A TEAM, WE PLACED SIXTH FIFTH IN THE STATE! STILL WORKING ON A FULL REPORT! FULL RESULTS
Mar 7, 2011 - RAYS RUNNER-UP SR STATE CHAMPIONS
MANTA RAYS PLACE SECOND AT OHIO SWIMMING?S SHORT COURSE SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS This past weekend our 15 & older Manta Rays came together and swam their way to a runner-up Ohio Swimming Senior State Cham...
Mar 7, 2011 - MONDAY PRACTICE REMINDER: JO DINNER TONIGHT
MONDAY 3/7 PRACTICE SCHEDULE MONDAY Junior Olympic Team Practice 4:15-5:30 p.m. JO Team Psych Dinner afterwards at Mimi?s at 6:00 pm. Sectional Team Practice: 3:40--5:30 pm All other groups no pr...
Mar 2, 2011 - SATURDAY & MONDAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE
SATURDAY 3/5 & MONDAY 3/7 PRACTICE SCHEDULE SATURDAY National: 7:00-9:00 a.m.;Platinum: 7:00-9:00 a.m.;Gold: 7:00-9:00 a.m.; Silver: 9:00-10:30 a.m.; Bronze: 10:15-11:30 a.m.; Blue: 10:30-11:30 a.m....
Mar 1, 2011 - MANTA RAYS: HS STATE REPORT & VIDEOS
Feb 25, 2011 - JO TEAM SPIRITWEAR ORDERS: DEADLINE IS TODAY-SUNDAY!
ATTENTION ALL SWIMMERS SWIMMING AT JO'S: SPIRITWEAR This year we are excited to offer a great spiritwear package that will make quite and impact on deck! We encourage families to purchase these grea...
Feb 23, 2011 - MANTA RAYS SEND TWENTY-ONE TO CANTON
The Manta Rays will be represented with twenty-one athletes at this weekend's exciting Ohio HS State Championships. Many of our athletes are seeded very well after a very good District meet this past ...
Feb 21, 2011 - JUNIOR OLYMPIC RELAYS COMING SOON
OHIO JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS: INDIVIDUAL AND RELAY QUALIFIERS Congratulations to all of the Manta Rays who qualified for the Ohio State JO Championships to be held in Bowling Green, Ohio. Q...
Feb 21, 2011 - REGIONALS REPORT & THANK YOU
OHIO SWIMMING REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS REPORT Our swimmers lit up the water at Regionals! We had an amazing amount of lifetime best swims & ?JO? qualifiers! WE HAD 25 SWIMMERS ACHIEVE OVER 56 INDIVIDU...
Feb 15, 2011 - MANTA RAYS EARN CLUB EXCELLENCE LEVEL
The Mason Manta Rays have earned Silver Medal status in the 2011 USA Swimming Club Excellence program. The 2011 program results are based on performances in the 2010 calendar year. Clubs have been ...
Feb 14, 2011 - Manta Ray Swimmers Advance To High School Districts
Congratulations to all of the Manta Rays who swam this past weekend in the high school Sectional Meet. Thirty six Manta Rays (representing eight different high schools) advanced to the high school So...
Feb 14, 2011 - Manta Rays Excel At Trophy Meet
Congratulations to all of the Manta Rays who competed at the Trophy Meet this past Saturday at Sycamore High School. Manta Rays posted many best times. The following swimmers placed first in their...
Feb 10, 2011 - MASTERS PRACTICE: 5 DAYS A WEEK
Feb 8, 2011 - MANTA RAY IN ACCIDENT: RIA DOING BETTER!
Swim Fit Swimmer Ria Parikh, her mom, Swati, and her brother were involved in a serious car accident. GOOD NEWS: Ria is doing better, slowly, and is expected to eventually make a full recovery ...
Feb 8, 2011 - CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT WEEKEND!
Congratulations to all of our Manta Rays this past weekend. The Manta Rays had four high point winners in Indy; Preston Bailey (11-12 boys), Katie Hulbert (13-14 girls), Mpoki Mwalupindi (13-14 boys)...
Feb 6, 2011 - INDOOR TRIATHLON RESULTS
2011 MASON COMMUNITY CENTER INDOOR TRIATHLON FULL RESULTS THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS, VOLUNTEERS, AND PARTICIPANTS!
Feb 3, 2011 - FRI/SAT/SUN PRACTICE UPDATE-CORRECTION
WEEKEND PRACTICE UPDATE INCLUDING FRIDAY'S PRACTICE CORRECTION Friday 2/4: National -3:30-5:30 pm Platinum - 4:00-6:00 pm Pups/...
Feb 1, 2011 - TEAM PSYCH DINNER--TONIGHT
Championship Teams Psych Dinner IN SMALL HS COMMONS: YOU MAY PARK AND DROP OFF IN BACK OF HIGH SCHOOL BY THE BUS CIRCLE. All swimmers are invited to the Championship Teams Psych Dinner Tuesday, Fe...
Jan 27, 2011 - MANTA RAY FAMILY IN CAR ACCIDENT
Swim Fit Swimmer Ria Parikh, her mom, Swati, and her brother were involved in a serious car accident on Thursday. Her brother and mom were both released from the hospital already, but Ria will be ther...
Jan 25, 2011 - USA SWIMMING VISITS MANTA RAYS TUE & WED
USA SWIMMING SELECTS MANTA RAYS TO VISIT USA Swimming selects a few select teams every year to visit based on past achievements and future potential. The Mason Manta Rays were selected for 2011. Scot...
Jan 22, 2011 - MENTAL STRENGTH & CONDITIONING WORKSHOP
Jan 22, 2011 - VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP FOR REGIONALS
Dear Manta Rays, Volunteer sign-up for Regionals will open at 1:00 pm Sunday, January 23 and close at 10 pm, Wednesday, February 16. Sign-up by clicking "Job Sign-up" under the regional meet. If you...
Jan 20, 2011 - NEW FACE ON DECK
Derek Finn has been hired to help with SwimFit, Silver, and National. Derek swam for the Manta Rays in 2003-2004 and will bring experience and knowledge to the team. Please feel free to introduce yo...
Jan 20, 2011 - BARBIEA, THATCHER, CALDWELL WIN TITLES AT NATION'S LARGEST HS MEET
The Southwest Ohio Classic Swim Meet concluded following last Sunday night Finals at Keating Natatorium at St Xavier High School. This year's largest High School meet in the country featured more than...
Jan 12, 2011 - JANUARY-AUGUST CALENDARS POSTED
JANUARY CALENDAR IS NOW POSTED WITH PRACTICE CHANGES DUE TO HS OR OTHER MEETS. http://www.teamunify.com/ohmmr/UserFiles/File/jan11.pdf CLICK BELOW FOR JANUARY-AUGUST 2011 CALENDARS www.teamunify.com...
Jan 11, 2011 - VOLUNTEER OR PARTICIPATE: GIVE IT A TRI INDOOR TRIATHLON AT MASON
Give it a TRI Indoor Triathlon Ever wanted to try a Triathlon? Or would you like some earn some extra volunteer hours to go toward your Manta Ray volunteer commitment and/or community service for sch...
Jan 11, 2011 - MANTA RAY WINDOW DECALS FOR SALE
MASON MANTA RAY DECALS FUNDRAISER Personalized Manta Ray swimmer window decals are available for $10 per decal. An order form with an example will be posted online and in your mailboxes this week. Or...
Jan 11, 2011 - ATTENDANCE WINNERS: PIZZA PARTY ON MONDAY
ATTENDANCE PIZZA PARTY ON MONDAY, JANUARY 17 There will be an attendance party for swimmers with the top two highest percentage of attendance in each group. The party will be held Monday 1/17 at the ...
Jan 11, 2011 - HS MANTA RAYS AT SOUTHWEST CLASSIC THIS WEEKEND
HIGH SCHOOL SOUTHWEST CLASSIC This weekend our high school swimmers compete in the largest high school meet in the country with over 2700 swimmers representing 99 high schools. This is a great m...
Jan 11, 2011 - INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY IF WE HAVE TO CANCEL OR CHANGE PRACTICE TODAY, WE WILL EMAIL AND POST THE CANCELLATION ON THE WEB SITE.
Jan 10, 2011 - PRACTICE SCHEDULE FOR MLK WEEKEND
Normal practice Friday 1/14 NO PRACTICE ALL GROUPS ON SATURDAY MLK DAY (MONDAY) ATTENDANCE PIZZA PARTY(WINNERS TBA BY WEDNESDAY!) Nat: 9:15-11:00 a.m. Platinum: 8-10 a.m. Gold: 3: 3 0- 5 : 15 p.m. N...
Jan 10, 2011 - LAZER KRAZE: NATL, PLATINUM, AND GOLD
National, Platinum and Gold Groups Spend your afternoon with a few games of Lazer Tag at Lazer Kraze on Monday, January 17 th , 1:30-3:30pm. Gold swimmers will play first to ensure they make pract...
Jan 6, 2011 - LONG COURSE SENIOR CIRCUIT MEETS
The Senior Committee for Ohio Swimming voted in October to add Senior Circuit Meets to the long course schedule. The meets will have qualifying times standards in order to participate in them. The...
Dec 21, 2010 - MANTA RAYS HOLIDAY PARTY REPORT & THANK YOU
MANTA RAYS HOLIDAY PARTY A big thanks to the Manta Ray Social Committee and everyone else that helped put together another successful Manta Ray holiday party! Everyone enjoyed great food, g...
Dec 21, 2010 - ARTICLE: THE POSITIVE ATTITUDE
The Positive Attitude Written by Forbes Carlile, Head Coach of the Carlile School of Swimming and Head Coach of numerous Australian Olympic Teams. Just as it is of utmost importance that coaches m...
Dec 21, 2010 - INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY To check to see if the Mason Community Center is open and if we are going to have practice, please call the Community Center Hotline at 229-8502 Option #5 . If possible, w...
Dec 20, 2010 - WATER BOTTLES HAVE ARRIVED (CAN STILL BUY'EM TOO!)
Manta Ray Water Bottles have arrived. They look AWESOME with our logo boldly printed on the bottle! If you preordered a water bottle they are available for pick up in the coaches' office locat...
Dec 8, 2010 - TEAM CAP UPDATE
TEAM LATEX CAP INK WEARING OFF: IF YOU ORDERED A PERSONALIZED LATEX TEAM CAP, PLEASE CHECK YOUR MAILBOX OR SEE COACH KEN OR COACH TODD FOR A REPLACEMENT. WE FOUND THE INK ON THE CAP WAS COMING OFF I...
Dec 8, 2010 - MANTA RAY HOLIDAY PARTY: WED 12/15
MANTA RAYS HOLIDAY PARTY DECEMBER 15 6:45-7:45 p.m. HS Commons CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIAL FLYER All Manta Rays and their families are invited to celebrate the holiday season at our annual Holiday Par...
Dec 6, 2010 - LOYALTY POINTS
By now, most of you should have received a letter from the City about using loyalty points that you have accumulated during construction of the new addition to the community center. If you have spe...
Dec 5, 2010 - MAKO MEET DAY INFO POSTED
The psych sheet, timelines and warm-up times have been posted to the MAKOS Holiday Classic meet page.
Dec 1, 2010 - MANTA RAYS AT NATIONALS THIS WEEK
Two Manta Rays & Olympic Medalists to Compete in AT&T SC National Championships 11/30/2010 Two of the Mason Manta Rays? top swimmers, Dani Barbiea & Alisabeth Marsteller, will be competing against t...
Dec 1, 2010 - WATER BOTTLE ORDER EXTENDED
Need a stocking stuffer for your Manta Ray? We have the solution! DEADLINE EXTENDED PUT FORM IN SPIRIT WEAR MAILBOX How about an AUTHENTIC CAMELBAK NIP water bottle with our logo on it? LG Camelbak®...
Dec 1, 2010 - HOLIDAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE
www.teamunify.com/ohmmr/UserFiles/File/Dec10.pdf Please click the above link for the December Calendar. Includes the holiday training schedule.
Nov 30, 2010 - Saturday, December 4 Practices
Reminder that all practices on Saturday, December 4 are canceled due to a high school swim meet in the competition pool.
Nov 24, 2010 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of our Manta Ray Families.
Nov 22, 2010 - STOCKING STUFFER: MANTA RAY WATER BOTTLE
Need a stocking stuffer for your Manta Ray? We have the solution! How about an AUTHENTIC CAMELBAK NIP water bottle with our logo on it? LG Camelbak® water bottle (24 oz size) COLOR: Dark Blue Printe...
Nov 17, 2010 - LOST AND FOUND ITEMS
MANTA RAYS LOST AND FOUND Please take a moment to look through our growing lost and found located next to the square glass blocks in the competition pool. We have accumulated many fins, caps, goggles...
Nov 17, 2010 - THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE POSTED
NOVEMBER 2010 CALENDAR
Nov 17, 2010 - FOUR MANTA RAYS SIGN EARLY WITH UNIVERSITIES
FOUR SENIOR MANTA RAYS SIGN EARLY WITH UNIVERSITIES Congratulations to four Manta Ray seniors! They have chosen to sign early decision with the following school s---all on swimming and/or academic ...
Nov 16, 2010 - MAST GOLDSTAR MEET DAY INFO POSTED
The psych sheet, warm-up times and a timeline for the MAST Goldstar Invitational have been posted to the meet page.
Nov 12, 2010 - FALL INVITE MEET RESULTS
RESULTS FOR THE MASON FALL INVITATIONAL WILL BE POSTED AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE SEE THE OFFICIAL MEET WEB PAGE FOR THE RESULTS. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE MEET WEB PAGE.
Nov 11, 2010 - NEW PARENTS: COMPETITION FOR 10 & UNDERS
Practice and Competition for 10 and Unders ?As Swimming Parents New To The Sport, What Is Best In Terms Of Practice and Competition For Our 10 And Under?? Answered by Ira Klein, Level 5 Coach,...
Nov 11, 2010 - NEW PARENTS: WHAT TO EXPECT AT SWIM MEETS
Nov 10, 2010 - Attention 8 & Under Manta Rays
Any 8 & under who would like to get into the MAKOS Little Elves Meet at Miami University on December 5 can do so by sending Coach Trish an email by November 26, 2010. The meet is small and the hos...
Nov 8, 2010 - SPIRIT WEAR/TSHIRT CLARIFICATION
SPIRIT WEAR and TEAM T SHIRTS (UPDATE AND CLARIFICATION ON SOME ITEMS) If you have not picked up your team t-shirts they will be available for pick up in the coaches offices, or at the Mason Invitati...
Nov 5, 2010 - VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED - NEW POSITIONS AVAILABLE
Volunteers are still needed for the following for next weekend's meet: Meet Set Up (2 positions) Thursday Evening Session 6:00pm - 8:00pm Commons Monitor (Experienced) Friday Evening Session 4:30m...
Nov 5, 2010 - MANTA RAY spirit wear is ready for pickup!
The MANTA RAY spirit wear is ready for pickup! Sprit Wear should be picked up directly from Koman. Koman is located at the corner of Snider and Tylersville Roads (next to the car wash) Hours are Mond...
Nov 4, 2010 - NOV-FEB PRACTICE SCHEDULE NOW STARTED
WINTER PRACTICE SCHEDULE Monday, 11/1 Winter Practice Schedule Started: We switched to the November-Mid-February practice schedule this past Monday. Here is a link to the new schedule. http://...
Nov 4, 2010 - READY FOR COOLER WEATHER?
READY FOR COOLER WEATHER? Standard time and fall are here and the sun is going down earlier, so cold air temperatures will be facing our swimmers at meets and when they leave the pool after practice. ...
Oct 29, 2010 - JOB SIGN-UP IS NOW OPEN
MANTA RAY VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS FOR MASON FALL INVITATIONAL ARE NOW OPEN. CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS. THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING!
Oct 21, 2010 - PREMIERING: THE NEW COMMUNITY CENTER
Oct 20, 2010 - TEAM T-SHIRT PICKUP: GLASS ROOM NEXT TO CAFE
Manta Ray Team T Shirts have arrived and are available for pick up beginning this afternoon before or after practices. Anyone that has not picked up their caps can pick those up during this time as w...
Oct 19, 2010 - Mason Fall Meet Deadline Change
For meet management purposes we are going to change the registration deadline for the Mason Fall Invitational from Monday, October 25 to Thursday, October 21. Thanks.
Oct 9, 2010 - INTRASQUAD MEET REPORT
On Saturday, October 9, the Mason Manta Rays hosted the 8th Annual Pentathlon at the Mason Community Center. There were many best times achieved and since this was a sanctioned USA swimming meet, all...
Oct 9, 2010 - Three Manta Rays Earn Scholastic All-American Honor
Congratulations to Manta Rays Sarah Austin, Danielle Barbiea, and Kellie Barbiea for being selected to USA Swimming's Scholastic All-American Team. Each year, USA Swimming recognizes its members wh...
Oct 8, 2010 - TEAM SUITS ARRIVED TODAY AT THE COMPETITION POOL
TEAM SUITS ARRIVED TODAY AT THE COMPETITION POOL: If you ordered a team suit, please feel free to pick it up today at practice. Everyone should wear their team suit for the team picture tomorrow! If...
Oct 7, 2010 - PARENTS: JOIN MASTERS SWIMMING
MASTERS PROGRAM The Manta Ray Masters program (19+) continues to practice M-W-F 6-7:30 a.m. and want you to join! The first couple of practices are free! Simply show up and give it a try! For mo...
Oct 7, 2010 - WATCHING A PRACTICE
Oct 7, 2010 - SELL ADS: GET SERVICE HOUR CREDIT
AD SALES FOR HEAT SHEETS Do you want to wish your swimmer good luck in the Mason Fall Invitational heat sheet or the Southwest Ohio Regional Championship (in February) heat sheet? Or advertise your b...
Oct 7, 2010 - HALLOWEEN PARTY: Pups, White, & Green
Hello All, It's Halloween Party Time !! CLICK HERE FOR THE Halloween party information for our Pups, White and Green Group's Halloween Party. The party will take place on Saturday Oct. 30th, 11:...
Oct 5, 2010 - SPIRIT WEAR ORDER INFORMATION
SPIRIT WEAR ORDERS The spirit wear orders can now only be turned in directly to Koman's Apparel on Tylersville Road. They must be turned in by this Wednesday. No exceptions and this is the only sp...
Sep 30, 2010 - SATURDAY PRACTICE: WHITE, GREEN, & PUPS
This Saturday, October 2, the Mason Community Center will be closing at 12:00 p.m for the rest of the weekend. However, all Saturday Manta Ray practices will go on as scheduled. White, Green, and...
Sep 24, 2010 - JOB SIGN-UP NOW OPEN
Sep 17, 2010 - SPIRIT WEAR ORDER FORM
SPIRIT WEAR Information about spirit wear, including an order form, is now available online at http://www.mantarayspirit.com . PERSONALIZED MANTA RAY CAPS: ORDER ONLINE NOW! · ORDER your pe...
Sep 17, 2010 - Swimming World Magazine Partnership
1 Swimming World Magazine is a great magazine to get for any competitive swimmer. We encourage you to get a subscription! Free samples are available by the family files at the pool! CLICK THE ABOVE...
Sep 16, 2010 - Summary of Parent Meeting
Dear Manta Rays, Thank you to all who came to the parent meeting tonight. If you missed the meeting, please click here for a summary of the meeting . As always, if you have any questions, plea...
Sep 15, 2010 - MANTA RAYS RANKED TOP 12: SELECTED TO ATTEND NATIONAL SUMMIT
Sep 15, 2010 - Coach Heis inducted into Hall of Fame
In a ceremony held on Saturday, September 11, coach Ken Heis was inducted into the Kenyon College Athletic Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in the pool. While swimming as a freshman sprinter at...
Sep 13, 2010 - Suit Fitting, Spirit Wear, & Parent Meeting: Thursday
PARENT MEETING, SPIRIT WEAR, SUIT FITTING THIS THURSDAY There will be Parents Meeting from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16 in the high school Commons just outside the competition pool. All ...
Sep 13, 2010 - Practice Group Parent Meetings
PRACTICE GROUP PARENT MEETINGS This you are invited to listen and ask questions to your swimmer?s coach during the practice group parent meetings. They will take place in the Art Room located on th...
Sep 9, 2010 - New September & October Calendar Posted
Please see the " Team Calendar " Section for the latest team calendars. September 2010 October 2010
Sep 6, 2010 - National & Platinum Practice Begins Tomorrow
Aug 11, 2010 - Coaching Staff Addition and other notes
We would like to announce the addition of Katie Jeanneret to the Manta Ray coaching staff. Katie will be coaching the Silver Group and assisting with Platinum this year. Her bio will be available so...
Jul 27, 2010 - Heis baby arrives!
Corbin Joseph Heis was born today at 4:03 pm. He weighed in at 8 lbs. 10 oz. Everyone is doing very well!
Jul 14, 2010 - Updated July/August Calendars Posted
Please click here to see the new team July and August calendars posted. We have added another tryout date on August 11.
Jul 13, 2010 - Practice changes for Thursday through Saturday
Jul 11, 2010 - Manta Rays Win Ohio Senior State Championships
Congratulations, Manta Rays! We won the Ohio Senior State Championships! Click here to see the final team scores. Thank you to all who volunteered to help chaperone and run this swim meet!
Jul 11, 2010 - Updated JO Relays
Please review the relays below. If your swimmers name is listed, please let Coach Todd know if your swimmer will attend or sign-up on the website by 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 12. Our entry deadlin...
Jul 7, 2010 - Regional Warm-up Times
Warm-up times for the Regional Meet at Keating this weekend are as follows: Friday Prelims - 7:45-8:00 stretch 8:00-8:30 a.m. warm-up Meet starts 8:35 a.m. Friday Finals - 4:20-4:30 p.m. stretch ...
Jul 7, 2010 - Mason 5k Walk/Run
Jul 7, 2010 - Triathlon Clinic
Getting ready for a Triathlon? Join us for a Transition Clinic Tuesday, July 13 at 7:00pm Mason Municipal Center Atrium Lobby Want to shave off a few minutes from your triathlon time without any add...
Jul 7, 2010 - Registration for 2010-2011 season
We will be attempting to do our registration online through the website this year for our returning families. This will hopefully make the process more smooth than having to fill out all of the pa...
Jul 5, 2010 - JO Relays
Jul 2, 2010 - Saturday, July 3 Practice Schedule
Saturday, July 3 practice schedule will be as follows: National - 7:00-10:00 a.m. Platinum - 9:00-11:15 a.m. Varsity - No practice Gold - 9:00-11:00 a.m. All practices will be at normal times on Mon...
Jul 2, 2010 - Practice Changes for week of July 5.
Changes to the practice schedule for the week of July 5th are as follows: Monday, July 5 - No Changes Tuesday, July 6 - Varsity 6-8 am ONLY, Gold 10-11:45 a.m. ONLY All other groups normal. Wedne...
Jul 1, 2010 - Help support our troops.
Jun 25, 2010 - The Swimmer's Ear 6.25.10
Please click here to read the The Swimmer's Ear newsletter for this week.
Jun 25, 2010 - JO Entry Deadline Extended
The entry deadline for the Ohio JO Championships has been extended to July 11. If your child is going to participate, please go ahead and sign them up. Any swimmer who makes a JO time on Sunday of...
Jun 25, 2010 - Open Water Additions
Late entries are being accepted for the Ohio Open Water Championships on June 30. If you wish to add this meet, please email Coach Todd by Monday, June 28.
Jun 24, 2010 - Manta Ray Volunteer Opportunity
Those of you looking to meet volunteer hours have an opportunity to work at the Kids Zone at Red, Rhythm, and Boom on Saturday, July 3. They are looking for workers between the hours of 2:30-11:30 ...
Jun 24, 2010 - Locker Room Use
Just another reminder letting the swimmers know that we have access to the high school locker rooms for the entire summer. We encourage swimmers from all groups to utilize those locker rooms for th...
Jun 23, 2010 - Thursday, June 24 Practice Update
We have to alter the practice schedule due to a Water Moccasin Meet on Thursday, June 24. The following groups are affected: Blue, Bronze, Gold, and Varsity. Those groups will follow these practice ...
Jun 21, 2010 - PLATINUM, NATIONAL, AND HS VARSITY CANOE TRIP REPORT
Even if our fun was cut a little short by the storm, we were still able to have a great time on the river and then at the Lukens? house. Special thanks goes out to the chaperones that braved the ...
Jun 21, 2010 - RAYS PLACE SECOND AT DAVID WEBB MEET
Jun 9, 2010 - The Swimmer's Ear 6.9.10
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK'S NEWSLETTER.
Jun 9, 2010 - Thursday 6/10: Power of Nutrition Talk
Jun 1, 2010 - Toyota Virtual Club Championships
The Virtual Club Championships are tabulated annually for both the short course and long course seasons. Both Short Course Yard (SCY) and Long Course Meter (LCM) rankings will be tabulated using res...
May 26, 2010 - 2010 USA Swimming Zone Select Camp
Congratulations to Zoe Thatcher and Bryan McNamara for being selected to attend the 2010 USA Swimming Zone Select Camp at Miami University, May 27-30. Selection for the camp is based off of IMX sco...
May 26, 2010 - Live Well in Mason
Mark your calendar: FREE screenings coming in June offered by Live Well in Mason! June 16 7:00-12:00noon at Mason Community Center Free PSA screening (non-fasting) Prostate-specific antigen (PSA...
May 24, 2010 - FAST 500 Results
The Manta Rays had many lifetime best swims and new JO times made this weekend at the FAST 500 in Fishers, IN. Individual results are available. Congratulations to the following swimmers for placi...
May 20, 2010 - Manta Ray Decal Fundraiser
Personalized Manta Ray swimmer window decals are available for $10 per decal. An order form with an example is located under the forms section or click here . Please make your payment with your o...
May 19, 2010 - The Swimmer's Ear 5.19.10
May 19, 2010 - Sr State Team Trip Info Posted
Attention all 15 & Over Manta Ray Swimmers and Parents: Please click here for information about the Senior State Championships Team Trip.
May 15, 2010 - Updated Calendars Posted
Updated May, June, July, and August Calendars have been posted under the " Team Calendar " web page.
May 6, 2010 - Summer Practice Schedule Posted
The 2010 Summer Practice Schedule is now available under the "Practice" section of the website. This schedule will begin on Thursday, June 10.
Apr 30, 2010 - Entries online: Fishers, Artic Splash, CAC Miami Meet
Please check your swimmer's entries for the Fishers FAST 500, CLPR Artic Splash, and CAC Summer Classic at Miami. If you have any changes, please contact Coach Todd by 10 p.m. Friday night at tbillhi...
Apr 12, 2010 - The Swimmer's Ear
Swimmer's Ear 4.12.10
Mar 23, 2010 - Parents' Article of the Month
Mar 23, 2010 - Important Messages From The Coach....
Mar 23, 2010 - What the Coach Looks For at a Swim Meet
The coach will stand on the side of the pool and expect to speak with each swimmer before and after each swim. Please be sure to direct your child to the coach before the event. When you see your ch...
Mar 22, 2010 - Important Message From The Coach
Making Practice Count (from www.usaswimming.org) How many swimmers can say that if they attended just three days of school per week, that their test scores would be as good as those who attended f...
Mar 22, 2010 - Toledo University Website
Eight to Join Toledo's Swimming & Diving Progam in 2010
Mar 22, 2010 - Happy Birthday February
Mar 22, 2010 - CONGRATULATIONS
The Mason Manta Rays swim team is proud to announce that the team has eight Scholastic All-Americans. Danielle Barbiea, Kellie Barbiea, Cari Caprio, Danielle Jansen, Maegen Krugler, Kayla Wiemers, ...
Jan 26, 2010 - Congratulations to Danielle Jansen
Congratulations to Danielle Jansen on being named LaRosa's MVP of the week. Click here for more.
Dec 15, 2009 - View pictures
Click Here to view pictures of Josie at 1 month old.
Nov 13, 2009 - University of Pittsburgh Website
Kolwyck Earns Performer of the Meet
Nov 9, 2009 - Josie's Hospital Photo Session.
Click Here to view pictures from Josie's Hospital Photo Session. Password is in latest SE. Mom and baby (and dad) are doing great!
Nov 8, 2009 - Josie (from today)
Click Here to view more pictures of Josie (from today) and to send congratulations to Todd and Katie. Password is in latest SE. Everyone continues to do well!
Nov 7, 2009 - Pictures of Baby Josie
Pictures of Baby Josie - Click Here - Password is in latest SE.
Nov 7, 2009 - BABY ANNOUNCEMENT
Coach Todd and his wife Katie had their baby girl, Josie, at 1:27pm this afternoon. She weighed in at 6 lbs 10 ozs and was 20 inches long. Mom, Dad and baby are doing well! Pictures coming soon!
Oct 11, 2009 - Manta Ray Class of 2010
Check out the Manta Ray Class of 2010 on our Seniors page (under Swimmers tab above). If you are a Manta Ray High School Senior and have not submitted your information, click here for a question...
Oct 10, 2009 - Personalized Manta Ray swimmer window
Personalized Manta Ray swimmer window decals are available for $10 per decal. Click here for order form with an example. Please make payment with your order and place in the Folta folder. Checks m...
Oct 8, 2009 - Danielle Barbiea and Kellie Barbiea
Danielle Barbiea and Kellie Barbiea have been added to the list of Manta Ray swimmers earning the Scholastic All-American award. Congratulations, girls!
Oct 5, 2009 - 50 METER POOL FEASIBILITY REPORT TO BE PRESENTED
More News Alerts MONDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT THE MUNICIPAL CENTER - Over the past few months the City of Mason has been working with the firm Counsilman-Hunsaker to conduct a feasibility study to look at...
Sep 30, 2009 - CONGRATULATIONS
The Mason Manta Rays swim team is proud to announce that the team has eight Scholastic All-Americans. Danielle Barbiea, Kellie Barbiea, Cari Caprio, Danielle Jansen, Maegen Krugler, Kayla Wiemers, S...
Sep 30, 2009 - Cincinnati.com
Six Mason Manta Rays earn Scholastic All-American honors
Sep 21, 2009 - The Masters Swimming page under the Groups tab
The Masters Swimming page under the Groups tab above has been updated for the 2009-2010 season.
Sep 16, 2009 - The 2009-2010 Spirit Wear Order Form
The 2009-2010 Spirit Wear Order Form and the 2009-2010 Personalized Swim Cap Order Form (new logo) have been posted to Team Spirit Wear page and the Forms page.