Burbank Stingrays: About Us
The Burbank Swim Association (Stingrays swim team) was formed
The purpose is to train young swimmers through our progressive
instructional swim program and prepare them for a competitive swim
program. In our program, we teach swimmers refined stroke
techniques and other basics of competition swimming while improving
their endurance. We are a swim team, and as such, we have
the children participate in meets to help chart their progress over
time. The parents and the head coach together should determine if
the child is ready for competition. We expect that if you
sign up, please show up!
team does not provide transportation to away meets. Parents are
encouraged to carpool with others. Please refer to the "Schedule
Page" for directions to up-coming meets.
At all meets, there are timers, stroke and turn judges, starters,
and a referee. Sometimes, we will have officials. The job for these
people is to assure that the competition is run safely and fairly.
Occasionally, a meet official will have to disqualify (DQ) a
swimmer for a false start or stroke infraction. The swimmer
receives no official time in that event. Explain to your swimmer
that this is nothing to be upset about. Even Olympic swimmers are
disqualified during their meets. We are always looking for
parents to become officials, so watch for announcements for
training clinics and think about joining as an official. A
good way to begin is to work as a timer at our home meets.
See you there!
The Burbank Stingrays are a proud member of Illinois