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Apr 2, 2020 - Fun workout idea!!!
Hey Stingray Nation! Here is Another great idea for a quick Dryland workout! Coach Rich
Mar 31, 2020 - A Note From Coach Rich!
Good morning Stingray Nation! I hope everyone is doing well, staying safe and staying home. I read this article yesterday and wanted to share it with you all. It?s 25 things to do while you are out...
Mar 20, 2020 - Update From Coach Rich: Daily Dryland Workouts
Good morning Stingray Nation! Some great ideas for Dryland work-outs are up on SwimSwam. Gotta keep the mind AND body sharp during this time off. Remember, we will be back in the pool at some point in...
Mar 16, 2020 - Another update...
Warning: I'm in full sass-mode now. I'm convinced that largely due to the fact that I've been far too "glass is half full" about all this, the Governor just ordered all fitness centers closed. That i...
Mar 15, 2020 - YMCA Branch Hours - beginning Monday 3/16, and Private swim lessons
The new Farmington YMCA branch hours will go into effect Monday March 16th: Monday-Friday 5:30am-8pm Saturday 7am-4pm Sunday 8am-4pm Remember no classes/leagues/teams are running. Building is op...
Mar 15, 2020 - An important update from Coach Bennetts! Please read!
Good morning Stingray Nation! Well after several days of uncertainty, it has become clear that we not be conducting face-to-face normal practice schedules for some time. I will be providing weekly w...
Mar 13, 2020 - MARCH CLINICS CANCELED and other updates
Good evening, Stingrays! The YMCA has just informed me that ALL programs, inclusive of March Clinics, are canceled. We'll get details regarding how the YMCA will deal with this from a financial stand...
Mar 12, 2020 - PRACTICES CANCELLED AT NORTH - MARCH CLINICS STILL HAPPENING
Sadly, the competitive season for Stingrays is officially over due to the closure of the facilties in the Farmington School district outside of normal school activities (i.e., we no longer have access...
Mar 11, 2020 - UPDATE FOR ZONE MEET
Please see below for the email from the Ohio YMCAs running Zones. Then after you read, please... Stay tuned as we are going to explore EVERY avenue for our kids to race, including USA States and the B...
Mar 10, 2020 - ADDITIONAL UPDATE!
From the YMCA Great Lakes Zone: As of today, March 10, 2020, we are still planning on hosting the 2020 Great Lakes YMCA Zone meet in Canton OH. Blue Ash Y and Powel Crosley, Jr. YMCAs are moving forwa...
Mar 10, 2020 - IMPORTANT UPDATE
Good evening- As I am sure most of you have heard by now, the 2020 YMCA National Swim Meet has been cancelled. I know all of you are upset and disappointed. I share both the anger and disappointment. ...
Mar 9, 2020 - Stingrays News Update - week of 3/9/20
Good morning, Stingray Nation! Some quick notes for this week: For ALL Stingray Families: Spring Tune up will start on April 13 and continue through May 24. More info can be found here . Spring tun...
Mar 2, 2020 - Stingrays News Update - week of 3/2/20
Feb 24, 2020 - Stingrays News Update - week of 2/24/20
Good morning, Stingrays! After some fabulous performances at this past weekend?s USA District Meet, we now have 57 swimmers who are going to be representing FFYS at the YMCA State Meet this coming wee...
Feb 19, 2020 - Important Dates, Taper Time and Spring Swimming
Happy Wednesday! As we mentioned in prior news updates, at this point, only those swimmers who are still competing in meets (9 & over Y States, Y Zones, Y Nationals) are expected at practice. Although...
Feb 17, 2020 - Stingrays News Update - week of 2/17/20
Happy Monday, Stingrays! Our 8 & Unders did a fantastic job at the State Meet this past weekend, scoring 2 nd place overall in the State!!! We also had a TON of best times at the 9 & Over District Me...
Feb 12, 2020 - Winter Break Practice Schedule - PLEASE NOTE CHANGES
WINTER BREAK PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Friday, 2/14 No changes Saturday, 2/15 8&under Y States/9&over Y Districts @ Waterford Kettering High School Sunday, 2/16 No changes Monday, 2/17 Senior - 12-2pm Northv...
Feb 10, 2020 - Stingrays News Update - week of 2/10/20
Feb 7, 2020 - FIRE UP STINGRAYS - Last Minute Info for Clusters!
It?s game time, Stingray Nation! As we head into the weekend, here are some vital notes for PARENTS and SWIMMERS . Please read through this carefully. First and foremost ? it?s going to be a spe...
Feb 3, 2020 - Stingrays News Update - week of 2/3/20
Feb 3, 2020 - One more thing...(for now...no eye rolling, please)
In addition to the volunteer spots mentioned in the newsletter here , we are still in need of someone to swing by and pick up bagels and/or ice both days . We will reimburse the cost, we just need s...
Jan 27, 2020 - CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON INFO - yes, you should read this.
Jan 27, 2020 - Stingrays News Update - week of 1/27/20
Jan 20, 2020 - Stingrays News Update - week of 1/20/20
Jan 13, 2020 - Stingrays News Update - week of 1/14/20
Jan 6, 2020 - Stingrays News Update - week of 1/6/20
Happy New Year, Stingrays! We are back in the full swing of things this week after some great swims at the Flint Meet this past weekend! Practices are on the normal schedule this week, and the updated...
Jan 4, 2020 - PLEASE READ: LAST CHANCE FOR PERSONALIZED TOWELS!!!
Attention Stingrays! This is a reminder that if you want to order a PERSONALIZED STINGRAY TOWEL , the deadline is TOMORROW (Sunday, January 5) ! The towel personalization is really quite cool ? your...
Dec 19, 2019 - FFYS Towel Sale!!! With Personalization!!!
Good evening, Stingrays! We have an ALL NEW spirit gear offering!! Brand new, CUSTOM FFYS TOWELS !!! You can order your personalized towel now through January 5th ! Proof is below! Here are the deta...
Dec 16, 2019 - Stingrays News Update - week of 12/16/19
Dec 9, 2019 - Stingrays News Update - week of 12/9/19
Dec 2, 2019 - Stingrays News Update - week of 12/2/19 WITH URGENT MESSAGE ABOUT PRACTICE
Nov 25, 2019 - Stingrays News Update - week of 11/25/19
Nov 5, 2019 - CORRECTION: SPONSORSHIP FORMS ARE DUE THIS FRIDAY, 11/8!!!
My apologies for the misinformation in yesterday's news. The FFYS SPONSORSHIP FORMS are due on November 8! That means we need the form, the payment, and the artwork for the programs by this Frida...
Nov 4, 2019 - Stingrays News Update - week of 11/4/19
Oct 24, 2019 - IMPORTANT PRACTICE AND MEET INFO UPDATES
Yes, it's another email from me. (This wouldn't be necessary if there wasn't always at least one swimmer who shows up at the high school when practice has been moved to the YMCA.) Practice schedule f...
Oct 23, 2019 - IMPORTANT SWIM MEET INFORMATION
Happy Wednesday, Stingrays! It?s been an exciting week already?you?ve had the privilege of half a dozen emails from me, and I can assure you, you haven?t heard the last of me this week. Are you pum...
Oct 23, 2019 - ADDITIONAL SWIM MEET INFO FOR PARENTS OF NEW/YOUNG SWIMMERS
I told you I wasn't done for the week yet. I'm still not. This isn't the last one. Deal with it. I've received some very good questions that particularly pertain to our young and new swimmers. If th...
Oct 1, 2019 - Want FREE LUNCH during Swim Meets? (Of course you do...) Read on...
Picture this: You're heading to a swim meet with your swimmer on a Saturday. You arrive, park the car, and head on into the pool area. But as the line of parents forms at the admissions desk with thei...
Sep 11, 2019 - PLEASE READ - Swim Team Inclement Weather Policy
Attention Stingrays! Usually I get a few weeks before I need to send out this reminder (which may be new information for our new families!) As a YMCA swim team we are subject to a couple of inclement...