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Apr 4, 2018 - Valley athletes head to Commonwealth Games
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Mar 31, 2018 - Stingrays prove they belong at tier I provincials
Mar 22, 2018 - Stingrays rewrite record book at Tier II provincials
Nov 26, 2017 - Novices Shine
Novices Shine Twenty-one Duncan Swim Team (DST) swimmers attended the Winter Classic hosted by the Campbell River Killer Whales, Sunday, November 26 th . Their fun for competition is obvious from...
Nov 12, 2017 - Forsyth Knows Bennett Cup
Forsyth knows Bennett Cup Fifteen of the top Duncan Swim Team (DST) swimmers attended the Bennett Cup host...
Nov 5, 2017 - Stingrays Go High
Stingrays Go High The Duncan Swim Team (DST) has high goals for 2017 ? 2018. The club will host the ...
Oct 25, 2017 - Duncan Stingrays start season with Thanksgiving Challenge
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Nov 2, 2016 - Duncan Stingrays new assistant coach making his mark
The addition of a new assistant coach to the Duncan Stingrays ranks seems to have already paid off. Brent Forsyth joined head coach Leanne Sirup at the start of this competitive season, and swimmers f...
Aug 25, 2016 - Stingrays' national contender helps set record pace
Led by national-level contender Savanah VanNieuwkerk, the Duncan Stingrays Swim Team have had a record-breaking summer, continuing the club?s trend for 2016. ?In total, the Stingrays swimmers this yea...
Aug 10, 2016 - Cowichan triathlete Desirae Ridenour wins junior nationals
Cowichan Bay triathlete Desirae Ridenour won the Canadian junior championship in Ottawa late last month, and will get to represent Canada at the ITU World Junior Elite Championships in Mexico next mon...
Jul 27, 2016 - Valley athletes help Island top medal count at BC Games
Athletes and coaches from the Cowichan Valley helped the Vancouver Island-Central Coast team finish first in the medal standings at the BC Summer Games in Abbotsford last week. Vancouver Island-Cent...
Jul 23, 2016 - BOYS 2000 METRES: Castle wins gold
Oliver Castle of Shawnigan Lake took the lead late to claim gold in the boys 2000 metres event at the 2016 BC Summer Games in Abbotsford. As the leading group was slowly whittled down, the long-legg...
Jun 24, 2016 - Ridenour wins first USAT race
Desirae Ridenour didn?t slow down at all after winning two gold medals at the provincial high school track and field championships. Ridenour won her first USA Triathlon Junior Series race last Saturda...
May 4, 2016 - Stingrays make a splash with massive fundraiser
Duncan Stingrays swimmers went to great lengths to raise money for new equipment. More than 70 of the club?s 120-plus swimmers took part in the Splash-A-Thon at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre on April 20...
Apr 6, 2016 - Two records fall as 'Rays host Spring Break meet
More than 230 swimmers from all over Vancouver Island gathered at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre in late February for the Duncan Stingrays? annual Spring Break Invitational. The Stingrays themselves had ...
Mar 25, 2016 - Stingrays rewrite record book, bring home hardware
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Aug 21, 2015 - Rays make the provincial and national scenes
The Duncan Stingrays are on a break from swimming until September, and justifiably so, after the busy summer the team has had, including appearances at the AA and AAA provincial championships and the ...
Jun 24, 2015 - Duncan Stingrays qualify record number for Island long course meet
The Duncan Stingrays qualified a team-record 32 swimmers for the Vancouver Island Long Course Swimming Championships in Saanich last month. Due to other commitments, not all of the swimmers who qual...
Jan 7, 2015 - Duncan Stingrays' speed shows at Richmond FastSwim
After a couple of meets at their home pool to get ready, the Duncan Stingrays swim team faced its first true test of the season at the 2014 FastSwim hosted by the Richmond Rapids at Watermania. The St...
Dec 19, 2014 - Impressive start to winter for Duncan Stingrays
The Duncan Stingrays Swim Team plunged into December with two meets in the first week of the month. The club had 62 swimmers in action on Dec. 3 for the DST Orange Black meet. "For the DST Orange Blac...
Nov 15, 2014 - Jasmin Marston: NLP Athlete of the Week
Swimming is the competitive sport that suits Jasmin Marston the most. Marston, a Grade 10 Frances Kelsey Secondary student who just turned 16 on Saturday, has four years with the Duncan Stingrays unde...
Jul 2, 2014 - Florida Sun Beckons a Stingray
Natalia Garriock?s been a fixture with the Duncan Stingrays? swim team for what seems like forever. But now that the dedicated swimmer has graduated from Cowichan Secondary School, she?ll be heading t...
Apr 9, 2014 - Stingrays speed demons in the pool
The Swim B.C. AA championships proved successful for eight members of the Duncan Stingrays through their concerted efforts. Olivia Campbell, 13, Olin Dahlstrom, 10, Haakon Koyote, 16, Megan Lewis, 13,...
Apr 3, 2014 - Campbell River meet brings great results for Stingrays' swimmers
Thirteen Duncan Stingrays attended the Campbell River Killer Whales eliminator invitational swim meet. Ty Dahlstrom, 8, Jeremy Kissack, 14, Dylan Kruger, 10, Heather Mackay, 12, Jaylene Olebar, 13, an...
Mar 21, 2014 - Castle the keeper of several club records
Oliver Castle achieved five Duncan Swim Team records when the Stingrays attended the Swim B.C. AAA championships. Castle, 12, broke the 200-metre freestyle club record in his age group formerly held b...
Jan 24, 2014 - Mammoth regional swim meet runs like clockwork
Hosting the Vancouver Island Regional Swim Meet is a huge undertaking. But the Duncan Stingrays did it for the second time since the Cowichan Aquatic Centre opened and pulled off another masterful job...
Jan 24, 2014 - Teng's big debut leads Stingrays in Comox
Chong Teng had an impressive debut with the Duncan Stingrays at the Comox Valley Aquatic Club January Jamboree earlier this month. Swimming in his first competition with the club, Teng qualified for t...
Jan 18, 2014 - Stingrays unveil a large group of new swimmers
Chong Teng is new to the Duncan Stingrays swim team and also a first-time Vancouver Island Regional Championships qualifier. Teng, 14, joined the team at the Comox Valley Aquatic Club's January Jambor...
Jan 17, 2014 - Duncan Stingrays break in new scoreboard at December Time Trial
The new display board, in use for the first time, wasn't the only bright spot as the Duncan Stingrays held their Winter Time Trial meet at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre last month. The board is one of o...
Jan 12, 2014 - Savanah van Nieuwkerk: NLP Athlete of the Week
Motivation is one of the main character traits that makes Savanah van Nieuwkerk successful at swimming. The 14-year-old Grade 9 student at Frances Kelsey Secondary has the right mindset to continue pr...
Jan 3, 2014 - Natalia Garriock - Top 20 Valley Youth Athlete 2013
QUESTIONS: 1. Detail your proudest sports moment of 2013. 2. What?s the most unexpected or surprising thing that happened to you in your sport? 3. Who?s the individual or team you compete against in y...
Jan 3, 2014 - Westerns beckoning 'Rays' Kissack
Laura Kissack became the latest Duncan Stingray to qualify for top national-level competition when she earned a qualifying time for the Western Canadian Championships in the 200m butterfly at the Rich...
Dec 29, 2013 - Stingrays pick up the pace at Richmond FastSwim
The Duncan Stingrays knew they'd have to be quick not to get left behind in the Richmond FastSwim. Twelve Stingrays entered the event at Richmond's Watermania Pool that featured 480 of the fastest age...
Dec 27, 2013 - Rosie Lee: NLP Athlete of the Week
Rosie Lee has an enthusiasm for swimming that?s infectious. ?I always enjoyed swimming when I was little so then my mom always thought it would be good for me because I didn?t really like swimming les...
Dec 27, 2013 - Stingrays of all ages make a splash at Whales' Classic
Twenty-five Duncan Stingrays travelled north in early December for the Campbell River Whales Winter Classic. With some of the younger competitive swimmers in tow, it was a chance for the less-experien...
Dec 7, 2013 - Newcomer Kierstead makes an immediate impact
Duncan Stingrays attained great race results at the prestigious Island Pacific Cup in Victoria where 300 swimmers from all over B.C. and as far away as Oregon competed. "Being as this was a mid-season...
Dec 4, 2013 - Stingrays exceed all expectations
The Duncan Stingrays contingent at last month's Island Pacific Cup swim meet in Saanich did much better than head coach Leanne Sirup expected. "Being as this was a mid season racing opportunity, the s...
Nov 16, 2013 - Newest Stingrays quick to make their marks
The Duncan Stingrays' competitive season kicked off when the team took 24 swimmers, including three new competitors, to the Nanaimo Riptides Fall Invitational over the last weekend of October. Making ...
Nov 13, 2013 - Superb debut made by Paridaen Van Veen
Superb results were obtained by the Duncan Stingrays in their first competition of the season, the Nanaimo Riptides Swim Team?s Fall Invitational. ?The Stingrays swimmers should be very pleased with t...
Aug 22, 2013 - Duncan's ace swimmer sixth in national 50-metre fly
Natalia Garriock's timing wasn't good. We're not talking about the ace Duncan Stingrays' swimmer's performance in the pool during the Canadian age group championships in Montreal. "I was sick for the ...
Aug 15, 2013 - Stingrays treated royally at King Aquatic competition
Seven Duncan Stingrays raced in the popular King Aquatic Club's July Invitational meet in Federal Way, Washington. More than 900 swimmers from all over the Pacific Northwest attended. "It was an excit...
Jul 26, 2013 - Swimmers compile a variety of achievements
June is a busy time for Duncan Stingrays swimmers, with the club often split up to be in two places at the same time. The June 21 to 23 weekend was one of those times, with 12 Stingrays among more tha...
Jul 16, 2013 - Record-setting performances by Stingrays' swimmers
Seven Duncan Stingrays raced among the 617 participants on 51 teams from across B.C. and Canada in the B.C. Open swim championships at the UBC Aquatics facility. ?It was our goal going into the swimme...
Jun 15, 2013 - Scott makes provincial AA grade in three events
Duncan Stingrays sent a large contingent of 29 swimmers to the seventh-annual Nanaimo Riptides spring sprint, including eight newcomers to long-course racing. The first-timers included: Jotei Browne...
Jun 5, 2013 - Meet brings out the best in Rays
Duncan Stingrays sent swimmers to the high-level Mel Zajac meet at UBC for the first time since 2010. Natalia Garriock, Chelsea Langelo, Laura Kissack and Dominique Austin represented the club well in...
Apr 4, 2013 - Swimmers perform at a high level in AAA provincials
Five members of the Duncan Stingrays put themselves to the test in the highly-competitive Swim B.C. provincial AAA championships at the Saanich Commonwealth Pool. Oliver Castle, 11, Malia Prystupa, 10...
Mar 21, 2013 - Spring break not a time for Stingrays to take a break
Duncan Stingrays swim team members are on spring break but not taking a break from the pool. The team had 36 members in the DST spring break invitational that included all 11 swim teams on Vancouver I...
Mar 15, 2013 - Stingrays make their marks at AAAs
A quintet of Duncan Stingrays swimmers kicked off March by competing at the top level of their sport in the province in the SwimBC AAA Championships at Commonwealth Place in Saanich. Natalia Garriock ...
Mar 3, 2013 - Elite competition a great gauge of Garriock's abilities
Duncan Stingrays' Natalia Garriock is now racing against senior level swimmers in Canada. Garriock, 16, attended the Speedo Western Canadian Championships in Saskatoon, a huge meet that included 63 te...
Feb 22, 2013 - Stingrays plunge into B.C. AA meet
The Duncan Stingrays have hit one of the busiest patches of the swim season, but they are well prepared for anything that comes their way. Ten Stingrays were among 404 swimmers from 48 teams in attend...
Feb 17, 2013 - James Ogihara-Kertz: NLP Athlete of the Week
James Ogihara-Kertz knows exactly what he has to work on now to improve after many years of swimming. ?Probably just to keep my freestyle less splashy and just, I guess, all my swimming all together,?...
Feb 8, 2013 - Stingray edges out coach's old mark
Duncan Stingrays swimmer Malia Prys-tupa claimed two club records at the Vancouver Island Regional Short Course Championships last month. And one of the previous record holders was right there to see ...
Jan 31, 2013 - Regionals bring results
Different strokes for different swimmers. The island regional short course championships are a competition that?s always coveted by Duncan Stingrays? swimmers at all levels. ?For our younger ones, thi...
Jan 11, 2013 - Training draining for kids
The new year started with a splash for some elite young swimmers. The Vancouver Island annual region 10 and under training camp took place Saturday at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre. Among those select...
Jan 11, 2013 - Stingrays are happy campers
Three Duncan Stingrays were in the mix as some of Vancouver Island's most promising young swimmers attended a regional camp at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre last weekend. Along with representatives of...
Dec 21, 2012 - Stingrays pick up the pace in FastSwim
The FastSwim 2012 at Richmond has been the main focus of the Duncan Stingrays? first cycle of training and they were more than ready for the challenge. ?Our primary focus of training for the past 12 w...
Dec 21, 2012 - Stingrays tackle Eliminator, 7x50s of Fun in Richmond
In addition to all the usual races, the annual Richmond FastSwim, held earlier this month, offers a couple of special events: the "Eliminator," and the "7x50s of Fun." Using the normal 50m freestyle r...
Dec 7, 2012 - Strong swimmers
The Duncan Stingrays swim team had seven swimmers selected to a Swim B.C. training camp. The girls were 12 and under while the males were 13 and under. The Stingrays have a couple of meets coming up, ...
Dec 5, 2012 - Ten-year-old swimmer takes Duncan's sports award
At the age of 10, Kealey Scott has already accomplished something dozens of criminal masterminds failed to do. She escaped from Alcatraz. This past August, Kealey was the second-youngest swimmer to en...
Nov 18, 2012 - Megan Lewis: NLP Athlete of the Week
Megan Lewis - Cowichan News Leader Pictorial Athlete of the Week - November 18, 2012 (video to follow). - November 18 The social and the serious aspects of swimming blend together well for Megan Lew...
Nov 12, 2012 - Provincial and region qualifiers determined
The first competition of the season brought out a big crew of 31 Duncan Stingrays, who all achieved some fantastic results. Duncan Swim Team members went to an event hosted by the Nanaimo Riptides. A ...
Nov 9, 2012 - New season opens for 'Rays
A pair of newcomers and many familiar faces were among the Duncan Stingrays contingent that attended the Riptides Fall Invitational - the first competition of the season - in Nanaimo last weekend. Fre...
Oct 9, 2012 - Garriock top point-producer for Stingrays? senior female swimmers
Natalia Garriock garnered 1,924 FINA points, according to the formula for the international governing body of swimming, to take the top female swimmer award for the Duncan Stingrays during the 2011-12...
Oct 5, 2012 - Stingrays recognize 2011/12 performances
Plenty of hardware was handed out last Friday as the Duncan Stingrays celebrated the end of one swimming season and the beginning of another with their annual awards night. Taking home the "Top Swim...
Sep 17, 2012 - Amazing 10-year-old swims from Alcatraz to San Francisco
Kealey Scott has been telling quite a tale to classmates since returning to school about something she did during the summer. To many, it may seem like a tall tale. But the 10-year-old Bench Elementar...
Aug 29, 2012 - Duncan's Brian Hill bound for fourth Paralympic Games
Although he has lived and trained in Montreal for the last eight years, Paralympic visually impaired swimmer Brian Hill is still a Cowichan Valley boy at heart. "I'm proud to be from B.C., and the I...
Aug 22, 2012 - Olympics a great experience for Duncan's Michael Braithwaite
Although he finished well out of the medals in London, Michael Braithwaite's first Olympic experience went pretty much as planned. "It was great," said the Duncan product, who finished 12th in the m...
Aug 15, 2012 - Stingrays catch their breath after busy July
Duncan Stingray Laura Kissack spent plenty of time in the pool in July as the competitive swimming season wrapped up with a packed slate. Kissack competed in the Canadian Age Group Championships in ...
Aug 1, 2012 - Cowichan's best help Island top BC Games standings
Athletes from the Cowichan Valley were a huge part of Vancouver IslandCentral Coast's medal haul at the BC Summer Games in Surrey last month. Cowichan-based athletes won or helped win 21 of the zone...
Jul 20, 2012 - Two 'Rays head to BC Games
Duncan Stingrays Haakon Koyote and Laura Kissack qualified for the BC Summer Games swimming competition because of their proficiency in the freestyle, but they won't let that limit them. Kissack quali...
Jul 19, 2012 - Stingrays focused and disciplined
Savanah VanNieuwkerk put the exclamation mark on a productive Duncan Stingrays? outing in the B.C. AA long course swimming championships. VanNieuwkerk, 12, had two personal bests while winning the gol...
Jul 18, 2012 - Stingrays set new records
Duncan's Stingrays swimmers continue to make waves setting a series of new personal-best times and earning more medals during their last three meets. The most recent, the Stingrays-hosted June Jambore...
Jun 28, 2012 - Garriocks set the pace
The Garriock sisters, Laura Kissack and Malia Prystupa were all medal winners for the Duncan Stingrays in the island regional swimming championships at Saanich Commonwealth Place. Tamara Garriock, 19,...
Jun 27, 2012 - Tired swimming doesn't faze 'Rays
Prior to holding their own June Jamboree at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre, the Duncan Stingrays sent two dozen swimmers to the Vancouver Island Regional Long Course Championships at Commonwealth Place i...
Jun 4, 2012 - Stingrays set a fast pace in island long course meet
The Duncan Stingrays were anxious to race again at the island long course invitational after a long layoff from competition. The meet was the first long course event of the season and the 13 Stingrays...
Apr 2, 2012 - Laura Kissack: NLP Athlete of the Week
You can?t teach speed. Duncan Stingrays? Swim Team member Laura Kissack, 14, a Frances Kelsey Secondary student, has a natural abundance of it. She got from one end of the pool to the other quickly du...
Apr 2, 2012 - Laura Kissack
You can?t teach speed. Duncan Stingrays? Swim Team member Laura Kissack, 14, a Frances Kelsey Secondary student, has a natural abundance of it. She got from one end of the pool to the other quickly du...
Mar 22, 2012 - Natalia Garriock on Check 6 News
If you missed the Check 6 News broadcast featuring Duncan Stingrays Swim Team member Natalia Garriock, here is the direct link: http://bcove.me/1yxxy1cm
Mar 18, 2012 - Perfection ‘Rays’ forte
Spring break means putting swimmers through their paces for the Duncan Stingrays. The swim team?s spring break invitational meet at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre featured 224 swimmers from all over the ...
Mar 13, 2012 - Garriock on target
Natalia Garriock is meeting and beating her goals in high level swim competition. Garriock, who turns 16 on April 20, was the Duncan Stingrays? sole competitor in the Western Canadian short course cha...
Feb 29, 2012 - Garriock great at Westerns
Natalia Garriock wasn't at all out of place as she stepped up to a new level in competitive swimming earlier this month. The Duncan Stingrays swimmer was the club's only representative at the Western ...
Feb 24, 2012 - Short course provincials require race strategy
Fifteen members of the Duncan Stingrays performed incredibly well in races during the Swim B.C. Provincial AA short course swimming championships at Chilliwack. Coach Leanne Sirup noted the goal going...
Feb 17, 2012 - Stingrays send 15 to AA provs
Fifteen swimmers from the Duncan Stingrays attended the Provincial AA Short Course Championships in Chilliwack on Feb. 10-12, and did exactly what they wanted to do. "Our goal going into this meet was...
Feb 10, 2012 - Timing is everything for swimmers
Three members of the Duncan Stingrays competed in the Tyee Aquatic time trial in Victoria. ?The swimmers did great,?? said Stingrays? head coach Leanne Sirup. Gabrielle Austin, 10, had 100 per cent pe...
Jan 27, 2012 - Five more Stingrays get qualifying times in Nanaimo
Last weekend's Vancouver Island Regional Short Course Championships in Nanaimo marked the last opportunity for swimmers to achieve qualifying times for the provincial AA championships. The meet includ...
Jan 26, 2012 - Short course, long on talent
Duncan Stingrays took 25 swimmers to the Vancouver Island short course swimming championships in Nanaimo, including four entered in the unique champs time trial. ?Those entered into the time trial had...
Jan 23, 2012 - Malia Prystupa
Malia Prystupa is already an amazing swimming talent and she doesn?t turn 10 until March. A Grade 4 student at Queen of Angels School, Prystupa is in her third year with the Duncan Stingrays? swim tea...
Jan 17, 2012 - Prystupa participates in regional camp
Malia Prystupa of the Duncan Stingrays participated in the Vancouver Island regional 10 and under training camp at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre Saturday. Prystupa was the only Stingrays? swimmer select...
Jan 4, 2012 - Stingrays end 2011 with time trial
Just before Christmas, the Duncan Stingrays hosted a time trial meet, where they were joined at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre by members of the Ladysmith-Chemainus Orcas. The host club had 35 swimmers i...
Dec 31, 2011 - Swimmer pushes the limits
Tenacity and diligence stand out as Samantha Jory?s biggest assets as an athlete. ?Watching someone who is better at something than myself,?? she adds, gives her motivation. Jory, 16, a Grade 11 stude...
Dec 26, 2011 - Stingrays go a little faster
The Richmond FastSwim?s premise is just as advertised. Duncan Stingrays? swim team members knew going into it they?d have to be fast in order to finish among the frontrunners in every event. ?Needless...
Dec 20, 2011 - No speed limit for swimmers
The Duncan Stingrays? Winter Break Time Trial at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre Friday gave Duncan and Ladysmith-Chemainus swimmers a chance to test the limits of their speed. Forty-two events were held ...
Dec 16, 2011 - Stingrays well prepared for first big meet of the season
The Duncan Stingrays were definitely prepared to hit the pool for the Richmond FastSwim 2011, their first "major focus meet" of the swimming season. "Needless to say, they were ready to race," said St...
Nov 2, 2011 - Duncan Stingrays dive into new season at Riptides Invitational
Out of 161 races swum by Duncan Stingrays swimmers at the Nanaimo Riptides Fall Invitational late last month, personal bests were set in 126 of them. That's a pretty good way to start the season. "We ...
Oct 31, 2011 - Swimmers make transition into a new season
All records are meant to be broken eventually. Two long-standing marks with the Duncan Stingrays swim team fell last season. Desirae Ridenour broke a record dating back to 1983 and Malia Prystupa surp...
Oct 19, 2011 - Recognition comes for Stingrays
A new award to recognize Laura Harris, a longtime supporter of swimming in the Cowichan Valley, was handed out when the Duncan Stingrays honoured their best of 2010/11 last Friday. The first recipient...
Aug 10, 2011 - Garriock saves bests for meet
Duncan Stingrays held their own at the B.C. AAA long course swimming championships in Victoria. Competing against the province?s top swimmers also brought out the best in the four regular Stingrays an...
Aug 1, 2011 - Strong showing from school swimmers Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
With the support of the Duncan Stingrays Swim Team, four Cowichan Valley schools enjoyed a successful high school swimming season, which came to an end last month. Cowichan Secondary, Frances Kelsey a...
Jun 8, 2011 - Rookies behind Stingrays' success Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
Nearly half of the 21 Duncan Stingrays swimmers who competed at the Nanaimo Spring Sprint on the last weekend of May were making their long-course competition debuts, but you wouldn't know it from the...
May 25, 2011 - Stingrays on a mission in the midst of their hard training
A small but mighty crew of Duncan Stingrays competed in the island long course invitational swimming championships at Saanich Commonwealth Place. Swimmers spent seven weeks training for the event that...
May 25, 2011 - Going long: Duncan Stingrays strong in season-opener
After seven weeks of serious training, the Duncan Stingrays dove into the long course portion of the season earlier this month when they competed at the Island Long Course Invitational in Saanich. Swi...
Mar 23, 2011 - Home meet gives Stingrays a chance to try new things
In the comfort of their home pool, the Duncan Swim Team Spring Meet on March 13 provided a great chance for members of the Stingrays to try new things. The Cowichan Aquatic Centre provided the perfect...
Mar 17, 2011 - Swimmers hit the pool for Spring Break meet
The Duncan Stingrays' Swim Team spring break invitational was held Sunday. DST was represented by 44 swimmers and more than 240 overall attended the meet. To the right you can see the photo of Savanah...
Mar 11, 2011 - Stingrays send eight to B.C. AAA's
After qualifying five swimmers for the Team Aquatic Supplies Provincial AAA Short Course Championships in 2010, the Duncan Stingrays nearly doubled that total for 2011, sending eight to the meet in Vi...
Mar 10, 2011 - Stingrays strong in provincial AA
No matter what the numbers, Duncan Stingrays? swimmers always hold their own. The ?Rays had 10 swimmers entered in a massive group of 360 during the provincial AA championships in Chilliwack. There we...
Feb 23, 2011 - 'Rays rampage at B.C. AA meet
Each of the 10 swimmers the Duncan Stingrays sent to the Provincial AA Swimming Championships in Chilliwack earlier this month recorded at least two personal bests, and several of them did even better...
Feb 16, 2011 - Children's Tax Credit 2010
All members of the Duncan Swim Team program in the 2010 Tax Year can access a non refundable tax credit when filing your 2010 Return with the Canada Revenue Agency. For more information on this opport...
Feb 12, 2011 - CRKW Eliminator (cancelled)
CRKW Eliminator has been cancelled due to minimal entrants.
Feb 4, 2011 - Regional meet a real treat for Sirup
The Vancouver Island regional championships in Victoria are being hailed as a breakthrough meet in many ways for the Duncan Stingrays swim team. Coach Leanne Sirup noted the 23 swimmers in attendance ...
Dec 15, 2010 - 'Rays swimming in dough
It's not often that Duncan Stingrays swimmers come home from their meets with a pocket full of cash, but Drake McKay, Natalia Garriock and Samantha Jory earned themselves some bucks at the Richmond Fa...
Dec 3, 2010 - New batch of Stingrays thrilled with first meet Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
Debuts: Eight new swimmers hit the pool with impressive results Several young Duncan Stingrays swimmers had their first chance ever to compete last weekend, and after the positive experience, they can...
Nov 24, 2010 - Garriock sets a record pace for Stingrays Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
Natalia Garriock became the first swimmer to break a Duncan Stingrays team record this season when she narrowly edged out the old mark for her age group in the girls 50m butterfly at the Island Pacifi...
Nov 6, 2010 - Nine First Place Finishes Propel Swimming to a Victory Over Sacred Heart, 120-82
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. (Nov. 6, 2010) ? C.W Post women?s swimming team came up with its second dual meet win to start out the 2010-2011 season. The Pioneers were able to come up with nine first place finish...
Oct 27, 2010 - Splashing into a new season Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
The Duncan Stingrays hit the pool this past weekend for their first swim meet of the year, the Nanaimo Riptides Fall Invitational at the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, competing against eight Vancouver Islan...
Oct 20, 2010 - Stingrays celebrate their best Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
After another successful year of swimming, the Duncan Stingrays honoured the best of the bunch at the club's annual awards ceremony. The top senior females (15 and over) were Tamara Garriock and Veron...
Aug 4, 2010 - Garriock garners a garland of gold, silver and bronze at Summer Games Kevin Rot
Natalia Garriock couldn't have brought home a better haul from the BC Summer Games if she had been dragging a net behind her. The 14-year-old swimmer returned home from Langley last month with seven m...
Jul 22, 2010 - BC Summer Games Leanne Sirup, DST Head Coach
Duncan Swim Team member Natalia Garriock will be racing in Langley at the BC Summer Games this weekend. The Province is divided into 8 Zones with representatives in 26 Sports totaling more than 3000 a...
Jul 21, 2010 - Canadian Age Group Championships Leanne Sirup, DST Head Coach
2 members of the Duncan Swim Team are racing at the Canadian Age Group Championships: Veronica Reid and Drake McKay. More than 1300 swimmers from across the Country ages 11 - 18 are competing at the P...
Jul 18, 2010 - Swim camp works magic for Garriock Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
It doesn't take much work with national-level coaches before a swimmer notices the difference. Duncan Stingrays Swimmer Tamara Garriock had the honour of attending a camp with Swimming Canada coaches ...
Jul 16, 2010 - Stingrays terrific at provincial AAA meet Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
Conditions were difficult for the approximately 600 swimmers who attended the Team Aquatic Supplies Provincial AAA Championships in Kamloops last weekend -- only one provincial record fell over the co...
Jul 14, 2010 - Garriock finishes her tenure as a Duncan Stingrays swimmer in fine style
Tamara Garriock definitely made her final appearance as a member of the Duncan Stingrays? swim team memorable. Garriock, pictured, was with her Stingrays' teammates for the final time in Kamloops at t...
Jul 9, 2010 - Ridenour leads Stingrays to solid results at Provincial AA Long Course Champions
Ten-year-old swimmer Desirae Ridenour put in a phenomenal performance to lead the Duncan Stingrays at the Provincial AA Long Course Championships in Surrey on June 25-27. Ridenour recorded personal be...
Jul 9, 2010 - Swimmer lives up to coach's hunch Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
Leanne Sirup had a feeling about Adara Atsma. After Atsma missed her provincial AA qualifying time in the 50m freestyle by 0.08 seconds at the Comox Valley Invitational earlier this month, the last ch...
Jun 11, 2010 - Stingrays take on Canada, Island Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
The Duncan Stingrays Swim Team finished up the month of May by sending representatives to a pair of very different competitions. The club sent four swimmers to the Mel Zajac Jr. Invitational, also kno...
Jun 11, 2010 - Celebrating their very best Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
Unlike rugby, basketball and field hockey, swimming isn't often among the most-celebrated sports at Cowichan Secondary School. Many students may not even be aware that the school even has a swimming t...
May 28, 2010 - Personal bests all around in the pool Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
It isn't very often that the Duncan Stingrays Swim Team records personal bests for everyone during an event, but that's exactly what happened at the Island Long Course Invitational in Saanich on May 1...
May 5, 2010 - Stingrays' Reid on the rise Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
Duncan Stingrays swimmer Veronica Reid shot up the national rankings last month thanks to some remarkable performances at the Pan Pacific Trials in Montreal. Reid, 17, went from 43rd in Canada to 28th...
May 5, 2010 - Women in Coaching Awards Swim BC
Swim B.C. would like to announce that one of the recipients of the Women in Coaching Awards is Leanne Sirup of the Duncan Stingrays Swim Team. Leanne has been the Head Coach of the Duncan Swim Team si...
Mar 31, 2010 - 2010 Pan Pacific Trials LIVE Results Swimming Canada
The fastest swimmers in Canada are competing for a spot on the National Team at the Complexe Sportif Claude Robillard in Montreal, QC. (March 31st - April 4th). Selected swimmers will be competing at ...
Mar 23, 2010 - 18&U Top 25 FINA Ranked Swims: 2009-2010 Short Course
Click on the link below to find the top 25 18&U FINA point swims done from October 01, 2009 - March 07, 2010. There are results from a number of different meets through the short course season. Some o...
Mar 19, 2010 - Out with the old, in with the new at Stingrays March Time Trial
The Duncan Stingrays swim team achieved some remarkable results during an in-house meet earlier this month. Of the 23 Stingrays to take part in the Duncan Swim Team March Break Time Trial on March 7, ...
Mar 17, 2010 - Garriock Duncan's fastest Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
In the entire history of competitive swimming in Duncan, no woman has ever swam faster than Tamara Garriock. Not national team swimmer Leanne Wilkinson. Not five-time Olympian Alison Sheppard. "I don'...
Mar 10, 2010 - More success for 'Rays Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
The Duncan Stingrays swim club had a remarkable showing at the provincial AA meet in early February, but the team didn't slow down after that. Two of the top-ranked Stingrays attended Western National...
Feb 19, 2010 - Stingrays claim double gold in AA provincial relays Kevin Rothbauer, The Citize
A strong contingent of Duncan Stingrays swimmers traveled to the AA provincial championships in Penticton earlier this month, turning in an unprecedented performance. Particularly impressive among the...
Feb 3, 2010 - Three Top 10 Youth Athletes in 2009 are Stingrays Swimmers
Don Bodger, Cowichan News Leader and Pictorial Three members of the Duncan Stingrays are among the Cowichan Valley?s Top 10 Youth Athletes of the Year for 2009 as selected by the Cowichan News Leader ...
Jan 20, 2010 - Stingrays take it up a notch at home Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
The Duncan Stingrays hadn't hosted the Vancouver Island Regional Short Course Swimming Championships since 1991, so it shouldn't be surprising that when the opportunity came around again last weekend,...
Jan 20, 2010 - Team effort creates a memorable regional meet Don Bodger, Cowichan News Leader
The Vancouver Island Regional Short Course Championship is all about teamwork. For the organizers of the mammoth swim meet that took place Friday through Sunday at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre, it mean...
Jan 15, 2010 - 'Rays set for regionals Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
For the first time in nearly two decades, the Duncan Stingrays will serve as hosts of the Vancouver Island Regional Short Course Swimming Championships this weekend. From Friday to Sunday, more than 2...
Jan 1, 2010 - Four bests for Garriock at Oregon meet Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
Tamara Garriock's first international swimming experience was a pretty successful one. Representing Team BC at the Paul Bergen International Invitational in Beaverton, Ore., earlier this month, the 17...
Dec 29, 2009 - Swimmer hits the fast lane Don Bodger, Cowichan News Leader and Pictorial
The past year has brought many exciting experiences, says Duncan Stingrays swim team member Veronica Reid. "I was able to attend both the B.C. provincial championships and Canadian age group champions...
Dec 25, 2009 - A day just for the Stingrays Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
As the hosts of the Vancouver Island Regional Short Course Swimming Championships in January, the Duncan Stingrays want to have as many of their own swimmers in contention as possible. With one last c...
Dec 18, 2009 - Stingrays take it to another level Kevin Rothbauer, The Citizen
For a number of the Duncan Stingrays swimmers who took part in the Richmond FastSwim Classic earlier this month, it was their first taste of competition at such a high level -- where most of the parti...
Dec 1, 2009 - World record and gold medal for Brian Hill at Para swimming world championships
Visually impaired swimmer Brian Hill of Duncan, B.C., broke his world short course record and won the gold medal on Tuesday in the men?s 100-metre butterfly at the Para-swimming world championships fo...
May 27, 2009 - Duncan trio makes splash at Zajac meet Sarah Simpson, Cowichan Valley Citizen
The 2009 Mel Zajac Jr. International Invitational swim meet is one of the top swim meets around. "This meet was actually a higher level than the Canadian Senior Nationals," said Stingrays coach Leanne...
Mar 4, 2009 - Stingrays make big impression at regionals Kevin Rothbauer, Cowichan Valley Cit
The Duncan Stingrays put in yet another excellent performance at the Vancouver Island Regional Short Course Swimming Championships in Comox from Jan. 16 to 18. The Stingrays took 14 swimmers to the me...
Feb 13, 2009 - Stingrays start 2009 with successful meet Kevin Rothbauer, Cowichan Valley Citi
The Duncan Stingrays got the New Year off to an excellent start with a series of strong performances at the Tsunami New Year Kickoff regional level held in meet in Port Alberni on Jan. 11. Of the 16 s...
Dec 12, 2008 - Cowichan swimmers make splash at B.C.'s Kevin Rothbauer, Cowichan Valley Citize
Cowichan Secondary had perhaps its best-ever individual swimming performances at the provincial high school championships in Richmond last month, with Tamara Garriock qualifying for the British Columb...
Nov 28, 2008 - Stingrays break in Cowichan pool Kevin Rothbauer, Cowichan Valley Citizen
It was a day of firsts for the Duncan Stingrays on Nov. 15 when the team hosted a regional meet at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre. Not only was it the first club competition at the Cowichan Valley's new ...
Nov 5, 2008 - Strong start to season for Stingrays swimmers Kevin Rothbauer, Cowichan Valley
The Duncan Stingrays opened their 2008/09 season with a splash last weekend, stunning the competition and picking up where they left off at the end of last season. Of the 18 swimmers that attended the...
Nov 5, 2008 - Hayward nabs Premier's Award Kevin Rothbauer, Cowichan Valley Citizen
A talented athlete who has turned in remarkable performances in several sports over the past season, Duncan's Katelyn Hayward will be recognized for her efforts by none other than the Premier of Briti...
Oct 24, 2008 - Stingrays set for another strong year Kevin Rothbauer, Cowichan Valley Citizen
With a new pool ready to swim in and another successful year in the books, the Duncan Stingrays Swim Club is anxious for the new season to begin. "We're completely excited," said Stingrays coach Leann...