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Newsletter #11

Dear Stingrays,

We have a lot going on over the next few weeks, so please pay close attention to the newsletters and other Stingray emails as they will contain dates and detailed information.

PRACTICE

Monday

We sent an email with details yesterday, but as a reminder, we are meeting at Dutterer Park for fun dry land practice and hot dogs from 10-11:30am and 6-7:30pm. All swimmers will need to bring a filled water bottle to dry land practice.

Wednesday - Friday

We got word from McDaniel that the pool won’t be ready until at least Thursday. Until the pool is repaired, we will be having dryland practice at Dutterer Park from 10-11am and 6-7pm (all ages). The coaches may be in touch with water workouts for swimmers who have access to a pool during our practice interruption.

We will let you know as soon as we know when we can resume practice at the McDaniel pool.

UPCOMING MEETS

CCI (July 20th, South Carroll Country Club)

Please make sure you’ve completed your swimmer’s registration in Team Unify by Monday (tomorrow). The fee is $5 per event, and you can either hand payment (check or exact change) to a board member Monday during morning and at the beginning of evening practice or we will charge your account on Tuesday. Entry limit: 3 events for 8 & under and 4 events for 9 & over. Warmups are between 3-4pm and the meet starts at 5pm.

Families swimming in this optional meet are expected to volunteer (above and beyond the required 3 points throughout the rest of the season).

Springlake Meet (July 12th, Springlake Swim Club)

Warmups are at 4:15, meet starts at 5pm. The address is 228 Fallsbrook Rd, Timonium, MD 21093.

We need to fill 4 more volunteer jobs. If you have completed less than 3 volunteer jobs, please sign up for a job in Team Unify.

Hammond Park Meet (July 16th, Hammond Park Pool)

Warmups are at 8:15, meet starts at 9am. The address is 8034 Helmart Dr, Laurel, MD 20723.

Straehle (July 27th, Padonia Park Club)

Sign-ups are live for Straehle on Team Unify. Start and warmup times are still TBD. The address is 12006 Jenifer Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030.

This optional meet is open to swimmers that have made the Straehle qualifying times (found here). While this includes relays, when we create our relay teams for Straehle and Divisional meets, we base our selections off two main things: the top four times in the age group and whether they were on a qualifying relay. Essentially, swimmers must have been on a relay that qualified for the meet, or they are not eligible to swim at the Straehle meet. However, just being on a qualifying relay does not necessarily guarantee that your swimmer will be swimming at the Straehle meet. We will keep an updated list of all qualifiers as we go through the season.

Entry and payment procedure: If your swimmer has qualified for Strahele, declare them in Team Unify and pick the events they qualified for. Pay by cash or check to a board member by July 20th, or we will charge your account for the entry fee + $1 transaction fee.

Families swimming in this optional meet are expected to volunteer (above and beyond the required 3 points throughout the rest of the season).

Junior Championships (July 28th, Westminster Riding Club)

This is a fun meet open to all swimmers who have not qualified for any individual events at Straehle. Please note, swimmers who have been on a qualified relay but have not qualified for individual events are eligible to participate in this meet. Warmups will be between 3-4pm and the meet starts at 5pm.

Sign-ups are live on Team Unify. Declare your swimmer in Team Unify and select their events. Pay by cash or check by July 21st to a board member or we can charge your account for your swimmer’s entry fee + $1 transaction fee. Each event is $5; swimmers 8 & under are limited to 4 events and swimmers 9 & over are eligible for up to 5 events.

Families swimming in this optional meet are expected to volunteer (above and beyond the required 3 points throughout the rest of the season).

END OF YEAR BANQUET

We will be having our end of the year banquet at Dutterer Park this year on July 30th from 5:30-8. More information will be coming soon!

 

Meet

Meet date

Deadline for declaration and meet fee payment

Carroll County Invitational

(Open to all)

July 20

5-10pm

 (warm ups between 3-4pm)

July 11th by 6:15pm

(Accounts will be charged 7/12 for families that do not turn in cash or check)

Straehle

(Requires qualifying times)

July 27

8am-2pm

July 20

(We will accept registrations for those swimmers who qualify at the meet taking place on July 23rd, with those registrations being due by the end of that meet)

Junior Championships

(Open to all who do NOT qualify for Straehle in an individual event)

July 28

5-10pm

 (warm ups between 3-4p

July 21

(Accounts charged by 7/22 for families that do not turn in cash or check)

Divisional Championships

(Coaches will make the line-up based on top times)

July 30

9am-2pm

July 23

(Please commit your swimmer if they are available even if you don’t think they have top times.  The coaches will pick the top three AVAILABLE swimmers for each event)