February 2018 Newsletter

Newsletter topics:

2018 Stingrays Board and Committee Members

2018 Coaching Staff

2018 Sponsor Welcome

Registration for the 2018 Summer Season

Team Swimsuits

Pre-Season Swim Clinics

Tentative Swim Meet Schedule


On behalf of the Board, I welcome you to the 2018 swim season!  We are so excited to have so many families rejoining the Franklin Park Stingrays! 


2018 Stingrays Board Members and Committee Chairs

Welcome Tricia Valenti, Russell Marsh and Jennifer Tribino to the Board!

*Currently the Member at Large position is vacant. The Member at Large is a non-voting Board member who acts as a liaison to the general membership.  The Team Manager position will be open in 2019.  I am looking for someone to shadow me this season and take the helm next year.  If interested in either of these positions, please contact a Board member.




Kristen Hickman                      Team Manager

Tricia Valenti              Computer Operator

Kathleen Voss             ODSL Rep.

Clare Smith                  Secretary

Daniela Kerley             Treasurer

Kelli Piliere                 Volunteer Co-Chair

(Jennifer Tribino        Vol. Co-Chair, training)

Jennie Hill                   Volunteer Co-Chair

Aaron Heffron              Clerk of Course

Russell Marsh              Clerk of Course

Tanya Graser                Spirit Co-Chair

Kate Doherty                Spirit Co-Chair

*VACANT                  Member-At-Large





2018 Coaching Staff

It is with great pleasure that we welcome back Michele Song as Head Coach, Xochi Hartley as Assistant Head Coach, Evan Goodman as Assistant Coach and Ben Piliere also as Assistant Coach!   


2018 Sponsor Welcome

We are pleased to welcome back for the third time our generous sponsor, Dr. Tom Grisius!  His sponsorship will help provide each swimmer with a t-shirt as well as other team needs for the upcoming 2018 Season. 


 Registration for the 2018 Summer Season

The registration fee is $150 per swimmer. 

Returning swimmer registration:  If you were a Stingray last year and your family met the volunteer requirements for the season, you will receive an email invitation to register between 12:00am, Saturday, March 3rd and 11:59pm, Wednesday, March 7th.

Wait-listed swimmers from last year will be receiving an email invitation to register online March 10th.  During this time, the Board will be reviewing all registrations and confirming memberships of our families while we also determine the number of roster spots available for Open Registration.

*Open Registration will be held at the St. Peter’s Church on Tuesday, March 13th @ 6:00pm.


Team Swimsuits

Sport Fair will return as our swimsuit vendor and will be present at Open Registration to size and sell out team swimsuit, along with goggles and other swim gear.


Pre-Season Swim Clinics 

Coach Michele and Coach Xochi have been working with the staff of the Round Hill pool to offer pre-season swim clinics again this year.  They will be offering a one-time, stroke and turn clinic to the Stingrays.  Details to follow.


Tentative Swim Meet Schedule

The tentative summer swim meet schedule is listed below.  There may be an additional swim meet added by the ODSL Board once the schedule is finalized. Check our website for further updates.


Time Trials: Sat 6/16/18

Meet 1: Wed 6/20/18

Meet 2: Sat 6/23/18

Meet 3: Wed 6/27/18

Meet 4: Sat 6/30/18

NO MEET 7/4/18

Meet 5: Sat 7/7/18

Meet 6: Wed 7/11/18

Meet 7: Sat 7/14/18

Divisionals: Sat 7/21/18

All Star: Sat 7/28/18



Looking forward to another great summer!


Kristen Hickman

Manager, Franklin Park Stingrays