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Newsletter #9

Dear Stingrays Families, 


Congratulations on a great win yesterday against Nottingham!  All of our Stingrays came ready to swim and turned it on with fast swims and great cheering!  Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers, especially those who helped with set-up and clean-up as we hosted our first meet of the season.   


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


Coaches’ notes

Our swimmers did an amazing job! Let's keep this positivity rolling! And thanks to our brave parents who volunteered for the fun relay. Go Stingrays!

Congratulations to our record breakers:

11-12 50 Free                     Brendan Moran              29.28

15&O 100 Free                  Victoria Kaufman             59.13

15&O 50 Breast                 Victoria Kaufman             37.53

15&O 100 IM                      Victoria Kaufman             1:07.60 


Congratulations to the following swimmers who have qualified for the Straehle Invitational in individual events:


Julia Atherton

Jackson Bankard

Joe Carpenter

Mia Craig

Lily Griffin

Jillian Hawkins

Victoria Kaufman

Ryan Mahoney

Liam McPeak

Conor Moran

Brendan Moran

Ayla Pohlhaus

Alina Shipley


Congratulations to the following swimmers who have qualified for the Straehle Invitational as part of a relay. (Please see note below regarding how swimmers are selected for Straehle relays.*)


8 & Under Mixed:  Liam McPeak, Kaylee Magers, Kylie Young, Jackson Bankard, Lily Witt

9-10 Boys:  Matthew Muse, Ryan Mahoney, Colin Belgrave, Evan Hawkins

11-12 Girls:  Alina Shipley, Addison Mahoney, Messina Barbe, Ayla Pohlhaus

11-12 Boys:  A.J. Sebian, Acton Spreitzer, Anthony McPeak, Isaac Kohlhepp, Nathaniel Wright, Josh Hansen, Brendan Moran

13-14 Girls:  Julia Atherton, Jillian Hawkins, Sarah Mahoney, Lily Griffin, Abrielle Benbow, Mackenzie Burke, Julia Hansen

13-14 Boys:  Harrison Greenwald, Joshua Wareham, Joseph Carpenter, Vincent McPeak, Joey Fuller, Josh Bowman


* When we create relays for the Straehle and Divisional meets, we base our selections off of two main things: the top four times in the age group, and whether or not they were on a qualifying relay. Essentially, swimmers have to have swum on a relay that qualified for the meet, or they are not eligible to swim at the Straehle meet.  Thus, just being on a qualifying relay does not necessarily guarantee that you will be swimming at the Straehle meet.  We will keep an updated list of all qualifiers as we go through the season.


Registration for CCI is due tomorrow

Please turn your registration forms and payment in to a board member by noon tomorrow, July 8th.  Please be sure that you’ve both committed in Team Unify and submitted your registration form and payment to a member of the board by the registration deadline.  Those who are committed in Team Unify but who have not paid by the deadline will not be registered for the meet.


Away meet this Saturday at Waverly Woods

Our next meet is this Saturday, July 13th, at 9am at the Waverly Woods Community Pool (2180 Warwick Way, Marriottsville).  Please plan to arrive and check in with the coaches by 8:15am.  Warm-ups for the meet start at 8:30am. 

Please don’t forget to commit your swimmers in Team Unify by Tuesday, July 9th.  


Junior Championships

This is a fun meet open to all swimmers who have not qualified for any individual events at Straehle. Please note, however, that swimmers who have swum in a qualifying relay are eligible to participate at this meet.  Swimmers can swim up to 5 events.  Registration forms are in the mailbox under the pavilion.

When:  July 25th. The meet starts at 4pm and warm-ups start at 3:30pm.

Registration deadline:  July 13th

Where:  Westminster Riding Club

366 N Colonial Ave

Westminster, MD



When: July 24th.  The meet starts at 9am and will take place at Carroll Aquatics Swim Center.

All information can be found on the meet's website:


This is a meet your swimmer needs to qualify for.  The qualifying times are on our website.


T-shirts:  Order by July 16th for a discount on the original prices.  The deadline for placing an order is Friday, July 19th, to ensure delivery at the meet.  Orders after the deadline and through July 26 will be shipped. Order here.  Be sure to designate your team when ordering.


Evening practice

There is space available this week for evening practice.  If you need a spot or if you have a spot that you will not be using, please email us at


Payment and registration due dates for events 



Meet date

Deadline for declaration and meet fee payment

Carroll County Invitational

(Open to all)

July 17


July 8 by noon


(Requires qualifying times)

July 24


July 13

(We will accept registrations for those swimmers who qualify at the meet taking place on July 20th, 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 25


July 13

Divisional Championships

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

July 27


July 17


Practice schedule changes

  • July 17th - no practice
  • July 24th - no morning practice; evening practice is on as scheduled for those signed up for evening practice who are not swimming at Straehle
  • July 25th - no evening practice; morning practice from 9:30-11 for those not swimming at Jr. Championships


End of the year banquet

Our end of the year banquet will take place on Saturday, July 27th, from 5-9pm.  Please join us to celebrate the end of a fabulous season.  Each family will be asked to bring 1 item from our sign-up genius.  The team will provide a main meal. 

Please commit in Team Unify as soon as possible and list in the notes how many family members are coming so that we can plan for enough food. 

One last note: If you've been having difficulty meeting the volunteer requirements thus far, don’t stress out!  We will have many opportunities for families to fulfill the requirements by the end of the season.  Our goal is to not charge any families.  We appreciate everyone’s support and willingness to volunteer and support the team.


Have a great week, Stingrays!