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Newsletter #10

 Dear Stingrays Families,

Congratulations on another exciting meet yesterday.  With just one dual meet left, our record currently stands at 3 wins and just 1 loss!  As usual, our team did not disappoint with enthusiastic team spirit and great sportsmanship.  Many thanks to all of our volunteers and Stingrays families who stood out in the hot sun to support the team. 

Coaches’ Notes

Congratulations to this week’s record breaker:

11-12 50 Breast                 Brendan Moran                                38.71


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

Jacqueline Rech Pavao

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 Girls:  Alyson Lippold, Kaylin Reeder, Lizzy Thomas, Jacqueline Rech Pavao

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, Colt Gingher, Jacob Jillson, Max Reinhardt

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

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.  For swimmers aged 14 and over, relays will be selected based on the 100 free time.  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.  Please see the attached best times report.


Carroll County Invitational

If you’re signed up for the Carroll County Invitational this Wednesday (July 17th), please plan to arrive at South Carroll Swim Club by 4pm for warm-ups.

Where:  1900 W Liberty Rd, Westminster, MD

Please see attached seating chart as our assigned space has changed.


Home Meet vs. Crofton AND Team Pictures This Saturday

Our last home meet is this Saturday, July 20th, at 9am.   We will take our team pictures beforehand. Please plan to arrive and check in with the coaches by 7:15am (to get ready for pictures).  Warm-ups for the meet start at 8am.  Please park on the street in the surrounding neighborhood in order to leave spaces open for our visiting team.

Please don’t forget to commit your swimmers and sign up for your volunteer jobs in Team Unify by Tuesday, July 16th

Our concession stand will be open during the meet with a variety of breakfast and lunch items, snacks, and drinks. Please remember to bring small bills.  Also, Kona Ice will be selling snowballs outside of the side gate.  A portion of their profits will be donated to our team.

Please use the following link to sign up to bring at least one item to donate to the concession stand:

Team Pictures

We will be taking our team pictures this Saturday.  Please have your swimmer at the pool by 7:15 am dressed in their team shirt over their team suit (if they have one).  Pictures are $5 each.  Please see a board member at the pavilion to order one.  Orders are due by July 20thWe will need some parents to help us get the swimmers lined up quickly.


This is a meet that includes all teams from Division III. The coaches will make the lineup based on the swimmers who have the fastest times for each event.  Please declare your swimmer(s)' availability for this meet ASAP even if you don’t think your swimmer is among the fastest.  Each swimmer can only swim 2 individual events, so coaches will review the complete list of all swimmers' times and work down the list accordingly. Attached to this newsletter are the top 6 swimmers in each event.  Coaches will start talking to the swimmers this week to find out which events they would like to swim.

Registration deadline: July 17th

When:  Saturday, July 27th, at 9am.  Warm-ups will start at 7:45am so please plan to arrive at 7:30. 

Where:  Crofton Swim Club, 1719 Reynolds St, Crofton


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 9:30-11am for those not swimming at Jr. Championships


Our end of the year banquet will take place on Saturday, July 27th, from 5-8pm.  Please join us to celebrate the end of a fabulous season.  Each family will be asked to bring 1-2 items from our sign-up genius depending on your party size.  We will provide a main meal and drinks. 

Please RSVP 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.

The event schedule will be as follows:

  • Awards -- 5-6pm
  • Dinner and swimming -- 6-8pm

There's quite a bit going on between now and the end of the season.  Please monitor your email closely and, as always, if you have any questions please see a board member.

Have a great week!