General Info

2018 Somerset Stingrays Swim Team

May 2018 Update



Declaration for Meets

Please:  You MUST sign into Team Unify and commit your swimmer as a YES or NO for each meet.  The coaches rely on this in order to create accurate line-ups for the meets.  Please do this today for all meets (especially Time Trials which is THIS Sunday). 


Volunteer Commitment / Sign-Ups

This year, the regular season requirement is 34 points, which includes:  6 shifts + 2 food items.  1 additional shift at a Champs meet (5 points) will also be required, however Champs volunteer shifts are not yet listed.  So, for now, we would like you to login to Team Unify and sign yourself up for these regular season shifts.  We have recently added more shifts and food items to home events as well as a few “season” long jobs that will help you fulfill your points with one consistent job, if that is of interest to you. 

Junior Member Volunteer Shifts

Junior Members and / or their parents are required to sign up for the required volunteer shifts.  If a Junior Member’s parent is unable to volunteer, then the Junior Member is responsible to schedule his or herself.  If the shifts are not completed, the $300 deposit will not be returned.

Volunteer Fees:

The Volunteer Fee is $300.  If you child only participates in the Sharkies program, there is no volunteer fee required.  Once your volunteer requirements are met, the fee will be refunded at the end of the season.  See below for additional information regarding volunteer opportunities.  



Team Gear

Team Suits:   All team suits will need to be ordered ASAP online through our team store at  

Team Caps with new logo have arrived.  They are available for purchase during practice. 

(TEAM CAPS are NOT available on Swim Outlet).

Latex are $5 and Silicon are $15.  You can may pay by cash or check made out to Somerset Rec Club.

Your swimmer should always have an extra cap and extra pair of goggles in their bag for meets.

*To ensure that there are no disqualifications at swim meets your swimmer must be in either a team suit and cap or wear a plain black or plain red suit and cap with no logo.



Time Trails and Tie Dye - Sunday, June 3rd starting at 4 p.m.

Time Trials will be held THIS Sunday, June 3rd, beginning at 4 p.m. Time Trials are set-up like a meet, allowing each swimmer to set an initial time in all 4 strokes. These times then give the coaches a baseline for setting up swim meets.  Time Trials also help familiarize volunteers, new swimmers, and their families with how a meet runs.

Tie Dye will begin early at 3:30 p.m. for 8 and under swimmers.  Tie dying for all other registered swimmers will begin at 4 p.m.



Fun Meets (Added to Season)

Two “12 & Under Only Fun Meets” have been added to this year’s meet schedule.  Please remember to declare (YES or NO) whether your swimmer will be swimming at these two events

  • Sunday, 6/17 (Father’s Day morning) at Somerset @ 9am.   Includes:  Breakfast and dad’s relay!
  • Sunday, 6/24 @ Edgebrook @ 9am.



Champs Meets Availability

If you already know that your child won’t be available to swim at A or B Champs, please declare them as NO for these events and email:




Order forms are available during practices and can be turned into the office with a check attached.  Checks should be made out to Somerset Rec Club.  The first order from mid-May has been submitted.  We will distribute spirit-wear at practice as soon as it arrives.



Private Lessons

You may sign up for Private lesson in the office during practices with a swim rep or lifeguard.  Please plan to pay by cash or check at the time you sign up.  Checks need to be made directly to the coach providing the lesson.  Late cancelations and no shows do not receive a refund.  



Important Dates

Tues, May 29th

Sharkies Practice Begins, see times below

Sun, June 3rd

Time Trials and Tie Dye, 4pm

Mon, June 25th

Morning Practices begin, see times below

Fri, July 13th

Team Picture tentatively scheduled, 9am SHARP

Thurs, July 19th

Parent / Coach Relay & Ice Cream Social, end of meet

Tues, July 31st

Awards Night and Senior Recognition


Swim Meets

Locations TBD by Midlakes after April 20th

Tues, June 19th @ Fairwood

B Meet

Thurs, June 21st @ Somerset (versus Fairwood)

A Meet

Tues, June 26th @ Somerset (versus Overlake)

B Meet

Thurs, June 28th @ Overlake

A Meet

Tues, July 3rd @ Somerset (versus Klahanie)

B Meet

Thurs, July 5th @ Klahanie

A Meet

Tues, July 10th @ Tam O'Shanter

B Meet

Thurs, July 12th @ Somerset (versus Tam 0'Shanter)

A Meet

Tues, July 17th @ Triangle

A Meet

Thurs, July 19th @ Somerset (versus Triangle)

B Meet

B Champs

Saturday, July 21st or Sunday, July 22nd – Location TBD

Senior Prelims

Monday, July 23rd @ Mercer Island Beach Club

Junior Boy Prelims

Tuesday, July 24th @ Samena

Junior Girl Prelims

Wednesday, July 25th @ Newport Hills

A Champs

Sunday, July 29th - – King County Aquatic Center





Afternoon Practice (During School)

May 15 – June 22 (Mon-Thurs)

*Sharkies begins May 29th


4:30pm - 5pm 

8 & Under 

5pm - 5:45pm 

9-10 year olds 

5:30pm - 6:30pm 

11-12 year olds 

6:15pm - 7:15pm 

13 & Over 

7pm - 8pm 

Swim practice times are subject to slight change










Morning Practice (Summer)

June 25 – July 20 (Mon-Fri)


15 & Over

7:30am - 8:30am 

13 – 14 year olds 

8:15am - 9:15am 

11 - 12 year olds 

9:00am – 10:00am 

9 – 10 year olds

9:45am – 10:45am

8 & Under 

10:30am – 11:30am 


11:30am – 12:00pm