CCAC (Cherokee)
MARK YOUR CALENDARS... 12/1 update


Cherokee County schools begin a holiday break on Friday, December 20

The schedule of practices for CCAC Senior, Youth, & Age Group during the school break is simple: Practices will be at REGULAR TIMES, Monday through Saturday, excluding: Dec. 24/25 Christmas Eve (Tues.) and Christmas Day (Wed.); also excluding Dec. 31 New Year's Eve (Tues.) and New Year's Day (Wed.). The aquatic center is closed those days, so totally no practice those days. If there are other changes to the schedule expect an email. 


The best thing to do... Traveling during the school break? Great! But, don't stay out of the water! The best thing to do is go to and click their "Find a Team" function. There you can put in the zip code of your destination and find a team closest to you while you are away. This is the best choice as it broadens our swimmer's experience and provides the necessary impetus to practice with best efforts.  

The next best thing to do... If you cannot find a team nearby, find a pool (YMCA, etc). Then, once you know the pool's operating hours, you can go there to swim. Email me and I can forward to you the actual practice your group is doing.

The worst thing to do... You can probably guess what’s the worst thing to do over the holidays...not swim at all. All the dry land in the world can't make up for 2 1/2 weeks off, and then it takes weeks to get back to where you left off. If you have questions, please let me know.

Keep swimming RAYS!

-Coach Larry 


Click HERE for a short cut to our All American Swim Team Store page.

AGE GROUP Speedo Kickboard, Speedo Pull Buoy, Trialon Fins, Finis Agility Paddles (ask coach about best sizing), Meet Racing Suit (BLACK ONLY), *Athletic shoes for daily dryland.

YOUTH & SENIOR Speedo Kickboard, Speedo Pull Buoy, Speedo Snorkel, Speedo Switchblade Fins (replaces little fins from the last few years), Trialon Fins (our big fins), Finis Agility Paddles (ask coach about best sizing), Meet Racing Suit (BLACK ONLY), *Athletic shoes for daily dryland.


The Thanksgiving week practice schedule for Stingrays @Cherokee County Aquatic Center will be the same (regular schedule) for SeniorYouth, and Age Group levels. Swim and dry land times are all the same. Of course, there will be no practice Thanksgiving Thursday. There will be no early closing the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Thursday. If you plan to be away and need workouts, please contact Coach Larry. 

October 31, Thursday NO PRACTICE for YOUTH & AGE GROUP levels. Keep Halloween fun.  
October 28 & 29, Monday & Tuesday begins the week of Swim-A-Thon at Cherokee. Each day, two waves of swims in 6 lanes: 4pm for Senior level, 6pm for Youth & AG level. EACH SWIMMER MUST HAVE A COUNTER. Coaches will not be counters. Senior/Youth swim 5,000 yards (about 2 hours); Age Group 3,000 yards (about 2 hours). Expect to get out a little early. Click HERE for a printable copy of a lap counter.
Click HERE for CCAC Swim-A-Thon details and how to direct your supporters to donate to your fundraising.
October 26, Saturday NO PRACTICE for Senior & Youth levels; we're off to Athens for the ABSC Invite Meet. Age Group and LAPS will practice at normal times.  
October 5, Saturday is a no swim day at CCAC due to the Red & Blue Meet at the Mountain View Aquatic Center.
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PARENT MEETING AT CCAC: Sat. Sept 7 9/2 rev.

Please join Coach Larry Baskin Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 10:20am in the stands at the Cherokee County Aquatic Center. This meeting would be especially helpful to parents who are new to Stingrays Swimming. Coach Larry will have a brief docket, then take questions. 

2019-2020 CCAC SEASON FALL START-UP 8/11 rev.

Watch for emails!

1. First Day of CCAC LAPS: Monday, Aug. 12th with Coach Tonya & Staff

2. First Day of High School Prep (Non-year rounders): Monday, Aug. 12th, 4:30 to 6:00pm, Mondays through Thursdays only, with Coach Amber

3. Boot Camp begins for Competitive Groups (Senior, Youth, & Age Group): Monday, Aug. 12th. 

Boot Camp is the first three weeks of our season, starting Aug. 12 through and including Aug. 29, Monday through Thursdays only. 

At Boot Camp we re-boot our Stingrays mission, vision, and core values, team spirit, and, yes our swimming strength, conditioning, and technique.

Hour one--dryland and team-building; hour two--swimming.  Time schedule during Boot Camp: 

        Senior 4:00-6:00pm Dryland/Swim, Mon-Thurs, with Coach Larry

        Youth  6:00-8:00pm Dryland/Swim, Mon-Thurs, with Coach Larry

        AG      6:00-8:00pm Dryland/Swim, Mon-Thurs with Coach Carly & Coach Ron

4. REGULAR PRACTICE SCHEDULE BEGINS, Tuesday, Sept. 3rd Click HERE for that regular schedule.

        Questions? Contact Coach Larry at

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Click HERE for a short cut to our Store page.


Speedo Kickboard, Speedo Pull Buoy, Trialon Fins, Finis Agility Paddles (ask coach about best sizing), Meet Racing Suit (BLACK ONLY), *Athletic shoes for daily dryland.


Speedo Kickboard, Speedo Pull Buoy, Speedo Snorkel, Speedo Switchblade Fins (replaces little fins from the last few years), Trialon Fins (our big fins), Finis Agility Paddles (ask coach about best sizing), Meet Racing Suit (BLACK ONLY), *Athletic shoes for daily dryland.

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Two open tryouts for Stingrays Swimming will be scheduled prior to the upcoming season. If you are unable to use either one of these evenings, other arrangements can be made. Please contact Coach Larry for Senior, Youth, and Age Group tryouts at or Coach Ron for the LAPS program at

Wednesday, June 26, 5:30-7:30pm

Wednesday, July 10, 5:30-7:30pm


Heads up! Friday, May 31 the pool at the Cherokee County Aquatic Center changes to long course meters set up and our summer schedule begins in earnest--practices in the mornings, with a double session afternoon practice for Senior and Youth levels on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Get the details. Click HERE for a link to the full summer practice schedule.


Practices for Senior, Youth, and Age Group will break beginning and including Friday, March 28 through April 7, with practices resuming on Monday, April 8.


Please remember, practices for Seniors, Youth, Age Group, and Middle School LAPS Flex will continue normally--Feb. 18 through 23. NO Elementary LAPS this week; a new session begins Feb. 25.



2018-2019 Short Course Practice Schedule: click HERE and print. 

Questions? Contact Coach Larry at

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2018-2019 Short Course Practice Schedule: click HERE and print 

2019 Long Course Practice Schedule: click HERE and print.

Swimmer Links (Check these out...)

"Six Reasons You're Not Seeing Success with Your Swimming" click HERE

"Character on the Run" click HERE

Parent Links 

"Ten, uh, Eleven Special Words for Your Swimmer" click HERE  (As a coach, I will use these words  again and again with our swimmers... -Coach Larry)