The Sterling Stingrays Swim Club (SSSC) is a developmental age group program designed to develop the child physically, mentally and emotionally in a developmental fashion. A well-defined, long term approach of gradually increasing degrees of commitment is essential to reach peak performance levels during a swimmer's physiological prime. The emphasis in the early stages of participation must be placed on developing technical skills and a love for the sport. In the later years, a more demanding physical and psychological challenge will be introduced to the training program.
At each level, the goals and objectives are specific and directed toward meeting the needs of the swimmer. The long-term goal of total excellence is always in mind. As each child is different, she/he will progress at his/her own rate. The coaching staff recognizes this fact when making team assignments based on a swimmer's physical, mental and emotional level of development.