The Saratoga Stingrays Swim Team is a member of the Colonial Swim League (CSL). The Colonial Swimming League was founded in 1962 to sponsor competitive swimming among community swimming organizations in Northern Virginia; to develop a love for the sport among the swimmers involved; and to advance skills, team-work, and the principles of good sportsmanship. The objectives of the Colonial League swimming program are:
- to foster a high level of competition by grouping teams of comparable strength in the same division, in accordance with the League team seeding procedure;
- to develop the potential of individual swimmers of different ages and abilities by sponsoring a full summer dual meet season which concludes with divisional qualification meets and a League all-star meet;
- to single out for distinction individual swimmers, age groups, and teams.
The CSL has over twenty area swim teams grouped in four different divisions: Red, White, Blue and Gold.
The CSL teams are re-seeded annually based on a number of factors, including last year's record, number of "All Stars" on the team, performances at the All Star Meet (last event of the season), and a computer generated "Time in Water" evaluation of what were the best times from the previous summer season.
The CSL operates under USA Swimming, which is the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the United States.
To learn more, visit the CSL Website.