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FAQs

FAQS

Does my child need swim team experience to participate?

All children who are eligible members of CCRA are welcome to swim for the Stingrays regardless of experience. Swimmers who can swim the 25 meter length of the pool without touching the bottom or the rope are eligible for the swim team. Children who can swim one-half the length of the pool should join the Mini-Rays pre team.

 
When does the season start?

Stingrays swim team season starts with regular team practice on May 29 and runs through July 13.  Practices for Divisionals and and All star meet weekend run from July 16 - July 27.   Morning practice and pre-team practice begin June 18 through July 13.

 
What if I have to miss a practice? Do I have to go to every practice?

Practice is an opportunity to learn and improve so the more practices you attend the better you will swim. Let the coach know ahead of time if possible,  if you must miss practice.

 
How long do meets last?

The Saturday A meets typically last 3 hours including warm-ups.  Wednesday night B meets can last longer, depending on the number of swimmers.

 
How do I sign up my swimmer up for an A meet?
  1. Sign in to website using the log-in e-mail address you used to register your swimmer.

  2. Click “2018 Meets/Events” at top of page.

  3. Scroll to the A Meet for which you are entering your swimmer.

  4. Click the button that says “Edit Commitment”

  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on your swimmer's name then on the next page from the drop down menu choose:

    1. “Yes, please sign [name] up for this event” or

    2. “No thanks, [Name] will NOT attend this event”

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page and check the box that says "Day 1/Session 1.

  2. IMPORTANT!  Click “Save Changes.”  Nothing is recorded unless you save changes.

  3. You can edit your commitments at any time up until noon on the Thursday before the A meet. At that point, Coach Jack will prepare the roster. To edit your commitment, go to the relevant A Meet under the “2018 Meets/Events” tab.  If your swimmer is already signed up, the button will read “Edit Commitment.”  Click that and modify your commitment as appropriate.  CLICK “SAVE CHANGES”!

How do I sign my swimmer up for a B Meet?

  1. Sign in to website.

  2. Click “2018 Meets/Events” at top of page.

  3. Scroll to the B Meet in which you are entering your swimmer.

  4. Click the button that says “Edit Commitment”

  5. Click on your swimmer's name and then select either:

    1. “Yes, please sign [name] up for this event” or

    2. “No thanks, [Name] will NOT attend this event”

  1. If you selected “Yes” then a list of events for which your swimmer is eligible will appear at the bottom of the page.

  2. Check the box(es) to the left of the event(s) in which you want your swimmer to be entered.  REMEMBER: they can’t be events in which your swimmer scored points (places 1 through 5) in the immediately preceding A Meet.

  3. IMPORTANT!  Click “Save Changes.”  Nothing is recorded unless you save changes.

  4. You can edit your commitments at any time until the coach approves or rejects your selections.  Go to the relevant B Meet under the “2018 Meets/Events” tab.  If your swimmer is already signed up, the button will read “Edit Commitment.”  Click that and modify your commitment as appropriate.  CLICK “SAVE CHANGES”!

Where can I buy a team suit?

Team suits will be available at Capital Sport and Swim in Kensington MD. There will also be an opportunity to purchase team suits at Back to Pool night early in the season.  Swimmers are not required to wear the team suit, but it sure helps with team spirit.  More details to come in the spring.

Swim caps will be pre-order only. Orders for swim caps will be taken during registration. Personalized swim caps will be available again this year.

 
How do I order Stingrays spirit wear?

Team sweatshirts and flannel pants will be pre-order only. You can order and pay for sweatshirts and flannel pants during registration. Sweatshirts and flannel pants will be distributed at Back to Pool night.

Again this year! Get additional team gear and support the CCRA Stingrays by shopping at our team store at SwimOutlet.com. A portion of all proceeds goes back to CCRA Stingrays! Also, get FREE SHIPPING on orders over $49! You can also visit the full SwimOutlet.com site. We receive credit for these purchases as well!

This year, the Stingrays will compete in Division H of MCSL (Montgomery County Swim League).