Team Policy

Volunteer Policy

When you sign your athlete up for swimming, you also sign yourself up to volunteer. It takes at least 40 parent volunteers to run a swim meet. As in other sports, all families are expected to provide volunteer support throughout the season.  Families will be asked to volunteer for at least 4 swim team events per swimmer participating in South Riding Stingray programs.  Please contact the team representatives for information.

Refund Policy

Refunds for swimmer registration fees may be requested through June 1, 2021 for our CSL and ODSL programs, or through the first week of the Mini-Ray program. All refunds are subject to a $15 processing fee per swimmer.  This fee is waived until May 15, 2021.

Attendance Policy

Swimmers in the CSL program must participate in a minimum of 3 practices per week to be eligible to swim in that Saturday's meet. Failure to do so may result in not being selected to swim in that Saturday meet. Final decision on Saturday meet selection rests with the Head Coach. Swimmers currently participating in a year round swimming program may have a modified attendance policy by special arrangement with the Head Coach. Swimmers in the Mini-Ray program or the Stingrays ODSL program do not have an attendance policy. In all cases the coaches want to be notified if a swimmer will be absent from practice and/or meets.

Swimmer of the Week

Swimmer of the week selection is done at the sole discretion of the coaching staff. Swimmer of the week is meant to be a fun encouragement for swimmers, it is not intended to be a competitive award. Coaches may feel a swimmer deserves it more for a single act or effort that stood out in their mind verses a swimmer who took first place in all their events that week.

Cell Phone Use

Cell phone use on deck during practices and meets is discouraged.

Relay Selection

Selection for relays is at the sole discretion of the coaching staff. Our CSL program selects swimmers based on fastest times. Our ODSL program selects swimmers based on many factors, including competitive needs and swimmer growth and development. Relay teams are subject to change throughout the season.

Inclement Weather Policy

Practice and meets will be conducted in the rain. If there is lighting and/or thunder, the pool is closed for 45 minutes. In the case of a delay, the decision will be made at the pool whether we will wait out the storm or cancel the event. Unless there is obvious thunderstorm activity, please report to the pool. Cancellation notices will be sent our as soon as possible. But in all cases COMMON SENSE is the theme.

Other Information

Please note the following:

(1) the South Riding Stingrays does not provide childcare

(2) the South Riding Stingrays is a 501(C)(7)* non-profit organization and not a 501(C)(3).

* A 501(c)(7) organization is a social or recreational club that is organized for pleasure and recreation of a group (members) of people. Members must share interests and have a common goal directed toward pleasure and recreation, and the organization must provide opportunities for personal contact among members.