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Our Accomplishments




                             Our Accomplishments           

Established in 1979, the Rappahannock Area YMCA Stingrays (RAYS) continues to do what it does best -- provide quality instruction for swimmers and parents, and produce outstanding young men and women. The Stingrays are a team with a proud and rich history, years in the making and a team that is devoted towards achieving its mission statement and purpose. Since the arrival of Head Coach Bob Herlinger, the team has grown from less than 100 swimmers to nearly 300. The Stingrays are very proud of the achievements of our student-athletes as they move on in their lives. Each year, we graduate a group of seniors who have excelled both in the pool and the classroom. and have found considerable success in their post swimming careers. We are proud of our athletes and our TEAM.

Our record of achievement is not a coincidence. Training for competitive swimming creates a healthy and attentive “mind, body and spirit” which is eager for learning of all kinds. This activity provides the personal, social, and intellectual supports for individual growth.

The RAYS objective is simple in concept. We offer activities which foster unity and stability during crucial years of childhood development. Team functions, swimming meets and fundraisers link parents, swimmers, and coaches in a spirit of acceptance and cooperation. Stingray families contribute time and effort to support a stimulating and condusive atmosphere for the athletes associated with the Stingrays. Winning with the RAYS is the byproduct of the fun, enthusiasm, and hard work of its membership. At the RAYS success is forged in the combination of creative imagination and hard work.



A List of the Achievements of Stingray Swimmers

  • Olympic Trials Qualifiers; click here
  • Olympic Trials Finalist; click here
  • Deaflympics – USA Team Member; click here
  • USA Swimming National Junior Team Member; click here
  • USA Swimming Senior National Qualifiers; click here
  • USA Swimming Junior National Qualifiers; click here
  • NCSA Junior National Qualifiers; click here
  • YMCA National Championship Qualifiers; click here
  • USA Swimming  Top 10/16 Qualifiers; click here
  • YMCA Swimming Top 10/16 Qualifiers; click here
  • USA Swimming Academic All Americans; click here
  • VSI Senior Championship Individual Champions; click here
  • VSI Age Group Championship Individual Champions; click here
  • VSI Age Group Championship Record Holders; click here
  • Virginia State Record Holders; click here
  • Eastern Zones Qualifiers; click here
  • Eastern Zone Record Holders; click here
  • All Area Honorees; click here
  • All Area Swimmers of the Year; click here
  • RAYS Virtual Club Rankings from USA Swimming; click here
     

 

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