Mini Rays (Pre-Team)

Pre-team swimmers are able to swim, but are not strong enough for the swim team.  The usual age range for pre-team is older 5’s to 7’s and some 8’s.  This program is for children who cannot yet swim a full length of the pool (25 meters) without touching the bottom or lane ropes. However, for their own safety, it is MANDATORY that pre-team children be able to swim over half the length of the pool (about 15 meters) without touching bottom or lane ropes. The pre-team provides that “critical stepping stone” for children to move onto the regular swim team by strengthening all their swimming skills.  The pre-team is not designed to take the place of swimming lessons.  Supplementing the pre-team experience with swimming lessons will more rapidly improve a beginning swimmer’s skills.

Although the Mini Rays practice together and do not swim in meets, they are part of the Stingray family and are encouraged to participate in all Stingray activities, including Friday Pasta Nights, Movie Nights, and other social events.

While we do expect to have a preteam this year, which would start June 21, we ask that you do not register at this time. Preteam requires coaches in the water with kids and we do not yet have that approval.  More details to come.