After a few years in hiatus, the Newmarket Stingrays Fall Gear up Day is back. This will be the first team event of the year where swimmers and their families will get a chance to try on team clothing, race suits, place equipment orders and support the community we live and play in.  As part of the club's dedication to the community, this year's Gear up day will be having a support drive for Inn from the cold. Swimmers are welcome to drop by at the following times:

Location:   Ray Twinney Complex   

Date:          Saturday October 1st 2022

Time:          7.00 AM-1.00 PM (See below for group times)


Splash:                            12.00-1.00 PM

WAVE JR & SR:            10.30-12.00 PM

DEV 1 & 2:                     9.00-10.30 AM  

AG3, 4 & 5:                    7.30-9.00 AM

Nat SR and AG1 & 2:     7.00-8.30 AM


For equipment orders, payment will be accepted by CASH or CHEQUE only, so please some prepared!


Equipment Requirements 2022-2023 Season


Previously Loved Equipment Donations/Exchange:

There will be a bin for swimmers to drop their equipment that no longer fits (e.g. fins, boards, paddles etc.) and to pick up ones that they need. Please bring these equipment and lets do our part in making our environment and fellow swimmers happy!!!!





Gear Up Day Support Drive for:

Inn from the Cold is a shelter for men and women aged 16 years or older who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.

Inn from the Cold provides shelter, dignity & safety for everyone in York Region.


The Newmarket Stingrays have run a Community Meal once a year for many years in with Coach Sam and a few of the Senior swimmers volunteering. This is one of the ways the Stingrays give back.


Services Provided by Inn from the cold:

October - April Cold weather shelter & food

Everyday, all year Drop by program (lunch, snacks, beverages, showers, laundry, wellness checks, mental health & addiction support)

Friday’s @ 4pmCommunity Meal (60 - 90 homeless people attend each week)


Suggested items to be donated:

  • Cases of soup

  • Pie filling (not pumpkin)

  • Travel size shampoo & conditioner

  • Underwear

  • Towels

  • Cash donation (Will be used to buy a gift card at a grocery store for the shelter to purchase supplies needed)


Click here to visit Inn from the cold website for more information.