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Wendy Sanders

Good morning, Stingray Nation! REMINDER: The practice schedule changes effective today. Find the practice schedule HERE. I recommend syncing your swimmer's practice schedule to your smart device by following the instructions on THIS PAGE. Also, for those of you with former Stingrays who swim in college and need a place to swim for the summer, you can register HERE for long course season. College swimmers are expected to have a YMCA membership and pay the YMCA program fee. Please contact Wendy Sanders with questions. Have a great day!

Wendy Sanders

Good morning, Stingray Nation! A few very important Practice Schedule updates (full schedule found here and the syncable schedule is found here): Starting TUESDAY, MAY 17 and continuing through THURSDAY, MAY 26, the Spring Tune-up Practice Schedule will be as follows: Senior MTWF - 5:45-7:45pm North Th - 5:45-8:15pm North *Tuesday - swim 5:45-7:15pm; Dryland 7:15-7:45pm *Thursday - swim 5:45-7:45pm; Dryland 7:45-8:15pm Gold M-F - 6:45-8:15pm North Silver MWF 6:50-8:05pm Y Tuesday - 7:15-8:15pm North Bronze MWF - 6:00-7:00pm Y Miniray MWF - 5:30-6:10pm Y Summer Long Course Session begins...

Wendy Sanders

Happy Sunday, Stingray Nation! Spring Tune-up starts tomorrow! The practice schedule is found here, or you can sync the practice schedule to your smart device here. You must have an active YMCA membership to register for the Spring Session (contact the YMCA if you have questions about membership). Here are links to register for the swim team Spring Session: Miniray http://apm.activecommunities.com/ymcadetroit/Activity_Search/80352 Bronze http://apm.activecommunities.com/ymcadetroit/Activity_Search/80354 Silver http://apm.activecommunities.com/ymcadetroit/Activity_Search/80355 Gold http://apm.activecommunities.com/ymcadetroit/Activity_Search/80356 Senior http://apm.activecommunities.com/ymcadetroit/Activity_Search/80358 Also, you will notice that the website has a new look (and it may change a little as I play with...

The Fall/Winter Season Awards Banquet will be at St. Mary's Cultural Center on Wednesday, April 13. Info can be found here. YOU MUST RSVP BY TODAY TO ATTEND. Swimmers are free, non-swimmers are $25 per person. RSVP to Dannette Mateyak here and indicate your swimmer's name, practice group, and the number of non-swimmers. If you can't attend the banquet but would like for your swimmer to receive their awards this season, please still RSVP with this request to Dannette Mateyak by March 31. YOUR SWIMMER WILL NOT RECEIVE AWARDS UNLESS...

Good morning from Greensboro, Stingray Nation! Congratulations to our 14 and unders who attended the USA State Meet this past weekend! Rock Thiam, Brianna Escobar, Jill Stricher and Gavin Varga had a great meet to wrap up their season! Our National Team has descended upon Greensboro and are looking fast and fierce for this week's YMCA National Championships! SWIM FAST STINGRAYS!!! A quick update this morning: The Fall/Winter Season Awards Banquet will be at St. Mary's Cultural Center on Wednesday, April 13. Info can be found here. YOU MUST RSVP...

What an incredible weekend! The Stingray Nation had some OUTSTANDING performances this weekend! There were best times achieved all over the place, and a few notable accomplishments: Amy Pan was the Zone Champion in the 200 back, 200 IM, 100 free, 200 free, 50 free and 100 back! Evan Scotto-Divetta was the Zone Champion in the 100 free and 50 free! Top-8 individual finishers included: Mia Bayer (500 free, 200 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 200 fly) Alyssa Calloway (200 back, 50 back) Emme D’Errico (400 IM, 200 IM, 100...

Happy Pi Day, Stingray Nation! The first week of March Clinics were a well-attended success, and we had some great performances at the Last Chance Meet on Sunday, including a new Zone Cut in the 200 free relay by the 11-12 Boys (Varun Kongara, Kaden Patterson, Grayson Stricher and Rock Thiam) and two new Zone Cuts in the 50 and 100 free by Rachael Mateyak! Congratulations! Our high school boys ended their high school seasons this past weekend as well, so we are pumped and ready to head into Y...

Good morning Stingray Nation! I don’t really have any critical news to share today, BUT I have some really interesting and special news, and I thought I should share it. It’s kind of a personal story, but there’s a team theme to it too. And since I’m the one with the power to send news to the whole swim team…you’re stuck with my story today. As you know, we are an Arena Team. That means that our team suits and gear come from Arena, and as a result, we get...

Good morning, Stingray Nation! Congratulations to our swimmers who swam at USA Regionals this past weekend! There were excellent swims across the board! Reminder - if you are no longer competing in meets for FFYS and you would still like to practice, you need to sign up for the March Clinic at the YMCA here. March Clinics start tonight! Swimmers who are no longer competing for FFYS will not be allowed at regular practices. We should have Spring Tune-up information available shortly. Practice Updates (not March Clinics) All of the...

You guys. The State Meet. Holy cow, were our Stingrays FAST!!! Our Championship season just keeps getting better! Fast swims, best times, Zone cuts, and National cuts!!! That makes for a pretty awesome weekend! A special congratulations to the 2022 Zone Team Qualifiers: 9-10 girls Kinley Birmelin Allie Kliebert Erin Rembiesa Jillian Stricher 9-10 boys Chase Hougard Cason Kliebert Timothy Simpson Gavin Varga 11-12 boys Kaden Patterson Grayson Stricher Rock Thiam 13-14 girls Mia Bayer 15-18 Girls Alyssa Calloway Lily Cochrane Emme D’Errico Leah Gray Rachael Mateyak Amy Pan Maddie...