Stingray Scoop 1/30/2019

Kirk Bobash
Jan 30, 2019
Hunterdon County YMCA
Stingray Scoop 1/30/2019

Dear Swimmers and Families,

‘Integrity is choosing courage over comfort, choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them.”

  - Brene Brown

I hope you are all staying safe and warm in this crazy weather!

We have our 8&Under State Championships @ RVCC this weekend. This is such a fun event!! We are so proud of our Little Stingrays and all they have accomplished this season. They have worked very hard and we can’t wait to watch all of their progress on full display.

Saturday 2/2

8&U Girls: Please check in at 9:10am

8&U Boys: Please check in at 1:25pm


  • We have rhetoric in our Team Handbook that states that our swimmers are to attend the highest-level YMCA Champs meet they qualify for, and we will support any and all swimmers in that endeavor. We also intend on supporting swimmers in their goals to attend high-level USA meets.  

  • Senior Groups:

             Please note and reference the email that was sent out via Coach Kristen with regard to end of season logistics and meets. As referenced, I have opened an OME for Age Group Eastern                       Zones, and if there are swimmers who are qualified and wish to attend- please reach out to me and I will be happy to add swimmers to the entry.

  • JUNIOR 3 Group-

Starting next week (2/4-2/8), we will be cutting Cross Training on Tuesdays and dryland on Fridays. This is in line with our season plan and taper for the upcoming champs meets. If you have any questions, please reach out.

  • J1/2 Groups-

Thursday is Parent’s Practice Day! Bring your caps and goggles and come prepared to swim and have fun.

  • Little Stingrays Group-

            Next Wednesday 2/6 is Parent’s Practice Day! Same rules apply! The kids will love it.

  • Mark your calendars! The Special Olympics Meet is just around the corner! We had such a great time volunteering as a team last year, and it would be awesome to do it again. The date will be March 16 from 4-8pm at the Deer Path Y. I will send out a signup genius shortly.


  • Merchandise for the Silver Championships is now available for pre-order:


Bronze Championships: All adult members of the team are required for AT LEAST 1 SESSION to help execute this championship. We rely on, and are so grateful to all of our volunteers for this meet. It is a privilege that our team is hosting a championship meet, and we would like to have everything running smoothly. WHETHER YOUR CHILD IS SWIMMING IN THE MEET OR NOT- YOUR ATTENDANCE IS IMPERATIVE. This includes families who qualify out, as well as 8&under families. Job choices have been closed and will be now distributed to families that have not yet signed up to work. If you need points, please reach out to either Shannon Hamilton or myself, and we will get you aligned with a job,

  *Please remember to book your hotel for Silver/State Championships. Links are provided on the events page*


For Championship meets:

  • When looking at events to sign-up for, please note that if your time is RED- it is not a qualifying time and will not be accepted. If your time is BLACK- you have a qualifying time.


  • If your swimmers has 5 or more qualifying times for a higher meet, you may NOT participate in the preceding meet.


Upcoming HCY Events:

2/2- 8&Under Championships @ RVCC    

2/9-2/10- Bronze Championships @ Raritan Bay YMCA    

2/15- LAST DAY OF FALL/WINTER SEASON  *Unless swimmer has qualified for meets AFTER this date.

2/15-2/17- Silver Championships @ GCIT    

2/22-2/24- 12&Under State Championships @ OCY    

2/23-2/24- NJ Silver/Bronze Championships    

3/2-3/3- 13-19 Silver/Bronze NJS Championships 

3/7-3/10- 13&Over State Championships    

3/22-3/24- NJS 11-14 JO’s  


Upcoming HCY Birthdays:

Nicole Planer    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Shannon Hesse           HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!    

HCY Swimming (@hcyswimming) is on Instagram! If you have any photos you’d like posted, please send them to me for review.  

Be well,           

Coach Ruby

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