Welcome Stingrays, New and Old!

Parent Communications Stingrays
Apr 9, 2019

AND OUR 2019 SEASON BEGINS!

We've officially begun the 2019 season, Stingrays! We've been so glad to see all of the friendly faces at practice during the last week! We've gotten off to a great start so far!

FRIENDLY REMINDERS

  • Please make sure that your swimmers are on time for practice and ready to swim. Swimmers need to have their suits, goggles, caps if possible, and anything else they need to hop in the water when practice begins! Please keep all other items (towels, extra clothing, shoes, etc.) off the deck.

  • Please leave your pets at home! Per the district, we are not allowed to have animals on school grounds. Service animals are the obvious exception, but please leave all pet dogs, cats, ferrets, gerbils, chickens, etc. at home. ;) We will be fined and could lose our permit to rent the facility.

  • Parents and non-swimmers are not permitted to be on deck unless invited on deck by a coach or board member. Please leave all instruction to the coaches and enjoy some social time during practice!

  • Please be sure to throw away any trash and make sure you have all of your belongings before leaving the pool.

  • Please remind your children that they are not allowed to play in the locker rooms. We will be strictly enforcing this rule this season, as we have had multiple complaints by school staff in the past.

NO PRACTICE APRIL 12-19

There will be NO PRACTICE this Friday, April 12. There will also be no practice next week, during Sac City Unified's spring break. Enjoy the break with your family, and we'll see everyone back at the pool Monday, April 22!

TEAM SUIT FIT KITS

Team suit fit kits will be available to try on at practice on Wednesday and Thursday this week. If you're in need of a team suit, we highly recommend having your swimmer(s) test out the fit kit suits, as the sizing can be a little different from normal off-the-rack suits. Please come a little early for your practice time, or stay a little late, and try on a suit before ordering!

CHIPOTLE DINNER NIGHT OUT!

Join us in supporting the Stingrays with our second FUNdraiser dinner, THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 13 at Chipotle @ Delta Shores! Bring in the attached flyer, show it on your phone or simply tell the cashier you're supporting the Stingrays. Plan ahead to enjoy a burrito bowl (with guac, of course) and support our swimmers!

VOLUNTEER UPDATE

Thank you to everyone who has already signed up for a volunteer position! If you still need to sign up, please visit this link and do so as soon as possible. If you have not signed up for a job by May 1, we will assign one to you. There are a variety of positions still open! In particular, we are in need of READY BENCH, TEAM PARENTS, TEAM TENT, AND TIMERS.

If you are a family with more than one parent or guardian who will be attending meets, or are signed up for a job that is done outside of meets, please consider signing up for more than one position. As we did last year, we will also have a list of jobs that have to be filled on the morning of the meet, at check-in. If you're available, please consider stepping into one of these jobs (we call these ‘floater’ spots). We appreciate you!

STINGRAYS GEAR

Support the Stingrays and show your team spirit at the same time! Links and details…

Cotton Shoppe Stingrays clothing:

https://sacstingrays.itemorder.com

First round of orders will close on Sunday, April 14th. We may open the shop one more time a little later in the season but don't wait, as this may be your only option to purchase gear in time for the start of the season. You will be notified when your order is ready to be picked up.

Team suits:

https://qteamstore.com/collections/sacramento-stingrays?ZKJMmHFKQCqXnt5WiyeN9w

Ships directly from our custom suit company. NOTE: We will have fit kits at practices, for your swimmer to try on these suits! We HIGHLY recommend trying the suits on before ordering, if you haven't ordered in the past.

Other Stingrays items:

https://www.cafepress.com/sacramentostingrays

Our small Cafepress shop, for buttons, water bottles, bumper stickers, etc. Ships from Cafepress.

COMING UP…

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 12-FRIDAY, APRIL 19: No practice

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 13: Stingrays Dinner Night Out, Chipotle in Delta Shores! Flyer to bring with you is attached, be sure to come out, grab Chipotle for dinner, and support the Stingrays at our second FUNdraising dinner of the season!

  • SUNDAY, APRIL 14: Cotton Shoppe gear closes! Get those orders in!

  • SUNDAY, MAY 5: League Training Day at Del Paso Country Club. Please try to attend if you are signed up for Starter, Stroke & Turn, Ready Bench, Computers, or Colorado.

  • SATURDAY, MAY 18: Stings vs. Rays! This is our time trials meet for our swimmers and a great chance for them to experience what a meet is like. This is also the day that most volunteer job trainings will happen. Please plan to attend, we will send an email when registration opens!