Stings vs Rays, Custom Caps, and more this week!

Registrar Stingrays
Apr 26, 2019

Welcome back from Spring Break, Stingrays! This warm weather is perfect for hopping back in the pool to start getting comfortable before meets begin. Make sure to come to practice as often as you can, so that you’re the best you can be at our first meet!

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!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Register your swimmer(s) and your parent volunteer commitment  HERE or by going to our website and clicking on ‘events’. YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR SWIMMER BY THE DEADLINE!! If you do not register your swimmer for the meet, it will be assumed that s/he does not plan to participate. SWIMMERS CANNOT BE ADDED AFTER THE CUTOFF DATE.

FOR PARENTS: Please choose your volunteer slot for the committee that you signed up for. For example, if you signed up as a Snack Bar volunteer at Welcome Back night or on Signup Genius, please ONLY choose a Snack Bar slot on the website. We will have a list of positions that need to be filled on the morning of the meet, so if you’d like to volunteer for a job OUTSIDE of your committee, you can do so at that time!

This is our time trials meet for our swimmers and serves as Stingrays volunteer training for most positions! Note: This is NOT an official dual-meet and does not count towards the two meets needed for Champs qualification. So why should you attend?

  • Time trials are important for our swimmers, as they serve as a baseline for the rest of the season. It’s exciting to watch how quickly their times improve!

  • It helps our swimmers shed some of the nerves they may be feeling before dual-meets begin. Think of it as a dress rehearsal! New families, if your swimmer is feeling a little nervous about what to expect during a swim meet, this is a great opportunity for them to experience a meet before other teams join us.

  • Stings vs. Rays is an awesome community building event. It helps our families feel more connected to each other, across all ages of Stingrays!

Please plan to attend! And after you set a personal best for the season, join us at Panda Express in Delta Shores for our next FUNdraiser dinner!

STINGRAYS SUMMER CAMP!

This year, join us for our Stingrays summer camp! Enhance your swim skills, enjoy some fun summertime activities at the pool, and spend more of your summer days with your Stingray friends and family!

Register HERE, spaces are extremely limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis!

CAPS 411

In addition to the Stingrays cap being provided for each swimmer, families will have the opportunity to order custom caps again this year, with their swimmer’s name printed on them! Please see the attached order form, or order online at this link: https://forms.gle/YQYMoyddkcER4ZSV6

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, you will be receiving an email in the next few days from the Stingrays VP/Volunteer Coordinator. If you have not committed to a position by May 1, one will be assigned to you. Thank you for your understanding!! 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!

COMING UP…

  • Buddy sign ups are coming! Look for more information at practice next week.

  • WELCOME BACK POTLUCK: Friday, May 10. A separate email will be coming soon with all the details!

  • NO PRACTICE: Wednesday, May 15

  • Saturday, May 18 after Stings vs. Rays… Panda Express FUNdraiser dinner at Delta Shores!

  • Friday, May 31: Stingrays Movie Night! A fun event hosted by your coaches!