Manta Rays

The Manta Rays is part of the Stingray Age Group Swimming Program and is intended for High School level Swimmers and competitve middle school swimmers. Manta Ray Swimmers have learned the 4 competitive strokes and basic swim skills and practices emphasize training to a greater degree. Manta Rays participate in Junior Olympic and State Level Competitions as well as smaller local level meets. 

 

Practice Schedule (See the Practice Schedule & Fees Tab for Up to Date Practice Times)

Year-Round Manta Rays practice 5x/week for 1.5 to 2 Hours/practice

 

Group Equipment

The Basics: Swim Suit, goggles, swim cap, and a water bottle

Swim Gear: Long Fins + Kickboard + Snorkel + Pull Buoy + Paddles (Small) + Mesh Equipment Bag

Click here to visit our team store.

 

 

Eligibility for Manta Rays

Swimmers must complete the following to the coaches' satisfaction to join the Manta Rays:​

  1. ​Ability to demonstrate a legal 100yd of each of the competitive stroke, and a 200yd Freestyle and Individual Medley (IM). 
  2. Achieve a "B" Time Standard in 3 or more events (AZ Swimming Time Standards)

 

Moving Up to the Next Group

For swimmers to move up to the Eagle Rays group, they must meet the following criteria:​

  1. Swimmers who would like to join the Eagle Rays must be a state qualifer level swimmer or faster. Swimmers must earn at least 1 "A" cut time. 

Swimmers are only allowed to move between groups at the end of one season and the beginning of the next. Late March to early April is the first such period. Late July to early August is the next such period. The purpose of this is to ensure that swimmers who move up are fully prepared to do so. Holding swimmers back to finish out the season also helps everyone else in the group to be challenged by their faster peers before they move up.