WEEKLY UPDATE – July 13th

Hi Stingrays,

Here is everything you need to know for next week!

Meet Sign Ups

Please click here to access the sign up for the North Delta Sunfish meet on July 28-29.  The form closes on Monday at 9:00 pm, so please be sure to complete your sign-up in time!

The sign up for Regionals will be closing on Friday July 20 at 9:00pm!

Friday, July 13th Practice

Afternoon practices tomorrow will be cancelled, this includes Little Stingrays! Morning practice tomorrow is still as scheduled and all Div. 2/3’s are welcome to join in at 7:45.

Movie Afternoon

We will be going to the see the 12:55 pm showing of Incredibles 2 at the Silvercity Cineplex Riverport in Richmond. You can either purchase your tickets online beforehand or on the day of at the theatre. We will be meeting at the theatre in the main lobby at 12:20 to get everyone organized and make our way into the theatre to get settled.

We encourage everyone to come out and join us, including parents!

Seniors Hot Yoga

Attention seniors we will be offering two sessions at Oxygen Yoga on Friday, July 20th and Wednesday, July 25th! Click here to access the sign up form and here for the waiver form.

CBSC “B” Meet

There has been a change to the start times of the CBSC “B” Meet next Wednesday. Doors will open at 12:30 pm and warm ups will take place between 1:00-1:30 pm (stay tuned for exact times). The heats will be starting at 2:00pm sharp!

Cultus Lake Waterslides

We are excited to announce that we will be heading back to Cultus Lake Waterslides for our year end fun swim! We will be heading out to the waterslides as a club on the afternoon of Friday, August 10th.  Please let us know if you can attend by clicking here and filling out the sign up.

Swim-a-thon

A reminder this evening is our annual Swimathon! Please view the schedule below to find out when your child is swimming:

5:00-5:30: Little Stingrays (Lanes 1 & 2)

5:00-6:00: Sea Turtles, Sea Otters, Seahorses, Sea Monkeys (Lanes 3, 4, 5, 6)

6:00-7:00: Jellyfish, Starfish, Seals (Whole Pool)

7:00-8:00: Seniors (Whole Pool)

8:00-9:00: Masters

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled start time to allow yourself some spare time to get organized before your child is in the water. Additionally, please keep in mind you will be responsible for counting laps for your child, or finding someone to count for you! We have lots of kids participating this year, so we need to ensure everyone will be counted for!

Volunteers, we will need you at the pool for 4:45pm!

Spirit Week

Is taking place the week of, July 23th-27st! Now that you have survived a challenging week, it is now time to prepare for the Tri-Wizard Tournament! Here’s a breakdown of how the week will look:

Monday: You must prepare your clothing for your battles (Tie-Dye Day)! Come and tie-dye your t-shirts in your house colours. If you don’t have practice this afternoon, you are still welcome and encouraged to come and prepare your shirt!

Tuesday: TV show day, come dressed as your favourite TV character – whether magical or not!

Wednesday: Colours day! Please come dressed in the appropriate colour for your group:

Little Stingrays – Red

Sea Otters/Sea Turtles  – Orange

Seahorses  – Yellow

Sea Monkeys  – Green

Seals – Blue

Starfish – Purple

Jellyfish – Pink

Seniors – Grey

Wednesday: Each House will battle it out for Quidditch Champion! Our 3rd Annual Quidditch Tournament will be taking place at 6:30pm at Memorial Park. Please come dressed in your House colors and don’t forget your broomstick!

Thursday: Crazy Socks Day! Come wearing your wackiest pair of socks!

Friday: The Yule Ball. A team practice followed by a celebratory Butterbeer to celebrate the end of the Tri-Wizard tournament! Be wary of Lord Voldemort on this day, as he does not take lightly to large groups of witches and wizards gathering together.

WEEKLY UPDATE – July 6th

Hi Stingrays,

Here is what you need to know for the upcoming week!

Meet Sign Ups

Please click here to access the sign-up for the CBSC “B” meet, the last chance to sign up is Monday July 9th at 9:00pm!  And click here to access the sign-up for the WRASA meet which will also be closing on Monday at 9:00pm.

Salt Spring tentative entries have been sent out, if you notice anything that needs to be changed please email Coach Alexa, at alexa@ladnerstingrays.com. The deadline for entry changes is Sunday at 4:00pm and please use the subject line: Salt Spring Entry Changes!

Swim-a-thon

Will be taking place next Thursday, July 12th! Please view the schedule below to find out when your child is swimming:

5:00-5:30: Little Stingrays (Lanes 1 & 2)

5:00-6:00: Sea Turtles, Sea Otters, Seahorses, and Sea Monkeys (Lanes 3, 4, 5, 6)

6:00-7:00: Jellyfish, Starfish, Seals (Whole Pool)

7:00-8:00: Seniors (Whole Pool)

8:00-9:00: Masters

Please keep in mind you will be responsible for counting laps for your child, or finding someone to count for you! We have lots of kids participating this year, so we need to ensure everyone will be counted for!

The club has set out with the goal to raise $4000.00 this year and the person who earns the most amount of pledges will win an iPad! If you need another pledge sheet because you have already filled yours up, click here.

July 13th Practices

All regularly scheduled practices will be cancelled next Friday afternoon, July 13th, this includes Little Stingrays! We will be making up the final day of Challenge Week on Monday, July 16th.

Practices scheduled for the morning will still be taking place!

Challenge Week

As per our Harry Potter themed House-Cup, we will be having another themed Challenge Week this year, starting next Monday, July 9th!

Monday, July 9th: Moaning Myrtle Underwaters

Tuesday, July 10th: Potions Day 

Wednesday, July 11th: Trip to Hogsmeade

Thursday, July 12th: Mile Swim

Monday, July 16th: Final Duel Swim

Movie Night

Our annual Movie Night will be on Tuesday, July 17th! We will be going to watch Incredibles 2 at the movie theatre. The showtime will be between 12:00-1:00pm, the exact showtime will be released next week.

All the coaches will be attending as well as a handful of volunteer coaches, however, parents you are welcome to stay for the movie.

Tickets can either be purchased online beforehand or at the movie theatre.

Everyone is encouraged to come out and join us!

House Cup Points Update

Here is your House Cup point breakdown after a few weeks of meets and events…will a new leader emerge at our next update?

Hufflepuff – 815 points

Ravenclaw – 710 points

Gryffindor – 675 points

Slytherin – 645 points

Next week, everyday you participate in Challenge Week you will earn 5 points for your House!

WEEKLY UPDATE – June 30th

Hi Stingrays,

Here is what you need to know for the club next week!

July 2nd Practices

All practices, including Masters, are CANCELLED on Monday, July 2nd in lieu of Canada Day!

July Practice Schedule

Will be taking effect starting next Tuesday! Please note, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon times have flipped again for our regular program Stingrays, and Little Stingray practices are now 1 hour long!

Masters, our schedule has gone back to Mondays and Thursdays for the rest of the summer.

Please click here  to view all of our practice schedules!

Stingback

On Wednesday, July 4th regularly scheduled practices will be cancelled as we will be hosting our annual Stingback Development Meet from 4-8pm. Final entries for this meet will be sent via email by Coach Alexa.

And just a friendly reminder there will be no deck entries at this meet!

Picture Day

Grouse Grind

On Friday, July 6th the senior swimmers will be doing the Grouse Grind. Please click here to access the sign up/carpooling form!

Please note this event is Div.4 and up.

Meet Sign Ups

We have a couple of meet sign ups closing this week, such as Surrey/Cloverdale, Saltspring and the Kigoos Development Meet. Please click here to access these sign up forms!

Swimathon

Is taking place on Thursday, July 12! Please click here to access a printable version of the pledge form.

Bronze Medallion/Cross Combo Course

Calling all swimmers 13 yrs and older, we have some Stingrays signed up for the Combo Camp running from July 30,31 and Aug. 1,2,3,7,8,9. It is being held at the LOP from 10:00am-3:00pm and they still need a few more people to sign up in order to run the course! So if you are interested in starting the process of becoming a lifeguard this is the camp for you. The registration barcode is #412862.

WEEKLY UPDATE – June 22

Hi Stingrays,

Here is what you need to know for next week!

Super 7 Warm-Up Times

Kylie – Sea Otters:  7:45 – 8:10

Jemma – Sea Turtles:  7:45 – 8:10

Hannah – Seahorses:  7:55 – 8:20

Alexa – Sea Monkeys: 7:55 – 8:20

Lauryn – Seals: 8:05 – 8:30

Brandon – Starfish:  8:05 – 8:30

Holly – Jellyfish: 8:05 – 8:30

Seniors:  8:15 – 8:40

Team Practice Reminder

This is a reminder that tonight is our 2nd team practice of the season! Everyone is encouraged to come out and participate including seniors. We will be reviewing/learning some of our older cheers and having a House Cup cheer off! Team Practice will be starting at 4:00 and will finish up at 5:30pm.

It is also Stingray Pride Day this afternoon so come decked out in all the black and green you can find!

Note: Little Stingrays will be participating in their regularly scheduled practice at 3:15 pm and at 4:00 pm. At 4:00 they will join the rest of the club for cheers until 4:30pm. After cheers are completed the Little Stingrays will be dismissed.

Movie Night

Mark your calendars our annual movie night is back again BUT this year we will be going to the movie theatres! We will be going to see Incredibles 2 as a club on Tuesday, July 17. We will be going to watch the movie in the afternoon before practices and more details will be released closer to the date.

Seniors Grouse Grind

Senior swimmers will be going to do the Grouse Grind on Friday, July 6th! We will be meeting at the base at 11:00 am and we will be sending out another email to arrange carpooling.

July 2nd Practices

In lieu of Canada Day all practices, including Masters, will be cancelled on Monday, July 2nd!

WEEKLY UPDATE – June 15th

Hi Stingrays,

Here is what you need to know for next week!

Meet Sign Up

The sign up for the NVC Hootenanny on July 7th (we are only swimming one day) will be closing Monday at 9:00pm! You can access the sign up here.

House Cup

After 2 weekends of swim meets and Bingo a leader has emerged out of the pack:

Hufflepuff – 120 points

Slytherin – 115 points,  a very close second!

Ravenclaw – 105 points

Gryffindor – 100 points

Next week is Stingray Pump-Up Week in preparation for our Super-7 swim meet. Swimmers will be given 5 points each day they participate in the activities and these points will go towards the race for House Cup Champion!

Update: The Scavenger Hunt is being moved from Wednesday, June 20th to another evening  that is TBD. As soon as it is scheduled you will be notified!

Stingray Pump-Up Week

Team Practice

Next Friday we will be hosting our 2nd team practice of the season! Everyone is encouraged to come out and participate including seniors. We will be reviewing/learning some of our older cheers and having a House Cup cheer off! Team Practice will be starting at 4:00 and will finish up at 5:30pm.

Note: Little Stingrays will be participating in their regularly scheduled practice at 3:15 pm and at 4:00 pm. At 4:00 they will join the rest of the club for cheers until 4:30pm. After cheers are completed the Little Stingrays will be dismissed.

Volunteer Coaches Clinic

Next Friday from 3:30-4:00 pm Coach Alexa and Coach Holly will be running a short clinic that all volunteers must attend! We will be reviewing some important skills for helping swimmers in water.

T-Shirts and Caps

If you are after a new stingrays t-shirt, good news there are still some left for sale! If you would like one to match your kids or an extra one for your child please contact Kelly White at registrar@ladnerstingrays.com . There are also still some of our NEW caps for sale as well!

Bronze Medallion/Bronze Cross

Attention all Div 3+ swimmers! This year at the Outdoor Pool the Corporation will be hosting some lifesaving courses. You will need to take these courses should you one day want to be a lifeguard or a coach for our club! Delta is hoping to have some Stingrays sign up so they will have full classes with good swimmers, and we are hoping some Stingrays sign up so we can have some trained swimmers!

Bronze Medallion/Bronze Cross Combination Camp: July 16-26, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm; age requirement is 13 (registration barcode 404319)

National Lifeguard: Aug. 14-24, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm; age requirement is 16 (registration barcode 412854)

WEEKLY UPDATE – JUNE 8th

Hi Stingrays,

Here is what you need to know for the upcoming week!

Meet Sign Ups

There are a few sign ups coming to a close in the next few weeks! The sign up for the WRASA Development Meet will be closing on Wednesday June 13th at 9:00pm. You can access the sign up here.

Our very own Super 7 is fast approaching! Tentative Entries will be  sent out to the club this evening, if you notice anything that needs to be changed please email Coach Alexa with the subjective line Super 7 Entry Changes no later than Tuesday, June 12th at 5:00pm. If you have not yet signed up and would like to partake in the meet please send Coach Alexa an email with the subjective line Super 7 Late Entry no  later than June 12th at 5:00pm. Relays will be released closer to June 23-24!  

Please use the subject line I have outlined above when emailing me! I have to sift through 50+ emails a week to find yours, so it is easier for me if I have one subject line to search for and it ensures I will not miss your email!

Bingo

Our Annual Bingo Night will be held next Wednesday, June 13! We will be hosting the event in Memorial Park starting at 6:30 pm and finishing up around 8:00 pm. There are some awesome prizes this year including gift cards, chocolate and a portable speaker! Don’t forget this is our first House Cup Challenge and you can earn points for your house through participating. Senior swimmers will be released from practice early to change and head over to the park.

Little Stingray Parents

A reminder that no parents are allowed on deck past the big shed by the entry gate! Parents are not covered by our BCSSA insurance, thus this rule. If your child needs to use the washroom or change into their swim suit prior to practice, please use the washrooms located in the community centre adjacent to the pool!

We will be walking your child to the gate after their practice is over and will wait with them until they are picked up at the gate! If you are unable to pick up your child after practice, please make other arrangements, and inform your child’s coach so they know who to release your child to!

WEEKLY UPDATE – JUNE 1st

Hi Stingrays,

Here is everything you need to know in the upcoming week!

June Practice Schedule

Just a reminder we are now following our June practice schedules! Please be aware some of the times have shifted from the May schedule. Little Stingrays will have their first practice on Monday June 4th.

Masters this is a reminder that your schedule switches to Mondays and Fridays for this month. There will not be practice tonight, your first Friday practice will be next Friday, June 8th!

Meet Sign Ups

The sign up for our very own meet, the Super 7, closes tonight at 9:00pm! Make sure to sign up to take part in the meet where you are guaranteed to have the most fun this season! You can access the sign up form here.

Note: Many clubs in our region have decided to forego deck entries for the season as we are switching over to a new system.  So to ensure your child has the chance to swim in a meet they are wanting to attend please complete the sign up forms on our website! They can be accessed here

Bingo Night

Our first House Cup challenge of the summer is fast approaching! There are some awesome prizes to be won and a lot of fun to be had. It will be taking place on Wednesday, June 13th at 6:30pm at Memorial Park. There will be more details released in the following week.

Volunteer Coaches

This is a reminder that you are now following the June schedule sent to you by Coach Holly! Make sure to have a look over it as some of your shifts may have changed depending on availability. And a reminder that your July and August availability will be due Thursday June 21st.

PSA

This is just a friendly reminder to refrain from talking to your child through the fence while they are in practice. This can be very distracting to the coaches as well as the other swimmers participating in practice! If you would like to speak with your child let their coach know and they will have them hop out of the pool to come speak with you.

THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the parade this year! We earned THIRD place in the Sports/Dance Category!! We would like to give special thanks to the sponsors that helped make the float possible this year: Westham Island Herb Farm lent us the trailer and hay as well as Dunbar Lumber and Rona who donated all the supplies required to build the LOP on wheels. And thank you to the parent volunteers that worked all week to get the float parade ready!  We are already planning for 2019 … thinking of starting blocks and lane ropes!

WEEKLY UPDATE – MAY 25th

Hi Stingrays,

Here is what you need to know for the upcoming week!

Time Trials

A big thank you to all who came out and volunteered and participated in last night’s time trials event! It was a huge success and both kids and parents had a great time.

Meet Sign-Ups

Deadlines are fast approaching for some of your favourite meets! The sign up for B4 closes on Monday at 9:00pm, you can access it here.

SUPER 7 SIGN-UP CLOSES ON FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST! Please be sure to have your entries completed by this date! We are anticipating a lot of people will be signing up for this meet (we’re hoping to break 100 swimmers!), so entries take us a while to get through, hence the super early deadline. We want all of our Stingrays to come out and participate in the meet and show our Stingray Pride! You can access the sign-up sheet here.

WRASA Development Meet UPDATE – the meet is June 27th NOT June 20th as it was previously written on the website!

NOTE: please ignore all emails asking you to sign into your Active portal for the remainder of the season! We will continue with our method of google forms for meet sign ups for the remainder of the season unless I otherwise state in an email.

May Days Parade Info

This Sunday is the May Day’s Parade and there are just a few reminders on when and where to be at drop-off and pick-up! Swimmers should be dropped off between 11:15 and 11:30 am to help with decorating the float. Our float will be located on either Chisholm Street or Georgia Street.  At the end of the parade we will be stopping to let the kids off the float on Garry Street, by the tennis courts around 1:00 pm. Please be sure to pick up your child from this location, or make other arrangements for them to be picked up by someone else! Our coaches will wait with the kids until they are picked up, however we cannot assume responsibility for any who may leave without being picked up by a parent or friend. Here are a few other friendly reminders about the parade to keep in mind:

The marshalling area for Ladner Pioneer May days parade will be closed to all general traffic, including drop offs for parade entrants, at 10 am on Sunday, May 27th.  Please either drop off any participants before 10 am or park and escort them to their float.  

The roads closed at 10am will be: River Road, Georgia Street, Delta Street at Bridge Street, and Elliot Street at Westminster Ave.

Any and all Stingrays are encouraged to participate in decorating and riding the float – the more the merrier!

House Cup

We are officially kicking off our House Cup Competition for the season! The first challenge will be taking place on Wednesday June 13th, with our annual Bingo Night. The Breakdown of how House Cup will run and a list of the Houses is posted at the pool and has been sent out in an email by Coach Alexa!

June Practice Schedule

We will be switching over to our June Practice Schedule next Friday. So have a look to make sure you arrive at the right time for practices as there is some variation from the May schedule!

Lost and Found

Moving forward the club will be donating all items remaining in the lost and found at the end of each month! Please have a look in the bin we have allocated at the pool for any items that might belong to you as it will be emptied next Thursday.

WEEKLY UPDATE – MAY 18th

 

Hi Stingrays,

Here is what you will need to know for next week!

Victoria Day, May 21

There will be NO PRACTICES on Monday, May 21st! This includes both regular program and Masters practices. Enjoy the long weekend!

Time Trials Sign-Up

The sign-up for Time Trials closed the evening of May 15th at 9:30pm. If you have not yet signed up, but would like to, please be sure to email your child’s coach prior to Monday May 21st at 9:30pm.

If you are planning on attending practice on the afternoon of May 24th, you must sign-up for Time Trials, as there are no formal practices scheduled for that afternoon!

Please note, Little Stingrays are not eligible to compete in the Time Trials event, but are welcomed and encouraged to come and watch some of our fellow Stingrays race in our own pool!

Kigoos Meet Sign-Up

The sign-up for the Kigoos meet on June 2-3 closes tonight at 9:30pm! Please be sure to have your entries completed prior to this time– you can access the sign-up here.

May-Days Parade

We are still in need of a sound system for our May Days Float, which is right around the corner! If you have one that you are willing to lend for the afternoon please contact Paula Kolisnek at paulakolisnek@hotmail.com!

Little Stingrays

Practices will begin on Monday, June 4th! We recognize that a 3:15 start time may place some families in a pinch with it being so close to the time school gets out, so there are no worries if your child arrives to practice after the 3:15 start time. The kids will be doing a 15-minute activation and sticker time prior to getting in the water, so as long as you’re able to arrive around 3:30, you’ll be good to go. Unfortunately, we have to make do with the times the Corporation has given us at LOP for this season.

Sometimes if the weather is not the greatest, the kids may get cold in the water relatively quickly. We recommend purchasing a wetsuit for your child if you know they are prone to getting cold quickly! You may be able to find some locally, or you can also find some online here.

Morning Practices

Our morning practices have began! If you are not planning on attending an AM workout, please let your coach know!!

Volunteer Coaches

Please be sure to submit your availability for both May and June by Monday May 21st, at 12:00pm!  If you do not submit your availability, you will not be placed on the schedule!

Saltspring Swim Meet

The club is looking to get a headcount of how many senior swimmers (Div. 4+) will be attending this meet. Please either email Mike at president@ladnerstingrays.com or fill out the meet sign-up here.