Weekly Update Aug. 1st!

Hi Stingrays, 

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

Regionals 

Please click here to view our final entries for this weekend. Please keep in mind our club policy regarding Regionals, in particular, Regional Relays, which you may view here.

Please click here to view the Regional relay teams. 

A reminder there are NO PRACTICES taking place on Friday, August 2nd, as your coaching staff will be at the Regionals meet! This includes morning practices. 

Stingrays Awards Night & Potluck

Will be taking place on Wednesday, August 7th at Memorial Park, beginning at 6:00 pm! A google doc will be sent out via email for the Potluck. 

Final Practices & Holidays

Here are the dates for the final practices of the season for our non-Provincial Qualifier swimmers:

Little Stingrays: Wednesday, August 7th

Regular Program Stingrays: Thursday, August 8th

Masters: Monday, August 12th

Additionally, a reminder there are no practices taking place on BC Day, August 5th – enjoy the evening off!

Cultus Lake Waterslides

This is a reminder that there will be no practices Friday, August 9th as we will be heading out to Cultus Lake Waterslides for the afternoon! If you haven’t already signed up please click here to access the form.

Weekly Update July 26th!

Hi Stingrays, 

Here is everything you need to know for next week! 

TEAM Practice

Tonight is our Stingray’s Yule Ball. This is a team practice to cap off the end of our Tri-Wizard tournament! And to celebrate we will be enjoying some delicious Butter Beer. But be wary of Lord Voldemort on this day, as he does not take lightly to large groups of witches and wizards gathering together final team practice of the season! 

Practice will be from 4:30-6:00 pm and all regular program Stingrays are encouraged to come out and participate. 

Little Stingrays will be swimming during their regularly scheduled practice time (3:45-4:45) and hoping out a few minutes early to join in with learning a new cheer. 

Little Stingrays are welcome to come back at 6:00 pm to join our potluck at the LOP!

Regionals Meet Entries

Please find our tentative entries for next weekend attached to the weekly update email! Please keep in mind our club policy regarding Regionals, in particular, Regional Relays, which you may view here. Your coaches have spent many hours over the past week determining rankings and placements for potential swimmers, so please take this into consideration when viewing your entries for next weekend. Any questions or concerns that may arise regarding your child’s selected events are to be directed to your child’s coach.

A reminder there are NO PRACTICES taking place on Friday, August 2nd, as your coaching staff will be at the Regionals meet!

Watermania Practices

For those swimmers attending Regionals next weekend, we have booked practice time at Watermania on Wednesday, July 31st! Please note, this practice is optional, and you do not have to attend if you are unable to. Regular practices will be taking place at the LOP as scheduled, however, please only come to either LOP or Watermania if you have the option of attending either practice!

Wednesday:

Session 1 – 6:45-8:00 pm: Starfish, Seals, Sea Monkeys, and Seahorses

Session 2 – 7:45-9:00 pm: Seniors and Jellyfish

Stingrays Awards Night & Potluck

Will be taking place on Wednesday, August 7th at Memorial Park, beginning at 6:00 pm! There will be a Google Doc released in the coming week to sign-up for the Potluck.

Mark Your Calendars

As a wrap-up for this season, we will be visiting Cultus Lake Waterpark the evening of  August 9th! Please click here to let us know if you are attending as well as to help in organizing carpools out to the park. 

Final Practices & Holidays

Here are the dates for the final practices of the season for our non-Provincial Qualifier swimmers:

Little Stingrays: Wednesday, August 7th

Regular Program Stingrays: Thursday, August 8th

Masters: Monday, August 12th

Additionally, a reminder there are no practices taking place on BC Day, August 5th – enjoy the evening off!

Weekly Update July 19th!

Hi Stingrays,

Here is what you need to know for next week:

Meet Sign-Ups

The sign-up for Regionals closes tonight at 9:00 pm! Please click here to access the sign-up sheet.

Tentative Meet Entries

Tentative entries for North Delta will be going out this weekend so please keep an eye on your email! If you find anything that needs amendment, please email Coach Alexa  with the following information:

Subject Line – NOD Entry Changes

Deadline – Monday, July 22nd at 9:00 am

Spirit Week

Is taking place the week of July 22nd-26th! 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: Tacky Tourist – Come wearing your tackiest attire!

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

Little Stingrays – Red

Sea Monkeys  – Green

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 6:30 pm 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.

Team Practice

Is taking place next Friday, July 26th! Little Stingrays will be following their regularly scheduled practice at 3:45-4:45 pm. Regular program Stingrays are required to be at the pool 4:30-6:00 pm, with a team potluck to follow afterward! Click here to sign-up for the potluck. 

Little Stingrays are encouraged to stick around for the Team Potluck following the practice!

We will be celebrating our House Cup with a celebratory Butterbeer, so you don’t want to miss out!

Coaches Breakfast

Next week at the end of each morning session there will be a breakfast provided by the coaches at the pool! 

Tuesday: Div. 2/3s

Thursday: Seniors  (will be going to Ricky’s for breakfast)

Friday: Div. 1s

House Cup Update

The race for this year’s house cup is almost coming to close with just a few more chances to earn points left! 

 Next Wednesday (July 24) we will be hosting our very own Quidditch Tournament. We will be playing at Memorial Park starting promptly at 6:30 pm. In preparation for the tournament please familiarize yourself with the rules attached in the email. 

Please arrive in your house colours and B.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Broomstick).

 The First Match will be:

Hufflepuff vs. Ravenclaw

Slytherin vs. Gryffindor

The game needs at least 7 players on each team to play so please try your best to attend!

Weekly Update July 12th!

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 27-28.  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 19th at 9:00 pm! Please click here to access the form. 

Movie Afternoon 

We will be going to see the 1:25 pm showing of Toy Story 4 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 12:40 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! 

CBSC “B” Meet 

Here is some important information regarding the upcoming CBSC meet on Wednesday! Doors will open at 11:30 pm and warm-ups will take place between 12:00-1:00 pm (stay tuned for exact times). The heats will be starting at 1:00 pm 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 9th.  Please let us know if you can attend by clicking here and filling out the sign-up. 

Spirit Week

Is taking place the week of July 22nd-26th! Now that you have survived a challenging week, it is now time to prepare for the Tri-Wizard Tournament! Please stay tuned for the breakdown of events.

Weekly Update July 4th!

Hi Stingrays, 

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

Meet Sign Ups 

**IMPORTANT UPDATE**  – dates for the following two meets have changed, please read to ensure you do not miss the sign-up!


Please click here to access the sign-up for the CBSC “B” meet, the last chance to sign up is tomorrow (July 5th)  by 9:00 pm! And click here to access the sign-up for the WRASA meet which will also be closing tomorrow (July 5th)  at 9:00 pm, as well!

Swim-a-thon 

Will be taking place next Thursday, July 11th! 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 Monkeys, Seahorses (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 

Swimmers are required to arrive at the pool 15 minutes before their time slot for activation. 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 person who earns the most amount of pledges will win a Nintendo Switch! 

Challenge Week 

As per our Harry Potter themed House-Cup, we will be having another themed Challenge Week this year, starting next Monday, July 8th!

Monday, July 8th: Moaning Myrtle Underwaters

Tuesday, July 9th: Potions Day 

Wednesday, July 10th: Trip to Hogsmeade

Thursday, July 11th: Mile Swim

Friday, July 12th: Final Duel Swim 

Movie Night 

Our annual Movie Night will be on Tuesday, July 16th! We will be going to watch Toy Story 4 at the movie theatre. The showtime will be between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 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!

Weekly Update June 28th!

Hi Stingrays, 

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

Scavenger Hunt 

Reminder that our Annual Scavenger Hunt will be taking place tonight between 6:30-8:00 pm! Please meet at the LOP as this will be both the start and end point for the festivities. 

July 1st Practices 

All practices, including Masters, are CANCELLED on Monday, July 1st in lieu of Canada Day! 

July 5th Practices 

All regularly scheduled afternoon practices will be canceled on Friday, July 5th as over half of our coaching staff will be heading to Kelowna for the swim meet. This includes Little Stingrays. Morning practices are still on as scheduled!


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!

Tentative Kelowna Entries 

The tentative entries for Kelowna have been sent out along with this weeks update email! If you see something that does not look right please email Coach Alexa by Saturday at 5:00 pm with the subject line Kelowna Entry Changes. If you would like to still sign-up for the meet please email Coach Alexa by Saturday at 5:00 pm with the subject line Kelowna Late Entry.

Stingback 

On Wednesday, July 3rd regularly scheduled practices will be canceled as we will be hosting our annual Stingback Development Meet from 5-8 pm. Final entries for this meet will be sent via email by Coach Alexa. 

The meet will be starting at 5:00pm sharp! There are no warm-ups so please ensure your child is at the pool no later than 4:30 to ensure they are ready to go as soon as marshalling begins. 

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

Meet Sign Ups 

The Surrey/Cloverdale sign-up closing deadline has changed it will now be closing TONIGHT at 9:00 pm, to access it please click here

The Kigoos Development Sign-up will be closing on Monday, July 1st at 9:00 pm. If you would like to sign-up please click here

Weekly Update June 21st!

Hi Stingrays,

Here is what you need to know for next week!

Super 7 Warm-Up Times and Relays

SATURDAY:

Kalvin and Sam – Sea Turtles:  7:45 – 8:10

Kylie – Seahorses:  7:55 – 8:20

Jemma – Sea Monkeys: 7:55 – 8:20

Jemma – Seals: 8:05 – 8:30

Alexa – Starfish:  8:05 – 8:30

Holly – Jellyfish: 8:05 – 8:30

Seniors:  8:15 – 8:40

SUNDAY:

Kalvin and Sam – Sea Turtles: 8:30 – 8:55

Kylie – Seahorses: 8:20-8:45

Jemma – Sea Monkeys: 8:20-8:45

Jemma – Seals: 8:10-8:35

Alexa – Starfish: 8:10-8:35

Holly – Jellyfish: 8:10-8:35

Seniors – 8:00-8:25

Relays can be found in the email sent out by Coach Alexa earlier in the week!

This year is also the 10th Anniversary of the Super 7 so we would love to have as many of you out as possible over the course of the weekend to help celebrate this milestone! On Sunday at 3:00 pm we will be having a short celebration with speeches, cake cutting and a fun relay of alumni swimmers and parents. Make sure to stick around the meet on Sunday afternoon as it is guaranteed to be a fun time!

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.

Scavenger Hunt

Next Friday is our second House Cup Event of the season! We will be hosting a scavenger hunt from 6:30 – 8:00 pm and it will run around the pool, DSS, and Memorial Park. We encourage everyone to come out and participate as it is sure to be a lot of fun! The scavenger hunt will start at the LOP.

Picture Day

Next Thursday is picture day for the Stingrays, please read through all of the information below so you don’t miss out!


Lost and Found

The lost and found bin at the pool is filling up! We will be donating whatever is in the bin at the end of June so please make sure you come and collect any belongings of your family.

As well, we have had some flip flops go home with the wrong owner a couple of times over the past week. Please, double check that the flip flops you wore home are yours as we have a few swimmers who have had to go home barefoot from practice!

Weekly Update June 14th!

Hi Stingrays,

Here is what you need to know for next week!

Bingo Night

Reminder that tonight is our annual Bingo Night at Memorial Park! We will be starting up at 6:30 pm so please make sure you arrive on time and with a blanket to sit on. When you arrive at the park please have a look for our Stingray flag as that will be where we are located. We have some awesome prizes this year so we hope to see as many of you there as possible!

Meet Sign Up

The sign up for the Kelowna meet on July 6-7th will be closing Monday at 9:00pm! You can access the sign up here. As well, the annual Stingback Development Meet on July 3rd will also be closing at 9:00 pm on Monday. You can click here to sign-up!

Coach Alexa Away

I will be heading back east for a few days starting next Wednesday and I will be returning on Saturday evening! If you have an urgent matter that needs to be addressed while I am out of town please contact Coach Holly at holly@ladnerstingrays.com! This also applies to any urgent matters regarding the Super 7. If you feel your matter is not urgent please go ahead and still send me an email as I will be checking my inbox throughout the day.

Super 7 Tentative Entries

Attached to the weekly update email is a copy of the Super 7 Tentative Entries, please have a careful read through them and if you see something that does not look right please email Coach Alexa with the subject line Super 7 Entry Changes by 5:00 pm tonight.  As well, if you have not signed up for the meet and would still like to do so this is your last chance possible! Please email Coach Alexa with the subject line Super 7 Late Entry  by 5:00 pm tonight to sign up for the meet.

This year is also the 10th Anniversary of the Super 7 so we would love to have as many of you out as possible over the course of the weekend to help celebrate this milestone! On Sunday at 3:00 pm we will be having a short celebration with speeches, cake cutting and a fun relay of alumni swimmers and parents. Make sure to stick around the meet on Sunday afternoon as it is guaranteed to be a fun time!

Relays and warm-up times will be released next week!

Stingray Pump-Up Week

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!


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 cheers and having a House Cup cheer off! Team Practice will be starting at 4:00 pm and will finish up at 5:30 pm.

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

Lost and Found

The lost and found bin at the pool is filling up! We will be donating whatever is in the bin at the end of June so please make sure you come and collect any belongings of your family.

As well, we have had some flip flops go home with the wrong owner a couple of times over the past week. Please, double check that the flip flops you wore home are yours as we have a few swimmers who have had to go home barefoot from practice!

Weekly Update June 7th!

Hi Stingrays,

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

Super 7  

Our very own Super 7 is fast approaching! Tentative Entries have been sent out to the club if you notice anything that needs to be changed please email Coach Alexa with the subject line Super 7 Entry Changes no later than Sunday, June 9th at 5:00 pm. If you have not yet signed up and would like to partake in the meet please send Coach Alexa an email with the subject line Super 7 Late Entry no later than tonight at 5:00 pm!

Relays will be released closer to June 23-24!  

North Delta Development Meet

Next Wednesday, June 12th, is the first development of the season! More information will be released next week regarding the meet.

For development meets I will not be sending out tentative entries prior to the meet, therefore if you want your child to attend any development meets you must sign-up via the forms on our website. If you are unsure if you signed your child up please email me at alexa@ladnerstingrays.com and I will confirm your child’s attendance!

Bingo

Our Annual Bingo Night will be held next Friday, June 14! 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.

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 too!

Weekly Update May 31st!

Hi Stingrays,

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

Team Practice

Reminder tonight is team practice from 4:15-5:30 for all regular program Stingrays!

June Practice Schedule

Just a reminder we are switching over to our June practice schedule on Monday! Please be aware some of the times have shifted from the May schedule. Little Stingrays will have their first practice on Monday June 3rd!

Masters this is a reminder that your schedule switches to Mondays and Fridays for this month.

Warm-Ups Policy

A reminder that this year the club has changed its policy regarding meet warm-ups! Please review the policy on our website by clicking here.  The new policy will be enforced starting this weekend at the Richmond Kigoos Icebreaker.

B4 Tentative Entries

Tentative entries have been sent out to the club attached to this week’s weekly update email. If you find something does not look right please email Coach Alexa by Saturday at 3:00pm. Please be sure to include the subject line in this email with B4 Entry Changes.

If you are still wanting to sign up you still have the chance to do so! Email Coach Alexa with the subject line B4 Late Entries before Saturday at 3:00pm.

IMPORTANT: SUPER 7

The sign up for our very own meet, the Super 7, closed last night!  We want to have as many swimmers out as possible to show their Stingray Pride, so if you missed the sign-up please email Coach Alexa ASAP with the subject line Super 7 Late Entry.

Meet Sign Ups

The sign-up for the WRASA Development Meet on Wednesday, June 19th will be closing next Wednesday (June 5th) at 9:00 pm! So if you would like your child to attend this meet please sign them up here.

Also, the club is looking to confirm numbers for the Kelowna Swim Meet July 6-7th, so if you are planning on attending and have not yet filled out the form please do so by clicking here!

Note: Deck entries are determined by each club for their meets, with many not offering the option this season. Therefore, your best chance to swim in a meet is by completing the sign up forms on our website!

Bingo Night

We are officially kicking off our House Cup Competition for the season and our first House Cup challenge of the summer is fast approaching! The first challenge is our annual Bingo night! There are some awesome prizes to be won and a lot of fun to be had. It will be taking place on Friday, June 14th at 6:30 pm at Memorial Park. There will be more details released in the following week.

The breakdown of how House Cup will run and a list of the Houses will be posted at the pool and sent out via email by Coach Alexa in the coming week!

Volunteer Coaches

This is a reminder that on Monday you will be  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 20th.

Water Guns

If you lost a water gun after the May Days Parade please see Coach Alexa at the pool as they were returned to the pool. As well, if you accidentally took a water gun that was not yours please return it to Coach Alexa so it can be given back to its owner!