Hi Stingrays,

Here are your important updates for the week!

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 10 am and 10:30 to help with decorating the float. Our float will be located on Elliot Street just across from River Road. 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:

Please be aware that the parade route has changed for the 2017 May Days Parade due to construction work along 47A Street. 

 The marshaling 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 28th.  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!


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 2ND! 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 only have 29 swimmers signed up so far, but we’re hoping for lots more! You can access the sign-up sheet here!


Team Practice

We will be hosting our first team practice of the season on Friday June 2nd 3:30-5:00pm! Little Stingrays, you will also be included during this Team Practice in place of a regular practice for the afternoon! This will be a great way for all of our swimmers to interact and get to know one another.

There will be a potluck/picnic following the team practice at Memorial Park at 5:30pm! More details will be released next week.



Hi Stingrays,

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

Victoria Day, May 22

There will be NO PRACTICES on Monday, May 22nd! 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 22nd at 9:30pm.

If you are planning on attending practice on the afternoon of May 25th, 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!

Athletes Choice will be at LOP on the evening of Time Trials with some new gear – you can check out the website here.

Kigoos Meet Sign-Up

The sign-up for the Kigoos meet on June 3-4 closes on Monday, May 22nd at 9:30pm! Please be sure to have your entries completed prior to this date – you can access the sign-up here.

May-Days Parade

We are still desperately in need of some parent volunteers to help in coordinating our upcoming May Days Parade float! Please visit this form if you are able to help us out in any way, shape, or form.

Little Stingrays

Practices will begin on Friday, June 2nd! 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!! We had one practice last week that no swimmers showed up to. It’s frustrating for us as your coaches as we are at the pool bright and early and we expect swimmers to arrive unless we have been notified otherwise.

Volunteer Coaches

The sign-up for June availability can be found here. Please be sure to have submit your availability for the month by Wednesday, May 24th at 9:30pm. If you do not submit your availability, you will not be placed on the schedule!






Hi Stingrays,

Here again with your weekly update for this Friday! Here is what you need to know for the upcoming weeks for our swim club:

Practice Schedule Mix-Ups

There has been some confusion surrounding Tuesday evening practices for the Seals, Dolphins, and Otters groups. Please note, that what is written online is the correct schedule that families should be following! I have adjusted the practices times for the Seals group by 15 minutes to accommodate for some mix-ups; you can access the page here to double check when your child will be swimming.

Time Trials

The sign-up for Time Trials closes on Monday evening at 9:00pm! You can access the sign-up page here – please be sure to sign your child up if you plan on attending the event.

There are NO regularly scheduled practices for the afternoon of May 25th, when Time Trials are taking place, so in order to ensure your child is entered into some events for the afternoon, please sign them up. 

Meet Sign-Ups

There were a few issues with some of the meet sign-up sheets, but they have since been corrected. Some of the deadlines are fast approaching – Kigoos closes on May 22nd! You can access the sign-up page here.

May Days

We are in need of some parent help in regards to locking down some equipment needed for the upcoming May Days parade on May 28th! We are looking for a trailer for us to use for our float, hay bails to place on the float, and a truck to pull us in the parade.

If you are able to help us out, or know of someone else who can, please email Coach Emily or Coach Alexa and let us know!

Have a great weekend and we will see you at the pool next week!


Hi Stingrays!

Congratulations on completing your first week of swim practices! The weather wasn’t the greatest on some afternoons, but it was awesome to have all of your smiling faces back in the water with us.

Here are a few updates and reminders for the start of the swim season:


If at any point over the course of this season something arises with your child that you feel needs reconciliation or attention, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your child’s coach! It is our job as your coaching staff to ensure a positive and successful summer season in the water for all swimmers, and we can only do so if we are made aware of any issue that may arise.

Please let us know at any point if your child is struggling, or you have any concerns, so that we may address them promptly. We’re not able to fix something if we find out about it at the end of the season, so please don’t hesitate to let us know.


Are now active and available for you to access! Please note the sign-up deadlines for some of the swim meets, as they are quickly approaching! If you have any questions regarding the sign-up process, please email Coach Emily at If you have any specific questions pertaining to your child and their ability to compete in a swim meet, please email your child’s coach directly!

Click here to access our sign up page!


We will be hosting our annual Time Trials event on Thursday, May 25th, from 6:00-8:00pm. Click here to access the sign up sheet!

We will need parents to come and help us out, so please sign up if you are available – we can’t run the event without you! The form will be closing on Monday the 15th at 9:30pm, so please ensure you are signed up in time!

This event will be taking the place of regularly scheduled practices for the evening.


Posted below are several videos you may find helpful at the start of your season! It is best to come to the pool prepared and ready to go, and these videos will help you gain a better understanding of coach lingo, drills, sets, and other fun things. Masters, these are helpful for you too!





This one is a little bit cheesy but has a ton of useful info! It’s geared more towards winter swimming, but there are some similarities between what we do, and what’s covered in this video.