STINGRAYS UPDATE MAY 5

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:

COACHING CONCERNS

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.

MEET SIGN-UPS

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 emily@ladnerstingrays.com. 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!

TIME TRIALS

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.

HELPFUL VIDEOS

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!

HOW TO READ A PACE CLOCK

PROPER STREAMLINE

PROPER PRACTICE PUSHOFFS

YOUR FIRST SWIM MEET

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.