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.