Weekly Update May 17th!

Hi Stingrays,

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

Victoria Day, May 20th

There will be NO PRACTICES on Monday, May 20th! 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 14th 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 20th at 9:30pm.

If you are planning on attending practice on the afternoon of May 23rd, 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 1-2 closes tonight at 9:30pm! Please be sure to have your entries completed prior to this time– you can access the sign-up here.

B4 Meet Sign-Up

The sign-up for B4 will be closing on Friday May 24th at 9:30pm! If you would like to attend please be sure sign-up here.

May-Days Parade

The Stingrays will have a float in this years May Day’s Parade! The parade is on Sunday May 26th and there will be more details to come.

Little Stingrays

Practices will begin on Monday, June 3rd! 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!!

Kelowna Ogopogo Invitational Swim Meet

The club is excited to be attending an away meet offered to the ENTIRE club this summer and would love to have as many swimmers representing the Stingrays as possible! The meet is on the weekend of July 6th-7th and the sign-up can be found here.

The following are the two accommodations where the Stingrays have booked to stay for the weekend:

  1. Best Western Plus Kelowna

2. Willow Creek Campground

Weekly Update May 10th!

Hi Stingrays,

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

Team Dryland  

Reminder tonight is our first team practice at Memorial Park. All pool practices are cancelled in lieu of team dryland!

Team dryland will be running from 4:00-5:30 pm at Memorial Park with a potluck to follow. Please keep an eye out for our Stingray flag as that will be our meeting spot!

Morning Practices and Masters

Please be advised morning practices will be starting on Tuesday, May 14th and Masters practices will be starting on Monday, May 13th!

Emails from Coach Alexa

Please check that my emails are not going to your SPAM folders as there have been a few instances of this happening over the past 2 weeks.

Time Trials

We will be hosting our annual Time Trials event on Thursday, May 23rd, from 6:00-8:00 pm! Click Here to access the sign-up sheet. The sign up will be closing on Tuesday, May 14th, at 9:30 pm! Please be sure to sign your child up if you plan on attending the event.

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!

There are NO regularly scheduled practices for the afternoon of May 23rd, 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 and Icebreaker Sign-up

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 Alexa at alexa@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!

Sign-up for the Richmond Kigoos Icebreaker will be closing on Friday, May 17th at 9:00 pm!

Kelowna Swim Meet

I am excited to announce that the Stingrays will be attending the Kelowna Ogopogo Invitational Swim Meet on the weekend of July 6th-7th! This away meet is open to the ENTIRE CLUB and the sign-up can be found here.

If you have any questions please email Coach Alexa at alexa@ladnerstingrays.com!

Volunteer Coaches

Calling all volunteer coaches…we will be holding our annual meeting next Wednesday (May 15th) in first 15 minutes of the seniors practice! Please bring your filled out Volunteer Coaching Agreement to the meeting as we will be collecting these forms and discussing how the program will run this summer.

Reminder this weekend are the volunteer clinics and if you would like to be a volunteer coach and have not yet attended a clinic in the past please sign-up by clicking here!

*This program is only available to those swimmers in the senior swim group*

Parent Manual in Mailbox

Attention all Stingray families our summer mailbox has returned! Please frequently have your child check your family folder as this is where you will receive important documents from the club, such as the 2019 Parent Handbook,  as well as ribbons and medals from swim meets.

Weekly Update May 3rd!

Hi Stingrays!

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

TEAM DRYLAND:

Next Friday we will be hosting team dryland from 4:00-5:30 pm at Memorial Park! All pool practices will be cancelled in lieu of team dryland and all swimmers are encouraged to come out and participate. This includes Little Stingrays!

All kids will need to come prepared to be running around and doing activities at the park, therefore, runners are required as well as a water bottle.

There will also be a potluck to follow dryland at Memorial Park! Please click here to sign up for the potluck.

This event will be weather dependent!

TIME TRIALS:

We will be hosting our annual Time Trials event on Thursday, May 23rd, from 6:00-8:00pm! Click Here to access the sign-up sheet. The sign up will be closing on Tuesday, May 14th, at 9:30 pm! Please be sure to sign your child up if you plan on attending the event.

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!

There are NO regularly scheduled practices for the afternoon of May 23rd, 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:

Please click here to access the calendar of events to look at the various meets our club will be attending this summer! Sign-up links will be available shortly for all of the meets. If you have any questions regarding the sign-up process, please email Coach Alexa at alexa@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 the Richmond Kigoos Icebreaker sign up! Sign-up for the Richmond Kigoos Icebreaker will be closing on Friday, May 17th at 9:00pm.

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.

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