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!

Weekly Update May 24th!

Hi Stingrays,

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

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 tonight at 9:00pm, you can access it here. As well, the sign up for the North Delta Development Meet will be closing on Wednesday May 29th at 9:00 pm, you can access it here.

SUPER 7 SIGN-UP CLOSES ON THURSDAY, MAY 30th! 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 want all of our Stingrays to come out and participate in the meet and show our Stingray Pride! You can access the sign-up sheet here.

May Days Parade Info

We are Float #50!  Please ensure all swimmers are at the Ladner Stingray float (look for the giant swimming pool with green tents) by 10:30am on Sunday, May 26 for judging. By the looks of the parade map, we will likely be parked in front of Sharkey’s. Expect to escort your swimmers to the float by foot because the roads will be blocked off at 10:00am.

Swimmers should wear Ladner Stingray shirts and bring their water guns!  We will be shaded by our tent teams but it might be good to apply sunscreen as well.  We will be eating cake as part of the float theme but please send a water bottle for your kids.  The parade does not get rolling until noon so there will be some down time before we start moving through the parade.  We hope to keep the kids busy with a dance party and water gun fight.

There is lots of room for everyone on the float – the more the merrier.  This includes Little Stingrays!

See you Sunday!

Meridian Meat Fundraiser

Our annual Meridian Meats fundraiser is now happening – one week only! The fundraising form can be found attached to Coach Alexa’s weekly update email and 10% of all gift cards purchased are credited back to your fundraising fee.

Forms with cheques (payable to Ladner Stingrays) can be left in the Howard folder or dropped through the mail slot at 4500 46 St. Forms must be received by May 31st and cards will be ready to pick up before Father’s Day. If you have any questions about this fundraiser, please contact Alison at meridian@ladnerstingrays.com.

Team Practice

Next Friday we will be having our second team practice of the season! This practice will take place at the LOP from 4:15-5:30 for regular program Stingrays . We encourage everyone to come out and join us as it is an awesome way to connect with other swimmers that may not be in your normal practice group!

Please Note: Little Stingrays will not be included in this team practice.

June Practice Schedule

We will be switching over to our June Practice Schedule on Monday June 3rd! So have a look to make sure you arrive at the right time for practices as there is some variation from the May schedule!

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.