Stingrays Swimming Newsletter

August 27th, 2020

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Fall 2020 Meet Schedule BIG UPDATE

As we move into the Fall, the RAYS coaches have been working hard behind the scenes to create racing opportunities for you! We have been focused on creating intra-team competition where we can limit the number of people on deck to create a safe environment for all involved.


We are excited to announce the RAYS Fall Series, which will consist of four different meets throughout the fall/winter. All RAYS swimmers in Age Group and above are invited to participate.


We will swim the first three meets separately at our home pools (CAC, MVAC + CCAC) before concluding the series with a CHAMPIONSHIP meet all together as a TEAM in December!


Events will vary from meet to meet and we will do our best to give you the opportunity to swim as many different races as possible throughout the Series. Meets #1-3 will take place on Saturday mornings and will run during normal practice times. We plan to make the December Meet a multi-day event. Specific event and sign-up information for Fall Series #1 will be going out next week - stay tuned!


Here is the Tentative RAYS Fall Series Schedule:


MVAC/CCAC

#1 - September 12th

#2 - October 10th

#3 - November 14th


CAC

Sept. 19

Oct 10

Oct 31

Nov 21


DECEMBER CHAMPIONSHIP - Date still TBD


You have all been killing it at practice since our return and we can't wait to hit the water and RACE again. Time to show off all of your hard work. Make sure you continue to bring energy and enthusiasm with you to practice as we get ready to go for the Fall Series!

Vertical Swimming With Coach Pike

Check out this awesome instructional video with Coach Pike, showing us a new drill he has been perfecting. You can do it on your own, for all of the strokes. It is a great way to improve your feel for the water and teach you how to have a great catch. Thanks, Coach Pike!
August 27, 2020

Check Out The RAYS Swim Store!

Check out the Stingrays Store to get stocked up on all of your equipment for this season. We also have brand new t-shirt designs available!



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Safety Protocols At Our Pools

MVAC


-All swimmers will enter around back and have their temperatures taken before entering the pool.

-Please have your mask on upon entry. (Not required to wear during WUTS as we will be socially distancing before entering)

-When on deck, please keep your bags, etc at least 6 feet apart. (We have plenty of deck space to do this)

-No parents will be allowed on deck during practice.

-All swimmers will be exiting through the large bay doors after their practice is over

-*Swimmers: Remember to come to practice with your suits on as we have VERY limited use of the restrooms.

-*ALL DRYLAND AT MVAC (except for WUTS) is suspended and will be done at home. This is a change for Youth and Senior.

Your coach will go over with you what needs to be done at home.



CAC


-All swimmers will have their temperatures taken before WUTS begins [before entering the pool].

-Please have your mask ready before entry. Starting after Labor Day we are required to wear going into the facility.

-When on deck, please go directly to your assigned lane, keep your bags, etc at least 6 feet apart.

-No parents will be allowed on deck during practice.

-All swimmers will be exit through the opposite doors we entered from

-Swimmers: Remember to come to practice with your suits on as we have VERY limited use of the restrooms.

-ALL DRYLAND AT CAC (except for WUTS) will be done at home via Zoom on Monday & Wednesday 6:30 AM [30-40 min]


CCAC


-When you arrive, go to your designated entry to have your temperature taken by your coach. Your group may or may not have a Warm Up To Swim (WUTS) routine going on. Either way, proper social distancing is required before entering the building.

-LAPS parents and carpool drivers: Like all groups swimming now, you may be asked to stay outside of the pool during the practices. A LAPS coach will meet swimmers before practice outside, to lead the group into the facility. If necessary, you may accompany your LAPS swimmer to the pool deck for the first day. Please wear a mask inside the facility. Presently, CCAC is restricting the number of people inside the building. There is no bleacher or lobby seating.

- Wear your mask when entering AND leaving the facilities. Stingrays have their own masks and you may purchase one (or a couple) by emailing coachpike@stingraysswimming.com. We are requiring masks as we have families with high risk households AND we share the public facilities with all ages and demographics. "Training 4 Life" means caring for the physical and emotional well being of others...even if we aren't particularly in high risk groups.

- Use of locker rooms restricted to "potty breaks" and not prolonged changing, especially after practice. Please come to practice with your suit on, ready to go!