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WELCOME TO THE 2013 SWIM SEASON!

GO STINGRAYS!

Welcome to all!  Coach Mike Grajek is happy to be returning for another season with the Stingrays. He will be our Co-Head Coach along with Nick Reed, who is new to the team this year.

SWIM TEAM REGISTRATION

The registration fee is $45 per swimmer. The fee must be paid before the end of your child’s 1st practice.
There are multiple ways to register for the team this season:

  1. At MHFRA registration on May 19 from 10:00am – 1:00pm at the pool club.
  2. During practice on Tuesday, May 28 continuing through Friday, May 31st.
  3. Online Registration – Coming Soon!

Please know that although we are a team that has fun we are also a competitive swim team.  The Swim Team is not designed for children needing swimming lessons.  (Swimming lessons are provided by the pool club free of charge.) Being on the team will help your child improve their strokes and their times. Practices are not designed for workouts – all swimmers must compete in meets to be on the team.  Participation trophies will be given to members swimming in at least 3 meets.  Any new team member must swim the length of the pool (without touching bottom) for the coach by June 7 to be on the team.

PRACTICE BEGINS

Swim Team practice begins on Tuesday, May 28. Please see the Schedules section of our site for more details.
(Let’s hope for great weather for the start of our season this year!)

PARENT’S MEETING

Parents meetings will be held at 6:00 on May 30, for New Parents and 6:00 on May 31 for Returning Parents. There is important new information that we need to inform all parents of. Please plan on attending one of the meetings.

TIME TRIALS

These will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the week of June 10th, according to age group. There will be no practice on these days. Swimmers will be timed on the strokes they will be swimming during the season. It is important for all swimmers to attend. There will be no make up dates for time trials. We will use their best time from last year if a swimmer is unable to make time trials. Parents will be expected to time. A sign-up sheet will be under the Stingrays white board at the pool or you can sign up online.

SWIM MEETS

Meets are on Wednesdays (Warm-ups at 4:30 with a 5:00 pm start) and Saturdays (warm-ups at 7:30 with a 8:00am start). We will have swim meets rain or shine.  Only thunder/lightning will hold up or postpone a meet. Please notify us immediately if you know that your child will be absent or late for a meet. Events are submitted the day before a meet to the opposing team and officials. We cannot switch swimmers on the day of the meet without proper approval from swim officials and teams, and the appropriate time to do so. When we don’t have a swimmer in an event, the team loses points.

CHAMPIONSHIPS

Swim League Championships will be on 3 separate days according to age groups. Please come to the parent meeting for information on championships.

STINGRAYS WEAR

New for this year, we are happy to announce the Stingrays Swim Shop. Show your Stingrays spirit! Items available online for purchase will include team T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Tank Tops and new this year, team towels and car magnets. The Stingrays Swim Shop will be online shortly.

TEAM SUITS

Our team suit for this season is the same as last year. (Suits change every two seasons) Team suits are not mandatory. Suits are available from the Sport Spot in Shrewsbury (660 Broad Street, Shrewsbury, NJ 732-747-0585). Be sure to tell them you are from Monmouth Heights Stingrays so that you get the right suit.

Thank you for your continued support! It takes all of us working together to make a successful team.
We are looking forward to another great season! - Go Stingrays!

Peitr Figler – Parent Rep
Sharon West – Parent Rep