STINGRAY SWIM TEAM
The Charlevoix Stingrays are a year-round swim team for students grades K-12.
September 2021 -- The Swim Team is currently on hold pending the search for a new swim coach. Stay tuned!
Join the Swim Team!
The Stingray Swim Team welcomes swimmers who have passed Stingray Academy Level IV (or can demonstrate equivalent ability) and complete one length of the pool in 30 seconds or less, swimming one of the 4 competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke or butterfly).
Michigan Team Swim League
Our competitive swim league consists of 24 teams divided into a North and South Division. The season runs October through February with meets on weekends and capped in February by our Championship meets: the Northern League Meet and the MTSL State Meet. Updates will be shared as soon as MTSL decides on competition.
What is a competitive swimmer?
A Competitive Swimmer Comes to Practice
The Charlevoix Stingrays are divided into groups based on age and experience. Practice consists of stroke development in all four competitive strokes, starts and turns, endurance, and team camaraderie.
A Competitive Swimmer Comes to Meets
The Charlevoix Stingrays participate in swim meets at pools across Northern and Central Michigan and the Eastern UP. At least 2 meets and the championship meet are required for Silver and Gold swimmers and recommended for Blue group swimmers. Meet participation is a fun way for swimmers to see the rewards of their time and dedication.
Three Types of Meets
1. Dual/Triangular Meets
2-3 teams compete and all age group events are run as one meet. Meets generally run three to four hours. Usually these meets have no fees and often there are ribbons.
2. Invitational Meets
5+ teams compete. These meets may be run as one long meet lasting 6-8 hrs or as a split meet with swimmers 10 and under in the morning; swimmers 11 and older in the afternoon with each session lasting 3-4 hrs. Meet fees are charged and ribbons and/or medals are awarded.
3. Championship Meets
The Northern League Championship meet and the MTSL State meet are the “Grand Finale” of the competitive season. A swimmer must compete in at least 2 meets to be eligible to compete in a Championship meet.
Pre-Season Swim Team Practices
Typical pricing is listed below.
Cost: $7 Drop-in / $55 10-Punch Off-Season Pass
This group is for new team members who have passed Stingray Academy Level IV (or can demonstrate equivalent ability) and complete one length of the pool in 30 seconds or less, swimming one of the 4 competitive strokes. Focus is on stroke development and introduction to competitive swimming. Swimmers in this group are encouraged to attend practice a minimum of 2 days a week. Participation in meets is encouraged but not required.
This group is for swimmers 8-12, who know all four competitive strokes and can meet interval training standards. Swimmers will continue work on stroke technique, starts and turns and will add more pace and endurance sets. Swim meet participation is required. Dry land training will be part of the swimmer’s training experience. Swimmers in this group are encouraged to attend practice a minimum of 3 days a week.
This group is designed for experienced competitive swimmers 13 and older, with an occasional 11-12 year old. Swimmers will continue work on technique, pacing and endurance. Swimmers will participate in dry land training. Swim meet participation is required. Swimmers in this group are encouraged to attend practice 4-5 days a week.
Monthly Pass: $60 for one swimmer, $55 for each additional swimmer in the family
20-Punch Pass: $130 per swimmer
10-Punch Pass: $75 per swimmer
Note: Registration fee and passes are non-refundable, non-transferable. Passes are for individuals and may not be shared between family members or friends. All punch passes expire at the end of the competitive season.
The Stingray Swim Team has a scholarship fund available to help cover registrations fees and/or practice dues. Funds are awarded based on the availability of funds and financial need. Scholarship applications are due to CACP by October 16th yearly. Applications may be received after this date if funds are still available. Please ask Kathy Wells, Pool Manager, for more information. Click Here for Scholarship Application.
Dual / Triangular Meet Fees: $6 per meet (Note: the first Dual/Triangular meet your child participates in for the season is FREE)
Invitational Meet Fees: $12 per meet
Please sign up your child(ren), not the parent, when signing up for a meet. Thank you!
CLICK HERE for Swim Team Registration Form
CLICK HERE for a Swim Team Scholarship Application
Swim Team photos provided by A13 Studios