STINGRAY SWIM TEAM
The Charlevoix Stingrays are a year-round swim team for students grades K-12.
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).
If you have any questions regarding the Stingray Swim Team, please email email@example.com.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
2019 Pre-Season Swim Team Practices
August 12th - August 29th
Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays only from 4:00-5:00 pm
September 16th - October 10th (NO PRACTICE OCTOBER 9)
Monday - Thursday from 4:00-5:00 pm
Cost: $7 Drop-in / $60 10-Punch Off-Season Pass (Exp. Oct 10)
September 30th - October 3rd
Monday - Thursday from 5:00-6:00 pm
Mon: Diving, Tues: Turns, Wed: Butterfly, Thurs: Breaststroke
Pre-registration is required for each day you plan to attend through Thea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost: $7, or you can use a punch from your Off-Season Punch Pass.
Note: The Clinics are separate from the Drop-in Practices. If you attend both in one day, you will need to pay the fee for both programs.
Try Outs / Placements
October 7th, 8th, and 10th (M, T and Th) from 5:00-6:00 pm.
Attend one day only. FREE. New swimmers can try out the swim team and determine the appropriate training group for the start of the season. Please feel free to arrive early to see our experienced pre-season swimmers in action. This visit is FREE, just check in at the front desk. Please note: There will not be Try Outs on Wednesday, October 9th as we will be hosting our Pool Annual Meeting that day.
Schedule subject to change.
2019/2020 Competitive Swim Team Season Schedule
October 11, 2019 through the end of February.
Note: Swimmers that qualify and choose to participate in the USA Swimming State Meet in March will have their passes extended through the date of that Meet.
Welcome Party and Parent Meeting
Friday, October 11th
Pool Party for Stingray Swimmers: 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Parent's Meeting: 5:30 - 6:00 pm
Cost: $10 Drop-in or use your Season Pass / Punch Pass.
Monday - Thursday, 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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.
Monday - Friday, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
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.
Monday - Friday 4:00 - 5:30 pm
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.
2019/2020 Competitive Season Fees & Forms
Click here for the 2019/2020 Stingray Swim Team Form. Completed forms with payment can be turned in to the Pool.
Registration Fee (Includes One Team Cap and a Pair of Goggles)
All swim team members must pay a registration fee to participate.
$60 for one swimmer, $50 for each additional swimmer in family
Punch Passes and Season Passes are available for the Competitive Swim Team Season only (October 11 - February 28). Discounts are offered for multi-children families, when purchasing a Season Pass. Season Passes must be paid in full.
Season Pass: $275 for one swimmer, $250 for each additional swimmer in 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 availability and financial need. Scholarship applications are due to CACP by October 16th. 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
A complete meet schedule will be provided at the start of the season.
Swimmers are able to purchase a team swim suit from the Stingray Swim Team Store, other optional items in the store are also available. The store will be open from Wednesday, October 16 - Tuesday, October 22.
Swim team suits can be ordered at any time but you will save on shipping and the team orders get priority in turn around time, as it is a custom dyed product.
We will be using the same suit design as last year. If you need a new suit, Thea will have try on suits available starting in early October through the end of November. Wrong sizes and returns are your responsibility so please make use of the try on suits.
Team suits are optional. If anyone has a gently used suit to sell or donate, please let Thea know. The suits we order are meant for meets. If your child wears it to practice everyday it will not last. We have a swim suit exchange with outgrown suits to trade in.
Optional Stingray Spirit Wear
The Stingray Swim Team Spirit Wear Online Store is now open. Click here to purchase items.
Orders must be placed by November 28 before the store closes. Items will be available to pick up at the Pool after December 16th, just in time for the holidays.
These t-shirts, hats, bags and more can be great Christmas presents for your swimmer! Also, parents, friends and family members can cheer on the Stingrays with gear for all ages!
2019/2020 Meet Schedule
Nov 9, 2019 - Hammerhead Dual Meet
Nov 23, 2019 - Cadillac Dual Meet
Dec 7, 2019 - Gaylord Gators Invitational
Jan 11, 2020 - Rudyard Piranhas Invitational
Jan 19, 2020 - Midland Dolphins Winter Invitational (need to confirm)
Jan 25, 2020 - Hammerheads Invitational
Feb 8, 2020 - Gaylord Dual or Tri Meet
Feb 15, 2020 - Northern League Meet
Feb 23, 2020 - MTSL State Meet (qualifying times required)
Feb 28-Mar 1, 2020 - USA Swim JO (qualifying times required)
Please sign up your child(ren), not the parent, when signing up for a meet. Thank you!