STINGRAY SWIM TEAM

The Charlevoix Stingrays are a year-round swim team for students grades K-12.

Updated info Oct 1, 2020

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).


If you have any questions regarding the Stingray Swim Team, please email Thea Murray, Stingray Head Coach at  thea@charlevoixpool.org.

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. The competitive season for 20-21 is on hold for now.  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

 

September 21th - October 30th

Contact Coach Thea to secure a practice session assignment. ​

Cost: $7 Drop-in / $55 10-Punch Off-Season Pass

For more information on the Stingray Swim Team, ​please email Thea Murray, Stingray Head Coach at thea@charlevoixpool.org.
2020/2021 Competitive Season Fees & Forms
Nov. 2, 2020, 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.

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Blue Group

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.

Silver Group

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.

 

Gold Group

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. 

 

2020/2021 Competitive Season Fees & Forms
CLICK HERE for the 20/21 Swim Team Registration Form

Completed forms with payment can be mailed or dropped off at the Pool. 

 

Registration Fees: Competitions are on hold pending approval by the MTSL. 

Practice Dues​
  • 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

  • Drop-in: $10

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.

Scholarships

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. 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.

Swim Meets

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 once MTSL approves competitions.

Click Here For Charlevoix Stingray Swim Team Records

 

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

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11905 U.S. 31 North

Charlevoix, MI 49720

Phone: 231-547-0982

Email: info@charlevoixpool.org

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