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Fun • Teamwork • Confidence • Achievement • Friendship • Excitement

 Have fun improving your swimming skills and learning new strokes with the Belchertown Stingrays. If you are not sure you are ready to join the Stingrays, come and try it!  

Practices run Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Fridays with times staggered according to age & ability.Sunday practices will be from 6-7:30pm. Participants are requested to practice 3 days per week to get the most benefit from the program.

General Information
  • New Stingrays will receive a team swim cap courtesy of the Stingrays Boosters. Additional swim caps are available for $10.00 from the Boosters at the pool.
  • Stingrays have a team swim suit which every swimmer should try to purchase. A team swim suit helps build team unity and every effort is made to select a quality suit at a reasonable price. Team suits can be purchased from
  • Coach Jo's father signed her up for swimming at the age of 11 in Fort Leavenworth, KS and she quickly fell in love with sport. After about a year of swimming in Kansas her father, a soldier in the US Army, was stationed to Germany, where she continued her swimming career until the age of 18. Jo swam for a number of German teams, as well as teams in the European Forces Swim League (EFSL). While in Europe, Jo devoted her time to improving her swimming technique and getting faster. She was invited to be a demonstrator for multiple EFSL Coaching Seminars where she helped teach coaches proper techniques and drills to improve their swimmer's stroke. After Europe, Jo swam until her second year at Mary Baldwin College, when their team was disbanded. Swimming has been a big part of her life and she can't wait to share her knowledge and love for the sport with future swimmers.

Practice times start on Wednesday October 10th, 2018.

For those attending the following group practice times will be as follows:

Senior Rays: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Junior Rays: 4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Mini Rays: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m (be at the pool for 5 p.m. to change and do dry lands)

Practice times will change the week of November 26th, 2018

Please also note the following to the practice schedule:
• No practice on: October 31st (Halloween)
•No practice on: November 11th (Veterans Day)
•No practice on: November 21st, 22nd & 23rd (Thanksgiving break)
•No practice on: December 23rd, 24th & 25th (Christmas break)
•There will be practice on December 26th, 27th, 28th & 30th
• No practice on: December 31st & January 1st (New Year’s)
• No practice on: January 21st (Martin Luther King Day)

Trial Period/Refunds
  • Please Note the first two weeks are a trial period. If you wish to receive a refund you must contact the Recreation Department prior to 4:00pm on October 25th, 2018. ($25.00 of the fee IS NON-REFUNDABLE)
  • THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS AFTER Thursday October 25, 2018. Please note: When school is dismissed or cancelled due to in climate weather, the CHCS Pool is closed.

*Mini Rays - For entry level swimmers new to the team. Swimmers must be able to swim one length of the pool on
your front and one length on your back. Equivalent to Red Cross Level 3. Instruction will focus on
learning the fundamentals of the 4 competitive strokes.

Junior Rays- For intermediate level swimmers. This group will focus on developing the 4 competitive strokes and
beginning to build endurance. Dryland training will be introduced. (1hr 15 mins.)

Senior Rays- For advanced swimmer. This group will build upon the Junior level and involve more intense a training
and stroke proficiency. Daily dryland training will be included. (2hours)

Swimmers may be moved by the Coach during the season to ensure participant is in the appropriate group according to level. If you have questions about which group your swimmer should be placed, please contact the head coach at:

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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