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 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!  

We are happy to offer a modified Fall 2021 season for our Mini, Junior and Junior+ Stingrays. 
Practices for all groups run Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Coach Matt assigns each participant to a practice group. Participants are expected to attend practice 3 days per week, in order to get the most benefit from the program. Swimmers must attend at least 2 swim meets to qualify for Championships.

The meet pass is for those swimmers who are enrolled in Tritons U.S.A swimming program and would like to participate in the Stingrays Rec League swim meets.




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 http://www.swimoutlet.com/btownstingrays
  • Coach Matt is a former Belchertown Stingray and Belchertown High School’s first individual state champion. Matt has well over a decade of competitive swimming experience. After swimming with the Stingrays, he branched out into USA and YMCA leagues competing at regional and national meets; eventually moving on to collegiate swimming with Ithaca College. At Ithaca Matt majored in Physical Therapy and minored in Coaching, picking up coaching experience with the Swim Ithaca age-group team. Now Matt is back here in Belchertown transitioning to a new school and new major, but he is excited to continue coaching with his home town team. The Stingrays started Coach Matt’s swimming career, and he now hopes to help provide the same opportunities and experiences to our swimmers.

Practices
Practice times start on Monday, September 20th, 2021.

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

Monday/Wednesday/Friday:
Mini Rays: 3:30p.m.-4:45p.m.
Junior Rays: 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Junior+ Rays: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday:
Mini Rays: 5:15p.m.-6:30p.m.
Junior Rays: 5:15p.m.-6:30p.m..
Junior+ Rays: 5:15p.m.-6:45p.m.



No practice on:
• Monday, October 11th
• Sunday, October 31st
• Thursday, November 11th
• Thursday- Sunday, November 25th-28th
• Friday-Sunday, December 24th-January 2nd
• Monday, January 17th

All new swimmers to the team are required to take the prequalifying test. This allows the coach to make sure they have the endurance and skills needed to be a part of the team.

All late registrations for new swimmers must email Mfurnia@belchertown.org to set up a time to go in for the prequalifying tests.

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 Monday, 10/4/21. ($25.00 of the fee IS NON-REFUNDABLE)

THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS AFTER Monday, October 4, 2021.

Please note: When school is dismissed or cancelled due to inclement weather, the CHCS Pool is closed.

Levels
Mini Rays- For beginner level swimmers (swim lesson level 5). This group will focus on developing the 4 competitive strokes and beginning to build endurance. Swimmers must be able to swim a continuous 25 yrds and know the basics of Freestyle, Backstroke, and Breast stroke

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

Junior+ Rays- For intermediate/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) This level encompasses both the former junior+ and senior rays group.

All new swimmers are to attend the placement test on September 18th, 11:30-12:30 at Chestnut Hill Pool. Swimmers may also be moved by the Coach during the season to ensure participant is in the appropriate group according to progress. If you have questions about which group your swimmer should be placed, please contact the head coach at: stingrayswimcoaches@gmail.com . Payments will be adjusted on a case to case basis if group placement is changed after testing.

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Stingrays Swim Team - Fall 2021 - Junior Rays 
5 and up K - 12 SuMWF  09/20/2021 - 01/31/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Chestnut Hill Pool
$215.00 Res, $225.00 Non-Res
 
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Stingrays Swim Team - Fall 2021 - Junior+ Rays 
5 and up K - 12 SuMWF  09/20/2021 - 01/31/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Chestnut Hill Pool
$235.00 Res, $245.00 Non-Res
 
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Stingrays Swim Team - Fall 2021 - Meet Pass 
5 and up K - 12 SuMWF  09/20/2021 - 01/31/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Chestnut Hill Pool
$105.00 Res, $115.00 Non-Res
 
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Stingrays Swim Team - Fall 2021 - Mini Rays 
5 and up K - 12 SuMWF  09/20/2021 - 01/31/2022
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Chestnut Hill Pool
$190.00 Res, $200.00 Non-Res
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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