We hope you will join us for another great summer of swimming! For many years, Swan Lake Swim Club has sponsored a swim team in the Central Maryland Swim League (CMSL). The CMSL provides competitive swimming programs for children of member summer swim clubs to promote love for the sport, advance aquatic skills, teamwork, and principles of good sportsmanship.
Meet Our Coach
We are excited to welcome our new Stingrays Head Coach, Kaleb Wylie. Coach Kaleb just completed his first season as the assistant swim coach at Goucher College. Prior to coaching college, he was the head coach at the Catonsville YMCA. Under Kaleb's supervision, the team had a record breaking season. He has also been named age group coach of the year multiple times by Maryland Swimming as part of the coaching staff for NBAC.
In addition to year round experience, Coach Kaleb is also an experienced summer league coach. He has coached the Columbia Neighborhood Swim League and the Central Maryland Swim League. Kaleb coached a division three swim team and in his last season, the team jumped to division 1.
Kaleb grew up with a passion for sports and he continues to stay active today. He's has done masters swimming, sprint triathlon, and power lifting.
Parent Meeting (Attendance Encouraged)
On Saturday, June 2nd, we will host our first parent meeting of the season. The meeting will begin at 2pm, followed by swim suit fittings at Cy's. We will end with a fun potluck! Additional information about how to sign-up will be available closer to the date
Swim Team Eligibility
All children ages 5 to 17 years of age (18 if you just graduated from high school) who are members of Swan Lake are eligible to join. We have adjusted the prerequisites for joining swim team for the 2018 season. This change was necessary to support safe and effective practices and a positive swim team season for all children involved. Key changes are as follows:
Swimmers should be able to swim 20 yards (the distance in the shallow end) unassisted. Similar to last year, swimmers will be evaluated during the first practices so that we understand current skill level. Swimmers are also required to participate in two swim meets, one home and one away.
We believe that these adjustments will help to ensure that we have adequate staffing, pool space and time for skill development. For swimmers that may not be ready for swim team, Swan Lake will continue to have swim lessons. Swim lessons will be managed by Coach Kaleb to ensure continuity as emerging swimmers transition from lessons to the team. If you have any questions about this change, please contact the swim team mailbox.
For the 2018 season, the swim team will start practice on Tuesday 5/29 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Evening practices every are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Morning practices start on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Please Note: We intend to publish final practice times once we get total volume of swimmers. This will help us to maximize pool time. Information below adopts 2017 policy and may change slightly.
Morning practices are held on Tuesdays through Fridays. Your swimmer will NOT swim the entire practice time. To make the practices more effective, practice is generally divided between 12 years and older and 11 years and younger. We intend to publish final times once we have a better sense of volume by age group.
Swimmers 12 years and older: Tues - Thurs.: 8:00 am to 9:15 am.
Swimmers 11 years and younger: Tues - Thurs.: 9:15 to 10:15 am.
On Fridays we have FUN Fridays and the whole team practices, plays games and enjoys snacks together.
2018 Swim Meets
We are excited to announce that we have moved up yet another division and are in division 5! Swim meets will start on Saturday, June 23, 2018 and the season will end with Divisionals on Saturday July 28, 2018.
June 23: Swan Lake vs Freedom (home meet)
June 30: Swan Lake vs West Howard (West Howard)
July 7: Swan Lake vs St Atholton (Atholton)**CORRECTED
July 14: Swan Lake vs Maple Lawn (Maple Lawn)
July 21: Swan Lake vs Crofton Village (home meet)
July 28: Divisional Championships (West Howard)
We will have the same team suit as the 2017 season, Speedo Laser Sticks (Sapphire & Gold). Cy's will have the suits available for sale on 6/2 at the pool if you would like to purchase. As a reminder, the team suit is not required. We do ask that every swimmer wear a yellow Stingrays team cap. Stingrays caps will also be available for sale on 6/2/2017 and are provided with registration fees to all swimmers.
Suits available at Cy's
Welcome to the Swan Lake Stingrays!
Registration for the 2018 swim season is now closed. Evaluation results will be emailed on 6/4 & 6/5. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.