Swim Team

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We are very excited about the 2019 Swim Team Season. Our team has been competing now for 30 years – and still growing strong. Coach Jamie Grimstead is returning for his 14th year as head coach for our swim team and we are very fortunate to have him back. We will also welcome back three returning assistant coaches in Jacob Wuwert, Kristy Hall and Laurin Potter.  Additionally, we are very pleased to welcome Andrea Derflinger to our team this season as our Associate Head Coach.  Andrea comes with a wealth of swimming experience including a college swimming career at Northern Arizona University (she loved the 200 fly!), as well as time spent coaching at Enfinity Aquatic Club and as the new head coach at Atkins High School.  Andrea will serve as associate head coach at all afternoon practices this summer and we are excited to bring her into our Stingray family.  

Our team goals for this season are – HAVE FUN (as always), improve camaraderie and emphasize stroke development. We are continuing this season with our STINGRAY ZONE at all meets for the 10 & unders, an older-to-younger swimmer buddy system, and home meet potlucks. Our assistant coaches would be happy to help your children out with private swim lessons as well, if you are interested. You can see them directly.

Swim team members not only will become better swimmers, but learn to set and reach personal goals through improving their time and strokes, increasing their level of fitness and “hanging” with friends.

All children who are of the age of 5 – 18 (by May 31) can participate on our swim team. Any swimmer can join our swim team as long as they can swim the length of the pool without assistance.

We will also offer Pup Camp from May 13th – 16th from 4:45-6 PM. This is designed for swimmers ages 4 and older – either those new to swim team or those who swam for the first time last year. Our aim is to build confidence in our youngest swimmers and to hook a new generation of young Stingray pups in a fun and low stress environment. Although previous swimming experience is not required, familiarity and comfort in the water is necessary.  Click here for more info. 

Team swimsuits are not required but most of our swimmers enjoy having them so that they match their teammates at each meet and in our team photo. To order, visit www.carolinaswimshop.com – Click “Team” tab and use access code “ns2019.”  Select Team Delivery for shipping and items will be bulk delivered to our team rep. Order deadline is 5/20/19 for delivery by first meet. Unsure about sizing? We will have “Team Suit Fitting” dates on 3/31 3-5 PM, 4/11 5-6 PM, and 4/28 3-5 PM.  These will be held at the pool. Trial sizes are available for fitting prior to placing your online team suit orders. Contact Colleen Armentrout @ swimteam@newsherwoodpool.com if you have additional questions. Carolina Swim Shop/Swim Gear will be present at our kick off party on May 18th from 4 – 6pm.

Our online team store also includes personalize silicone swim caps and other Spirit Wear items. The deadline for ordering silicone caps is May 6th and all other spirit wear items is May 20th.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact Swim Team Rep Colleen Armentrout @ swimteam@newsherwoodpool.com.