FAQ's for families looking to join.
Yes. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will add you to our waitlist and notify you when the next try-out is scheduled. Placement on the team is pending evaluation and availability in the aligned Group.
Silver I and Bronze Groups swim out of Los Paseos Swim Club off Bernal Road. 7047 Vía Ramada, San Jose, CA 95139.
We do not have a strict requirement of how many days your child should attend practice. That being said, progress is based on a continued effort in practice. Swimming is a very skill intensive sport and children should attend as many practices as they can a week to improve their technique and build endurance.
Meets are not required, however they are a great way for a swimmer to track his/her progress, build his/her confidence, and learn to compete in a nurturing environment. We try to offer the occasional "Time Trial" meet at our pool so that the kids can get times and try new events.Also, competition adds another part to the sport allowing your child to learn and respond to pressure.
There is a registration fee of $200 per family. Dues (see the Registration Form Registration Form for details) are to be paid once a month on or before the 10th day of the month. After the 10th day of the month a $25 late fee will be assessed. Also, if your swimmer wants to swim at competitive meets there is a once per calendar year Pacific/USA Swimming Registration fee of $84.
USA Swimming Membership Registration has changed. Click South Valley Stingrays Team Registration. Follow the prompts. There are a number of videos for new families/members:
Yes, dues will be pro-rated.
Stingray participants in swim meets require parent volunteers. The number of volunteers assigned to our team for a swim meet is based on the number of Stingray swimmers participating. If your child is swimming in a meet you will be expected to help to fill positions assigned to our team.
The water temperature usually hovers around 81 degrees.
We believe it is important for our swimmers to bond with each other in and out of the pool so we try to offer an adequate number of activities for them to do so. A few examples are cookie and ornament decorating for Christmas, Easter egg hunt, hot chocolate nights, etc.
We usually offer special practice times during school breaks.
FAQ's for families who are already members.
Our coaches are very open to working with you and informing you of your child’s progress but we ask that you respect the practice and either talk to your child’s coach before or after practice or through email.
The team will attend the meets that are posted on the schedule.
Travel meets vary but we generally attend at least one travel meet a year.