South Whidbey Stingrays Swim Club

Welcome to the South Whidbey Stingrays. We are a recreational swim club that accepts swimmers 6-17 years of age.  Our mission is to provide a fun and inviting atmosphere in which to learn the four competitive strokes of swimming.  Swimmers will develop endurance, strength, work ethic, positive self-image and above all a love for the sport of swimming.  Our coaches are committed to serving both the recreational and competitive swimmer.

How To Join

Anyone wishing to join the Stingrays may come to the Island Athletic Club pool for a tryout. Entry level swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle with side breathing, 25 yards of backstroke, and must know how to swim breaststroke.

Tryouts are offered Thursdays at 6:00 except on swim meet days. When you arrive at IAC please stop by the front desk to sign a liability form. An IAC staff member will then direct you to the pool. You will need to bring a swim suit, towel and goggles. If you don’t have goggles we have loaner pairs.

Due to high demand, we may have a waiting list and will contact you when space is available. If space is available you will then complete the registration process. The following documents will need to be completed with payment prior to the first practice.

1. Contact-Information/Liability Waiver
Click here for the Stingrays Contact Information-Liablility Waiver form Please download, print and bring completed form to IAC prior to first practice.)

This document forms the basis for our team roster and communication list, so it is essential that you complete each line and write legibly.

2. Registration and Payment form

Click here for the Stingrays Registration 2016. Please download, print and bring completed form to IAC prior to first practice.)

Once payment and registration forms are completed you may begin to practice on designated dates and times.

Practice Calendar and Fees

2017 – 2018 School Year Season

Fall Session:

September 26 – November 21

Swim Meet:  November 16

Awards: November 21

No practice date: October 31


Winter 1 Session:

November 28 – February 1

Swim Meet:  January 30

Awards:  February 1

No-Practice Dates: December 26, 28, January 2, 4

Winter 2 Session:

February 6 – March 29

Swim Meet:  March 27

Awards:  March 29

 

Spring Session:

April 10 – May 31

Swim Meet:  May 29

Awards:  May 31

30-Minute Swim: Date and Time TBD

Practice Times

Tuesdays and Thursdays, October -June

Super Swimmers (Ages 6 – 8):  4:00pm-4:40pm

Bronze (9+ years):  4:00pm -4:50pm

Silver & Gold (Ages 11 – 18): 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Practice group/times are subject to change depending on the number of kids and ability grouping.

Fees for all practice groups:

Island Athletic Club Member: $135/session

Non-member: $160/session

Additional siblings will receive a 10% discount

Equipment List

Equipment (all equipment can purchased in the Club Proshop  or at www.swimoutlet.com or www.kiefer.com)

Each swimmer needs to have the following:

  • Appropriate swim suit (jammers for boys and a one piece for girls)
  • Pair of goggles
  • Training fins
  • Towel
  • Swim bag (to carry above items to and from practice and to hold clothes during practice)
  • Please mark all items with swimmer’s name in permanent marker
  • Swim cap – New swimmers will be provided a Stingray team cap.

Practice Group Descriptions and Advancement Criteria

Details on age groups, skill requirements, and how to advance through the program.

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Stingrays Coaches

Head Coach – Kristi Eager

Kristi Eager has been teaching swim lessons since 1988 and has been coaching swimming since 1995. She served as the assistant age group coach at Samena Swim Club in Bellevue and assistant coach at Eastlake High School. Kristi now coaches the South Whidbey Island Masters at Island Athletic Club and founded the South Whidbey Swim Club. Kristi has a degree in Physical Education, has a certificate in coaches safety training, is a member of the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA), has taken the ASCA stroke school, and is working on completing her ASCA level 3 certificate. She is also a USA Swimming member. She swims with South Whidbey Island Masters and often competes in pool meets, open water races, and triathlons. She loves spending time with her family, camping, boating, hiking, and swimming.

Swim Meet Information

Start times, stroke requirements, and much more.

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Team Records

View records by age group.

Ages 8 and Under
Event Men Time Date Women Time Date
25-yard Free Cody Eager 20.55 11/18/10 Hadley Eager 17.78 1/30/14
25-yard Back Cody Eager 23.58 3/22/12 Kaylie McRea 21.24 5/26/11
25-yard Breast Dominic Montaperto 26.01 11/15/12 Hadley Eager 25.94 1/30/14
25-yard Fly Cody Eager 25.49 3/22/12 Annie McDaniel 23.69 5/14/15
100-yard IM Nolan Pearson 2:34.40 1/29/14 Kaylie McRea 1:55.18 5/26/11
100-yard Free Sienna Nissen 1:45.7 11/15/16
50-yard Free Owen Rae 1:14.3 5/30/17 Megan Olsen 47.71 5/30/17
Ages 10 and Under
Event Men Time Date Women Time Date
50-yard Free Cody Eager 36.68 11/14/13 Bella Northup 34.62 5.26.11
50-yard Back Cody Eager 44.72 11/14/13 Kaylie McRea 41.37 5/30.13
50-yard Breast Dominic Montaperto 51.19 11/13/14 Tori Schuller 48.06 5/29/14
25-yard Fly Cody Eager 19.67 6/30/13 Annie McDaniel 17.97 5/30/17
100-yard IM Cody Eager 1:42.0 11/14/13 Kaylie McRea 1:37.10 1/31/13
100-yard Free Forrest Erickson 1:33.4 5/31/16 Hadley Eager 1:26.3 2/2/16
Ages 12 and Under
Event Men Time Date Women Time Date
50-yard Free Brennan Pearson 32.25 3/29/16 Kinsey Eager 32.27 11/10/11
50-yard Back Matthew Simmons 41.44 2013 Bella Northup 36.68 11/15/12
50-yard Breast Matthew Simmons 43.86 2013 Tori Schuller 43.5 11/19/15
50-yard Fly Brennan Pearson 43.29 5/31/16 Kinsey Eager 36.49 5/26/11
100-yard IM Jesse Seely 1:29.80 5/29/14 Kinsey Eager 1:26.05 5/26/11
100-yard Free Brennan Pearson 1:11.5 11/19/15 Ashley Lynch/Katie Zundel 1:16.5 11/19/15
Ages 13 and Older
Event Men Time Date Women Time Date
50-yard Free Andrew Baesler 28.78 2/2/16 Kinsey Eager 30.55 11/15/12
50-yard Back Andrew Baesler 34.37 5/30/17 Kinsey Eager 34.34 3/28/13
50-yard Breast Andrew Baesler 40.42 2/2/16 Ally Lynch 38.44 5/30/17
50-yard Fly Andrew Baesler 32.47 5/30/17 Kinsey Eager 34.78 3/28/13
100-yard IM Andrew Baesler 1:17.7 11/19/15 Ashley Lynch 1:19.60 5/30/17
100-yard Free Andrew Baesler 1:02.5 11/19/15 Kinsey Eager 1:05.80 11/13/14