Manta Rays Swim Team
Manta Rays Swim Team is open to youth up to18 years of age who are interested in competitive swimming & who can meet the minimum skill requirements.
Minimum Skill Requirements:
8 & Under swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards (one length) continuously, without assistance or flotation.
9 & Up swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards (2 lengths) continuously, without assistance or flotation using 2 of the 4 competitive strokes.
MANDATORY Pre-Season Parent Meeting and Registration: All families (new or returning) should attend ONLY ONE of the following meeting/registration dates. The same information will be presented at both meetings. All meetings will be held at the Muscatine Community YMCA.
Meeting dates are Tuesday, October 4th at 10:30am OR Thursday, October 6th at 6:00pm.
Rookie Week: Rookie week is for swimmers that have NEVER participated in the Manta Rays Swim Team’s Fall/Winter Season before. This is not for returning swimmers.
8 & Under Rookies will practice at the YMCA from 4:30-5:30pm on the following dates: Mon 10/17, Wed 10/19, Fri 10/21, Mon 10/24, Wed 10/26, and Fri 10/28.
9 & Up Rookies will practice at Muscatine High School (Carver Pool) from 5:45-6:45pm on the following dates: Monday 10/24-Friday 10/28.
Registration forms due to Manta Rays Swim Team: Friday, October 14th
First Day of Practice for all swimmers is Monday, October 31st.
8 & Unders practice at the YMCA, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 4:30-5:30pm & 5:30-6:30pm (coaches will determine group splits after rookie weeks)*
9-10 age group practice at Muscatine High School (Carver Pool), Monday-Friday 5:45-6:45pm*
11 & Up age group practice at Muscatine High School (carver Pool), Monday-Friday 6:30-8:00pm*
(9-10 and 11 & Up practices overlap to allow time for attendance, stretching, etc… please have 11 & Up swimmers ready to swim by 6:30pm)
*Practice times may be adjusted due to enrollment. Any change will be communicated via email prior to practice start dates.