New Mark Stingrays - Parent Orientation, Practices, and Swim Meets

Happy Monday, Stingrays.

We hope you are having a fantastic start to your May. As we begin to prepare further for our swim season, you will begin to receive email updates with different topics. Today, we are providing initial information regarding parent orientation, practices, and meets. Mark those calendars!

Parent Orientation/In-Person Registration

Parent Orientation and in-person registration will be held at New Mark Brookings pool on Thursday, May 19th beginning at 6:00pm. Any families who have not yet finalized their registration payments can complete them at this time. 

At 6:30pm, the Board and Coaches will present information to kick off the Summer swim season. We will provide you with our plan for the Summer and try to answer any questions you may have leading into our swim season. Additionally, our coaching staff will be present for you to meet.


As you have found on our new team website (www.newmarkswimteam.com), our practice schedule will begin on Tuesday, May 31st with our first practice. Below are the times for each age group. Practices will take place at the Willow Farms swimming pool and New Mark Brookings swimming pool - find addresses on our website.

Willow Farms Pool - Daily Schedule

7:30 - 8:30 am --  8 and Under

8:40 - 9:40 am --  11-12 year olds

New Mark Brookings Pool - Daily Schedule

7:45 - 8:45 am --  9-10 year olds

8:50 - 9:50 am --  13-18 year olds

10:00 - 10:30 am  -- Rookies

The week prior to our first practice, our coaching staff will send out reminders and information as to what will be needed for the first few practices. We will practice Tuesday through Friday the first week as we do not have a swim meet. For the remaining weeks, the Stingrays will practice Monday - Thursday with an optional fun swim and instructional practice (more info to come) on Fridays.

Swim Meets

As you have also found on our website, our meet schedule is as follows below. Meets this year will be held on Thursday evenings along with one Tuesday night in July.  Meets begin at 6pm with swimmer warm-ups beginning around 4:45pm. We will be hosting meets with visiting teams as well as traveling to other pools. The schedule this year starts with three (3) home meets followed by three (3) away meets.

Thursday, June 9th - Coves at New Mark

Thursday, June 16th -  Old Pike at New Mark 

Thursday, June 23rd - Kearney at New Mark - Senior Night

Thursday, June 30th  - New Mark at Walnut Creek

Thursday, July 7th - New Mark at Woodneath Farms

Tuesday, July 12th - New Mark at Hills of Walden

July 18th, 19th, and 20th - Northland Conference Meet (more information to come as the Conference is still finalizing plans)

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Have a great rest of your week.

Your New Mark Swim Team Board

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