Photo Day This Thursday
Chris Showalter has volunteered his time to take pictures before the meet this Thursday at 4:30pm. Please arrive a few minutes early. This is a fundraiser to help supplement our great coaches for the work they are doing this summer! A Team photo and individual photos will be taken. Thanks Chris!
GCSL Top 50 go to County Championship at GT
GCSL publishes a Top 100 list a few days after the meets each week. The top 50 swimmers receive entry to the Gwinnett County Championship at Georgia Tech the weekend of July 9-11. We will communicate more about this event as the season progresses, but you can scan the results for your swimmer. There are many swimmers on the list, even in the Top 10! Way to go Stingrays! Coaches will be trying to swim everyone in each event as the season progresses so we can see how they rank county-wide. Please let us know if your swimmer is available ASAP in Meet Entry for the Georgia Tech meet July 9-11. Also a swimmer may go to GT in just a relay also depending on what coaches decide.
To access the list go to Gwinnett Top 100 Week and look for the top entry 2021 Weeks Results and choose the Top 100 Individual Times link. It will download an Excel or PDF sheet.
Swim Team Basics
A few tips:
* There will be four swim meets this season. Due to COVID protocols in 2021 all meets will be at Cedar Creek and we will not host other teams.
* Swimmers typically need to arrive a half hour to an hour before meet starts for warmups. More information to come.
* If you are scheduled to work a volunteer shift please check in as soon as you get to the pool with the Volunteer Coordinator Gwen. Meets begin at 6 pm.
*Please bring extra towels and change of clothes for the kids. The pool may be a little colder in June.
* All swimmers must stay inside the pool fencing for safety unless there is a storm and everyone is instructed to leave the pool area. Once we have a weather warning, the meet will be stopped and there will be a 30 minute delay. Look for Lorri's Remind texts for updates.
*Do not leave the meet without checking with coaches. Your child might be participating at a relay event later in the evening.
* Meets usually run until 10 pm but with just our team, we hope to be done sooner.
Swimmers: pack the following
- Bathing suit, swim cap, and t-shirt
- Two towels (suggested)
- Healthy snacks, like granola bars, fruit and water or Gatorade (Limited concessions this year)
- Books, cards or games for in between events
Coach Dave celebrates 25 years at Cedar Creek!
Cedar Creek end of season swim team party was a success! Celebrating 25 years with Coach Dave Reason. It was another great season with a 10th place finish at County meet. Congratulations to Brooke Davis and Seth Alsobrook they are this year's recipients of the Mark Griswold and Kathy Minard awards. Love our Stingrays and looking forward to next season.
Who Are We?
We are the Cedar Creek Stingrays, a neighborhood summer swim team established in 1974 in the Gwinnett County Swim League (GCSL), based in the Cedar Creek subdivision in Lilburn, Georgia. Under the tutelage of Coach David Reason since 1995, we are a proud member of the highly competitive South Central Division and placed 10th at the 2019 GCSL Championships. Our regular fast-paced season runs May to July and consists of traditional morning and optional evening and Saturday morning practices. We compete in approximately six dual meets on Thursdays or Mondays beginning at 6 pm. We host three home meets in a 25-yard pool with four competition lanes and our away meets are typically within ten miles of our clubhouse located at 853 Angevine Court.
Swimmers vary in skill and range in age from four years old to high school seniors. We do not host a preseason tryout. The only requirement needed to join our team is that a swimmer must be four years old by June 1st. Our coaches are all former Stingrays that have come through our program and they patiently teach correct technique in the four strokes. They build skills such as stroke development, dives, turns, improved endurance and heavily emphasize the value of the team appropriate for each swimmer's age and ability.
Summer league swimming is a "family" sport and parents are an integral part of our success. It is the expectation that our families give of their time and serve in a role at every home meet and most away meets in which their swimmer participates. The entire League is served completely by volunteers and the Stingrays are dependent upon everyone doing their part.
Our colors are royal purple, black and gray and competition gear may be purchased through our Team Store. Although we have a long standing post season tradition as a consistent Top 10 team finisher at the GCSL Championship at Georgia Tech in July, we recognize that swimming is a life skill and no prior swimming experience is necessary to join our team. Registration for our upcoming season begins in March. For more information about the Stingrays family and how we have made summers fun for 44 years, please select the Contact Us tab, email us directly or connect with us on Facebook. Past, present or future Stingrays, we'd love to hear from you!