Parents and athletes,
Starter and Stroke Judge Training Below
Parents the first swim meet is Thursday, June 3.
One of the requirements of the meet is to have official meet judges stationed at the pool ends to determine whether the swimmer has started and finished their race without disqualification (DQ).
Judging requires training and certification through GCSL, and involves learning the proper technique for starts, relay exchanges, strokes, and flip turns. We have had a wonderful crew of Stroke & Turn Judges over the years and their swimmers are growing and it time for a new group of meet officials here at Cedar Creek.
The best news? Training this year is virtual. The certification lasts for 3 years and gives you a predictable and set role at meets. Worried about having to work at ALL the meets? In a typical season, you will volunteer the same amount of time as any other volunteer and will serve the same hours as everyone else. This year will be even easier since there are less meets and less swimmers to judge.
Training dates are listed below with zoom links. Please reply back to this email so know how many we will have. This is a great year to get certified being it is a virtual training.
2021 Officials Training:
Online training for Stroke and Turn judges will be on Tuesday: 5/4, 5/11, & 5/18 from 7-9:30pm
Online training for Starters will be Wednesday: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19 from 7-8pm
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Zoom link and details for all training:
Meeting ID: 874 2130 5869
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No in person training planned for this year
S&T Certification is good for 3 years from the date you last attended the training and Starter is every 2 years.
You must be a Stroke and Turn Official in order to be a Starter, you cannot be Starter certified only
Stroke and Turn & Starter Training may be taken both in same year in any order.
This season will be different than any season we have had before. This year we will have 4 virtual meets. All meets will be at Cedar Creek and we will run the meet following CDC guidelines. Once it is over, it will be uploaded and merged with our opponents results. There will be a county meet at Georgia Tech. Stay tuned!
You can join our summer swim team. You do not need to be a member of the Cedar Creek Swim and Racquet Club to participate on the team, but families who join as annual members do receive a discount on swim team registration fees.
Congratulations to Brett for winning the 6A State 50 Free Georgia High School Championship!
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!