Please give us a week or two . Our treasurer Sabine Stoffle is processing refunds for those who paid by credit card. If you have questions, please email her at [email protected] for questions.
Dear GCSL Families
We are writing with some challenging news. No one could have foreseen the disruptions we are experiencing due to COVID-19. The spread of this virus has resulted in significant changes in our daily lives. Despite our best efforts to adjust and try to push back the start to the swim season, we have come to the conclusion that we cannot safely proceed with the 2020 GCSL Summer Swim Season.
Over the last nine weeks, the Board of Directors has conducted numerous meetings and phone conferences to identify all options possible in order to proceed with the season. Based on commentary from the Federal, State, Local Government and the CDC’s new requirements to open aquatic facilities, there is no way to adequately have our all-volunteer team council maintain social distance, disinfect and keep everyone safe around the pool with the number of participants and spectators at each swim meet and practice session.
There are over 6,000 swimmers that participate within the GCSL and we understand that there will be great disappointment. We too are disappointed. However, part of our objectives for a successful swim season includes keeping our swimmers, their families, and the spectators safe.
We understand that there will be many questions due to the cancellation of the GCSL Swim Season. Here are some key details currently:
- Swimmer Fees ($15) collected via GCSL will be fully refunded – funds will be sent to your team by JUNE 1 for distribution to family members.
- Each Team will communicate their own reimbursement processes to their families
- There will be no sponsored GCSL events this year; including group gatherings, practices, or swim meets.
The GCSL Board of Directors is already looking ahead and planning for the 2021 season. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time and wish you and your families a safe and healthy summer.
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!