Join the Stingrays this summer!

Thank you for your interest in the 2016 Stingrays Swim Team!

The Stingrays have been members of the Foothills Swimming Association, a non-profit organization, for over 45 years.  As are all teams in the league, we are a parent-run team, with a board consisting of seven members.  Our goal is to provide a family-oriented, yet competitive environment that enables each swimmer to improve his or her technique while fostering fun and good sportsmanship.

This year the Stingrays are excited about their sixth year at the Sixth Avenue West pool operated by the Foothills Parks and Recreation District.  The pool is located at 400 Holman Way in Golden just off the Sixth Avenue and Indiana St. intersection. (map)

Practice for the 2016 Summer season begins in May.  The summer club season generally runs from Memorial Day to approximately the end of July, with practices held daily Monday through Friday and regular meets every Saturday with a few optional meets on Sundays or weeknights.

The schedule for the summer can be found at the practice schedule tab or by clicking here:

The tentative summer practice schedule is:
Monday:  6:45 - 8:30 a.m. OR 8:15 - 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday:  6:15 - 8:30 a.m. OR 8:15 - 9:00 a.m.; OPTIONAL stroke clinic 5:15 - 6:15
Wednesday:  6:15 - 8:30 a.m. OR 8:15 - 9:30 a.m.
Thursday:  6:15 - 8:30 a.m. OR 8:15 - 9:30 a.m.
Friday: 6:45 - 8:30 a.m. OR 8:15 - 9:30 a.m.

Parents and swimmers can choose the practice time that works best for them and their swimmer(s).  The team asks that each swimmer make at least three practices a week in order to be prepared for the weekend meet.  

Team Fees
  • The cost to join the Stingrays Swim Team for the summer is $160 for the first child, with a $5 discount for each additional family member.  This covers coaching salaries, all the swim meets, pool rental, stroke clinics and the end of season banquet.
  • $25 per family surcharge.
  • A $7 liability insurance fee. 
*please make all checks out to STINGRAYS SWIM TEAM

Practice Team Fees
The Stingrays have come to recognize that the racing aspect of our team is not for everyone, but we would still love to have kids join us for our practice times, stroke clinics, and intersquad meet.
  • The cost is $150.  There will be no multiple family discount given for practice only swimmers.
  • $25 per family surcharge
  • A $7 liability insurance fee.
*please make all checks out to STINGRAYS SWIM TEAM

Volunteer Requirements
The Stingrays swim team is parent-run and relies on parent volunteers to successfully conduct all swim meets.  All training is provided free of charge to our parents. When swimmers are registered for the team, a volunteer commitment is made. All parents will then be invited to join our volunteer website,  This website has all the volunteer times, dates, and point values we need help with over the entire summer!  The Stingrays require each family to give a $250 deposit check for volunteer hours.  Throughout the summer, each family is required to earn 25 points in order to received the $250 check back.

Practice parents will also be required to meet 15 volunteer points and a $250 deposit check will be collected.  Points can be earned by helping with Friday donut day, tie-dye days, working at the inner sqaud meet, and /or buying materials or gift cards the team requests.

The Stingrays have an optional team suit, which can be purchased through the team until June 15.  We will have suits available at all the practices for sizing and purchase.

Coaching Staff
The Stingrays are excited to have their head coach, Heather Howe, returning for her fourteenth season with the team.  We are also looking forward to the return of the assistant coaches Jesse Rodgers and Gary Henderson.  Along with some familiar faces who are now retired swimmers and new coaches, Amy Bittle, Leo Ravinovich, Kailey Petro, and Alec Sutton.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call:
Heather Howe at (303) 279-5184 or email Heather

Thank you for your interest in the Stingrays Swim Team!
A member of the Foothills Swimming Association
Sixth Avenue West Pool, 400 Holman Way, Golden, Colorado 80401