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Stingrays Competitive Swim Team

Swim Team at the J

The Tucson J Swim Team is a competitive swim team for children ages 4-18. We value hard work, the pursuit of excellence, and mutual respect for teammates and competitors. Through practice and competition, athletes develop a work ethic and healthy sense of competition that provides the backbone for success in the pool, the classroom, and beyond. We accept new swimmers all year! 

As a program of the Tucson J, we share a vision of fostering a place of esteem and respect, as viewed by the broader community.

Stingrays Coaching Staff

Marika Hodge: Head Coach

Abbey Hopp: Assistant Coach

 

David Schriesheim: Assistant Coach

Jadan Nabor: Assistant Coach

 

Got what it takes to be a Stingray?

Contact Marika Hodge at mhodge@tucsonjcc.org, call 520.299.3000 or visit our swim team website. 

2023 - 2024 Stingrays Monthly Open Tryouts

Date
Type
Wednesday, November 1 at 7:30pm
Open Tryout
Friday, November 17 at 4:45pm
Returning Swimmer Assessment
Tuesday, November 28 at 4:15pm
Open Tryout
Tuesday, December 12 at 7:30pm
Open Tryout
Tuesday, January 2 at 4:15pm
Open Tryout & Returning Swimmer Assessment
Wednesday, January 17 at 4:15pm
Open Tryout & Returning Swimmer Assessment
Monday, January 29 at 7:30pm
Open Tryout & Returning Swimmer Assessment
Tuesday, February 20 at 7:30pm
Open Tryout & Returning Swimmer Assessment
Wednesday, February 21 at 4:15pm
Open Tryout & Returning Swimmer Assessment
Monday, March 4 at 4:15pm
Open Tryout & Returning Swimmer Assessment
Tuesday, March 12 at 7:30pm
Open Tryout & Returning Swimmer Assessment
Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30pm
Open Tryout & Returning Swimmer Assessment
Friday, March 29 at 4:45pm
Returning Swimmer Assessment

The tryout policy is as follows:

New swimmers will be placed in the appropriate practice group based on their ability and age. Evaluations for existing swimmers (advancing to a higher group or placement into a lower group) are made by the coaching staff throughout the season. Placement is decided by the coaches who may use their discretion in deciding the best learning environment for each individual swimmer. Recommendations will be communicated to the swimmer and parent.

All prospective athletes are required to try out prior to joining the Stingrays Swim Team. Open tryouts will be held each month, with dates and times to be posted on the Stingrays website. During open tryouts, athletes may be asked to demonstrate the prerequisites for the practice group the coach thinks may be the best fit after a short consultation with the athlete and/or their parents or guardians. Although the tryouts are open, advanced scheduling with the Head Coach is recommended.

Returning athletes who have been out of the water for more than one month are also required to complete a tryout to determine appropriate group placement. While placement with the athlete’s previous group is preferred, it is not guaranteed.

Upon completion of any tryout with an assistant coach, the Assistant Coach will confer with the Head Coach. The Head Coach will respond to the parent of the prospective parent within two business days and recommend the appropriate placement.

Upon completion of any tryout with the Head Coach, the Head Coach will recommend the appropriate placement to the parent of the prospective athlete. 

Stingray Pup Program

The Stingray Pups Program is the perfect place for future athletes who are interested in joining the Stingrays Swim Team but need some extra prep to make it happen! Pups practices bridge the gap between group swim lessons and the swim-team environment.

In the Stingrays Prep Program, future athletes will be working with a coach or instructor in the water to hone skills that will be essential to success in a competitive swim program. Participants will attend classes three times each week, which acquaints them with the expectations in the Swim Team program. Additionally, athletes will get to work with some of the Stingray coaches, developing relationships that will extend into their time on the Team. At the conclusion of each session, the last class will include a tryout for the Team. Responsible adults and future athletes will be given a report card that summarizes the participant’s progress toward program goals (swim-team readiness).

Meet the Coaches

Marika_Hodges

Marika Hodge

Head Coach
David_Schriesheim

David Schriesheim

Assistant Coach
Abbey_Hopp

Abbey Hopp

Assistant Coach
Jadan Nabor

Jadan Nabor

Assistant Coach