Sun Oaks Swim Team | Redding Gym

Sun Oaks Swim Team | Redding Gym

Sun Oaks Stingrays

We are a year-round USA-Registered Swim Team. Our motto is, “Kindness – Technique – FUN!!” We practice Monday-Thursday at Sun Oaks in the covered pool, with options to attend 2-4 times per week. Our team attends swim meets monthly in the Spring/Summer & every other month in the Fall/Winter. Swim meets are OPTIONAL. If your child simply loves to swim and is not looking to compete – our team is a welcoming place for all swimmers to grow. Our team is open to kids ages 5-18. If your child has goals to be on the swim team, our year-round swim school is a perfect place for them to learn strokes, prepare & build endurance.

Email Angie with questions or to set up an assessment or try out.

Otters

Ages 5-8

Passed Level 4 or can perform the following skills: freestyle with side breathing, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly for 25 yards.

Gear: Swim cap and goggles. Training flippers and pull buoy.

Dolphins

Ages 9-12

Passed Otters or can perform the following skills: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke for 50 yards. 100 IM with “legal” strokes.

Gear: Swim cap and goggles. Training flippers, pull buoy, small paddles, swim snorkel (junior size 10 & under, adult size 11 & up)

Stingrays

Ages 11 and Up

Passed Dolphins or can perform the following skills: freestyle, backstroke, breast stroke for 100 yards. 200 IM with “legal” strokes

Gear: Swim cap & goggles. Swim cap and goggles. Training flippers, pull buoy, small paddles, swim snorkel (junior size 10 & under, adult size 11 & up)

Team Events 

  • 2/10 – Dual Meet With Chico Aquajets, 9:30-12:00 @ Sun Oaks  *must be USA-registered to participate

  • 2/23 – Swim Meet Clinic, 4:00-5:30 @ Sun Oaks

  • 2/24 – SYS Last Chance Meet @ YMCA

  • 3/16 – Team Event, Donut Hole Dash! 10:00-12:00 @ Sun Oaks  *Level’s 3 & 4 welcome!

  • 4/19 – Swim Meet Clinic, 4:00-5:30 @ Sun Oaks

  • 4/20 – RAD Spring Dash @ Shasta College

  • 5/10 – Swim Meet Clinic, 4:00-5:30 @ Sun Oaks

  • 5/11 – RAD Pentathlon @ Redding Aquatic Center

  • 5/23 – Parent Meeting, 5:00-6:00 @ Sun Oaks

  • 5/30 – Summer Kick Off Pool Party & Potluck! 5:30 @ Sun Oaks

  • 6/14 – Swim Meet Clinic, 4:00-5:30 @ Sun Oaks

  • 6/15 – CAJ Summer Takeoff @ Dwight Brinson Swim Center

  • 6/28 – Team Event, Intrasquad Meet & Ice Cream Social! 5:00-6:30 @ Sun Oaks.  *Level’s 3 & 4 welcome!

  • 7/12 – Swim Meet Clinic, 4:00-5:30 @ Sun Oaks

  • 7/13 – Otter Invitational @ Orland City Pool 

  • 7/26 – Picture Day & Team Dinner, 5:00-7:00 @ Sun Oaks

  • 7/27-28 – North Valley Aquatic League (NVAL) Championships @ Redding Aquatic Center

     

  • 8/5-16 – Summer Break

Team Store

Here you will find all of the swim gear (and more!) that your swimmers will need. By shopping through our team store, our team earns 5% back to use for our team! Go Stingrays!

swimoutlet.com/collections/sunoaksswimteam

Faqs

What is expected of Parents?

  • Be supportive of coaches. We care about your kids! If you have questions or concerns, please wait until the end of practice to talk to the coach.

  • Please give the coaches and your kids space during practice.

  • Parents are expected to take turns timing at swim meets. We will brief you on how to “time.” Swim meets are put on solely by volunteers and we can’t do it without you! 

  • We are looking for 2 parents to train as swim meet “officials.” If interested, please see Angie!

What are our mascot & team colors?

  • We are the Stingrays! Navy blue & white are our team colors

Where do I buy swim equipment?

  • swimoutlet.com/collections/sunoaksswimteam
  • Swimmers with long hair MUST wear a swim cap at practices. Team Caps are REQUIRED at swim meets for ALL swimmers. This helps us identify the kids on our team so we don’t miss any races. Team caps are sold poolside at practice and meets. See your coach!

What do I need to do if I want to attend meets? 

  • Let your coaches know if you are interested in meets. We will recommend the type of swim meet that is best suited for each child.
  • Signing up for Meets (Optional)

    Step 1 –  Register with USA-Swimming. Cost is $95 for Premium (annual fee). Go to https://omr.usaswimming.org/omr/welcome/3335FA9DEB144D  to register. Our team code is SOST (Sun Oaks Swim Team) NOT SOAR. Choose “SN” (Sierra Nevada) as our LSC.

    Step 2 – Create an account on ome.swimconnection.com 

    You cannot set an account up on swimconnection until you are USA Registered.

  • Costs for Meets – What to Expect

    -Coaches Fee is $25/day ($10/day per additional child). 

    -Every meet has a “splash fee” to enter ($10-$14) 

    -Then, each event you sign up for is an additional $4-6. These fees are charged by Swim Connection when you sign up.  You can sign up for 1 event, or all the events offered at the meet. Before signing up, ask Coaches which events are best for your child.

Clinics

  • We host an instructional clinic the Friday before each swim meet, 4:00-5:30pm. If your child is attending, it is highly encouraged to attend. Coach will go over specifics of the meet as well as extra practice for your swimmer’s individual events. Cost is $10 members, $15 nonmember.

We’re here for you!
Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions! Let’s make this a great experience for our kids!