The Manta Rays 2024 Swim Team Season is Here!

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Registration & Swim Evaluation Dates:

Registration & payment to secure a spot is now open to

  1. All returning Manta Ray Swimmers.
  2. Returning Manta Ray families with new swimmer(s). The new swimmer(s) must pass an evaluation prior to registration. Families returning to Manta Rays can register the returning swimmer(s) now and add the new swimmer(s) after they pass evals.
  3. Fairbrae members that are new families/swimmers to Manta Rays.  The new swimmer must pass an evaluation prior to registration.

New swimmer evaluations are now open for all new swimmers. Secure your spot early!

New Swimmer Evaluation Process

If your swimmer is new to Manta Rays, or has not practiced with the team for 2 seasons or more, they will need a swim evaluation. Please do not register swimmers prior to passing the evaluation. This applies to ALL new swimmers regardless of Fairbrae membership status. Please click below for more information and to sign-up for an evaluation HERE.

Registration Link

Swimtopia is the provider of our new team website and platform for 2024.  Please click on the registration button on the upper right-hand corner to register.  https://mantarays.swimtopia.com/

Registration Fees

Fairbrae members: $395 for the first swimmer in each family and $375 for each additional swimmer. Registrations completed by Feb 16th, 2024 receive $20 discount per swimmer.

Non-Fairbrae members: $695 for the first swimmer in each family and $675 for each additional swimmer. Registrations completed by Feb 16th, 2024 will receive a $20 discount per swimmer.

There is a $3 fee per swimmer for our team website operating expense.

Payments

We accept credit cards (fees apply) & electronic bank payments via Zelle only. You can check Zelle’s website to see if your bank offers the service.

To pay with Zelle at checkout, select the option that says “membership number”, enter your name in the blank space, hit checkout then send funds immediately via Zelle through your bank account. 

Send Zelle payments to mantaraystreasurer46@gmail.comYour bank might prompt you that the email has been unenrolled, this is a bug in the system, the email is enrolled and we have been receiving funds.  Zelle is free and very convenient way to pay. If using Zelle, please send funds immediately after registering in the system (adding a note with the swimmer’s name), the registration is incomplete without receiving payment in full.

Practice Groups

New this season. Swimmer age cutoff date has been changed to age as of Sep 1st 2024. 

Monday through Friday. Swimmers do not have to attend 5 days per week.

Group 1 (swimmers age 5 and 6):  5:15 to 5:45 PM

Group 2 (swimmers age 7 and 8):  5:00 to 6:00 PM

Group 3 (swimmers age 9 and 10):  5:45 to 7:00 PM

Group 4 (swimmers age 11 and 12):  6:45 to 8:15 PM

Group 5 (swimmers age 13 through 18):  7:15 to 8:45 PM

Swimmers’ age = age as of September 1st, 2024. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO GROUP PLACEMENTS. THE COACHES WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE SWIM GROUP PRACTICE TIMES OR SWIM MEET CHANGE REQUESTS.

Groups 2 through 5 begin practice with 15 minutes of dry land exercise.

The 2024 season runs from Monday, April 29th through Saturday, July 13th. Please take the time to read through the team handbook, review the parent code of conduct, review the swimmer code of conduct with your kids and understand the volunteer commitment. These documents are part of registration or located on our website. Our swim meets and social functions succeed because of the strong support of parents. Plan to volunteer for at least one shift (roughly half the meet) at each swim meet your child enters and help out at one or more of our social functions. Thanks in advance for your support!

Fairbrae Manta Rays Gear

The team will provide a swim cap for each swimmer.

Swimmers will need a swimsuit, goggles and a swim cap. Swim caps keep hair out of the swimmer’s eyes, protect the swimmer’s hair from damage and help keep the pool clean. In order to learn and execute proper stroke technique, swimmers are encouraged to wear competition style swimsuits to practice.

All families are welcome to purchase Manta Rays “swag” (gear). Gear info and sizing “try on” events are coming, click HERE for details.

This is a pre-order; your gear will arrive on site at Fairbrae to distribute on Friday, April 26th at the Welcome Back Dinner.

Please note: Parkas and swim suits might take a few extra weeks. We will keep you posted.

Purchasing Manta Rays swim team items is NOT mandatory! But we sure look great wearing our “swag” around the deck during the swim meets!

Questions about team gear? please contact Kathy Mortensen.

Go Mantas!

Diyar Essaid, Registrar.

P.S. The Registrar is a volunteer of the Manta Rays Board (not an employee of Fairbrae or Manta Rays). For questions regarding Fairbrae membership/fees or other club inquiries please click HERE.