|Stingrays Swim Team/KC Blazers masters swim team both begin June 1|
The Stingray Swim Team is for youth of all ability levels. Swimmers ranging from novices to the highly-skilled and competitive minded are invited to join. Beginners receive stroke instruction and work on fundamentals and conditioning in a low-pressure environment. As swimmers progress, they have the opportunity to advance to a more strenuous workout group. All swimmers have an opportunity to compete in swim meets. This is a great chance to get involved in a lifetime sport. Perform a catalog search for the keywords "swim team" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings. The Stingrays meet at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center, 4843 Rosewood, Roeland Park, at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday beginning June 1. For Johnson County residents, the cost for seven weeks of one-hour practices five days per week is $70 for the first child and $60 for the second child from the same family. For nonresidents the cost is $77 for the first child and $66 for the second child from the same family . For more information about the Stingray Swim Team, call Coach Derek Shipp at (913) 236-1213.
Based on the belief that swimming is a lifetime sport, the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's KC Blazers Masters Swimming team is offering swim training for all swimmers 18 and older. Participants range from former Olympians to fitness swimmers who want something more organized and challenging than lap swimming. This includes former high school, college, and triathlete swimmers of all ability levels. Instruction in competitive strokes is available upon request. Perform a catalog search for the keywords "competitive swimming " to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings. Training takes place the Prairie Village Pool, 77th and Mission Road, and at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center, 4843 Rosewood, Roeland Park. At the Prairie Village Pool, workouts are offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. At the Roeland Park Aquatic Center, workouts are offered from 5:30 to 7 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. June sessions begin June 1. A fee of $70 for Johnson County Residents or $77 for nonresidents buys participants a punch card good for 15 90-minute swims per month. This fee is payable at the beginning of each month and includes an initial BlazerCap. Upon joining, participants are also required to purchase an annual membership with the Missouri Valley Masters Swimming for $30. Swimmers can also participate in individual training sessions for a drop-in fee of $5 per session. For more information about the Blazers Masters Swim Team, visit www.kcblazers.com or call (913) 236-1213.