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The Norwalk Stingrays programs are very family-involved. The environment provided is conducive to a building and learning team. We strive for FUN and "giving it your best", knowing that your results are a reflection of just that.

  • We are semi-year round, practicing together in the spring and fall and competing as a team in the summertime.

  • We are a "building team" meaning we like to let the swimmers experience swimming for fun and help them decide if they want to take it more seriously as they build into their strokes.

  • We are very family-friendly, and family-involved.

  • We welcome you to our program and cannot wait to see what lies ahead for you and your swimmer!

Spring Club 2020

What do you need:

  • Goggles

  • Swim Suit

  • Towel

  • Water

Fall Club 2019

What do you need:

  • Goggles

  • Swim Suit

  • Towel

  • Water

Summer League 2019

Picture Day

Thursday June 6th 

starts at 10am in pool area

Home Meet vs Vermillion YMCA

Meet Date

Thursday, June 20th

4pm Warm Ups

5pm Meet Starts

Invite @ Willard

Julia Barnett Memorial Invite

$5 per swimmer due to coach upon arrival

Monday, June 24th

Warm Up Start: 4:30pm

Meet Start: 5:30pm

Meet Location: 

Willard City Pool

561 West Laurel Ave, Willard

Admission for guests is FREE

Away Meet @ VSC

Meet Date

Thursday, June 27th

Warm Ups Begin: 5:30pm

Meet Begins: 6:30pm

Meet Location:

Perkins High School

3714 Campbell St, Sandusky

Week of July 1-5 Practices

Practices held normally on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

No Practices on Thursday July 4th and Friday July 5th.

Away Meet @ Sand Otter

Meet Date

Thursday, July 11th

Warm Ups Begin: 5pm

Meet Begins: 5:30pm

Meet Location:

Fremont Rec Center

600 St Joseph St, Fremont

Home Meet vs Plumbrook

Meet Date

Thursday, July 18th

4pm Warm Ups

5pm Meet Starts

Home Meet vs Sandusky Aquatics

Meet Date

Thursday, July 25th

4pm Warm Ups

5pm Meet Starts

CHAMPS

Meet Date:

Tuesday, July 30th

Rain Date: Wednesday, July 31st

Meet Location:

Fremont Rec Center, St Joseph St, Fremont

$2 admission for everyone including swimmers. Rec Center pays for swimmers to compete, families are responsible for admission. 

End of Season Party

Thursday, August 1st

6-8pm

@ the Outdoor Pool

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Erin Cannon

Head Coach

erinsmetzer@gmail.com

Phone: 419-706-4825

Erin Smetzer started competitively swimming at the age of 8. After countless years of summer swim team and Norwalk High School swim team, she taught swim lessons for four years and began coaching for the Norwalk Park and Rec Summer swim team (before it was called Norwalk Stingrays) for three years. She then attended Miami University and achieved her bachelor of science degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education. After moving back to Norwalk, she opened a child care center, Junior Explorers, in 2010. She started as the assistant coach for Norwalk High School swim team in 2011, moving to head coach in 2013. 

 

From the Coordinator

Erin is a wonderful asset to our team and we are so grateful to have her and her experience. Her years with the team and helping it to grow is so valuable. She has a very approachable personality and the swimmers of all ages love her; they show this in their results. She led the Stingrays age 9-10 boys to 1st place at the NCCSL Swim Champs in 2016. Erin's dedication to the community is second to none; she moved back to her hometown, started a business, participates in local clubs, and provides coaching for both high school and our community center swim teams. We welcome Erin back with excitement and look forward to seeing what the team achieves again this year. 

Megan Dotson

First Assistant Coach

mcervan17@gmail.com

Megan began swimming in elementary school and continued the sport throughout high school. Swimming for Oak Harbor High School, she excelled in the breaststoke, butterfly, and the Individual Medley (IM). During college, Megan continued to be involved with the swim program at Oak Harbor by assistant coaching the Rocket Swim Club during the summers. Currently she is an 8th grade English teacher at Perkins Middle School. She lives in Norwalk with her husband and son.

 

From the Coordinator

Megan came highly recommended from a colleague for her swim skills as well as ability to interact with the age range of swimmers we cater to. During her interview these skills were very apparent. In addition to her accolades, she has some wonderful ideas that we look forward to implementing for the summer league. Megan's experience with Oak Harbor summer swim team includes supervising practices and assigning workouts, assisting with stroke development, and assisting with forming line ups. We welcome Megan and look forward to her value being added to our team. 

Rebecca LiBassi

Second Assistant Coach

rlibass@bgsu.edu

Becca started swimming in elementary school on Parma’s summer swim team before moving to a club team. Throughout high school, Becca volunteered as a coach for the beginner swimmers on her team. After high school, Becca went to BGSU attaining a degree in Special Education. During her first two years in college, Becca swam on the club team. Starting in high school, Becca taught swim lessons to children and adults. Becca lives in Norwalk where she is also an Intervention Specialist.

 

From the Coordinator

Becca has been teaching swim lessons for us for several years now and has always had a passion for swim team. Having a competition background through college, she will make a great asset to our coaching staff. By day she is a full-time teacher at Norwalk Middle School. I am looking forward to her joining our coaches and bringing her fun, but very assertive personality to our practices!

Mary Church

Aquatics Coordinator

mchurch@norwalkoh.com

Mary has been the Aquatics Coordinator since August 2012 but has been active in the aquatics programs here at the rec and elsewhere since 2005. She is passionate about safety, stroke development, and high morale. 

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Facility Hours:

 

Monday - Thursday

5:15 AM - 9:00 PM (6:00 AM for pool)

 

Friday

5:15 AM - 8:00 PM (6:00 AM for pool)

Saturday

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

​Sunday

Noon - 6 PM

YOUTH BASKETBALL EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS

November 10

Fees increase $5.

Register ASAP to insure spot before teams fill!

ADULT BASKETBALL TEAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE

November 10

Games Begin Week of Nov. 24

NO FRIDAY FUN NIGHT

November 22

Gym Closed for Craft Show

GATHERING OF GIFTS CRAFT SHOW

November 23

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Just 50¢ admission!!

NO FRIDAY FUN NIGHT

November 29

Program Cancelled Due to Holiday

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