Independence STINGRAYS Swim Team

Does your child swim, enjoy competing, meeting new friends, and having fun in the water... Independence Stingrays Swim Team is for YOU!!! In a wonderful pool with 6 regulation length racing lanes and brand new starting blocks, we are thrilled and looking forward to an exciting season of swimming!! The Independence Stingrays Swim Team is open to all children between the ages of 6-18 years old who are able to swim 25 meters without stopping and unassisted. In order to help ensure the safety of the swimmers, a try-out for new swimmers will be implemented for participants to demonstrate their ability to swim the required 25 meters. The swim team season will run June- July with meets held against community swim teams within the Big Six Swim Club. Independence Stingrays Swim Team members will be bused to out of town meets by the Independence Community School District.
Independence Stingrays Swim Team practices will be held as follows:
June 4th- 15th & July 2nd- 13th/ 13 & older 7:30-8:15am, 9-12 yrs old 8:15-9am, 8 & under 9-9:30am 
June 18th- 29th/ 13 & older 6:30-7:15am, 9-12 yrs old 7:15-8am, 8 & under 8-8:30am

Dear Swim Team Participants:
This season's Swim Team Meeting will be Friday, April 20th from 6-7:30pm in the large meeting room at the Falcon Civic Center. A representative from Scheel's will be at the Falcon Civic Center on Friday, April 20th at 6pm to help with suit orders. Melissa Frye will be the head coach for swim team this season. We are still looking for an Assistant Coach (must be at least 18 years of age and be able to meet requirements set forth by Iowa Swimming Incorporated).  Many Volunteers are needed in order for swim team to run successfully. If you would like to become an assistant coach, a swim team official/ judge or volunteer to help with the Independence Stingrays Swim Team, please contact 319-334-6711 or email Melissa Frye @  This will be an open house style meeting, so you and your family may stop in anytime between 6-7:30pm. At this meeting; we will accept registrations, order suits (if you want to), pick up the schedule and parent guide, and answer any questions. All registrations for swim team will be accepted at the Falcon Civic Center beginning on April 20th at the Swim Team Meeting and the deadline to register for Swim Team will be May 18th.  
Fee: $50 to IPRD + $38 to Iowa Swimming Inc. (We will be accepting 1 check for $88 payable to IPRD this season and then the City of Independence will issue 1 check to ISI for the entire Independence Stingrays swim team.)