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​​​​​​​NEW Member interest:
The Stingrays offer ongoing Registration throughout the season

​​​​​Minimum Pre requisites for general programming:
- 6yrs of age / ability to work well in groups
- ability to swim 15m unassisted, no experience necessary

--> please send an email to learntoswim@duncanstingrays.com
to fullfill our 2 step process
1) view recording to familiarize yourself with the Stingrays program
2) attend a quick assessement to determine your Swimmer's best placement

        


Message to all DST MEMBERS:
NON COMP members
it's our last week of Swimming... can you believe it!
We wish everyone a fun & relaxing summer and
​​​​​​​look forward to next season's startup

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Latest News

All of our lastest news and announcements



MESSAGE from the DST Board of Directors
(message emailed to all current DST membership 31jan2024)

Hello DST Families,  

Last weekend 26 swimmers from D to A groups headed to Comox to compete in the Vancouver Island Regional Championships. Our swimmers made us proud... and so did our parents!

We wanted to send out a huge thank you to our parents. Last weekend, we had many parents help support the Comox team by volunteering as officials and timers. In fact, our club provided the most volunteers out of all the visiting island clubs! An impressive feat for our small team.  

Thank you to the following parents: 

Eric MacGregor, Elisabeth Ruiter, Kendra Stiwich, Trish O’Hallaran, Cam McCauley, Lisa Helmer, and Stacey Wenstob.  

We also want to acknowledge two parents who have just completed their Level Two SwimBC certification, Janice Gerbrandt (Chief Timekeeper and Admin Desk) and Natalie MacGregor (Chief Timer).  

As I mentioned, it takes many people to run a swim meet. We need parents to support our club. Please consider signing up to help at one of our smaller meets to get some experience, or even better, take an introductory course.   

Your next opportunity to volunteer is February 10 at our Level Up Comp #5 and February 21 at our Orange and Black Meet. All you have to do is sign up on our events page or contact Lisa or Jennifer at volunteers@duncanstingrays.com. Carrie Matheson can also help you with courses at officials@duncanstingrays.com.  

Again, thank you to our amazing parents! This club would not be what it is without all your support.  

Sincerely, 

Your DST Board of Directors

Sincerely,  

Natalie, Elisabeth, Katrina, Leanne, and Leanne. 

(Your Board of Directors) 




MESSAGE from the DST Board of Directors
(message emailed to all current DST membership 03july2023)

Happy Summer to All Stingray Families,  

We are thankful that we were able to continue our swim program despite the Aquatic Centre Shut Down. Thank you, Leanne, for figuring out that puzzle. She and her staff juggled four different pools between Duncan, Ladysmith, and Nanaimo. We are all looking forward to being back at our pool (see summer schedule)


Swimmers competed in numerous Meets this Cycle including "Orange & Black" and our own "DST June Jamboree", plus two larger long course meets at the Commonwealth Pool: Island Medley and Vancouver Island Regional Championships. Swimmers earned many personal bests, won lots of medals and ribbons, and even made history with more than 20 Duncan Swim Team Records being set: both individual & relay Records.  Congratulations to our Swimmers!

For some, racing continues into the month of July.  We have swimmers heading across North America. 


  • Gabi Williams is off first to Austin, Texas to compete in the 2023 DAAA National Games (Dwarf Athletic Association of America). 
  • Followed by a large contingent of senior swimmers heading to Winnipeg for the ManSask Long Course Championships. 
  • Next, six swimmers are off to Moses Lake Washington, for the Sizzlin’ Summer Splash Meet. 
  • Lastly, Wyland Dumont & Coach Leanne head to Kjipuktuk (Halifax) for the North American Indigenous Games. 

We wish them all good luck and know they will make our club proud.  

New this season, we are further collaborating with the local Summer Club: Cowichan Valley Breakers and attending the Salt Spring Stingrays' Summer Swim Meet.  All swimmers within the Competitive groups (A/B/C/D) are encouraged to sign up and continue their Swimming into July.


Thank you, parents, for volunteering your time on the pool deck at meets, driving your children (and other swimmers) many kilometers, and overall supporting your child to pursue this amazing sport. We also thank our incredible coaches for their hard work and dedication to our swimmers. 

At this time, we would like to wish Sophie Paridaen van Veen best wishes on her next adventure! Sophie has been our Assistant Head Coach this year, leading our C group and Masters and FUNdamentals and and and... Thank you for what you have brought to our club, Sophie. You will be missed!  


Watch your inboxes for details related to fall registration and schedules come late July with our usual Pre Registration option being opened early August. Keep in mind our Welcome Back BBQ & Annual Awards will be scheduled late Aug/early Sept and then our Team's Annual General Meeting (AGM) early fall. We are looking to fill several volunteer positions so if you've skill(s), we've a role for you! 


Have a fun and safe summer at any pool, river, lake or sea you plunge into! 

Sincerely,  

Natalie, Elisabeth, Katrina, Leanne, and Leanne. 

(Your Board of Directors)