Stingrays Rookie Week Spring 2017

Youth Sports

The YMCA of Rock River Valley Stingrays is recruiting new swimmers to join the team and all kids are invited to try it out. Spring Rookie Week is May 1-4 at the I.D. Pennock Family YMCA, 200 Y Boulevard in downtown Rockford. The schedule is as follows:

Swimmers 10 & Under:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

Swimmers 11 & Over:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:15 - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday from 7:15 - 8:00 p.m.

Rookie Week offers families the opportunity to test the swim team environment and receive placement evaluations. Swimmers should bring a suit, goggles and towel. They will perform basic technique drills nightly and learn placement levels at the end of the week. Team practice begins the week of May 8.

YMCA membership is not required to participate in Rookie Week, but there is a $10 fee. Register at one of the Y membership experience desks. Learn more about the Stingrays at and contact Senior Head Coach David Rilott with any questions at

About the YMCA Stingrays
The YMCA Stingrays is a year-round competitive swim team offering quality coaching and technique instruction for all ages. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve personal success at his or her ability level, from the novice to national competitor.