Stingrays Rookie Week

Swim Team Recruitment

The YMCA of Rock River Valley Stingrays is recruiting new swimmers to join the team and all kids are invited to try it out. Rookie Week is April 30-May 3 at the SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA, 200 Y Blvd. in downtown Rockford. 

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. 10 and under will swim 6:30pm - 7:15pm.  11 and up will swim 7:15 - 8:00pm. 

Rookie week is for swimmers who have not been on team before or for swimmers who have been on the team before, but were not able to swim few seasons due to other commitments.  This is the time the coaches are able to assess each swimmer and place them in the appropriate level.  Our team consist of 5 levels:  level 1 beginners, level 2 beginner - intermediate, level 3 intermediate, level 4 intermediate - advance, and level 5 advance.

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 or online at Learn more about the Stingrays at and contact Senior Head Coach David Rilott with any questions at