Manta Rays Swim Team

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It's like swim team for adults!

Manta Ray 2017 Summer Season

May 16th to July 13th

Register on-line for the Manta Ray Swim Team

Cost and policies

$70.00 per swimmer if you register on or after April 29th.

$60.00 per swimmer if you register on-line on or before April 29th.

Payment is not due until the first day of practice but mest be paid in full by June 5th, 2017.

MASA membership and swim team fees are due at the first practice.

Meet fees will be invoiced to the swimmer upon the registration of each meet and will reflect the event/relay fees that we are being charged. Most meets are $10 but some are charged per event.

Swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards.

Must be a MASA member (family membership or youth memberships are available).

No Refunds - No Exceptions; however, if you are unsure about swim team if you talk to us we will allow you to attend a few practices before you commit.

Click here for Manta Rays registration materials.

Click here to print or access the "Parent Information Packet" for the 2017 summer season.

Calendars: A practice schedule can be found inside the "Parent Informtion Pack". A detailed calendar with meets, parties and special events will be available and will be posted here on the first day of practice.

New swimmers and those under age 8 will start on May 16th and our older and more experienced swimmers will start practice on May 23rd.

There is no practice the week of May 26th - June 4th as the pool will be closed.

Mid-season we will be adding a stroke clinic practice on Monday's June 12th, 19th, 26th and July 10th from 2:30-3:30 pm.

The following links are for the suits and goggles that are recomended for Manta Ray swimmers.

Here is a link to the Speedo Vanquisher Goggle.

Here is a link to the Sporti Piped Splice Jammer.

Here is a link to the Sporti Solid Piped Swimsuit.

These are for youth sizes. They do come in adult sizes as well.

Team Apparel

As we did in past seasons, we will have a swimmer design this year's t-shirt. If you want to submit your design, please hand it in by April 29th.

Order forms will be available the first day of practice and will need to be returned by Thursday, May 25th.

Purchasing team apparel and/or suits is optional.

Swim Meets - Will be anounced on the first day of practice.

Badger State - Weston YMCA June 10th & 11th, 2017
NLAC - Merrill June 17th, 2017
Wittenberg July 14th, 2017

Coaching Staff

Sharon Ruff - Administrative Coach



Denise Gage and Joanna Grell - Practice Coaches

Dynamic duo, Sharon and Denise are back! They are excited to see our winter crew and are looking forward to meeting our new members. As some of you know both Denise and Sharon swam for the Manta Rays way back when a "bucket turn" wasn't even a thing (crazy, right?). But don't worry, we've still got our moves, drive and excitement for swimming and we can't wait to share it with you! Sharon, a Case Manager by day, enjoys getting to know each swimmer and giving that encouragement to help them believe that they can compete in their event and be great! Denise is the Health Aide for Edgar School District and can be found almost daily at the swim center, lifeguarding and teaching lessons. She is a strong believer in perfecting stroke technique and is great at helping each swimmer do so. Outside of their day jobs and swim team, these sisters can be found hunting for bargains at a flea market, snowmobiling the beautiful trails of Central Wisconsin, or hanging out with their other family members.

Joanna Grell is also a previous Manta Ray swimmer and coach. She also works at the pool as a lifeguard and swim instructor.

You can also get swim team information by calling the pool at 715-443-3772. Or email Jennifer at or Cathy at

Focus is Fun

Swimmers will focus on learning and refining:

  • All 4 competitive strokes: freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and breaststroke.
  • Competitive starts, finishes, and turns.
  • Endurance, confidence, teamwork and a love for the water!

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