The HUB Marion Manta Rays hope to give a fun and family-oriented atmosphere while providing rigorous and comprehensive practices that expand our swimmer’s skills. Join us in competing against some of the top USA swimming programs around the Midwest as we make a name for Marion as one of the premier swimming teams in southern Illinois. Your swimmer will have the opportunity to build and grow into one of the area’s top competitors as a member of the Manta Ray family. We are dedicated to shaping well-rounded, confident and diligent swimmers. This is where excellence is taught, practiced and honed.

For more information, or, to express interest in joining, please contact Aquatics Coordinator Jared King at (618) 751-7188 or email aquatics@thehubmarion.com today.

TRYOUTS: First Monday of Each Month

4 p.m.: 12 years and under

5 p.m.: 13 years and older

GROUP LEVELS

Group 1:

This is open to swimmers legal in all four strokes, especially those who have never competed in USA Club swimming. The fundamentals of competitive swimming will be focused on circle swimming, pace clock basics, interval basics as well as kick, drill, stroke critique and set work up to 1500 yards. Attendance to at least three evening water practices a week is mandatory. Group 1 swimmers will not attend meets. (approx. age 5-10 y/o)

Group 2:

This is open to swimmers legal in all four strokes and have had minimal USA Club swimming or comparable experience. Swimmers will begin to introduce more stroke refinement and higher interval sets, turns, dives and up to 2500 yards per practice. Practice attendance of three times per week will be mandatory. Meet attendance can only be granted with acceptance of coach. (approx. age 7-11 y/o)

Group 3:

This is open to swimmers legal in all four strokes with advanced knowledge of swim etiquette, race starts, flip and open-ended turns, intervals, and will be expected to have the ability to swim all USA competitive swim events with goals of BB, B, or A national age group times. Practices will be 3000-4500 yards in length and will focus on stroke refinement, race refinement, and shaping swimmers into well-rounded athletes. Attendance to three practice days is mandatory and swimmers are encouraged to swim at least one additional morning practice per week. Meet attendance will be expected on a moderate basis. (approx. age 10-14 y/o)

Group 4:

This is open to swimmers legal in all four strokes with advanced knowledge of swim etiquette, race starts, flip and open-ended turns and intervals and will be expected to have the ability to swim all USA competitive swim events with goals of B, A, or AA national age group times. Practices will be 3500+ yards in length and will focus on stroke refinement, race refinement, and building upon already known race techniques. Attendance to three or four practice days is mandatory and swimmers are encouraged to swim at least one additional morning practice per week. Meet attendance will be expected on a moderate basis. (approx. age 12-16 y/o)

Group 5:

This is open to the most advanced Manta Rays who are over 13 years of age. Swimmers will be expected to begin dry land training with the team using medicine balls and other aids. Swimmers must be engulfed int he sport of swimming, plan to represent our team at meets regularly and have goals of achieving A, AA, and AAA national age group swim times. All swimmers must attend a minimum of four evening practice times per week with additional morning time practices. Additional practice times are strongly encouraged to be able to compete against teams in the Chicago and St. Louis areas. Practices will be 4000+ yards. (approx. age 13-18 y/o)

Senior:

This is open to the most advanced Manta Rays. Swimmers must be engulfed in the sport of swimming, plan to represent our team at meets regularly, and have goals of achieving A, AA, AAA and AAAA national age group swim times. All swimmers must attend a minimum of four water practices per week (morning or evening) and one dry land practice per week. Additional practice times are  strongly encouraged to be able to compete against teams in the Chicago and Saint Louis areas. Practices will be 4000 yards+. (approx. age 15-20 y/o)

REGISTRATION FEE AND PRICING

Registration Fee (covers USA Athlete Registration Fee and Apparel Fee): $100

ADDITIONAL PRICING

Group 1 Member $40/mo Non-Member $60/mo
Group 2 Member $65/mo Non-Member $85/mo
Group 3 Member $80/mo Non-Member $100/mo
Group 4 Member $85/mo Non-Member $105/mo
Group 5 Member $90/mo Non-Member $110/mo
Senior Member $96/mo Non-Member $115/mo

Multi-Family Discount: Third Child is Half Price, Fourth+ Child is Free

*prices subject to change

**does not include meet registration fees or travel expenses

Summer Swim Special: Athletes who pay monthly dues 9 out of 10 non-summer months swim for free in June and July

PRACTICE TIMES

Please follow the link below to view current practice times: https://teamunify.com/ilmmr

 

 

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