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By joining the Havasu Stingrays and USA Swimming, you belong to one of the country's largest, most organized, and competently coached youth sports. With a positive attitude and a willingness to lend a hand, you will enjoy one of the great experiences of your youth which you can carry through life.

Last Updated ( Monday, 07 March 2011 12:16 )

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PostHeaderIcon Sebastien is first at our Home Meet

Sebastien wins first place overall high point trophy.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 January 2013 07:01 )


PostHeaderIcon Holiday Fest Swim Meet

Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 12:00 am

Staff reports

Today's News Herald

Happy Holidays for Stingrays

Submitted photo courtesy of Annette Johnson

Havasu Stingrays’ Caden Carver, 14, right, starts off the 100-yard backstroke at the Holiday Festival Invitational in Chandler last weekend. Carver swam to a first place finish with a time of 58.22 seconds. Aquaman

CHANDLER — The Havasu Stingrays Swim Team had seven swimmers compete at the Holiday Festival Invitational in Chandler, with two earning a Top 10 spot in the evening finals.

Caden Carver, 14, led the way, swimming in the Boys 13-14 Division. Carver had two first place finishes, the 100-yard backstroke in 58.22 seconds and the 200Y backstroke in 2:05.43. He also swam to a second place finish in the 50Y backstroke (27.67), fifth in the 100Y freestyle (52.80), and the 200Y IM (2:11.67), sixth place in the 200Y freestyle (1:54.76), the 500Y freestyle (5:11.30) and the 400Y IM (4:45.30), and thirteenth in the 50Y freestyle (25.01).

Also earning her way to finals was 10-year-old Kylie Williams with a 10th place finish in the 50Y backstroke (35.12) in the Girls 10 and Under Division.

Other swimmers representing Havasu were Lyndsey Brueckner, 10, Aubriella Carver, 8, Bailee Liska, 13, Tatum Liska, 11, and Andrew Nixdorf, 11.

"We were fortunate to have some beautiful weather last weekend, which helped produce some really fast swims. We were really pleased with some of the huge time drops, especially from three of our swimmers that just aged up into the faster age groups,” said HSST assistant coach Annette Johnson.

“Caden swam some tough races not only dropping time in preliminaries, but then dropping again at night. I'm looking forward to our home meet in January and a successful championship short course season afterwards",

Next up for the Stingrays is the annual Ride the Wave Invitational home meet at the Lake Havasu City Aquatic Center

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 January 2013 10:07 )


PostHeaderIcon Stingrays Swim Away in Kingman and Yuma

Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 12:01 am

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YUMA – The Havasu Stingrays Swim Team traveled with eight swimmers to the Yuma Heat Swim Meet for a short course competition against teams from Yuma, Kingman, and Imperial Valley California.

The Stingrays came away with 23 first place finishes, 11 seconds, six thirds and a large number of top eight finishes.

Winners included Lyndsey Brueckner, who had five first place finishes, including the 200 IM (2 minutes 56.20 seconds), the 50-yard backstroke (38.31), the 100Y butterfly (1:39.94), the 100Y breaststroke (1:37.53) and the 200Y breaststroke (3:32.32) in the Girls 9-10 Division.

Kaleb Haas won the 25Y freestyle(16.50) and the 25Y backstroke (23.65) in the Boys 11-12 Division; Chloe Johnson won the 500Y (6:18.18) and the 50Y (28.74) freestyle, the 50Y butterfly (32.94) and the 50Y (32.79) and the 100Y (1:11.14) backstroke in the Girls 13-14 Division.

In the Girls 11-12 Division , Irene Little took first in the 25Y breaststroke (22.36) and the 25Y freestyle (16.28); Nixon Potteiger won the 100Y butterfly (1:09.38) and the 100 IM (1:12.96) in the Boys 14 and Over Division.

And Kylee Williams had a strong day swimming in the Girls 9-10 Division. She won the 100Y (1:13.10) and 200Y (2:45.57) freestyle, the 100Y (1:20.80) and the 200Y (3:08.41) backstroke, the 50Y breaststroke (45.16), the 50Y butterfly (40.04) and the 100 IM (1:25.52).

Nixon Potteiger, right, swims final winnning leg of the 100 IM.

“I was real proud of our swimmers this weekend,” said HSST head coach Mike Taylor. “They all swam personal best times, some with huge drops. We had to use all of our attending members to pull off a win in the (8x50 400) relay at the end, they won by more than a 50 which was big after Yuma wanted to make it extra competitive. They were looking real good for just the second meet in our short course season.”

Last Updated ( Sunday, 28 October 2012 06:38 )

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PostHeaderIcon Long Course State Championships Day 1

Stingrays’ Liska Takes State Title

Staff reports

Today's News-Herald

Published Monday, July 23, 2012 11:09 PM MST

CHANDLER — The Havasu Stingrays Swim Team got a trio of Top 5 performances during the first day of competition at the Arizona Swimming Long Course Age Group State Championships, at Chandler High School, Friday.

Havasu Stingrays Swim Team’s Tatum Liska, 10, swims to a state title in the 100-meter butterfly, during the Arizona Swimming Long Course Age Group State Championship, at Chandler High School, Friday. Submitted photo to the right --->

Leading the way was Tatum Liska, 10. Liska swam to a fifth place finish in preliminary heats in the 100-meter butterfly, earning her a spot in the finals.
Liska then exploded off the blocks in the finals, dropping five seconds off her best time as she swam to a gold medal and a state championship in the Girls 9-10 Division. She finished in a time of 1 minute 19.16 seconds.
Alex Johnson, swimming in the Girls 13-14 Division, earned a silver medal with her second place finish in the 100M breaststroke. She finished in a time of 1:18.15, which also qualified her for the Senior Sectionals.
Caden Carver had three Top 10 finishes on the day. He finished fifth in the 100M backstroke in a time of 1:07.63; he was seventh in the 200M freestyle and eighth in the 400 IM in the Boys 13-14 Division.
Swimming at the Long Course State Champions continued Saturday and Sunday, although a Phoenix-area dust storm delayed Saturday swimming at the outdoor pool.
Results of the final two days of swimming were not yet made available.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 July 2012 09:42 )


PostHeaderIcon Beat the Heat 2012

The Stingrays swam in the Beat the Heat Invitational  Click here to read more.

Last Updated ( Monday, 02 July 2012 10:54 )


PostHeaderIcon 2012 Lake Swim

Havasu Stingrays swim the Lake with 17 swimmers - Click to read more

Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 June 2012 09:50 )


PostHeaderIcon Age Group State - Short Course 2012

Liska, Johnson lead Stingrays at short course swim finals - Click to read more


PostHeaderIcon Parents' Role in Swimming


Exerpted from USA Swimming

  1. DON’T COACH - Leave coaching to coaches. This includes pre-race psyching, motivation, after race critiquing, setting goals, enforcing additional cross training, etc.
  2. SUPPORT THE COACH - Your coaches are the experts. They need your support for everyone to "win".
  3. SUPPORT THE PROGRAM - Get involved. Volunteer. Help out at meets, fundraisers, etc.
  4. BE YOUR CHILD’S BEST FAN - Support your child unconditionally. Do not withdraw love when your child performs poorly. Your child should not have to perform to win your love.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 18 January 2011 07:22 )

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