About the Stingrays Swim Team
Somerset Rec Club's Competition Swim Team for ages 7 - 18
Somerset Stingrays

The Somerset Rec Club Swim Team is a family-based swim team committed to providing a well-rounded swim experience balancing community, sportsmanship, and overall enjoyment with high quality instruction, individual skill development, a positive and competitive team environment.

The coaches strive to help swimmers enhance all four competitive strokes, improve racing techniques, build self-confidence, become good team members, and learn that winning and succeeding are not always the same thing. The Somerset Swim Team hopes to provide motivation, instruction, fun times, and support for all team members.

The Somerset Stingrays are a member of the Midlakes Swim League that understands that athletics plays a role in the development of young people as they learn teamwork, cooperation, and respect for others. The league is divided into five Divisions, each with five or six teams. Somerset is a Division II club.

SWIM TEAM REGISTRATION NOW OPEN โ€“ NEW SWIMMERS MUST ARRANGE FOR A TRYOUT FIRST

If you have any questions, please contact the Swim Team coordinator, Daryl, at swimteam@somersetrec.org.

NOTE: To see further details of Swim Team practice schedules and commitments, along with age group requirements for what level swimmer your child needs to be, visit our TeamUnify site.

*SRC Family Membership or Junior Membership is required

2024 Somerset Swim Season info

Swim Team Evaluations* โ€“ Sat, Mar 30th and Sun, Mar 31st

Sign up for your 10 minute slot: Saturday or Sunday

* Only for swimmers new to Somerset Swim Team or moving up from Sharkies

Last day to register โ€“ TBD

First day of practice for Swim Team โ€“ Wednesday, May TBD

* Full practice schedule is on TeamUnify here

Time Trials and Tie Dye

* Information is on TeamUnify here

Team Pictures

* Information is on TeamUnify here

2024 Swim Team Meets (3pm โ€“ 9pm)

Note: Sharkies are invited to swim in a 25 yard exhibition event at the start of every home meet

Meet 1 vs Strattonwood (June 18, Bย Away; June 20, A Home)

Meet 2 vs Mercer Island CC (June 27,ย  Combined A & B Away)

Meet 3 vs Kingsgate Monarchs (July 2, Combined A & B Home)

Meet 4 vs Mercerwood (July 9, B Home; July 11, A Away)

Meet 5 vs Klahanie (July 16, A Home; July 18 B Away)

* Full swim meet information is in TeamUnify here

Championships
B Champs โ€“ July 20 @ Kingsgate Monarchs
A Championships โ€“ July 28 @ KCAC (KIng County Aquatic Center)
Awards Night (7pm โ€“ 9pm)
TBD
2024 Swim Team Coaches

Eric Zhao

HEAD COACH

We are excited to announce that Eric is returning to us as Head Coach this year. Eric swam competitively for 8 years on PDST, KING, and SMAC and looks forward to sharing his experience again this year. He is currently in his final year as an undergraduate at UW and when not studying, you can find Eric teaching private lessons all year round. In his free time, he likes to hang out with his dog as well as his friends and eat delicious food. Eric looks forward to working with all the swimmers. Go Stingrays!

Ramzi Chihab

ASSISTANT COACH

This is Ramziโ€™s first year as an assistant coach for Somerset Swim Team. He is a rising senior at Newport High School and is involved in many school activities as a member of varsity swim, a varsity water polo captain, and boysโ€™ soccer. Ramzi coached Midlakes water polo at Edgebrook Swim and Tennis Club last year and plans to coach again. In his free time, Ramzi enjoys trying new foods, being with friends, and playing any sports. Ramzi has lifeguarded at Somerset Rec Club for the past two summers and is looking forward to a great swim season! Go Stingrays!

Merissa Geppert

Marissa is thrilled to start this summer with the Stingrays! She swam competitively for Edgebrook, IST and Newport High School (in addition to water polo!) and at 11 years old, began volunteering to coach younger age groups. Marissa worked for the Coal Creek YMCA from 16 to 22, her favorite accomplishment involved implementing a pre-competitive element to the swim lesson program that helped prepared swimmers for future swim team participation and eventually made her way to directing the Swim Lesson Program at the Sammamish Branch. After a short break from theย water world, she started teaching private lessons again and recently moved her expertise into her own Private Lesson business. Go Stingrays!

Jackson Castle

Hi everyone, my name is Jackson Castle and I’m very excited to be one of the coaches for the Somerset Stingrays. I’ve been a part of the team for a long time, from starting as a Sharkie to breaking a team record in high-school. I also swam for 4 years at Newport High School, where I was varsity and nearly made it to State. I now attend San Diego State University where I will be a junior in their business school. Outside of swimming, I like to go rock climbing, exercise, and listen to all kinds of music. This will be my first year as a coach, and I’m ready to get to know all of you. Go Stingrays!






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