Devil Rays Swim Team

Strong. Fast. Unstoppable.

Our team philosophy is unique in many ways. Like many programs we stress gradual increase in work load over the swimmer’s career. In the early ages stress is put on technical improvement, overall physical development and FUN. As the swimmers age we encourage them to increase the frequency and duration of their practices and to commit to longer periods of uninterrupted training. These swimmers will eventually be successful if they learn the value of hard work, delayed gratification, and the ability to push themselves out of the comfort zone.

In order to enroll in the Devil Rays Prep Team, you must first schedule an evaluation through the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy.

September 4 – December 13
Devil Rays Prep Team is an extension of our Competitive Summer League Team. Prep team is an introduction to competitive swimming offering stroke refinement as well as instruction on start dives and turns. Swimmers will get to participate in two in-house competitions for the fall season.

In order to enroll in the Devil Rays Prep Team, you must register for the session online and attend one of the tryout dates if you are a new participant. Swimmers must evaluate at Gliders level in the LKSA program or equivalent competency to participate in Devil Rays Prep Team.

Practice Times:
Swimmers will be placed in skill group during tryouts.

  • Tuesdays/Thursdays: 4 – 5 pm (Group 1)
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays: 5 – 6 pm (Group 2)
  • Sundays: 1 – 2 pm (all groups)

Fall Swim Meet Dates (Mondays):
(Warm-ups at 4:30 pm | meet begins at 5:00 pm)

  • 9/17: Jim Montgomery Swim School
  • 10/15: JCC
  • 11/12: Jim Montgomery Swim School
  • 12/10: JCC

Attendance: Participants are encouraged to attend as many practices as possible
Instructor: Coach Steve Thomas & Colin Campbell
Ages: 5 – 17 (depending on ability)

Member: $280
Non-member: $350

September 7 – December 14
Devil Rays Beginner Prep Team is designed to help your swimmer prepare for swim team. Requirements include being co-enrolled in LKSA. Participants must be at the Freestylers level in LKSA or equivalent competency. The focus of practice will be stroke refinement, team-building skills, and swim team basics.

Practice Times:

  • Fridays: 4 – 5 pm
  • Sundays: 1 -2 pm

Fall Swim Meet Dates (Mondays):
(Warm-ups at 4:30 pm | meet begins at 5:00 pm)

  • 9/17: Jim Montgomery Swim School
  • 10/15: JCC
  • 11/12: Jim Montgomery Swim School
  • 12/10: JCC

Attendance: Participants are encouraged to attend as many practices as possible
Instructor: Coach Steve Thomas & Colin Campbell
Ages: 5 – 13 (depending on ability)

Member: $190
Non-member: $240

Technique Week is a hands-on, intensive, and exciting week of fun training focused on swimming development and advancement. On day one, each participant is evaluated and filmed above and below water for Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly. In an effort to improve each swimmer’s technique, the coaching staff will work closely to increase their understanding of strong hydrodynamic principles for each stroke. The swimmers can watch recordings of their swimming to help them evaluate and get a new perspective on their skills outside of normal team practice. The remaining days will build upon their abilities in an effort to increase efficiency and speed. A final video taken on the last day should document each participant’s progress.

Practice Times: Monday – Friday, 4 – 6 pm
Dates: August 13 – 17
Instructors: Coaches Steve Thomas & Colin Campbell
Ages: 5 – 17 (depending on ability)

Registration for technique week is by 4, 1-hour training sessions. Participants may attend from either 4 – 5 pm or 5 – 6 pm each day of the week, or register for both hours each day and attend 4 – 6 pm the whole week. Register for all sessions of technique week to receive a discount.

MemberNon-Member
Technique Week: 5, 1-hour Sessions$100$125
Technique Week: 5, 2-hour Sessions$180$225

Devil Rays Summer League 2018 is over – see you next year!

The Devil Rays Summer League is a fun six-week swim program that offers beginners and more advanced swimmers the opportunity to participate on a swim team with weekly swim meets held at facilities around the metroplex. Participants will be taught the USA Swimming official rules and regulations during morning and afternoon training sessions. The goals of the coaches will be to improve each individuals speed and endurance ensuring each swimmer has a positive learning experience, while creating friendships and making sure each swimmer has the best summer ever.

Swimmers must evaluate at Gliders level in the LKSA program or demonstrate competency swimming 25 yards freestyle and backstroke to participate in Devil Rays. At try-outs during first week of the session, coaches will determine a swimmer’s skill level and be placed in one of two skill groups.

Season: May 29 – Mid-July
Attendance: Participants are encouraged to attend as many practices as possible.
Instructor: Coach Steve Thomas & Colin Campbell
Ages: 5 – 16 (depending on ability)

Summer Meet Dates (Mondays)
Summer League Practice Times
Warm-ups at 4:30 pm; meet starts at 5 pm.

  • June 4: Brook Hollow Golf Club
  • June 11: JCC
  • June 18: T Bar M
  • June 25: Dallas Country Club

Final Champs Meet (times TBD)

  • July 9: JCC
Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays

  • 7:30 – 8:45 am (all groups)
  • 4 – 5 pm (Group 1)
  • 5 – 6 pm (Group 2)

Sundays

  • 1 – 2 pm (all groups)

For more information, contact:
Daniel Taylor, Aquatics Director, at dtaylor@jccdallas.org or 214-239-7141
Sam Neckar, Assistant Aquatics Director, at sneckar@jccdallas.org or 214-239-7198
Jenny Ingram, LKSA Office Manager, at jingram@jccdallas.org or 214-239-7196