The YMCA of Rock River Valley RAYS invite youth interested in improving skills and swimming competitively to Fall Rookie Week, Sept. 15-18, at the I.D. Pennock Family YMCA, 200 Y Blvd., downtown Rockford.
Rookie Week is an opportunity to try out the team and meet the coaches. Swimmers should come prepared with a suit, goggles and towel; they will perform basic technique drills in the South Pool and receive placement evaluations.
Rookies ages 5 to 10 swim 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.; rookies ages 11 to 21 swim 7:15 to 8 p.m. An informational meeting for Rookie Week parents will take place during each practice Monday, Sept. 15. Practice for all team members for the 2014-15 swim season begins Sept. 22.
Y Membership is not required to attend Rookie Week, but there is a $10 fee. Registration and payment may be made at the Y front desk. Questions may be directed to Head Coach Liz Grace at LGrace@rockriverymca.org, or visit www.rockriverymca.org/stingrays.