News and Announcements

Meet our Mascot: Ray

Posted by Chestnut Oaks Stingrays at Jun 19, 2021 2:14PM PDT

We are so excited to have our mascot Ray join us this year! He’s a lot of fun — just like our team! He will be hanging around at meets so be sure to get a picture with him when you can. GO STINGRAYS!

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Meet 1 Results!

Posted by Chestnut Oaks Stingrays at Jun 13, 2021 8:03AM PDT

Please see the attached document for the results of our meet vs. Church Run.

Meet and Volunteer Sign Up

Posted by Chestnut Oaks Stingrays at Jun 1, 2021 6:58PM PDT

Meet Sign-Up: Later this week, you will be receiving an email via our Active Swim Manager system to sign up your swimmer for the first meet on June 9 so please check your emails carefully. You should see “GRAL-Chestnut Oaks Recreation Association Swim Team” in the subject line and the email address will come from “” After the email is sent, you can also access meet sign-up using your parent portal which can be found on our website: Your child can choose up to 3 individual events to swim and one relay and coaches will give final approval for their choices. *The deadline for Meet 1 entry is Sunday, June 6 at 11:59pm. Your swimmer will not be able to swim in the meet if you have not declared by this deadline. *

Meet Volunteer Sign-Up: Volunteer sign up for Meet 1 can be found on our website by clicking “Volunteer Sign Up.” If you wish to sign up for future meets, you can do this by clicking “Parent Portal” and signing up through that.

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First Week of Practice!

Posted by Chestnut Oaks Stingrays at May 16, 2021 9:52PM PDT

We are so excited to begin our 2021 Swim Team Season tomorrow!

Unfavorable pool weather will not stop us from starting our season! On Monday, we will still have practice (on land) so our swimmers can meet our coaches, teammates, and start conditioning while having fun; please be sure your child is wearing sneakers.

TUESDAY, MAY 18, 11 & Older swimmers only will have in-water practice. 10 & under will have another dry practice. All ages will begin practice in the water starting Wednesday, 5/19.

On Wednesday (5/19) and Thursday (5/20) we will hold New Swimmer Evaluations just prior to their 4:30 practice (please arrive a few minutes early).

For those who missed our Parent Meeting, we look forward to seeing you tomorrow at 5 pm under the pavilion to review changes and details about our season, as well as answer any questions you might have.

Please remember any child under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult during all practices.

Please remind your child to bring a towel and goggles to practice each day.

The pool opens weekdays to general membership starting June 1 from 2-8 pm; until June 1 no other swimmers are allowed in the pool other than swim team swimmers during their practice time. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Feel free to lounge at any available table while you watch your swimmer.


Please join us for a CORA Stingrays spirit night Wednesday, May 12 from 3-9 pm at Gelati Celesti. 20% of proceeds will benefit our swim team when you mention Chestnut Oaks Stingrays Swim Team at checkout!

Gelati Celesti is located in the Gold’s Gym Plaza at 8906 A West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23294