Manta Rays Swim Team

For information on our "Vintage Swimmer" program click here

It's like swim team for adults!

Community-wide Swim Meet

Where: Marathon Area Swim Association

When: Sunday, January 28th, 2018

Time: Meet begins at 4:00 pm, Open swim to follow until 7:30 pm for participants, pizza and snacks will be provided.

RSVP: Please call or stop at MASA by Wed. Jan. 17th to sign up for events you would like to swim in.

Come and compete with or against the Manta Ray Swim Team for some fun, healthy competition!

Swimmers can sign up for 4 individual events and 2 relays. There is no age minimum or maximum so come race against family and friends of all ages. Perhaps your family or friends would even like to form a relay team?!?

Our only requirement is each swimmer needs to be able to swim 25 yards (one full length of the pool) all on their own.

List of Events

  • 25 Freestyle
  • 50 Freestyle
  • 100 Freestyle
  • 200 Freestyle
  • 25 Backstroke
  • 50 Backstroke
  • 100 Backstroke
  • 25 Breaststroke
  • 50 Breaststroke
  • 100 Breaststroke
  • 25 Butterfly
  • 50 Butterfly
  • 100 Butterfly
  • 100 IM
  • 200 IM
  • 100 Medley Relay
  • 200 Medley Relay
  • 100 Freestyle Relay
  • 200 Freestyle Relay
  • 100 Noodle Relay

Manta Ray 2017-18 Winter Season

November 6th - February 4th, 2018

The first week will be for new/younger swimmers to be oriented to swim team. Practice for returning/older swimmers will start Monday November 13th.

Manta Ray 2017/18 Winter Season Calendar

Please note the calendar was updated on 11/29/17 as another meet was added.

Register on-line for the Manta Ray Swim Team

Cost and policies

$70.00 per swimmer

Payment for swim team and membership is due November 13th, 2017 unless other arrangements are made.

MASA membership and swim team fees are due at the first practice.

Meet fees will be invoiced to the swimmer upon the registration of each meet and will reflect the event/relay fees that we are being charged. Most meets are $10 but some are charged per event.

Swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards.

Must be a MASA member (family membership or youth memberships are available).

No Refunds - No Exceptions; however, if you are unsure about swim team you can talk to us. We will allow you to attend a few practices before you commit.

Click here for Manta Rays registration materials.

Click here to print or access the "Parent Information Packet" for the 2017-18 winter season.

Calendars: A practice schedule can be found inside the "Parent Informtion Pack". A detailed calendar with meets, parties and special events will be available and will be posted here on the first day of practice.

Practices will be on Mondays from 7:00-8:00, Thursdays from 4:00-5:30 and Sundays from 4:00-5:30. Practice times vary slightly depending on which ability group the swimmer is placed in.

The following links are for the suits and goggles that are recomended for Manta Ray swimmers.

Here is a link to the Speedo Vanquisher Goggle.

Here is a link to the Sporti Piped Splice Jammer.

Here is a link to the Sporti Solid Piped Swimsuit.

These are for youth sizes. They do come in adult sizes as well.

Team Apparel

T-shirt order forms will be available the first day of practice.

Purchasing team apparel and/or suits is optional.

Swim Meets

The ones we have planned are listed here. It is possible that more will be added. We are working on the possibility of going to Shawno rather than Phillips on 12/2 as it is a lot closer.

Phillips 12/2/17
Wittenberg 12/9/17
Rhinelander 1/13/17

Coaching Staff and Manta Ray Contacts

MASA Director: Jennifer Passehl

Phone: 715-443-3772


MASA Office Administrator: Cathy Matel

Phone: 715-443-3772


Address: 401 4th St. Marathon, WI 54448

Practice Coach: Denise Gage

Practice Coach: Emily Timm

Practice Coach: Sonya Barchugova

Focus is Fun

Swimmers will focus on learning and refining:

  • All 4 competitive strokes: freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and breaststroke.
  • Competitive starts, finishes, and turns.
  • Endurance, confidence, teamwork and a love for the water!

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