The Downs Swim Devilrays Swim Team is comprised of approximately 85 swimmers ranging in age from four to 18, with a pretty even split between boys and girls. The Downs team participates in one of three divisions of the Greater Annapolis Swim League. The Devilrays practice on weekday afternoons during the season which runs from Memorial Day through the end of July. They compete in five regular season meets against other Annapolis area teams such as: Hunt Meadow, Walden, South River Colony and Admiral Heights. There are three Championship meets at the end of the season – Bronze, Silver and Gold – to accommodate all levels of competitive swimming, from novice to those with substantial club swimming experience.
The swim team provides a wonderful opportunity for neighborhood children and their families to get to know each other and give back to the community. Each season the team hosts a swim-a-thon to benefit local charities such as Food Link, Wellness House and Boys and Girls Club of Annapolis. On Friday nights after practice, the team holds a “pep rally” and potluck cookout that lasts until pool closing. As well the team holds an annual awards banquet, Summerfest, which is the culminating event of the summer season and provides yet another opportunity for fun and camaraderie for swim team members and their families.
For more information, please contact us using the Contact Us page on this website. Check the Swim Team box on the contact form.