String Rays gear up for second summer of competitive swimming

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Members of the Moss Spring Sting Rays are ready for a second competitive season.

The Moss Spring Sting Rays will begin their second season of competitive swimming this summer. The team is coached by Anthony Addlesberger and Kate Miller, and is coming off a successful first season in which it brought back a team that had been nonexistent for over 20 years. The Sting Rays begin official practice Monday, June 14 and will be offering a stroke clinic starting May 31.

Miller, manager of MSSC, and head developmental coach of the Chambersburg Chargers, said her goal was to help start the team to foster community at a place that everyone seems to enjoy going to during the summer. “Last season, the team was really special.The kids were always laughing and having fun, and I really think the parents enjoyed the chance to learn about a new sport and share the unique experience together.”

MSSC is a member of the Interstate Swim League (ISL), composed of teams from the local tri-state area. The goal of the team is to take kids who have an interest in swimming and turn them into competitive swimmers by building proper stroke technique and creating a positive atmosphere for learning. Addlesberger, head coach at MSSC, said he continues to expect the team to improve. “Last season, the kids really surprised me. Their attitudes were outstanding, and their work ethic was unparalleled. Our swimmers were competitive against kids who had been swimming for 5 or 6 years. It was a pleasure to work with a group of kids who genuinely cared about each other and their competitors. I cannot count how many times other coaches came up to me and complimented us on our sportsmanship.”

The team is open for kids ages 5-18 and will have a level for beginning swimmers, and for more advanced swimmers.

For information regarding team fees, registration forms, pool location, practice times and the meet schedule, visit

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