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Welcome

This is the home of the Delaware, Ohio D.A.R.T.S Stingrays swimming and dive team. We offer a team sport, for youth ages 6-18, which considers each individual an important ingredient. Our 38 year old Delaware Recreation aquatics program has been built on the following principles:
 
D - Dedication needed to achieve tasks attempted
A - Attitude, understanding the power of a positive one
R - Respect for teammates, competitors and officials
T - Team and the need to work together
S - Success achievable on an individual and team basis
 
The D.A.R.T.S. program offers instruction, training and participation in competitive swimming and diving. Each summer we are fortunate to have approximately 200 participants who spend a part of their summer vacation practicing and competing against other teams in Central Ohio. We offer a Spring and a Summer session, information about which can be found under the Registration heading. Our competitions are held on Wednesday evenings and Saturday morning, depending on the league in which your swimmer/diver competes.
 
As the head coach of D.A.R.T.S. I challenge you to get involved in our program. It is unlike any other team sport. Many participants get involved at age 6 or 7 and stay involved through their high school graduation! The coaching staff (many of which are D.A.R.T.S. alumni) provide instruction in a sport which is lifelong. It is a thrill to see the teamwork that develops between an older and younger athlete. It truly builds on the idea that Together Everyone Achieves More. I hope you will consider joining me as I embark on my 38th year of involvement with the D.A.R.T.S.
 
Aquatically yours,
Coach Bill Rietz
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2016 Season

The DARTS Swimming & Dive team won the 2016 GCSL Championship for the 7th straight year in a row.  Congratulations to all DARTS swimmers and divers!

Volunteers Sign Up Now

Each family is required to signup for three (3) volunteer opportunities. Please click on the VOLUNTEER page for full information and signup instructions. 

Meet Ribbons

Any swimmer or diver who earns a ribbon from a GCSL or COSA meet can find their ribbon in their mailbox file. The mailbox files can be found on the wall outside the DARTS office under the blue and white awning. All questions regarding Junior ribbons should be directed to Coach Denise. Seniors with questions need to speak with Coach Bill.

Miscellaneous

  • Meet Reminders: Please clean up the area around your camp before leaving for home. We do a team cheer before and after the meet. Jewelry while competing is not allowed (bracelets/earrings/rings). The only acceptable caps in competition are plain or DARTS caps. No club or YMCA caps are permitted.
  • Mailboxes: Each swimmer and diver family has a mailbox file outside the DARTS office during practice. Ribbons from meets and handouts are put in family mailbox file. Please check your mailbox regularly.
  • Away Meets: Directions to all away meets are available under the Meet page. Transportation to all away meets is the responsibility of each athlete. Please be aware there is a warm-up period prior to the scheduled start time for each meet. Your coach will provide your swimmer/diver with their warm-up time for each meet.
  • GCSL Teams: GCSL meets are on Wednesday, and COSA meets are on Saturdays. Click on the Meets page for an explanation of the two leagues our team competes in. Divers compete in the GCSL only. The lineups for GCSL are announced Tuesday at practice and will be emailed to you on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. The COSA meet lineup is determined by swimmers as they signup Wednesday or Thursday before or after practice.

Our Sponsors

These fine organizations make what we do possible. Please show your support to these amazing sponsors and thank them for their commitment to our organization.

Sponsored by Kokosing Industrial

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With offices in Columbus and in Brilliant near Steubenville, the attorneys at Weller | Steele | Miller LLC represent injured workers and disabled individuals throughout Ohio in their workers' compensation cases and Social Security disability claims.

Sponsored by Triple T Transport

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Triple T Transport, Inc. was founded in 1988 by Tom Sanfillipo and John Walker, who built the company on the old-school values of acting with integrity and delivering exceptional service to clients and carriers alike.

Sponsored by Pipe Vales, Inc. | Joe Ward

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Founded in 1963, Pipe-Valves, Inc. is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. We are an innovative industrial PVF supplier excelling in a variety of Industries.

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All of our products are all-natural and derived from plant, animal, and mineral sources. We strive to achieve a harmonious balance between beautiful lawns and good earth stewardship. We are a company committed to our customers, community, and environment!