This past weekend the City of Mesquite competitive Swim Team the “Mesquite Manta Rays” hosted the site for the championship under Fredonias administration to win the the Tri-State Swim Team Championships and individual medals.

The Mesquite Manta Rays won the Team Championship again and will hold the traveling trophy for the another year, this is a great accomplishment for the youth, coaches and the community; this is a reflection of the dedication of the youth of the valley and the great coaching they get from the staff. We are extremely proud of the program, youth, coaches and the community support over the years.

The team worked hard all summer. They had a lot of fun and enjoyed swimming! “Said Markel Ludvigson, Head Coach” Their competitive nature drove them every day and their hard work paid off on the blocks! I love these kids; the whole reason I came back to Mesquite after college was for the opportunity to coach the Manta Rays and defend our title. I could not be more proud of the program, coaches and the Kids. “Ludvigson added”.

 “The Manta Rays”. This is a competitive level swim team program that focuses on teaching and promoting good sportsmanship, encourages self-esteem and team work.  “Said Nicholas Montoya, Director” The Purpose and Philosophy of the program is to practice and develop strong swimming strokes and improve personal times and skills. This program emphasizes personal improvement. The Departments purpose is to provide opportunities where youth can learn the fundamentals of a sport and learn sportsmanship through participation and competition. The ultimate goal is to encourage skill development and foster a positive attitude, “Montoya added.”

 Please see attached the results for team and individual for our youth of the valley.​

 Team Scores

2,334.00 City of Mesquite Manta Rays

​1,325.00 City of Kanab Bull Sharks

1,950.50 Dixie State University Narwhals

1,205.50 City of Fredonia Killer Whales

424 City of Hurricane Tiger Sharks

​Congratulations to all that competed, we look forward to all the returning swimmers for next year and of course the new swimmers coming up through our programs.​ A big thank you to all the parents for their support and dedication to the program!

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