EAGLE RAYS AQUATICS
SERVING EAST LAKE ASSOCIATION OF YORBA LINDA
EAST LAKE ASSOCIATION
East Lake Village is a fully established community of 2,240 distinctive homes, each quality designed to provide a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. Centered around a 15-acre private lake offering fishing and boating and including a fully-staffed recreational and meeting facilities. These beautiful residences include private waterfront homes known as East Lake Village Shores and an overall, master-planned development of East Lake Village’s spacious, individual single-family residences on spacious lots. The associaton also includes a recreational site featuring a Jr. Olympic-sized pool and personal fitness facilities creating ideal centers of recreation and exercise, which, by it’s popularity within and beyond the community plays host to our Eagle Rays Aquatics program.
RAYS PARENT COMMITTEE
The Eagle Rays Aquatics is a parent run, coach directed program. The administration of the affairs of the RAYS are vested in a Parent Committee composed of four Officers and five Directors at Large. The guiding mission of the committee is to focus on the continued success and properity of the team. The Committee exists to ensure the continuation and excellence of the RAYS by providing necessary business functions, assisting and supporting the coaching staff, and facilitating communication between the parent, team members, and coaches. Committee positions are elected annually.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - DEVON AMES
As the Executive Director, Coach Devon provides the vision, direction, and goals for the team as well as the management of the day to day operations and the supervision of the supporting staff. Coach Devon is also the Head Coach and Executive Director of the Swim Team of Placentia, our partner program, since September, 1994. Coach Devon also serves as the Orange Committee Chairman for Southern California Swimming and is the Judicial Chairman for the Orange County Swim Conference.
Graduate of U.C. Riverside B.A.Child Psychology, Minor in Child Development
National University Teaching Credential Elementary Education
Athletic Experience (Aquatics)
Age Group Water Polo 4 years
High School Swimming & Water Polo 4 years
Collegiate Swimming & Water Polo 4 years
High School Swimming 2 years
College Water Polo - Women 2 years
Age Group Swimming 30 years
National Level - 8 years; National Select Coaching Staff 3 years
Coach of the Year: USA Swimming's 2001 National Development
Coach of the Year: Olympic Swimming Committee 2002
EAGLE RAYS AQUATICS & SWIM TEAM OF PLACENTIA PARTNERSHIP
The East Lake Eagle Rays of Yorba Linda and the Swim Team of Placentia have formed a cooperation to ensure the continued prosperity of both teams. Although, both teams have their own parent leadership, coaches, programs, and are run as two completely seperate teams, they share a common philosophy and are directed by the same Executive Director, Devon Ames.
EAGLE RAYS AQUATICS
The Eagle Rays Aquatics offers a variety of aquatic programs for all ages and ability levels. We offer a “learn to swim” program, recreational swimming, competitive swimming. These programs are conducted in a fun and friendly atmosphere, designed to teach self-discipline, sportsmanship, self-esteem and promote fitness.
EAGLE RAYS TEAM PHILOSOPHY
We emphasize competition with oneself. Winning ribbons, medals, or trophies is not our main goal. The individual’s improvement is our primary objective. Sportsmanlike behavior is as important as improved performance. We teach swimmers how to be gracious in both victory and defeat. Respect for officials, congratulations to fellow competitors, encouragement of teammates, determined effort, and mature attitudes are examples of behaviors encouraged by our coach.