East Bay Bat Rays - a little bit about us and what we offer you

The East Bay Bat Rays Swimming Association (EBAT) was established in October 1999 as a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing swimming to a higher level in this community through fun, learning, sportsmanship, competition, commitment, family and friendships.     

Becoming a member of EBAT makes you a member of USA Swimming, the national governing body of the sport in the U.S.  Your USA Swimming membership provides you with insurance coverage, the opportunity to swim in first-rate swimming competitions and a free subscription to Splash! magazine, a perk offered only to members.  EBAT is one of over 2,600 programs nationwide.  We are considered a small sized team with 75 to 115 active members in our age group program, ranging from 5 yrs old to college age.  We swim year round at Cal State East Bay in Hayward, CA.  

EBAT also offers other programs outside the membership of USA Swimming……………

EBAT Masters Swim Team was established in November, 2011 and is run by CSUEB’s Head Women’s Swim Coach, Shane Pelton. Swimmers must be 18yrs or older to join and must become members of USA Masters Swimming. Go to our EBAT Masters Swimming tab for more information.

EBAT Swim Clinics are available to support swimmers in the area who are not USA Swim Team members. We host Month-To-Month Swim Clinics for summer league swimmers, high school swimmers, & non-competitive swimmers who are looking for an opportunity to improve their swimming skills.  Our most popular clinic is the “Get in Shape for High School Swimming” clinic that begins early January (right after winter break) and ends just before the high school swim season kicks off.

In the summer months, EBAT offers a “Learn To Swim” program where the instructors are competitive swimmers themselves. The program begins as public schools let out for the summer and usually runs until early August. Many of our successful competitive year-round swimmers got their start in our “Learn To Swim” program.

We are also hosting EBAT Water Polo clinics for age groupers & high schoolers several times per year. We are hoping to offer competitve club teams very soon! Our Water Polo Program is lead by Coach Patrick Ryken.

All of these programs have information accessible on our website as the program date approaches. Please, feel free to drop an email to head coach, Mark Sand, if you have any questions about  our programs.

Coach Mark can be reached at [email protected]

The East Bay Bat Rays Swim Team offers you the opportunity for personal success whether you’re joining our team because you are seriously dedicated to this sport and want to shoot for the stars, or if you simply want to enroll in a clinic to enhance your summer league or high school performance, we have a lane for you!