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NewsSplash May 8, 2016 - Team T-shirt Size Needed



Happy Mother’s Day To All You Awesome Stingrays Moms!!!


WOW STINGRAYS!  Spring Training is off to a great start!!!  I have seen a lot of smiles and heard a lot of laughter in and out of the water mixed with some rigorous swimming.  We are all in for a fun and exciting season that is for sure!


Please remember, when you receive a NewsSplash, read through it entirely as it is filled with important information and dates for you and your swimmer. 


  1. Team T-Shirts – Please email Kathleen Sauter at with your swimmer’s t-shirt size.  This shirt is part of your registration and is no additional charge.  The entire team’s order must be received by this WEDNESDAY, MAY 11th in order for Coach Steve to print them in time for pictures and Time Trials which are Saturday May 21st.  If we do not hear from you, we will order the size that we think will fit your swimmer.


  1. Team Swim Suits - Our new suits and apparel have arrived!  I will be on deck handing them out Tues, Wed, and Thurs from 4:00pm to 5:45pm of next week.


  1. Team Pictures and Time Trials, May 21, 2016– Mike Westervelt with Yary Sports Photography will begin taking individual/buddy photos at 8:00am and the group shot after. Please arrive by 7:30am to get settled in and lined up.  Order envelopes will be in your family folder the week before. Please bring them completed with your money the morning of the shoot.  Forms of payment are, exact cash or checks only.  This year, our swimmers will wear team t-shirts in the group photo and whatever team suit they have for the individual/bubby photos. Time Trials will begin after pictures are over.  Please make sure you confirm your swimmer no later than next Saturday May 14, 2016.


  1. Torchlight Parade Float Building Committee – Ashlynn Smith, one of our Deck Coaches, is forming a committee to build our first ever Benicia Stingrays Torchlight Parade Float.  If you are interested in participating, the first meeting will be Saturday May 21st directly after time trials at the pool.  At the meeting, a float design and schedule of future meetings will be determined.  All families are encouraged to participate.


  1. Volunteer Hours - If you haven't signed up for your 30 units OR a core volunteer position please take a moment to look at what is still available & sign up, deadline is May 21, 2016. If you have any questions or need any help please contact our volunteer coordinator at


  1. Stingray Spirit Wear – Order deadline is FRIDAY MAY 20th.  Email your desired sizes to

                   Woman's v-neck shirts $20.00, Available in Sizes XXS to 2XL

                   Men's t-shirts $15.00.  Available in sizes Small to 4XL

                   Hoodie Sweatshirts $35.00.  Available in sizes Small to 3XL


  1.  Update your account with your cell phone number – Most of you still have not updated your accounts with your cell phone number.  If you wish to receive text message reminders of important upcoming events and deadlines please take the time to update your account now.  Visit our site at and make sure your account is updated.  There are two important sections, one is titled “SMS” and the other is “Carrier” please include your cell phone number in the SMS box and your cell phone provider in the Carrier box.


  1. Season Calendar


Summer Meets

Saturday, May 21, 2016 – Time Trials

Sunday, June 5, 2016 – Otter 8 and under invitational

Saturday, June 4, 2016 – Away Meet vs Aquaknights Swim Team (registration deadline, May 28th)

Sunday, June 5, 2016 – 8 and Under Otter Invitational, Rankin Community Pool

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – Home Meet vs Gehringer (registration deadline, June 8th)

Saturday, June 18, 2016 – Away Meet vs Hercules Piranhas (registration deadline, June 11th)

Saturday and Sunday, June 25 & 26, 2016 – Away Meet, Battle of the Ages

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 – Home Meet vs Pinole Seals (registration deadline, June 29th)

Saturday and Sunday July 9 & 10, 2016 – Away Meet, ECI

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 – Away Meet vs Pleasant Hill Dolphins (registration deadline, July 6th)

Saturday, July 16, 2016 – Away Meet vs Crockett Swim Team (registration deadline, July 9th)

Saturday, July 23, 2016 – Home Meet vs Martinez Swim Team (registration deadline, July 16th)

Saturday, July 30, 2016 – Home Meet vs American Canyon & Vista Diablo (registration deadline, July 23rd)

Saturday, August 6, 2016 – Away Meet-LEAGUE MEET


Social Events

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 – Lapapalooza Fundraiser

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 – Family Fun Night

Monday thru Friday, August 1-5, 2016 – Spirit Week

Sunday, August 28, 2016, Awards Ceremony


Thanks for reading!

Carrie Smith

Communications Director