Stingray Sponsors
NewsSplash June 3, 2016

Hi Stingrays,




As school winds down to an end we enter the busy swim season, GO STINGRAYS!!!!  As Always, please read through the NewsSplash carefully as it contains important dates, deadlines and reminders.   


1- Aquaknights, Saturday June 4th

Warm Ups begin at 8:25am, Meet Begins at 9:00am


DIRECTIONS: Aquaknights is located at Diamond Hills Sports Club and Spa, 1510 Neroly Road in Oakley.


Take Highway 4 East toward Pittsburg and Antioch. Exit Laurel Road east and turn right on Empire Avenue.


Turn left on Neroly Road and take the next right into the club parking lot. (Diamond Hills Sports Club is


at the corner of Empire Avenue and Neroly Road.) Please follow the signs to the east side parking lot as


swimmers/families will access the pool through the side gate nearest the east parking lot.



The Aquaknights have invited us to join in the theme of this meet - Hawaiian Luau - Our families are welcome to dress up and join in the fun & festivities.


Our team area will be in the grass area. The gates will open at 7:45am. Warm-ups for our team are 8:25am-8:50am - The meet will start at 9:00am. With combined events, we are shooting for a 12:15-12:30pm finish.

Parents should enter from the side gate, not through the front/main entrance. Please remind them no glass in the pool area. All pool/spas are off-limits during the meet. We will have a Snack Shack (Cash Only) which is located by pool house building on pool deck. We will be serving the following from 7:45 am until meet completion:

Breakfast Burritos (sausage or bacon), Donuts, Bagels, Muffins, Fruit Cups, Chips, Snacks, Candy, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Soda, Water, Gatorade, Juice


We will be combining the following:


#1 & #2 - 6&U Boys & Girls 100 YD Medley Relay

#9 & #10 - 13/14 Boys & Girls 200 YD Medley Relay

#11 & #12 - 15-18 Boys & Girls 200 YD Medley Relay

#35 & #36 - 6&U Boys & Girls 25 YD BR

#45 & #46 - 15-18 Boys & Girls 100 YD BR

Heat 2 of #55 & #56 - 13/14 Girls Heat 2 & 13/14 Boys 50 YD FLY

#57 & #58 - 15-18 Boys & Girls 100 YD FLY

#69 & #70 - 15-18 Boys & Girls 100 YD BK

Heat 2 of #73 & #74 - 7/8 Girls (Heat 2) & 7/8 Boys 100 YD FR Relay

#79/#80/#81/#82 - 13&Up 200 FR Relay




2- 8 & Under Otter Invitational, Sunday June 5th

Warm Ups begin at 7:45am, Meet begins at 8:30am


DIRECTIONS: Rankin Aquatic Center, 100 Buckley Street


From BENICIA: Take Highway 680 South toward Martinez. Exit at Marina Vista at light turn Left,


stay on Marina Vista till Alhambra Ave. Turn Right on Alhambra Ave. Go to the end and turn Left


on Buckley St. Go about 3 blocks and the pool will be on your left at the end of Buckley St.


*please see website for additional information



3- Battle of the Ages, June 25th & June 26th



Please see our site for Meet Entry Forms which are due this TUESDAY JUNE 8, 2016.  NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED, NO ACCEPTIONS.  $5.00 per event, per swimmer and $5.00 splash fee per swimmer.  Checks payable to Benicia Stingrays and placed in the coaches file folder, located in black boxes found on deck, along with completed meet entry form.


4- Lapapalooza, Wednesday June 22nd 9am to 11:15am


It’s time to get ready for our biggest and most fun fundraiser of the season, LAPAPALOOZA!

At Lapapalooza, swimmers will encourage sponsors to donate per lap or a flat fee and then swim as many laps as they can.  There are great prizes available and special awards for the most laps swam and the most money raised.  Don’t forget a pancake breakfast will be served for everyone after they participate.


Pledge forms and the prize list can be found on our site or in your file folders.


Volunteers are needed to make this a successful event.  Please contact Deborah Cagnon, Event Chair, at or text her at 707-373-0681


5- Torchlight Parade Float


We are in need of a trailer to build the first ever Benicia Stingrays Torchlight Parade Float. Please, if you have one or know of a company or individual who does, please contact Deck Coach, Ashlynn Smith, by responding to this email ASAP.  A committee of swimmers developed a design and created a plan for the float as well as shopping and construction deadlines.  We invite the entire time to participate on the committee and or construction of the float.  Donations towards the supply fund are greatly appreciated!  Unfortunately, this project cannot move forward until we have a trailer.


See you Saturday!

Carrie Smith

Communications Director





Summer Practice

All swimmers

Monday thru Friday, June 13th - August 5th 

Time:                                   Age Group:

8:30am-10:00am                  13 & up

9:45am-11:00am                  11 & 12

10:45am-11:45am                9 & 10

11:30am-12:30pm                7 & 8

11:45am-12:30pm                6 & under


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