Stingray Sponsors
NewsSplash June 13, 2016

Hi Stingrays,




Hope your summer is off to a great start so far.  Welcome to all the summer fitness swimmers and those swimmers who were not able to make spring training.  It was terrific to see so many eager and enthusiastic kids in the water working out hard today.


1- Home Meet vs Gehringer, Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Warm Ups begin at 4:10pm, Meet Begins at 5:00pm

Wednesday Meets: 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm (Short Program)

Warm-Ups: 4:10 pm – 4:30 pm

*All swimmers and parents must enter pool thru front main entrance of pool unless they are part of the setup crew. Families that are not part of meet setup crew can enter at 4pm for Wednesday meets.

*Benicia Stingray Camp is located along the fence line facing the starting blocks.  The grassy area behind the computer table, facing the score board is the Visitor Camp.

El Ranchero Mexican Food Truck will be onsite from 4:30-6:30/6:45 to satisfy your Mexican food cravings.  We will also have a snack bar with pre-packaged food and drinks.  So come on out, cheer your kids on and grab a little bite to eat to help support the Stingrays.


2- Away Meet vs Hercules Piranhas, Saturday, June 18, 2016

Warm Ups begin at 8:00am, Meet begins at 8:30am

Doors Open: 7:15am

DIRECTIONS: Address: 2001 Refugio Valley Road, Hercules, CA 94547

Hwy 4 all the way into Hercules (end of Hwy); turn left onto San Pablo Ave. Turn left onto

Sycamore, turn right onto Refugio Valley Road, turn left at the Swim Center.


3- Lapapalooza, Wednesday June 22, 2016

9:00am to 11:15am

Don’t’ forget, now it the time to be getting those sponsors for our yearly fundraiser, 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.  A pancake breakfast will be served for everyone after they participate.

Lapapalooza will take the place of normal practice.  All swimmers are asked to raise a minimum of $10 in order to participate in the event.

Pledge forms and the prize list can be found on our site and 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


4- Torchlight Parade Float

We are in sill 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 possible option; is for the team to rent a trailer. This will cause the committee to dip into the decorating fund so this will be the last option considered. We invite the entire time to participate on the committee and or construction of the float.  Donations towards the supply fund are greatly appreciated! 


5- Competitive Swim Lessons

Competitive swim lessons have begun.  If you signed your swimmer up, please make sure your child is ready for the lesson 5 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.  Our coaches are on a tight timeline and will not have time to wait or go find your swimmer.  If you signed up, whether your child swims or not, you are required to pay for that session.  There will be no make ups.


6- Lap Swimming

For those who swim laps while your child is swimming during practice hours, please make sure you check in with the lifeguards at the front desk and pay the appropriate fee.


See you on deck!

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