Stingray Sponsors
NewsSplash June 17, 2016


1- Home Meet vs Gehringer, Meet Results

Printable  Meet Results

Printable  Meet Score

Highlights from the meet  

The Stingrays are swimming great and are ahead of where Joe and I predicted we would be. We won the meet 332  to 164 - way to go Stingrays!  We had 224 swims from our stingrays, and 106 were BEST TIMES!! That is a 46% improvement- WOW! The most impressive statistic is that we have now done this 2 meets in a row. We also did very well with our strokes and turns again; and only had 14 DQ's (6%). Overall we had a very strong meet in every age/gender group.  

We had 2 records broken at the meet;

The 13-14 boys( Robert Patocchi, Elian Salindong, Joey Birdseye, Nate Freeman)  broke the medley relay record that was set in 2010, Aden Li lowered his own record time by a half of a second, and Vincent Perelli received his first ever Gold time in the freestyle with a time of 16.41.



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 (10 and under swimmers 9:00am, 11 and up swimmers 10:15am)

11:15 to 12:25 Free Swim

Hey Stingrays!

Are you ready for our fun, fabulous fundraiser Lapapalooza?  Are you getting pledges that will support the great team we have?

Wednesday, June 22nd all swimmers will take to the pool, not for your typical practice, but to swim as many laps as they can to raise money for our swim club.  9:00am-10:00am 10 and under swimmers and 10:15am to 11:15am 11 and up swimmers.  Get pledges, win prizes, HAVE FUN! 

All participants are requested to raise at least $10.00

Remember we will need volunteers to help set up, make pancakes, serve pancakes, count laps and help take down.  Please contact me if you can help in anyway.  It’s the most fun you’ll have volunteering.  Take Care!

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


4- ECI. Saturday and Sunday July 9 & 10, 2016

Meet Entry and Payment Deadline June 27, 2016

Please make checks payable to Benicia Stingrays and place meet entry and checks in the coaches file folder.

7 & Up Swimmers can swim as many as 5 events, 6 & Under Swimmers can swim in 4 events, relays will be chosen by coaches,

This will be the last year ECI will be at Los  Medanos, don't miss your chance to swim in this event.

Printable  Meet Entry Form

*Please see website for more detailed information.


5- Torchlight Parade Float

We have a trailer!  Thank you Tenret Family!!!

We invite the entire time to participate on the planning committee and or construction of the float. 

If you have access to large pieces of cardboard, please contact Deck Coach Ashlynn by responding to this email.  Donations towards the supply fund are greatly appreciated! 

June 22nd- July 1st – Construction of float components at the pool during swim practice times.

July 1st-1pm to 5 pm - Float Building (location TBD)

July 2 – 10am until float is done – Float Building (location TBD)


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