May 16, 2018
The 8 and Under Otter Invitational is taking place on Sunday, June 10th at the Rankin Aquatic Center in Martinez! Please note that this date has changed from the June 3rd date originally listed on the season calendar.
The Otter Invitational is a fast-paced fun meet for just the younger swimmers (6 and unders and 7/8’s). There will be many teams attending this meet but it goes fast so you will still have the majority of your Sunday free. It is a great opportunity for the younger swimmers to get additional meet experience before the bulk of the season gets underway.
Registering for an Invitational meet is different than registering for a regular season meet. To register, please print and fill out this registration form. Note that for invitationals, you (the parent) select what events your swimmer will participate in. There is a splash fee (meet entry fee) in addition to a fee for each event your child participates in. If you are unsure of what strokes your swimmer is capable of swimming, you can ask the coaches at practice.
Place the filled out registration form and cash (exact amount) or check (made payable to Benicia Stingrays) in the tupperware that will be by the family folders on Monday, May 21st and Tuesday, May 22nd. Note that the registration deadline is coming up quickly so do not delay in registering your swimmer.
Also, it is important to note that all invitational meets require all families to volunteer (it is usually just for 1-2 hours, not the entire duration of the meet). This is in addition to your regular volunteer requirements, and does not count towards your regular required volunteer units for the season. Also, if you have bought out of volunteering, invitationals still require your family to volunteer. If you are unable to volunteer, you may make arrangements to pay a teenager to work your shift for you.
Remember, the deadline to register is next week, Tuesday May 22nd so do not delay!!!!