June 19, 2018
The 43rd annual East County Invitational (ECI) is coming soon and is open to all Stingray swimmers interested in participating in the event! ECI is a fun, two day invitational where the Stingrays swim as a team, competing against approximately ten other teams. Families choose which events their swimmers will swim in on one or both days and in years past, many of our swimmers have achieved new personal best times! Please visit the "ECI Meet" section of the Stingrays website (under the “Events and Meets” tab) for complete information about the event.
Location: Heritage High School, 101 American Avenue, Brentwood CA
When: Saturday, July 14th-Sunday, July 15th. Note that this meet runs longer than a regular meet so be prepared with lots of games and food to occupy the little ones between their swims! There will be a team area assigned for the Stingrays to set up camp.
Registration: Parents select which events their swimmers will participate in. You may sign up for one or both days. Saturday events = 7/8 and 9/10 IM and Butterfly/Back/Medley Relays for all swimmers. Sunday events = 11/12, 13/14, and 15-18 IM and Breast/Free/Free Relay for all swimmers. Your swimmer will only be assigned to relays if they are already swimming individual events that day. If you are unable to stay into the late afternoon, please note that on your registration form so the coaches don't assign your swimmer to a relay team. You can click here for the registration form. Note there is a $4 splash fee (meet entry fee) per swimmer and it is $5 per individual event per swimmer. Fees for relays will be covered by the team. Please fill out the registration form and place the form with payment (check made payable to Benicia Stingrays) into an envelope and turn it in poolside by July 2nd.
Volunteer Assignments: All families are expected to fulfill a volunteer shift each day that their swimmer participates. These jobs will be assigned a day or two before the actual event.
Additional Information: Meet Sheets are not sent out for ECI. Instead, you may purchase a program the morning of the meet for $5. A snack bar is available throughout the day where food items can be purchased for cash. Additional vendors (selling ECI t-shirts and other swim related items) will be present.