March 17, 2019
Happy St. Patrick's Day Stingrays!
There is quite a bit of info in here so please read through the entire NewsSplash.
Spring Clinics for NEW Swimmers: Starts THIS Monday, March 18th
- ALL NEW swimmers are encouraged to attend (NEW regular swim team and NEW Summer Fitness swimmers)
- Monday, March 18th - Wednesday, March 27th
- Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays only
Time: Age Group
4:30-5:00 6 and Under
4:30-5:30 7 and 8's
5:30-6:30 9 and Ups
- All practices will take place at James Lemos Pool
- Click here for the entire season calendar
Swim Suit Try Ons: Wednesday March 20th
- Don't forget that the first swim suit try ons for the first order window will be on Wednesday, March 20th from 4:00-7:00pm at the James Lemos Pool
- The second suit try on date for the second order window will be Thursday, April 11th from 4:00-7:00.
- To guarantee team suit arrivals by Time Trials, you must order your team suits during this first order window.
- The suit is the same as last year so if your swimmer's suit still fits, there is no need to order a new suit.
- Click here for more details on Swim Suit Orders.
- Back by popular demand!!!! Spirit Wear for swimmers and families, designed by Coach Steve, will be available this year! Images of available items are below (t-shirts for $20 each--male and female sizes, and unisex hoodies for $35 each in youth and adult sizes). The Benicia Stingrays logo has stingrays swimming throughout the lettering. There will be a large stingray on the back of the clothing item as well.
- Click here to print out the order form.
- You can turn in the order form with payment at either of the Swim Suit Try Ons (Wednesday, March 20th or Thursday, April 11th; EXACT Cash or Check) and at Lucca's Beer Garden Night (Sunday, May 5th; EXACT Cash, Check or Credit Card accepted). Please only order your items at these three events. Do not email your order form in as payment can not be processed at that time.
- Hard copies of the order forms will be available at these events as well.
Lucca's Gathering in the Beer Garden: Sunday, May 5th
- Don't forget to mark your calenders!!!
- Sunday, May 5th, 2019, 1:00-6:00pm
- Location: Lucca Bar and Grill at 439 First Street, Benicia
- Family Friendly!!!! Kids of all ages are encouraged to come--we want your swimmers and their siblings to be present!!!!
- 1:30: Coaches will meet with new families
- 2:00: Coaches gathering with the entire team
- 3:00-6:00 Live band!
- 20% of beer garden sales will go back to the Stingrays!
- Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, raise money for the team, and reunite with old teammates!!! New families, we really want you to come!!! This is your chance to meet the coaches, ask the board members your questions, and see what a great group of kids we have swimming for us!
New Meet Added: Saturday, June 1st - Sunday, June 2nd!!!
- We are adding a new meet to our season this year. It is the Ahi Invitational, which will take place on Saturday, June 1st - Sunday June, 2nd at American Canyon High School.
- If you elect for your swimmer to participate, they may swim on one or both days. This meet will be a great way for them to get early season jitters out of their system and improve their base times for the start of the season!
- As with all invitational meets, the fees for this meet are NOT covered by your regular registration fees. If you want your swimmer to participate, you must register and pay for the events in which your swimmer will compete. There will be a $5 splash fee (meet entry fee) along with a $5 fee per individual event swum.
- Registration forms will be available closer to the actual event.
- As with all invitational meets, this meet will have a separate family volunteer requirement, independent from your regular volunteer requirements for Dual Meets and Social Events. All information regarding this will be sent out much closer to the actual event.
- Click here for the link to the Ahi Invitational. The information will be updated as it becomes available.
- The updated calendar, with this meet added, is available here.