Battle of the ages will take place Saturday, June 25-Sunday, June 26, 2022. 

What is Battle of the Ages?  

Battle of the Ages is a 2 day Saturday-Sunday Invitational open to all Stingray Swimmers ages 5-18 (sorry, no 4 year olds).  This meet is unique in that swimmers compete only against swimmers of their same age (so a 13 year old swimmer will only swim against other 13 year old swimmers, not against 13 AND 14 year old simmers).  Your family picks the events your child will swim  Additional volunteer duties (beyond your regular season requirements) are required for participating families.  All participating families must volunteer (this includes board members, core volunteers, and volunteer byouts).  

This is a FAST pool and many swimmers swim their fastest times of the season at this meet!  

 

Date

Saturday, June 25th - Sunday, June 26th, 2022.

Meet starts at 9:00AM on both days

 

 

Location

Pleasant Hill Education Swimming Center, 1 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill CA 94523

 

Entry Fees

$5 Splash Fee (meet entry fee) plus $5 fee per individual event swum 

You may sign up for up to 4 (not 5-6) events per swimmer over the 2 days.  Signing up for 4 events would cost $25 for that swimmer....$5 splash fee + (4 x $5 per event)

 

Registration

Registration forms can be printed and turned in at the pool.  You must fill out one registration form per swimmer, attach check made payable to Benicia Stingrays (note swimmer(s)' names in the note), place in an envelope, and turn envelope into the tupperware at the pool (it will be near the family folders). 

 

Registration deadline:  Thursday, June 2nd!!!!

 

Warm Ups

Warm-ups will be between 7:45-8:45 each day; the Stingrays actual warmup time will be announced closer to the actual event

Specific team warm-up times and lanes will be assigned closer to the actual event.  Swimmers may not warm up unless a Stingrays coach is present.  

 

Schedule of Events

Saturday 

  • 15-18:  50 free half distance, 100 breast, 100 fly
  • 9-14:  100 free double distance, 50 breast, 50 fly
  • 7-8:  50 free double distance, 25 breast, 25 fly
  • 5-6:  25 breast, 25 fly

Sunday

  • 15-18:  100IM, 100 Back, 100 Free
  • 9-14:  100IM, 50 back, 50 free
  • 7-8:  25 back and 25 free
  • 5-6:  25 back and 25 free

 

 

Programs

Will be available for purchase at the meet for a nominal fee.  There will not be a meet sheet emailed out prior to the event.  

Team Camp Assignments

Team areas will be located in the school hallways and on the school fields.  

Team areas will be assigned closer to the actual event

At your own risk, you may set up as early as 5:00pm Friday evening

At your own risk, you may leave your tents/chairs out for the duration of the weekend.  Pleasant Hill Dolfins is not responsible for lost or stolen items

Please clean up after yourself and treat the team area with respect. We should leave no garbage behind at the end of the day.  

 

Parking

General parking is available in the parking lot in front of the reserved lot, on the street, and in the baseball parking lots across the street from the school.  Please DO NOT park in the library parking lot.  

 

Clerk of the Course

All swimmers are required to check in through the Clerk of the Course. This is typically just a table where swimmers line up about 30 minutes before their event to get their name checked off of the list.  They will then be instructed where to wait until their heat gets called on to the pool deck.   No parents will be allowed in the Clerk of the Course for any reason during the meet.  All swimmers should be clearly marked with their first initial and last name on the right shoulder and each of their events – heat and lane – should be noted on their hand.

 

Awards

Individual Awards 

"A" and "B" Divisions with medals for 1st-3rd and ribbons for 4th-8th place for each division

Heat Winners:  1st place winners in each heat will be recognized

High Point:  Awards will be given to the boy and girl in each age group who scores the most points

 

Team Scoring 

A and B Divisions; 1st through 8th place earn points in each division:  9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

 

Volunteer Job Assignments

All families must volunteer on the day that their swimmer participates (Buying out of regular season volunteer requirements does not buy you out of invitational volunteer requirements; invitational requirements are separate from your regular required volunteer hours).  These jobs will be assigned a day or two before the actual event and will be emailed to you.  It is your responsibility to check your email and check in with the invitational coordinator at the meet to get credit for fulfilling your volunteer requirement.