What is ECI?

ECI ( East County Invitational ) is a 2 day, Saturday - Sunday event open to all Stingrays swimmers.  The Stingrays swim as a team against approximately 10 other teams.  Your family picks the events your child will swim on one or both days. Additional volunteer duties (beyond your regular season 4 meets/2 social volunteer jobs) are required for participating families.  All famlies are required to volunteer if they participate (this includes board members, core members, and volunteer job buy out families).


WHEN - Saturday, July 9-Sunday, July 10

Location - TBD


  • $6.00 per swimmer ( pool use / splash fee )
  • $6.00 per swimmer per individual event
  • Team will pay for relays
  • --NO REFUNDS--

Swimmers may compete in all 5 individual events 
6-under swimmers may only complete in four individual events.
6-under swimmers may not compete in the 7-8 individual medley. 



A registration form will be emailed to you, with hard copies available at the pool, closer to the actual event.  Fill out the registration form and place it, with the appropriate amount of cash or check made payable to "Benicia Stingrays", in an envelope and place it in the white tupperware box near the family folders.  


Saturday - 7/8 & 9/10 IM, All age groups in the following events: Fly, Back, Medley Relay
Sunday - 11 & up IM, All age groups in the following events: Breast, Free, Free Relay, Parent Relay, Coach Relay


RELAY TEAMS FOR ECI - swimmers may be entered into relays only if they are swimming an individual event on the same day and there are enough swimmers in that gender/age group to make up a relay team.  The team will cover the costs of any relays.  If you can not stay until the late afternoon, please note this on the registration form so the coaches do not assign your swimmer to a relay team.  


VOLUNTEER WORK ASSIGNMENTS -  All families must volunteer each day their swimmer participtes.  These jobs will be assigned a day or two before the actual event.   


CHECK-IN:  Swimmers must check in for the first 4 events of each day , 45 minutes before the meet begins.  Swimmers in all remaining events must check in at least 45 minutes before the estimated start of that event.  Final check in time is 1pm. Swimmers who do not check in will NOT be allowed to compete in the event. Check in can only be done by the swimmer or the swimmer's parents








Individual Awards - A & B Divisions

  • 1st thru 3rd place: Medal
  • 4th thru 8th place: Rosette
  • High Point Trophy for both boys and girls in each division
  • ECI record Breaker ribbons

Team Awards - A & B Divisions

  • 1st thru 3rd place: Trophy

Team Relay Awards:

  • 1st thru 8th place: Rosette Ribbons

SNACK BAR: opens at 7am.  Breakfast and lunch will be available both days.  No food or drinks are allowed on the pool deck.  There will also be a photo booth, t-shirts for sale, and food trucks available outside the pool area.  


MEET PROGRAMS will be available for a nominal fee at the meet.  A meet sheet will not be emailed out prior to the event. 


Parent Relay:  Feeling strong and want to get a feel for what our swimmers go through?  You can put together a relay of 4 parent swimmers and we will cheer you on as you swim!  This event will take place at the end of the meet on Sunday!