After a 2 year hiatus, Otters 8 and Under Invitational is back!  


What is it? 

This is an invitational meet for the 6/unders and 7/8's only.  It is a fun and fast paced meet and is a great opportunity for the younger swimmers to get more meet experience before the bulk of the season gets underway.  This is the perfect time for your little one to get meet experience with just other littles (no big kids!)


Date and Time

Sunday, June 5th, 2022.  The meet will start at ~8:30 (so gates will open for warmups before this; we will post specifics once available.)  The meet will end no later than 12pm.  



This meet will take place at Rankin Aquatic Center, located at 100 Buckley Street in Martinez.  We will have an assigned team area to set up camp so look for fellow teammates or a Stingrays sign on the fence to set up camp.  



The registration form for this meet will be available via email and poolside a few weeks prior to the meet.  The registration deadline is Thursday, May 19th.  Note that you do not register online for invitationals as you do for regular swim meets.  Also note that this is an invitational so there is a separate fee that the families must pay for their swimmer to participate in this meet.  In addition to a small meet entry splash fee, parents select and pay for the individual events they would like their swimmer to compete in (coaches, not parents, will select relays.  Relays will be announced at the meet).   If you do not know what events your swimmer is capable of swimming, just ask the coaches for advice.  If there are enough swimmers for a given gender/age group to make up a relay team, the fees for relays will be paid for by the team.  

Entry Fees are as follows:

  • Splash Fee:  $4 per swimmer
  • Per Event Fee:  $4
  • Relay events:  Fees will be covered by the Stingrays if your swimmer is selected to participate on a relay team


Volunteer Requirement:  Note that ALL families have a separate volunteer requirement for invitational meets (these do not count towards your required team volunteers hours throughout the regular season).  You do not sign up for these jobs online as you do for the regular dual meets.  The volunteer jobs will be assigned a day or two before the actual event and you will receive an email with your job assignment.