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Invitationals are OPTIONAL (read: extra) meets designed for kids who (1) can’t get enough of summer league and love, love, love to compete, (2) want extra opportunities to make cuts for later invitationals, and (3) want to get a taste of what a year-round swim meet is like. They do cost extra money: $7 per individual event. The team pays for any relays your swimmer gets placed on (made up from the swimmers who enter the meet). Invitationals also have qualifying times. Your swimmer must qualify for each event they enter. The easiest to qualify for are (mid-season) Summer Thunder and (end-of-season) Red, White and Blue (which actually has two different levels of cuts). Much more difficult are the (mid-season invitational) cumulative Fl/Bk/Br/Fr/IM Pentathlon time and (end-of-season) Ponderosa Cuts.

PLEASE DO NOT enter all the invitationals. Pick one, or max two, invitationals that make the most sense for your family. We would rather you participate in all dual meets and Divisionals. Do not burn out on us. The Stingray season is short and intense, and the end of the season is much more intense than the beginning.

The following invitationals are offered to Stingrays this season. All are “indoor meets,” meaning they have an indoor pool and an indoor staging area between events. Please pay attention to the sign-up dates. Sign up online--just click on the invitational name when the entry button is green and CHOOSE ALL YOUR SWIMMER’S DESIRED EVENTS. Coaches do not choose individual events; just relays. Not all coaches will be present at all times during invitationals, but there will be at least one coach at every session to give feedback and encouragement and to run warm-ups. Also, there are no age group tents at invitationals. We have a team area where families set up with a ring of chairs and assist each other in getting swimmers to the ready bench on time. It is a team effort; do not plan to drop off your swimmer if they are 12 or younger.

Please Note: Be prepared to time if your child swims any invitational meets. Each team is required to provide timers based on the number of swimmers we have attending.

Event Schedule Location Declarations
Summer Thunder
June 2 & 3

Sun 11:30 warm-up

All 10&U events +100s

Mon 3:45 warm-up

Remaining 11&Up

events

Klein HS

16715 Stuebner Airline Rd, Klein, TX 77379

Thurs May 23 – Sat May 25

*If your swimmer qualifies after the close date, contact Coach Nina for coach entry

Pentathlon
Sun June 9

7 a.m. 10&Under

2 p.m. 11&Up

Cy-Fair Natatorium


12550 Windfern Rd, Houston, TX 77064

Thurs May 30 – Sun June 2
Red, White and Blue
June 28-30

Fri June 28 - 5 pm

11&Up 100s

Sat June 29 - 7:00 a.m.

all 10&Under

Sun June 30 - 7:00 a.m.

remaining 11& Up

Campbell Middle School

11415 Bobcat Rd, Houston, TX 77064

Mon June 10 – Sun June 16

*If someone qualifies at Divisional meet June 22 coach entry is allowed.

Contact Coach Nina
Ponderosa
Sat June 29

Sun June 30

Prelims 7 a.m.

Finals 4:30 p.m.

Cy-Fair Natatorium


12550 Windfern Rd, Houston, TX 77064

Mon June 10 – Sun June 16

*If someone qualifies at Divisional meet June 22 coach entry is allowed.

Contact Coach Nina

More information is available on-line, and I strongly encourage you to read the meet announcement for any meets you are interested in at https://www.nwal.org/invitational-meets. Also, if you have questions, Jessica Ortego is our Invitational Meet Lead Contact. You can reach her at [email protected]or 337-692-7705 with any questions. She is also available to assist you during meets and has all invitational information handy.

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Summer Thunder Invitational Qualifying Times

June 2-3, 2019 at Klein High School Pool

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Pentathlon Invitational Qualifying Times

Sunday June 9, 2019

Klein High School

These times are a composite of all 5 events except for 8 & Under group which does not include IM time. NT is not allowed. We encourage the young swimmers to get IM time from Time Trials. All individual times must be submitted for seeding purposes per NWAL. Time Trials are accepted; however, the fastest meet time will take priority if it is available

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Red, White & Blue Invitational Qualifying Times

Friday June 28th- Sunday June 30th

Klein Cain High School Pool

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Ponderosa Invitational Qualifying Times

Saturday June 29- Sunday June 30, 2019

CFISD Natatorium

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