Everyone can swim a championship meet! It is a great way to celebrate a long season of hard work and dedication. Here is your Championship season guide:
Regionals, February 22-24: for swimmers age 9-14. Do not need to have prior event experience. Cannot be faster than JO cut in an event you wish to swim. The meet is held at Ohio State. There are three Regional meets in Columbus, making each meet a reasonable size and not too overwhelming. Each day holds preliminary competition in the morning (including Friday). The fastest 16 swimmers from preliminaries swim at night in the Finals. SOME events are timed final, meaning you only have one opportunity to swim the event,with the fastest entries automatically advancing to finals. * and younger swimmers can swim, but it is not recommended unless the swimmer is interested in longer events.
Mini Meet, March 2-3: This is a meet just for 8-unders! It is held at Worthington and separates the kids into 3 age groups: 6-under, 7 and 8. It is a super crowded meet, but well worth the opportunity to finish the season with 8 and under swimmers. Every swimmer gets a trophy and a candy bar. The meet is named after Coach Laurie's youth coach, Barbara Kay.
Auburn trip, March 1-3: This is a senior (high school) group meet held at Auburn University. We love it because it is a great way for our seniors to swim in one place, in a fast pool without breaking the bank. There are no time standards which means all of our swimmers can be included. In order to reduce the cost it is a team travel meet.
Ohio JO Championships, March 8-10: This is considered State Champs for our age group swimmers and is open to any 14-under that has a JO Cut. Our team regularly finishes in our division in the top 3 as a tea. It will be held at Ohio State this year. If you are not swimming please consider attending to cheer on our swimmers. Other teams have massive groups in the stands, we would love some of the same support!
Speedo Sectionals, March 28-21: This meet is the first stage of national level swimming for our Senior swimmers. Swimmers must have a sectional cut to participate. This years meet will be held at IU Natatorium in Indianapolis.