Lamar Tigersharks Invitational

Jun 15, 2019 (09:00 AM) - Jun 16, 2019 (03:00 PM)
June, 11 2019



2019 Lamar Tigersharks Invitational

June 15 & 16, 2019 • 9 a.m.


The Lamar TigerSharks welcome you to our facility. Our six (6) lane pool has competitive, non-turbulent lane lines. We will use the Tri-State Conference’s Dolphin Timing System. The outdoor pool is in the Lamar City Park, which provides many shaded crash areas, but please no parking in the grass areas surrounding the pool. Bleacher seating is available on the pool’s west side. We ask families to rotate through the bleachers so everyone may have an opportunity to see their favorite swimmer(s). Lawn chairs and tents are encouraged. For pedestrian safety, the north half of the road circling the pool will be closed. The entire Lamar City Park area is smoke- and alcohol-free. There is no overnight camping allowed in the Lamar City Park.

Officials Meeting: 8:30 AM                   Coaches Meeting: 8:45 AM                  Meet Directors: Cheryl Sheat & Jamie Bailey

Warm Ups: Warm up times and lane assignments will be issued June 16 to team coaches and/or representatives.

Entries: Swimmers may enter up to four (4) individual events and one (1) relay per day. Cost is $3.00 per individual event, $8.00 for relays. Deck entry fees are double, and will only be accepted if/where space is available. Deck entries should include times here possible to be sure swimmers are classified correctly as an A or B swimmer. Deck entries (based on availability) and scratch deadline is 8:15 AM on meet day. Scratches will not be refunded. HY-TEK or compatible event file entries should be emailed to Heidi Johnson ( by Tuesday, June 11, 2017, 6:00 pm. Changes will be accepted until Wednesday, June 12 at 5 p.m. without charge. Heats will be combined when space allows. Checks should be payable to Lamar TigerSharks. If you have any questions, please contact Heidi.

Meet Type: Standard meet: Not an A/B Meet. 6 & under events will be 25 free, 25 back, 25 fly and 25 breast. These swimmers will score and be given awards.

Awards: 1st - 3rd place will receive medals, 4th - 8th place will receive ribbons. Relays will receive ribbons for 1st-3rd places. Heat winners and best times will be awarded iron on transfers. 1st - 3rd individual high point awards will be given in each age group. First, second and third place team trophies will be awarded.

Rules: Tri-State Conference rules and USA Swimming rules will be followed, including Tri-State Conference warm-up rules. Officials will be appointed by the host team. Volunteer stroke/turn judge sign-ups will be available on each meet day.

Timers: Each team attending is required to provide timers. The division of this responsibility will be based upon the total number of entries per team.

Concessions: Concessions, including breakfast items, will be available for purchase each day. The Lamar Aquatic Park is under new management and concessions will be greatly improved over previous years!

Heat Sheets and Product Sales: Heat sheets will be on sale at the pool entrance for $5. Come to the Gear Tent for standard swimming items and so much more! We received great feedback on the fun & unique items from previous years, as well as the super suit prices, be sure to come by and see for yourself!

Lodging: Lamar has two (2) motels - the country’s top Super 8 (417-682-2888) and the newly renovated Blue Top Inn & Sweets (417-682-3333). Just west of the Aquatic Park, the Lamar Park offers RV hook ups & dumping. Reservations are not required, but encouraged.

 Directions: From Highway 160, turn South on Walnut. Continue 7 blocks to the Lamar City Park. The pool is on the right (west), just after the railroad tracks.