Arizona Holiday Swim Festival Travel Meet

Dec 5, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019
September, 23 2019
Age Group (AG) 2,Age Group (AG) 3,Coaches,Senior (SR) 1,Senior (SR) 2,Senior (SR) High School ([* ALL Locations *])


We are excited to once again offer the December Arizona trials and finals travel meet on December 5-8 in Tempe, Arizona. Swimmers with qualifying times in Groups AG 2, AG 3, SR 1, SR HS and SR 2 are eligible to attend this meet. This is the eighth consecutive year we’ve offered this meet, and we’ve found it to be a great meet – excellent competition, a chance for our swimmers, especially our younger ones, to experience a travel meet, and a great opportunity for team bonding!


Meet Information and Important Dates:


We need to get an idea of how many swimmers are interested in attending this meet. To indicate interest, sign up on the website by Sept. 23. This does not obligate you to attend. 


Swim Meet Info:

The meet is at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona on 12/5-8.  Swimmers must be age 9 and up.


This is a team travel meet. Coaches Carolee, Ray, Reed, and Matt will be attending, along with team chaperones.  All swimmers will be expected to travel with and stay with the team in the team hotel through the duration of the meet.  Parents are welcome to attend but must make their own travel arrangements.  Any parent interested in chaperoning? Contact Carolee.


Swimmers must have a minimum of two qualifying times to attend.  Attached is the 2018 meet sheet with the qualifying times listed.  The 2019 meet sheet is not yet available; however we have been told by the meet director that the times will be the same this year except for the Senior 400 IM and 500 free. 


The final opportunity to achieve a minimum of 2 qualifying times is by the Oct. 20 deadline.  Swimmers with a minimum of 2 qualifying times will also be able to enter 2 bonus swims for each qualifying time, thus assuring them a minimum of 6 swims.  Swimmers who have 2 qualifying times may achieve additional qualifying times at any team meet from Oct. 21- Nov. 3.



Final Confirmation:

Swimmers need to confirm their attendance by 6:00 pm Sunday, Oct. 20.  A $400 deposit will be charged to your account on Monday, Oct. 21 .


Once you have confirmed attendance by October 20, you will be responsible for all meet expenses, not just the deposit, as we have to pay all costs up front.  Swimmers who cancel after Oct. 20 will still be responsible for all meet expenses (hotel, airline, transportation, food…).




We are expecting the total costs of this trip to be around $800. All expenses (travel, hotel, food...) except meet entry fees are included in this cost.  Final payments will be made around November 10; exact date to be determined.  Travel forms and permission slips will also be due at that time.



Flight Information: we have already purchased the plane tickets.

Southwest Airlines

Departing Sacramento Th 12/5 at 7:30 am; arrive Phoenix 11:35 pm   Flight # WN1901

Departing Phoenix Sun 12/5 at 8:10 pm; arrive Sacramento 10:35 pm   Flight # WN5994



TEMPE MISSION PALMS  60 East 5th Street Tempe, AZ 85281




1.       Register your interest in attending this meet at this link by Monday Sept. 23.

2.       A final confirmation must be made by 6:00 pm on Sunday, October 20.

3.       We will bill your account the $400 deposit on Monday, October 21.