2022 Duel in the Pool -Gulf Swimming Event

May 20, 2022 - May 22, 2022
April, 4 2022
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    The Gulf Swimming All-Star Team

Date:  Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22, 2022

Location:  University of Houston

What:  All-Star teams from Illinois, Gulf, and Indiana Swimming will be competing at the University of Houston Campus Recreation Center Natatorium on Saturday and Sunday, May 21 & 22, at the second annual Age Group Duel in the Pool. This long course meet will showcase the fastest athletes, ages 11 – 16, from three of USA Swimming’s highest performing LSCs and promises to be an exciting two days of fast swimming.

This is NOT a Katy Aquatics event, but a chance to come together with other swimmers from around Gulf Swimming.  The coaching staff has been chosen from around Gulf Swimming, and two of Katy's very own (Coach Bailey and Coach Tanja) were chosen to be on staff!

In order to participate, you MUST fill out an application, the Gulf Swimming All-Star team will be chosen from the applications received.  Please review all the information below. 

Link to apply:  Athlete Application   (click to fill out)


Meet Format:  Each LSC may enter up to 72 swimmers – 12 girls and 12 boys in each age group: 11-12, 13-14, 15-16. Swimmers are limited to four (4) individual events for the meet with no more than two (2) individual events per session excluding relays.  Each LSC may enter only one (1) swimmer per gender in each age group in the 13-16 800 Free. Each LSC may enter three (3) relays in each relay event.  Every swimmer will compete on the relays in his/her age group and gender and on one of the two mixed-gender relays.   


Selection Procedure:  Each applicant’s age and corresponding age group shall be determined by the first day of the competition, May 21, 2022.

·  For the 11-12 age groups, applicants with the fastest yards times in the 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 50 Back, 100 Back, 50 Breast, 100 Breast or 200 IM will automatically make the team.

·  For the 13-14 and 15-16 age groups, applicants with the fastest times in the 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free, 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 100 Back, 200 Back, 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 IM or 400 IM will automatically make the team.

·  The remaining spots for each age group will be filled by applicants with the most power points for their TWO highest scoring events. ONLY Power Point scores for those events swum at the Duel in the Pool meet will be considered. (11-12 age group events: 50-100-200-500 Free, 50-100 Fly-Back-Breast, and 200 IM. 13-14 and 15-16 age group events: 50-100-200-500-1000 Free, 100-200 Fly-Back-Breast, and 200-400 IM.)  The Age Group Power Point Systems calculator in Meet Manager 8.0 will be used.  Note: 11-12 yr-old swimmers will use the 12-yr-old power points, 13-14 yr-old swimmers will use the 14-yr-old power points, and 15 -16 yr-old swimmers will use the 16-yr-old power points.

·  Only yards times achieved in 2021 – 2022 short course yards season from September 1, 2021, through April 3, 2022, that are listed on the USA Swimming SWIMS database for this qualifying period will be eligible for consideration.  In order to be selected for the All-Star team, applicants must have swum in at least one (1) Gulf Swimming sanctioned meet in the 2021 – 2022 season. 

·  Each applicant must submit the required Swimmer Application form by the entry deadline.  Additionally, the coach/team shall enter each applicant into the meet titled “GULF SWIMMING DUEL IN THE POOL SWIMMER APPLICATION” on USA Swimming’s Online Meet Entry (OME) system.  Coaches/Teams - enter each applicant into all events where a yards time was achieved within the qualifying period.  Do not enter “Override Times” in OME. Check out from OME only when all applicants from your team have been entered at their fastest yards times within the qualifying period.   

·  All  applications are due by 11:59 PM on April 4, 2022. The final All-Star team will be announced on April 11, 2022.  Deposits of $200 will be due after the final All-Star team is published.  Payments shall be made by credit card through Gulf Swimming’s Gulf Pay system.  The deposit is non-refundable.


Travel/Lodging/Meals:  All Gulf Swimming All-Star team members, coaches, and staff will stay together at a designated hotel on Friday and Saturday nights. Team members, coaches, and staff will have meals together and will travel together to/from the hotel/pool.

Athlete Application  (click to fill out)