DPR Black History Meet (6 & Older)

Feb 16, 2018 (03:00 AM) - Feb 18, 2018 (03:00 AM)
January 22, 2018
February 12, 2018
(this is a team hosted event)


Please Note: All entries for events 200 yards and longer must have a verifiable time that is no slower than (NST) the qualifying time listed in the announcement.

Takoma Aquatic and Community Center
300 Van Buren Street St, NW (at 3rd and Van Buren Sts)., NW
Washington, DC 20011
Limited parking is available in lot off 3rd St -- between Tuckerman and Underwood Street. On-street parking is available on 3rd St.or Van Buren St.


Fees for individual events are $5.00 and $10.00 for relay events. In addition,there will be an $8.00 surcharge per athlete.  

Each team is required to provide two volunteer timers for the duration of each session.

Meet Schedule

Two Pool Format
· This year’s meet is the largest Black History Meet of record with over 1200 athletes representing
37 teams from 16 different states! Thank you all for being a part of this historic event.
· To accomodate the larger size of the meet this year, we will be using two pools for both 13 & Overs and 12 & Unders on Saturday and Sunday only.
· One 6-lane pool and one 8-lane pool will be used for all events on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a clerk of course on the 6-lane pool to help stage swimmers before their heats.
· 13 & Older Boys/Girls will swap pools on Sunday so that all athletes get a chance to race in the 8 lane course. Unfortunately due to the 12 & Girls outnumbering the boys, the girls will need to remain in the 8 lane pool in the afternoon on both Saturday and Sunday.
o Saturday AM – February 17
§ 13 & Over Girls – Deep End Pool (8 lanes)
§ 13 & Over Boys – Middle Pool (6 lanes)
o Saturday PM - February 17
§ 12 & Under Girls – Deep End Pool (8 lanes)
§ 12 & Under Boys – Middle Pool (6 lanes)
o Sunday AM - February 18
§ 13 & Over Girls – Middle Pool (6 lanes)
§ 13 & Over Boys – Deep End Pool (8 lanes)
o Sunday PM - February 18
§ 12 & Under Girls – Deep End Pool (8 lanes)
§ 12 & Under Boys – Middle Pool (6 lanes)

Session 1 – Friday, February 16th | All ages Warm Up – 6:50 am; Events – 8:00 am 

BHISM Honoree Dinner & Social – Friday, February 16th 

Session 2 – Saturday, February 17th | 13 & Over Warm Up – 6:00 am; Events – 7:20 am  

Session 3 & 4 – Saturday, February 17th | 12 & Under Warm Up – 12:30 pm; Events – 1:40 pm  

Session 5 – Sunday, February 18th | 13 & Over Warm Up – 6:00 am; Events – 7:20 am 

Session 6 & 7 – Sunday, February 18th | 12 & Under Warm Up – 12:30 pm; Events – 1:40 pm

*Note: Meet manager will determine if session start times will need to be adjusted or if age groups need to be moved to a differentsessions based on the number of entries received. A time line will be established and forwarded to each team by Friday, February 9th

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Volunteers, Timers, and Officials
· Running two pools will require more times and officials for the meet. If any of your parents are certified USA Swimming Officials that would like to support the meet by working one of the sessions, please use the link below. Coaches please share the volunteer timer sign up link with your families as well.

HBCU Tour of Howard University
· For any swimmers/teams interested in scheduling a tour of Howard University, the Swimming &
Diving program will host participants of the Black History Swim Meet for a campus tour and
information session about the school’s competitive swimming program.
· For more information and tour schedule, please contact Head Coach Nick Askew at

Tour the National Museum of African American History and Culture
· Timed entry passes can be reserved here:




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