American Age Group Classic Team Travel Option (Clearwater, FL) new
This sign up is for Team Travel to the American Age Group Classic.
OCCS will have the opportunity to travel to Clearwater, FL to compete in the American Age Group Classic. This meet is very similar to a meet we have attended the last few years (Showcase Classic) and is in the same pool which proves to be a great facility for fast swimming and a fun experience for our swimmers.
The meet is being offered as an optional team travel meet for swimmers 11-14 years old. Swimmers are not required to travel with the team. (10 & unders may attend, but will travel separately from the team). For the team travel, here is our approximate itinerary & travel plans:
At least one coach (TBD) will travel and provide coaching duties; depending on the numbers there may be a need for additional coaches or chaperones.
Tuesday, April 3 – depart from Dulles or Reagan in morning
The competition will be Wednesday April 4 – Saturday April 7
PM Finals (top 10 in each single age)
One or two vans will be available for transporting team to and from meet.
Sunday, April 8 – return from Tampa to Dulles or Reagan
Twelve rooms are reserved at the Holiday Inn & Suites on Gulfview Blvd. in Clearwater, Florida.
After the team arrangements have been made, there may be some
rooms from the block available to families traveling.
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel
Lunch & dinner will be coordinated throughout the weekend with meals picked up or dining in depending on the timeline each day. Team travelers will have meals paid for and then be billed after the meet so there is little cash that kids need to carry around.
Snacks will also be provided as well as drinks on the pool deck throughout the weekend.
Team Travel costs
For team travel, the costs look to be around $700 per swimmer based on 4 swimmers traveling. This may vary depending on the exact airfare and the number of swimmers committed to the team travel. For this trip, we will need at least two swimmers of the same gender to provide the team travel option.
How to Sign up
Please sign up using the online registration (like for other meets). If you are planning to have your swimmer travel with the team; please register for the TEAM TRAVEL option also. Team travel deadline is February 27 for current qualifiers and March 13 or new qualifiers. Final commitments are due for entry no later than Monday, March 13
Swimmers that have one qualifying time may swim three additional bonus events; swimmers with at least two qualifying times may swim up to four bonus events.
The entry fee for the meet is $150 per swimmer; this will be billed separately from the team travel option. This include the Facility surcharges, NASA membership fee, individual entry fees and an OCCS team shirt (note this means the total cost for a swimmer traveling with the team will likely be around $850).