ESSZ Age Group Sectionals
USA Swimming divides the country into different zones for the purpose of organizing meets of increasing competitiveness.
As a result, there are State meets, Sectional meets, Zone meets, Junior National and Senior National meets, and Olympic Trials, and various others.
The "Eastern Section of the Southern Zone" (ESSZ) is comprised of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Mississippi.
As a regional, multi-state meet, an ESSZ meet has required times ("cuts") that are even more demanding that those for the Georgia StateChampionship.