Western Zone Age Group Championship Meet

Aug 7, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019
August, 1 2019



HOST: USAS/Western Zone and MT Hood Aquatics

Location: MT Hood Aquatics, Gresham, Oregon


Qualifying Meet: YES


Montana Swimming has clarified the rule about zones swimmers competing at Long Course State. In the past zones swimmers were required to compete at Long Course State. Through a proposal passed by the House of Delegates, this rule has been changed. Zones swimmers are now not required to complete at the Montana Swimming Long Course State Championships. However, Montana Swimming Zones swimmers must compete in six events (swim meets, AAA camp, attend USA Swimming convention, etc) including one (1) long course meet held in Montana that year prior to Zones as part of the criteria to qualify for the team. Any exceptions to this rule should be sent to the Zone Team Chair.

Zones gear will be handed out at Long Course State. Zones swimmers not in attendance at Long Course State must make prior arrangements to receive his/her/their gear.

Jessica Kaufman
MT Swimming Zones Chair, M
ay 20, 2019

Coach and Official Concussion Training required to receive meet credentials. More information here:  PDF

NOTE for Age Group Zones: Tech suits are banned for all swimmers ages 12 and under at this meet due to the rules of Oregon Swimming. Parents please be advised of this and plan the suits for your swimmer to wear accordingly at the meet.

Team gear order deadline: July 2, 2019

Registration fee for Age Group Zones is not yet determined per swimmer

MT Swimming Zone Team Coordinator: Jess Kaufman or 406-633-3271. Mailing address: 2140 Ridgeview Dr., Billings, MT 59105

Age Group Zones Hotel : Best Western Plus Portland Airpost Hotel & Suites, 11938 NE Airposrt Way, Portland, OR 97220. There are 12 rooms available (2 king and 10 double queens). $145 per night pls tax. Booking cutoff deadline is July 1. Phone 503-251-9991.

Below is the link for online booking for the Montana Swimming Age Group Zones hotel. If you are not staying the entire time, you must change your dates of stay up at the top of the page. If you try to book dates outside of the group block, it will revert back to the regular room rate. Of course you may also call the hotel and book rooms.

Team Montana Head Coach: Jay Friend (MAC)

Team Montana Assistant Coach: Jessica Knote (BAC)

Meet website:

Meet Personnel:

Host:  MT Hood Aquatics

Meet Director - Jody Rash

Meet Referee - Vickie Marsh

Western Zone Championship Coordinator:  Cathy Vaughan

Officials Application to Officiate / Evaluation   LINK

Officials: The  Western Zone is the only Zone that will reimburse officials for working 80% of either (or both) of zone meets. Last year the Western Zone took two excellent programs, for each meet, and consolidated them into a single usable workable program - Officials Reimbursement Program for each Meet. Money is generated from each meet and distributed to any Western Zone certified official  based on the criteria of working 80% of the meet and participating in the mentoring program.