2016 South Texas STAGS Long Course Championship

July 14, 2016 - July 17, 2016
July 11, 2016


Sanction: STA-16-38

2016 South Texas STAGS Long Course Championship

Date: July 14-17, 2016

Team Host: TXLA

The University of Texas at Austin
Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center
1900 Red River Street
Austin TX 78712

All entries for this meet must be done through OME. Entries will open on June 1, 2016.

Officials--please use the form posted here to sign up to officiate at this meet. This meet will be an Officials Qualifying Meet. To request evaluation, please fill out the sign up form and also download the form posted on the Officials page and send it to Jessica Evans.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON CHANGES TO STAGS MEET (also emailed to all coaches/entry chairs on 7/12)

Due to the size of the meet (820+ athletes!) start times have been changed. Please see the timelines/warm-up info for these times.

  • Please send ANY & ALL SCRATCHES. Help us keep heats full and shorten our timelines!
  • NO time trials will be offered on any day.
  • Prelims will be swum from both ends with chase starts, with the exception of the 50’s & relays. All 50’s will start from the non-flag end and finish at the flag end. All relays will start from the Flag end. All other events will swim- Odd Heats from the Non-Flag End and Even Heats from the Flag End.
  • There will be NO coaches “packet” at registration. Relay cards can be picked up at Clerk of Course on Thursday.
  • Relays: RELAY CARDS ARE DUE BY 8:00 AM on Friday and 6:30 PM on Friday (for Saturday relays) & Saturday (for Sunday relays).
  • We will be combining relay/distance events where we can.
  • We will be running aggressive chase starts in prelims. Please be sure your swimmers know where to be.

General information:

  • We will be calling for 32 timers for prelims & 16 timers for finals. Please have your parents ready to come down and help. We do not want to delay these already long timelines waiting for timers.
  • All distance events (400M & above) MUST provide their own timers (& counters if necessary) for prelims.
  • Positive check in is required for all events 400M & above. 
  • There will be a coaches meeting on Thursday afternoon & Friday morning prior to the start of the meet. Saturday & Sunday will be announced, if necessary.
  • As per South Texas rules: Scratch from Finals cards can be picked up at clerk of course.
  • This meet is 225+ more swimmers than last year’s meet.  There were not enough bag tags ordered at the beginning of the season. We offer our sincerest apology for this problem. But if you have athletes coming who don’t want or care about bag tags, please let us know so we can give them to kids who will prize their STAGS bag tag to help us to manage our inventory as best we can.