June 12, 2018
The Team Georgia application was recently posted for the 2018 Southern Zone Age Group Championships. Within the rules of USA Swimming, the Zone Age Group Championship is a mandatory meet for all zones and may be found under Section 205.6. The Zone Senior Program, is an optional meet and not required under USA Swimming rules. Below are the requirements for the Zone Age Group Program.
205.6 ZONE AGE GROUP PROGRAM — Each zone must conduct at least one Zone Age Group Championship meet, recommended to be long course if only one is conducted.
.1 The meet shall be restricted to
age group competition.
.2 Those events in 102.1.2 are recommended for use for zone meets. Each zone shall select their events from the list of events in 102.1.2. A zone, at its option, may open its oldest age group at any competition to Post Age Group swimmers, or may include events specifically for those swimmers.
.3 Time standards or entry requirements shall be set for each zone meet in accordance with the needs of the swimmers of that zone by the zone committee.
.4 Eligibility: Participation in the zone championship meets shall be restricted to registered swimmers of that zone.
.5 Awards: Shall be provided at least 1st through 8th place, and any other as designated by the national sponsor if any.