May 18, 2021
The ZONE AGE GROUP MEET is an All-Start Meet held at the end of the summer. The meet this year will be in Tupelo, MS, on July 25-31. Swimmers 11-14 are eligible to compete. You must apply for a spot and be one of the top 8 swimmers in your age group to be allowed to go. The team represents Southeastern Swimming against other all-start teams from the Southern Zone (basically, all of the South part of the country).
Applications for the Zone Team will be open later in the season for most swimmers. However, here is some important info that people will need to know:
BELOW IS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ZONES - SEVERAL CHANGES!
PLEASE disseminate this information to your parents ASAP!
1. DISABILITY swimmers: We are opening the application process TODAY for disability swimmers to apply for age group zones. THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS JUNE 15! This allows for more time for families to plan for their child to attend the meet. Please refer to the Zones website (Zones website) for link to the application. Click “2021 Age group zones” tab and “swimmer application info”.
2. LOGISTICS change: For this year, parents will bring their kids to Tupelo (on July 25th) and drop them off and then retrieve them on August 1st. It will be a chaperoned event, we will just not transport them to and from Tupelo.
3. ROOMING: We will house kids 4 per room due to current guidelines and ability to vaccinate children these ages. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT PARENTS KNOW THIS BEFORE THEY APPLY.
4. CHAPERONES: Any parents interested in chaperoning (should their child qualify for the team) should email me to express such interest ([email protected]).