Western Zone Age Group Championships
The Western Zone Age Group Championship is an Age Group Competition within the USA Swimming Western Zone where 19 LSCs compete in a championship meet to determine the “Best in the West”. The meet traditionaly takes place at the end of the Summer season and is competed in the long course meters format.
At least eight male and eight female swimmers will be selected in the following age groups: 10 and Under, 11-12, and 13-14.  Swimmers are selected for this team based on LCM times posted during the calendar year.
LSCs represented: Alaska, Arizona, Central California, Colorado, Hawaii, Inland Empire, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Pacific Swimming, Pacific Northwest, San Diego Imperial, Sierra Nevada, Snake River, Southern California, Utah, Wyoming

2022 Meet Info
When: August 3rd through August 6th, 2022  Note: August 2nd and August 7th are travel days.
Where: Elk Grove, California
Facility: Elk Grove Aquatics Center (9701 Big Horn Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95757)
Qualifying Period: January 1, 2022-June 19, 2022
Application Time Minimum: At least 3 JAG qualifying times
Application deadline: Sunday, June 19 at 11:50pm PST
Important Information and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Participants are responsible for making their own arrangements for travel, ground transportation and hotel accommodations and some meals. This is not a chaperoned trip.
  • SCS will outfit each swimmer in a SCS team uniform, provide lunch during the competition and pay for the entry fees.
  • A $250 commitment (deposit) is required upon acceptance to the team, this will be reimbursed after swimmers participate in the full event. Athletes are expected to participate in the entire event.\
  • WHICH EVENTS ARE BEING SCORED for consideration?
    • 10 & Under events: 50/100/200 Freestyle, 50/100 Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly, 200 Individual Medley
    • 11-12 events: 50/100/200/500 Freestyle, 50/100/200 Back Breast and Fly, 200 Individual Medley
    • 13-14 events: 50/100/200/500/1650 Freestyle, 100/200 Back Breast and Fly, 200/400 Individual Medley
  • WHEN WILL MY SWIMMER BE NOTIFIED IF HE/SHE IS SELECTED? You will be notified by email by June 29th. The 2022 Western Zone team will be posted on the website by June 29, 2022.  Additional names may be added after, depending on special circumstances.
  • WHAT IS MY FINANCIAL OBLIGATION? Participants are responsible for travel to Elk Grove, CA, hotel accommodations, ground transportation and meals. SCS will outfit each swimmer in a Team uniform, provide lunch during the competition and pay for entry fees. A $250 commitment deposit is required to participate (due at the time of Team Selection ONLY ATHLETES SELECTED); this will be refunded after swimmers participate in the entire event. Part of being selected is understanding that Athletes are expected to participate in the entire event.
  • Will there be a SCS Team Hotel? Yes, we have blocked rooms at a hotel where members of the Zone Team can stay. Upon being selected we will communicate the hotel and the SCS Zone Team Rate Code.
  • How many swimmers will be selected for the Zone Team? We are hoping to have a complete team.  Our final number will be determined based on the final restrictions determined by the Host Team.