Team Montana Zones Information
Team Montana Zone Coordinator: Stephanie Boysen
Questions? Contact Stephanie Boysen or phone 406-459-3311.
Western Zones 2019
2019 Western Zone Age Group Championships
August 7-10, 2019
Hosted by MT Hood Aquatics, Gresham, Oregon
This meet is for 14 and under swimmers ONLY
2019 Western Zone Senior Championships
July 30 - August 3, 2019
at the Clovis Swim Center in Fresno, CA
This meet is for swimmers 19 years and younger as of July 30, 2019.
2019 Zones Team Roster
Who will represent Montana Swimming at Senior Zones and Age Group Zones this year? Check out the team roster here (updated 7-1-19). It will be updated as athletes qualify for the team!
MT Swimming Clarifies Attendance at Long Course State Rule for Zones Swimmers
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.
MT Swimming Zones Chair, May 20, 2019
2019 Important Age Group Zones Information
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.
All OSI Sanctioned events after April 1, 2019 will ban the use of tech suits for 12 & under athletes
A Technical Suit is one that has the following components:
- Any suit with any bonded or taped seams regardless of its fabric or silhouette; or
- Any suit with woven fabric extending past the hips.
(Note: WOVEN FABRIC – A suit with woven fabric and sewn seams that does not extend below the hips is permitted.)
(Note: KNIT FABRIC – A suit with knit fabric and sewn seams not extending below the knees is permitted.)
2019 Zones Information
Montana Swimming will utilize online registration and payment of the Athlete(s) registration fee for Senior Zones and Age Group Zones. The credit card is the preferred payment method.
Parents, click on the link below for the for either the Senior Zones meet or the link for Age Group Zones meet to register your athlete and pay the registration fee. (Information about the registration fees are also shown on this page.)
The registration form, medical release form and code of conduct form are all incorporated in the registration process. Other Zones information will be posted on this page.
Senior Zones Registration
Age Group Zones Registration
Registration fee for 2019 Age Group Zones is not yet determined per swimmer
In 2019 the fee will help cover a portion of the costs and Montana Swimming covered the remaining cost for the following:
- 2 caps
- 2 Montana Team Zones t-shirts
- 1 Speedo Backpack
- 1 Montana Team Zones hat
- 2 Team Dinners
- All lunches to be served to swimmers at meet
- All entry fees for both individual events and relays
**Age Group Zones hard cut qualifiers guaranteed 6 individual events with only 1 qualification time**.
Age Group Zones Hotel: Best Western Plus Portland Airport Hotel & Suites, 11938 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97220. There are 12 rooms available (2 king and 10 double queens). $145 per night plus 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.
Registration fee for Senior Zones is not yet determined per swimmer plus airfare
The fee may cover for 2019 all hotel room costs, meals, transportation, entry fees, and team gear listed above. (The 2019 fees and what will be provided have not yet been determined.)
Swimmers will share a hotel room – up to 4 swimmers per hotel room.
Senior Zones Hotel:Hampton Inn, 855 Gettysburg Ave., Clovis, CA 93612, (559)348-0000
Registration Fee Payments and Other Fee Payments:
This year registration fees will be paid online using the above registration link.
However, extra gear will be paid by check as usual. Extra gear is good to have on hand at the meet to swap with swimmers from other states.
Please make checks payable to Montana Swimming and mail to:
Jess Kaufman at 2140 Ridgeview Dr., Billings, MT 59105
2019 Team Gear: The deadline to order team gear is July 1, 2019. Orders placed after July 1 may not be embroidered and all gear may not be received prior to the meet. Team gear order form PDF
Officials Reimbursement: 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.
Age Group Zones
2019 Senior Team Coaches:
Head Coach: Pat King (PWST)
Asst. Coach: Kristen Wyatt (BY)
2019 Age Group Coaches:
Head Coach: Jay Friend (MAC)
Asst. Coach: Jessica Knote (BAC)
- 2019 AG Zones Team Gear Order Form - PDF Deadline July 1
- 2019 MT Swim Code of Conduct PDF
- 2019 AG Zones Meet Contract PDF
- 2019 AG Zones Time Standards PDF
- Time Standards File
- 2019 AG Zones Event File
- 2019 AG Zones Order of Events
- 2019 Psych Sheet
- Oregon Swimming Zone website
- Meet Director: Jody Rash
- Pre-Meet Practice Schedule Monday Tuesday
- Warm Up Schedule
- Site Map
- BBQ Kickoff Dinner and Pre-Meet Social registration form
- WZ Business Meeting/Dinner Reservation Form
- 2019 Team Count
- 2019 WZ AGC Application to Officiate / Evaluation LINK
- 2019 Timeline
- 2019 Skit Schedule
- Complete Results PDF
- Meet Results file ZIP
- Coach and official concussion training required in Oregon. PDF
Montana Zone Coach Information:
Montana Zone Coach Job Descriptions (Head and assistant coaches for senior and age group zones) WORD PDF
Montana Zone Coach Application: WORD PDF
Officials: If you are interested in officiating at the Zones meets, fill out the appropriate form(s) and return them per the instructions.
WZ Meet Officials Reimbursement Program PDF
Application to officiate at 2019 Senior Zones (application included in the meet information)
Request for Evaluation at 2019 Senior Zones
Application to officiate at 2019 Age Group Zones
Request for Evaluation at 2019 Age Group Zones
2020 Western Zone Meets
2020 Western Zone Age Group Championships will be at Mt. Hood in Gresham, Oregon, August 5-8 co-hosted by Snake River Swiming and Inland Empire Swimming.
2020 Western Zone Senior Championships will be in Clovis, CA, August July 28-August 1.