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SAAA SUMMER SWIM TEAM 2021

Thank you for a great SAAA summer season! Congrats on a 5th place team finish! 

Click here for complete results

Swimming as part of the FAST SAAA program is a great introduction to the sport of swimming, positive swim team culture, and healthy competition for children of all ages.

As we continue to navigate the pandemic, our SAAA season looks a bit different this season. We have an abbreviated meet schedule, but we are excited to be participating!

What: SAAA is the Southern Arizona Aquatic Association—a summer swimming program that is local to our area and separate from USA Swimming. This is great for novice swimmers! Athletes on FAST can be part of both SAAA and USA Swimming concurrently. Click here to visit the SAAA website.

Who: FAST swimmers ages 4 to 18 (as of June 1, 2021) AND in Level 3 or above in our swim lesson program OR in one of our swim team groups. If you are unsure whether your swimmer should participate in SAAA, please talk with your lead group coach. All of our SAAA swimmers are members of FAST who choose to participate in SAAA in addition to their regular schedule.

When: NOW! REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2021 SAAA SEASON [The deadline to register was Friday, June 18]

Where: SAAA is open to our swimmers at all our pool sites. We will be one FAST team comprised of swimmers from CRC, OVAC, and VC. Athletes will continue to swim at their usual pool site.

How: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED Click here to complete our SAAA Waiver form. This will serve as your registration for SAAA. [You must also be registered through FAST for a swim team group or swim lessons.] Please complete one form for your family and include each of your swimmers who will participate in SAAA on that same form. Please make sure to complete your form with an electronic signature. You will also need to submit a copy of your swimmer’s birth certificate to complete their registration. You can email a picture/PDF of the birth certificate, or you can submit a paper copy to your coach on deck. We will need to keep this on file during the season, so please submit a copy, not the original. Please submit both the online waiver and your birth certificates to complete your registration.

Cost: Each SAAA participant will be charged an additional $25 registration fee that will be invoiced to your account. SAAA meets may require additional meet fees.

Practice schedule: Your swimmer’s practice schedule stays exactly the same! We are all part of one big team—SAAA swimmers, USA Swimming swimmers, and swimmers participating in both are all part of the larger umbrella of FAST. Your swimmer will attend their same lessons and/or practices. Swimmers in each practice group will continue to train together regardless of SAAA participation.

Meet schedule: We will have an abbreviated SAAA meet schedule this year. Click here to see our meet schedule, and look for the meets labeled "SAAA." Yes, you can compete in both SAAA meets and USA meets during the same summer season. Please make sure to sign UP for the meets you wish to attend.

SAAA Championships: SAAA has scheduled a championship meet for Thursday and Friday, July 8 and 9 at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center. Click here to go to our Championships meet page.

  • Thursday, July 8th: Two prelminary sessions -- First, an 11 and over prelims session. Second, a 10 and under prelims session.
  • Thursday, July 8:
  • Friday, July 9th: One finals session -- Top 20 finishers in each event from Thursday make it back for finals. 
    • ​All swimmers in finals:
      • ​Arrival time: 5:50 a.m.
      • Warm up: 6:00 a.m.
      • Meet start: 7:10 a.m.
      • Approximate finish time: 10:00 a.m.
    • Top 20 swimmers in each event make it back for finals -- 2 heats of 10
    • Teams will be limited to a maximum of 4 swimmers making it back to finals per event
  • The 100 IM will be added as an event this year for ages 9 and over. This will be a prelims/finals event.
  • Swimmers are limited to 3 individual events for the meet.
  • All SAAA registered swimmers may participate! No qualifying times or meet participation minimum required.

Championships Results!

Congratulations on a 5th place team finish!

Questions/More info? email Coach Tori at [email protected]