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Penobscot, Pisacataquis & Hancock County Swim Meet

March 11, 2020 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm

Special Olympics Maine: Penobscot, Piscataquis & Hancock Area

2020 Area Swim Meet Registration

Event Date: March 11, 2020. Registration due by February 14, 2020

Location: Bangor YMCA, 17 2nd Street, Bangor

Event Chair: Mindy Sides

Session 1: (Schools)

  •   8:45am-9:15am: Registration for schools begins promptly (head coach only please).
  •   9:30am- 11:30: All school races in Aloupis Pool

Session 2: (Adults)*

  •   11:45am-12:15pm: Registration for adults. To limit congestion please do not arrive prior to 11:45.
  •   12:30pm-1:30pm: Adult Fundamental races in Means Pool
  •   12:30pm-3:00pm: Adult Traditional races in Aloupis Pool

*If your agency has athletes in the 16-21 age group, they will participate in Session 2 with your team.

Events Offered:

  • Traditional: 25 Freestyle, 25 Backstroke, 25 Breaststroke, 25 Butterfly, 50 Freestyle, 50 Backstroke, 50 Breaststroke, 50 Butterfly, 100 Freestyle and 4×25 Relay
  • Fundamental: 10 yard Assisted, 15 yard Flotation, 25 yard Flotation, 15 yard Unassisted
  • Unified: 4×25 Unified Relay

Online Registration Instructions:

Please follow the links below to register your team. This information is to be submitted by the Head of Delegation. Qualifying scores required for all events. Athletes may compete in 3 races plus a relay. Fundamental swim athletes in flotation races must use a US Coast Guard approved device.

Please review the Special Olympics Aquatics Rules & Regulations found here: Swim Rules

NEW THIS YEAR: Adult athletes competing in the Fundamental swim races will be swimming in the Means Pool. We are excited about this opportunity to offer a quieter space with warmer water for those athletes. This pool is next to the Aloupis pool but separated by a wall. Coaches will need to consider increased staff to cover this area. Fundamental swim races and Traditional swim races will be run simultaneously in their respective pools. The Means pool will also be used for the YMCA’s lessons and classes outside of our 12- 1:30pm Fundamental swim time. For that reason teams are asked not to congregate in this area. All school athletes will still compete in the Aloupis Pool.

ATHLETE SWIM TRAINING: A minimum of 8 training sessions are required for this event.

NEW THIS YEAR will we be offering two training days at the Bangor YMCA, at no cost to athletes, to help supplement current training efforts and to allow athletes to become familiar with the YMCA space prior to the meet.

Training Days: 

Thursday, February 27th and/or Thursday, March 5th, Pool Time available 8am- 2:30pm

In order to participate in these training days please complete a Training Day Request Form: HERE 

Coach Education Policy: ALL registered coaches (Head of Delegation, Head Coaches & Assistant Coaches) must have a current certification for the following; Class A Volunteer Screening, Protective Behaviors Course and Concussion Awareness and Safety Recognition Course. You can find these documents/links on the State website at www.somaine.org/sports/coachs-corner/become-a-coach/.

Head of Delegation: This person is responsible for the entire delegation including; athletes, head coaches and assistant coaches. This person will send and receive pertinent information to and from Special Olympics regarding; registration forms, athlete, unified partner and coach requirements.

Head Coach Requirements: Every delegation must assign one certified head coach for every sport that they have athletes competing in. This person is responsible for the entire sports team training including; athletes, unified partners and assistant coaches.

SOME has two upcoming Coach Training opportunities to become a certified Swim Head Coach:

Alford Youth & Community Center in Waterville on March 7th (9am-2:30pm) To register, please click HERE

Bath Area YMCA in Bath (March date to be determined) To register, please click HERE

For additional information on Coaches Trainings please contact Ian Frank at IanF@aomaine.org

Medicals & Consent Forms: ALL Athletes must have current medical & consent forms on file at Special Olympics Maine’s State Office.  It is your responsibility to insure that these (2) (current/completed) forms are on file at the state office, for every athlete you plan to bring to the games.  If we already have a medical on file for an athlete and it is less than three years old, you don’t need a new one, unless there has been a significant physical/medical change in one of your athletes.  You may email Mike Littlefield at MikeL@somaine.org to check on medicals in your file.  We recommend that you make two additional copies of each medical/release form – keep one file of all medicals in a safe place and have a file with all your athletes’ medicals that travels with you to events.  Blank Medical and Consent Forms can be downloaded by going to our website: www.somaine.org/sports/athlete-resources/.

The above information and Swim registration links will be available on the somaine.org website by selecting the 3/11 event date on the Calendar of Events.

If you have any questions about the registration process, feel free to contact me at tina.specialo@gmail.com or the Event Chair, Mindy Sides at mindysides30@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Christina Ehrhard

Area Co-Manager and GMS Coordinator


March 11, 2020
8:45 am - 3:00 pm
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Bangor YMCA
17 2nd St
Bangor, Maine 04401 United States