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PPH Area Swim Meet
March 10 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Date: March 10, 2023. Registration due by February 16, 2023
Location: Bangor YMCA, 17 2nd Street, Bangor
Event Chair: Mindy Flewelling
GMS: Christina Ehrhard
9:30am-3:00pm: Traditional Races in Aloupis Pool
Fundamental Races in Means Pool
Level 1: 15 & 25 yard Assisted
Level 2: 15 & 25 yard Flotation
Level 3: 15 yard Unassisted
Level 4: 25, 50 & 100 Freestyle, 25, 50 & 100 Backstroke, 25 & 50 Breaststroke, 25 & 50 Butterfly, 4×25 Relay
Unified: 4×25 Unified Relay and 4×50 Unified Relay
* Athletes may choose up to 3 events in one level. Level 4 athletes may compete in 3 races plus a relay. Athletes in the 100 Freestyle may not register for the 100 Backstroke. Fundamental swim athletes in flotation races must use a US Coast Guard approved device.
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.
Step 1: Complete PPH Area Swim HOD Registration Form by 2/16/23
Step 2: Complete Athlete Swim Registration Forms by 2/16/23
Step 3: Complete ALL required forms below for Athletes, Coaches, Volunteers & Partners prior to the event if you have not already done so previously.
3) Volunteer A/Unified Partner (Coaches, Volunteers, Partners Only)
Scan To: MikeL@somaine.org Fax To: 1-888-490-0672
Mail To: Special Olympics Maine, 525 Main Street Unit D, South Portland, ME 04106
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 these 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.
Fundamental Event Descriptions:
15 & 25 Yard Assisted Swim:
Each athlete is responsible for having his/her own coach/assistant. The assistant may touch, guide or direct the athlete, but may not support or assist the athlete’s forward movement. The athlete may use a flotation device. The assistant may be in the pool or on deck.
15 Yard Flotation & 25 Yard Flotation Swim:
Each athlete is responsible for his/her own flotation device*. These races do not allow physical assistance by coaches or volunteers once the race has begun. However, coaches may assist athletes to hold their position at the start line, prior to the start of the race.
15 Yard Unassisted Swim:
Athletes must swim the entire distance without assistance or flotation. Coaches may offer encouragement and direction to athletes from outside the pool, only. This event is basically a 15 yard Freestyle.
*Flotation Devices: Athletes are responsible for his/her own flotation, which must be a U.S. Coast Guard approved device. Flotation devices such as kickboards, swim belts, inner tubes or floats that wrap around arms are not acceptable.
The outside lane request is only for athletes that would be unable to participate unless placed in an outside lane.
Athlete Swim Training: A minimum of 8 training sessions is required for this event.
The Bangor YMCA has offered use of their pool during lap swim time for free to Special Olympics athletes. Please contact Mindy Flewelling (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the pool schedule and YMCA waiver.
Certified Head Coach Swim Training Course: Tentative March 4th at Colby. More information to come.
The above information and Swim registration links will be available on the somaine.org website by selecting the 3/10 event date on the Calendar of Events.