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PPH Area Swim Meet

March 10, 2023 @ 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


8:45am-9:15am: Registration

9:30am-3:00pm: Traditional Races in Aloupis Pool

Fundamental Races in Means Pool

Events Offered:


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

Fundamental Swim Athlete Registration Form

Traditional Swim Athlete Registration Form

– 4×25 Relay Registration Form

– Unified Relay Registration Form 


Step 3: Complete ALL required forms below for Athletes, Coaches, Volunteers & Partners prior to the event if you have not already done so previously.


1) Medical (good for 3 years) and Release (Athletes Only)

2) Communicable Disease Waiver (ALL) Submit online here or click here to download to complete

3) Volunteer A/Unified Partner (Coaches, Volunteers, Partners Only)

4) COVID 19 Supplemental Form (ALL-Optional)  Submit online by clicking here or click here to download to complete

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 (mindysides30@gmail.com) 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.

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


March 10, 2023
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Bangor YMCA
17 2nd St
Bangor, Maine 04401 United States


Penobscot, Piscataquis & Hancock Area