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March 29, 2018
2018 Oxford County Swim Meet
March 29, 2018 N/A
For more information contact Sandy Hebert
Washington County Swim Program
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April 5, 2018
Penobscot, Piscataquis & Hancock Area meeting
April 6, 2018
2018 Cumberland County Swim Meet
2018 Sagadahoc & Lincoln Counties Swim Meet
Bowdoin College Unified Bowling
April 6, 2018 N/A
This will be a fun Unified event organized and run by Bowdoin College where Bowdoin Students will partner with your athletes in bowling games. This event will be held at Yankee Lanes in Brunswick from 3:30-5:30pm. Click here to register your athletes for this event. For more information contact Marshal Landrum.
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April 12, 2018
State Swim Meet
April 12, 2018 N/A
Enclosed please find registration material for the 2018 State Swim Meet. We will hold this meet once again at Bates College in Lewiston on Thursday, April 12th. Please look carefully through the following items, which will answer questions you may have and should also help you with this registration process.
All entries must be submitted with Entry Qualifying Times! To get Entry Qualifying Scores athletes must attend a Regional Swim meet. Click here for a listing of regional swim meets is enclosed.
Rules and Events - The SOMaine Swim Rules & Regulations have recently been updated. Please review and share. Click here to review the SOMaine Swim Rules & Regulations.
Event Rules & Event Options for Swimming: The events in Options #1-#3 are intended to provide meaningful competition for athletes with lower ability levels. As stated on the entry form, there will be no "cross-over" within the entry options, as there is a natural progression in the ability to compete in these events, starting with Option #1 through to Option #4. We hope you will train and challenge your athletes to the best of their ability.
Schedule of the day's events will be as follows:
New This Year! All State Swim registration forms are Google Forms (much like the Winter Games Registration Process). This will allow you to complete each registration form electronically with just a click of a button! Once you have submitted a registration form you will receive an email confirmation.
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 our website at www.somaine.org/sports/coachs-corner/become-a-coach/. If not already completed, they MUST be completed by March 30th.
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 Maine 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 including; athletes, unified partners and assistant coaches. Head coaches will be the liaison between their sports team and SOME.
Swim Coach's Training School Opportunities: SOMaine will offer the following Level 1 Swim Coach's Training Schools. These offerings will be the only opportunities for the Level 1 Swim certification that will be offered between now and the 2018 Swim meet. Typically this course has been offered during our annual Summer Coach's College, instead this year we will be offering the Michael Phelps IM program (Special Olympics, Inc's official Swim program). The Michael Phelps IM program will be a Level 3 certification and in order to register for the IM program at the Summer Coach's College coaches must already be certified as a Level 1 Swim coach.
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 here at our 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 Mark at MarkC@somaine.org to check on medicals in your file. We recommend that you make two 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/.
Directions for Completing the
2018 Swim Registration Forms
(Deadline for ALL forms is March 30, 2018)
Registration: All State Swim Registration forms are Google Forms (much like the Winter Games). This will allow you to complete each registration form electronically with just a click of a button! Once you have submitted a registration form you will receive an email confirmation. We understand that this is a new process and at any time if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact our office. Each Delegation must submit a Swim HOD
If you have questions about Special Olympics Swim and/or the enclosed information please don't hesitate to call us at 879-0489.
Hope to see you there!
For more information contact Mark Capano
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April 18, 2018
Candlepin Bowling Coach's Training School
April 19, 2018
Penobscot, Piscataquis & Hancock Area Bocce Tournament
April 19, 2018 N/A
Tentative Date! For more information contact Penobscot,Piscataquis & Hancock Counties Area Managers
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April 21, 2018
Bowdoin College Track & Field Clinic
April 21, 2018 –
For more information and how to register click here. Contact Marshal Landrum with any questions
Equestrian Coach's Training School
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April 28, 2018
Athletics (Track & Field) Coach's Training School
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May 2, 2018
Penobscot Area Track & Field Meet
May 2, 2018 N/A
Tentative date! Registrations due by April 2nd. For more information contact Penobscot,Piscataquis & Hancock Counties Area Managers
May 3, 2018
Penobscot, Piscataquis & Hancock Area meeting
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