Arkansas First Chance Meet December 2-3, 2023 @ Pocahontas, AR
Arkansas AAU First Chance Winter Meet Pocahontas, AR This is the first Arkansas Junior Olympics Qualifier meet for 2024.
Event Name: Arkansas First Chance Winter Swim Meet Event Code: 4KARSW079 Event Dates: December 2-3, 2023 Event District: AR-Arkansas
Entries must be submitted no later than midnight on Monday, November 27, 2023.
Each team must submit a roster list of AAU #'s with their entries.
Deck entries will NOT be accepted.
Please note that the earlier deadline allows the host team to verify the entries.
Confirmation, with a proof sheet of your entries, will be sent as soon as possible.
A psych sheet will be sent out within 48/72 hours.
You will have 24 hours for CORRECTIONS on the psych sheet.
No new athletes may be entered after the Monday deadline.
Each swimmer may swim a maximum of five (5) individual events each day and one (1) relay each day.
Bonus events – Are the 400 free, 400 IM, Mile.
Bonus events - DO NOT count towards event limits for each day.
Bonus events - Will not be scored or awarded medals or ribbons.
Bonus events - DO NOT have a fee.
Bonus events - Are limited to two heats and require positive check-in.
Meet fees: $5.00 per individual events. $12.00 per relay. $15.00 Facility fee includes a heat sheet for each swimmer.
Make one team check payable to PAC Dolphins. An itemized bill will be sent to your team based on your entries. No refunds.
Date & Start Time: One Session each day December 2nd @ 10:30am - Meet start time December 3rd @ 10:30am - Meet start time
Location: Pocahontas Aquatic Center, 300 Geneva Drive
Facility: 25 meter pool with 8 lanes and touchpads. Also, all the 25 events will start in the “shallow” end.
Parking – please review the parking map.
Seating will be assigned to teams on the bleachers for swimmers.
Chairs are NOT permitted in the pool area.
Do not block any emergency exits or equipment.
There will be a designated area for spectators and canopies OUTSIDE. Neither the PAC Dolphins or the facility will be responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.
Bullpen: No bullpen will be utilized.
THERE ARE NOQUALIFYING TIME REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS MEET. Any swimmer with a BB time in any 50-100 yard event or A time in 200+ yard events will swim exhibition in that event. (For the Winter Qualifier and at the Last Chance Summer Qualifier.) This has been voted on by Arkansas AAU coaches who attended the meeting this summer (2016-2017) and approved by the National Board. This change should allow more swimmers to qualify for the AAU Junior Olympic Games.
USA times maybe used for AAU meets. If you child has a time cut in USA Swimming please make sure to submit those times. First, second, and third place finishers in approved AAU District Swimming Championship Meets in individual events under 400M, will qualify. The approved Winter Qualifier will be held in Pocahontas, AR in November. The approved Summer Qualifier Meets are in Pine Bluff and Texarkana.
In addition, swimmers ages 9-18 who meet or beat the USA Swimming long course “A” minimum time standard for all 200M, 400M and 1500M events and "BB” time standards for events under 200M are eligible to compete in the events where they meet the minimum time standards. Qualification for the 400M and 1500M is time only. The time standard must have been met during a bona fide competition during the period. AGE DIVISIONS: Girls & Boys: 8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18
Age Divisions: Individual events will 8 & Under, 9-10 years, 11-12 years, 13-14 years, and 15-18 years. Relays will be OPEN. There will also be Mixed Relays with the stipulation that there are 2 swimmers of each gender on the relay.
The age up for this meet has been set to July 25, 2024. This will ensure athletes are qualifying in the correct age group for AAU Junior Olympic Games 2024 in Greensboro, NC
Events: All events will be TIMED FINALS. Submit swimmer’s best SHORT COURSE METER times to ensure proper seeding. This meet will be pre-seeded. We may combine events due to number of entries and open lanes.
Awards: AAU medals for 1st-3rd place for individual & 1st-3rd for relays. High Point trophies will be presented in each age group and team high point awards will be given for 1st-3rd. Individual ribbons are awards 4th-8th place. Relay ribbons are awarded 4th-8th.
Results: Will be posted in the pool lobby throughout the day. Meet Mobile will be utilized.
Warm-up Times: Warm up times will be sent out after entries are received.
Rules and Safety: Current AAU and USA rules shall govern this meet. No alcohol, smoking, or vaping in the Pocahontas Aquatic Center.
Concessions:NO GLASS CONTAINERS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE POOL DECK.
Hospitality: Prepacked snacks & drinks will be available. Lunch will be provided for officials, coaches, & meet staff. Meet Director: Sara Frazier Referee: Michael Lawhon Starter: TBA Timers and Officials: All visiting S&T will be appreciated. Each team will be assigned lanes for timing.
Files for visiting teams -
The meet file with the yellow and green icon is for team admins.