South Wind Swim Conference Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Searcy, Arkansas AAU Sanction # 2KARSW0721
Address: 525 Recreation Way Searcy, AR 72143
Location Information: • Parking at the center is limited, but there is parking across the street and at the soccer fields to the south. If you park at the soccer fields, we recommend that you do NOT try to cross the ditch on foot.
• Only swimmers can enter through the front doors. Spectators should proceed around the south side of the building to the field on the far side of the swim center. Handicapped spectators may go through the building.
• Spectator chairs are NOT permitted in the pool area. Spectators may stand along the inside of the glass walls behind the partition to watch their swimmers’ events, then return outside immediately in order to provide space for other spectators.
• Do not block any emergency exits or equipment.
• Bring canopies – there is NO shade. • Neither the Searcy Sharks nor the facility will be responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.
Hosted By: Searcy Sharks Swim Team
Athletes Age: The age of the swimmer on June 1, 2022 will be the athlete’s competition age for the SWSC summer league meets per the bylaws.
Entry Deadline: TBD
Entry Limit: Each swimmer may swim a maximum of four (4) individual events and two (2) relays.
Facility: 25 yard pool with 8 lanes. The 2nd and 4th swimmers in the 100-yard relays may want to start in the water because of the pool depth. Also, all the 25-yard events will start in the “shallow” end. The therapy pool will be available throughout the meet for warm-up/cool-down for swimmers 11 and up only. No tolerance will be given for misuse of the therapy pool. Lifeguards will be on duty.
Bullpen: Bullpen for 10&U will be utilized for this meet.
Eligibility: AAU registered athletes that are on a South Wind Swim Conference team.
Age Divisions: Individual events will be 6 & Under Exhibition, 8 & Under, 9-10 years, 11-12 years, 13-14 years, and 15-18 years. Relays will be 8 & Under, 10 & Under, 12 & Under, 14 & Under, and 18 & Under with the stipulation that at least one swimmer on the relay must be in that age group. There will also be Mixed Relays with the stipulation that there are 2 swimmers of each gender on the relay and that at least one swimmer on the relay must be in that age group. A swimmer’s age as of June 1st shall determine their age division, unless they have declared otherwise.
6 & U Swimmers 6 & U events are not scored, are not judged, and are strictly "exhibition". They count towards a swimmer's 6 "splashes" required to be eligible for conference finals.
However, in order to swim at conference finals, all 6 & U swimmers must have a legal time which can only be obtained by swimming the 8 & U events which are judged for proper stroke technique. In 6 & U events, swimmers will receive participant ribbons.
If a 6 & U swimmer is not able to swim without help, whether that is a person, fins, or floaties, they are probably not ready to participate in the meet and should continue to just practice until such a time that they can attempt to swim the length of the pool unassisted. The lane ropes are always there, should they need to grab on them.
*For clarification on 6&U exhibition events please visit; www.southwindswimconference.com
Events: All events will be TIMED FINALS. Submit swimmer’s best SHORT COURSE YARD times to ensure proper seeding. This meet will be pre-seeded. We may combine some events due to number of entries and open lanes.
Awards: • Individual Events: Ribbons will be awarded for 1st- 8th place in all age groups. • Relay Events: Ribbons will be awarded for 1st – 3rd place. • Heat Ribbons will be awarded to the winner of each heat for each event. • In the 6 & Under Exhibition Events, Participant Ribbons will be awarded.
Results: Will be posted on the glass wall throughout the day.
Warm-up Times: Warm up times will be sent out after entries are received.
Rules and Safety: 2022 SWSC and USA rules shall govern this meet. No alcohol, smoking, or vaping in the Searcy Swim Center.
Concessions: NO GLASS CONTAINERS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE POOL DECK. Concession stand will be available.
Hospitality: Prepacked snacks and drinks will be available for Coaches, Officials, and Timers.
Meet Director: Kyla Glasser Referee: TBA Starter: TBA
Timers and Officials: • Once entries are received each team will be assigned timing lanes. • It is recommended that your team submit a timer’s sheet to the announcer on the day of the meet. • Each team must provide stroke and turn judges or S&T shadows. If a team does not provide these positions, a fee of $25 is due to the host team.
Meetings: All meetings will be held in the covered area of the splash pad on the north side of the building. Splash pad is located outside the locker rooms. Stoke & Turn Judges: 8:15 am Timers: 8:30 am (please make sure that ALL timers attend the meeting, including relief timers) Coaches: 8:45 am
This event is licensed by the Amateur Athletic Union of the U.S, Inc. All participants must have a current AAU membership. AAU membership may not be included as part of the entry fee to the event. AAU Youth Athlete membership must be obtained before the competition begins. BE PREPARED! Adult and Non-Athlete memberships are no longer instant and cannot be applied for at event. Please allow at least 10 days for membership to be processed. Participants are encouraged to visit the AAU website www.aausports.org to obtain their membership