2022 Arkansas AAU State Championships JO Qualifier Pine Bluff, AR Pine Bluff Aquatics Center June 24 – June 26, 2022
The Dolphins are only sending a coach to the meet in Pine Bluff on Sunday June 26th due to the hosting a home meet in Pocahontas on the 25th.
We have contacted another team and any Dolphins that wish to swim Friday or Saturday will warm-up with them.
Sign-up DEADLINE is 3:00pm Wednesday, June 15, 2022
AAU Junior Olympic qualifier swim meet co-hosted by the Pine Bluff Sharks and South Arkansas Sharknados Information: 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 membership must be obtained before the competition begins except where the event operator has a laptop available with an internet connection. Participants are encouraged to visit the AAU web site www.aausports.org to obtain their membership
Session Schedule: Session #1 Friday June 24th Evening Warm ups- 5:00 pm Meet Starts 6:00 pm Session #2 Saturday June 25th Morning Warm ups- 7:30 am Meet Starts 8:40 am Session #3 Saturday June 25th Afternoon Warm ups- 12:00pm Meet Starts 1:10 pm Session #4 Sunday June26th Morning Warm ups- 7:30 am Meet Starts 8:40 am Session #5 Sunday June 26th Afternoon Warm ups- 12:00pm Meet Starts 1:10 am
Warm Up Procedures: Each team will be assigned specific warm up times and lanes prior to the meet start. Times are tentative as the # of swimmers may vary. Each team will control what they do with their time. Starts are permitted however; they must only swim one direction in that lane.
Address of Meet Pine Bluff Aquatics Center 400 East 11th Avenue, Pine Bluff, AR 71601
MEETINGS: Evening Session #1 (Friday) 5:30 pm Stroke & Turn Officials Meeting: Clerk of Course area 5:50 pm Timers Meeting: by Scoreboard 5:50 pm Coaches Meeting: by Coach’s tables Morning Sessions #2 & #4 (Saturday & Sunday) 8:00 am Stroke & Turn Officials Meeting: Clerk of Course area 8:30 am Timers Meeting: by Scoreboard 8:30 am Coaches Meeting: by Coach’s tables Afternoon Sessions #3 & #5 (Saturday & Sunday) 12:30 pm Stroke & Turn Officials Meeting: Clerk of Course area 1:00 pm Timers Meeting: by Scoreboard 1:00 pm Coaches Meeting: by Coach’s tables
Entry Deadlines: All events and entries are due by 3:00pm Wednesday, June 15, 2022.
A Psych sheet will be sent out by email to Coaches and the coaches shall review these for entries, spelling, etc. Deck entries will be accepted only if the swimmer has already entered in the meet, not exceeding the number of events for the day and available lane.
Registration Fee: $20.00 Swimmer Surcharge includes facility, swimmer registration, and a coaching fee $4.00 per individual event $8.00 per relay Events
Individual Events will be scored as 9, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
1-3rd place will receive a Medals; 4th – 8th place will receive a ribbon.
Relay Events will be scored as 18, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2
1st – 3rd place will receive Medals; 4th – 8th place will receive a ribbon.
High Point Awards will be given to:
1st place Individual Boy and Girl for each Age Division (8-Under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18)
1st – 3rd place Teams with High Points (Combined Boys and Girls Score)
****There will be individual 25 yd, 100 IM, 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle events for swimmers 8 years old and younger. These events ARE NOT Junior Olympic Qualifying events. Those swimming in these events may receive medals and score for their teams.****
JO Qualification: First, Second, and Third place finishers in AAU Club or District Championship Meets for individual events under 400M will qualify in those events. In addition, swimmers who meet or beat the U.S. Swimming Long Course “A” minimum time standards for all 200M, 400M and 1500M events and “BB” time standards for events less than 200M are eligible to compete in the events where they meet the minimum time standards. Qualification for the 400M and 1500M is time only.
Rules: Conduct of this sanctioned event in every respect to all technical and administrative rules of 2021 AAU/USA Swimming and Arkansas.
Smoking and GLASS bottles are NOT allowed.
There will be NO bull pen for this meet. The Scoreboard will now display the Event and Heat Number. It is the swimmer’s responsibility to be on time to their events.
Parking is available in the PBAC Parking Lot and directly across the street in the Convention Center parking lot.
Seating is available on bleachers at the turn end of the pool. Chairs are permitted in designated areas around the pool as well as outside deck. Do not block any emergency exits or equipment. All personal chairs in the pool area will need to be removed after each session. There will be a designated area for Canopies outside. PBAC will NOT be held responsible for ANY personal belongings.
Pool: The indoor competition pool is 25 yards and contains 8 lanes. Colorado Timing System with touch pads (at finish ends) and backup timing will be used. A Scoreboard with times and event numbers will also be used. The Activity Pool will be open for warm ups and warm downs during the competition for sessions 1, 3 and 5.
Restrooms are located in the lobby as well as the locker room area. Locker Rooms are available but changing areas are limited so come to the pool prepared to swim.
FIRST AID stations can be located in the pool area or the Front Desk.
Heat Sheets may be purchased for $10.
Meet Mobile will be up and running under “2022 AAU Summer All-Star JO Championships”
Fine designs will be on site for t-shirt and hoodie sale.
Concessions will be available for purchase on site through the Pine Bluff Aquatics Center.
LODGING: Hampton Inn & Suites Pine Bluff 511 Mallard Loop, Pine Bluff, AR 71603•(870) 850-7488
Holiday Inn Express & Suites7800 Sheridan Rd, White Hall, AR 71602•(870) 247-7000
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pine Bluff/Pines Mall2903 Pines Mall Dr, Pine Bluff, AR 71601•(870) 534-1810
Comfort Inn and Suites 3620 Camden Road, Pine Bluff, AR 71603 (870)879-3800