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Swimming

Swimming is one of the most popular sports in world. Unlike other sports, swimming is a life skill that is taught, first, to ensure safety and, secondly, for sports and competition purposes. Aquatics covers a great variety of swimming skills, from short sprints to longer events and relays.  The South Region Stars is a competitive team, so we don’t teach athlete’s how to swim; rather we teach them ways to swim faster and more efficiently.  That said, we offer a host of events for those who need assistance in the pool to to the more advanced racers.

Where and When

Begins Saturday, March 10, 2018

YMCA West St. Paul
150 Thompson Ave E
West St. Paul, MN 55118

Practice Divisions

Practice TimeWho Should Attend This Session
1:00-1:50pmBeginning competitiors and those who require assistance in the water to provide direction.
1:00-1:50pmIntermediate swimmers who want a two hour practice; must be able to swim at least one length of the pool independently, without direction or distraction.
2:00-2:50pmIntermediate plus swimmers who can swim two lengths of the pool independently and without distraction and advanced swimmers.

Swimming participates in two competitions: the Area Meet and the State Competition. Athletes must participate in the Area Meet if they plan to advance to the State Competition.

Area Meet

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Washington Tech Magnet School
1495 Rice St
St. Paul, MN 55117


State Summer Games

State Swimming Competition
Friday-Sunday, June 22-24
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
St Paul, MN 55105

It is important for athletes to register for participation, whether competing in both the area and state level competitions, or just at the area meet. Don’t forget you also need an up-to-date application with Special Olympics of Minnesota.

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Reine Shiffman
rashiffman@comcast.net
651-452-59880