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South Region Stars

Swimming

An Amazing Team of Athletes, Family, and Friends

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

Practice Dates

March 9, 16, 23
April 6, 13, 27
May 4, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 15

Begining Competitors
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

Beginning competitors and those who require assistance in the water.

Intermediate Competitors
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

Group I: Competitors able  to  swim  at  least  one  length  of  the  pool  without  direction  or  distraction.

Group II:  Advanced swimmers  who  want  a  two  hour  practice.

Advanced Competitors
2:00 pm – 2:50 pm

Intermediate plus  swimmers who can swim two lengths of the pool without distraction and advanced swimmers.

AREA AND STATE COMPETITIONS

The swimming team 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 7, 2019
Washington Tech Magnet School
1495 Rice St
St. Paul, MN 55117

State Summer Games

State Swimming Competition
Friday-Sunday, June 21-23
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
St Paul, MN 55105

Events

•  Assisted swims: 15M, 25M, 50M
•  Flotation swims: 15M, 25M
•  Freestyle: 15M, 25M, 50M, 100M, 200M, 400M
•  Backstroke: 25M, 50M, 100M
•  Breaststroke: 25M, 50M, 100M
•  Butterfly: 25M, 50M, 100M
•  Individual Medley: 100M
•  4 x 25M Relay
•  4x25M Unified Relay

* athletes can choose three individual races and one relay or two individual races and two relays

REGISTER

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.

Register Here

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State Fall Games

September 28
Sun 29

State Fall Games

September 29

Liza Cuchna, Head Coach
liza.cuchna@yahoo.com
651-325-6657

Reine Shiffman
rashiffman@comcast.net
651-452-5980

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