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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 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

Beginning Competitors

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Beginning competitors and those who require assistance in the water.

Intermediate Swimmers

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

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

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Intermediate plus  swimmers who can swim two lengths of the pool 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 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

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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Sat 23

Swim Practice I

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Sat 23

Swim Practice II

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Sat 30

No Swim Practice

March 30
Assisted SwimsFreestyleBackstrokeBreaststrokeButterflyIMRelays
15M assisted15M flotation25M25M25M100M4x25 Relay
25M assisted25M flotation50M50M50M4x25 Unified
50M assisted15M freestyle100M100M100M
25M freestyle
50M freestyle
100M freestyle
200M freestyle
400M freestyle

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