Special Olympics North Carolina will host the 2018 Special Olympics Southeast U.S. Swimming Invitational on Sunday April 22, 2018 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, NC.
Special Olympics programs from North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, and Florida have all competed at the meet in the past in this event, formerly known as Multi-State Aquatics hosted by Special Olympics North Carolina – Wake County. While this meet has changed venues and weekends, competitors can still look forward to a well-run meet with great competition!
Please be on time. Showing up late will interrupt the schedule. Many programs tend to arrive a little early and that is fine. However, please remember that check in will not begin until the time listed. Please allow us to get set up and ready for your delegations before you expect to be checked-in. For programs attending the dance, you will be able to check-in at the dance, get your t-shirts and other items.
Saturday, April 21
6:00 pm Early team check-in at Lindley Recreation Center (change from previous location) (Receive arrival packet, meet information, t-shirts and lunch tickets)
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Dance at Lindley Recreation Center (light refreshments will be available)
Sunday, April 22
8:00 am Check-in opens at Greensboro Aquatics Center (Receive arrival packet, meet information, t-shirts and lunch tickets)
8:30 am Coaches meeting in athlete staging area; 1650y race begins
8:50 am Opening Ceremony
9:15 am Competition begins
4:00 pm Approximate finish time for competition and awards
- Order of Events – updated 4/16/2018
- Official USA Swimming stroke/turn judges and referees will officiate at this meet.
- Please indicate hearing/visually impaired on registration form.
- All competition will take place in a deep pool.
- All events will run according to the SONC sport rules and modifications, SOI Sport Rules for Aquatics, and USA Swimming. Links are found on the SONC Swimming web page.
- Unified Sports relays are welcome.
Awards will be presented upon the conclusion of each division. If you need to get your athlete to staging due to back-to-back events, please let the staging manager and awards manager know when you bring your athlete to be staged.
- SONA Endorsement Form
- Delegation Information Summary & Payment Form (registration fee of $25 per person that includes facility costs, lunch on Sunday, and event t-shirt)
- Individual Event Registration Form
- Relay Team Registration Form
- Non-Athlete Roster
Tuesday, March 20 – All registration forms due to Special Olympics North Carolina at email@example.com. Checks from outside North Carolina programs can be mailed to:
Special Olympics North Carolina
Attn: Southeast Swimming
2200 Gateway Centre Blvd, Suite 201
Morrisville, NC 27560
Friday, March 30 – Registration verification sent to Head of Delegation for each program to check for accuracy.
Tuesday, April 3 – Registration verification due back to SONC at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm registration.
Friday, April 13 – Head of Delegation information available (divisions/heats, last-minute reminders, etc.)
Saturday: Dinner on your own
Sunday: Breakfast @ hotels (if staying in hotel); Lunch provided for all registered athletes and coaches at Greensboro Aquatic Center.
There will be water coolers and drinking fountains in the facility for refillable water bottles.
Concessions will be on sale starting at 10:00am. The GAC will have hot dogs, drinks, popcorn, pretzels, etc. for sale.
Special Olympics North Carolina will also be selling SONC-themed souvenirs. A limited number of event t-shirts will be for sale.
All hotel reservations and payments should be handled by each individual delegation. Special Olympics North Carolina has reserved room blocks at the following hotels. Both hotels offer a rate of $99.00 + tax/night and include breakfast. Please mention Special Olympics Swimming when booking your room.
Holiday Inn Express Greensboro (I-40@Wendover)
4305 Big Tree Way
Greensboro, NC 27409
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Greensboro Airport
645 South Regional Road
Greensboro, NC 27409
Our host program, Special Olympics North Carolina – Guilford/Greensboro is proud to host the dance for the Southeast Swimming Invitational. The theme of the dance is “That’s SO 70’s.” Tunes from our favorite DJ, Tony Williams, will fill the rec center.
This dance will be organized by the local athlete council, so it will be sure to be a good time! It will take place at Lindley Recreation Center. Only registered delegation members are welcome to attend. Many athletes from the Guilford/Greensboro area will be in attendance as well!
Head of Delegation Responsibilities
Local Program Preparation Checklist
Sample Delegation Pre-Games Coaches Meeting Agenda (provided by Charyl Clark, Local Coordinator for Guilford/Greensboro)
Sport Nutrition Tips