Special Olympics Southeast U.S. Swimming Invitational

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 Greensboro Aquatics Center (change from previous location)  (Receive arrival packet, meet information, t-shirts and lunch tickets)
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm  Dance at the Greensboro Aquatics 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
8:50 am    Opening Ceremonies
9:15 am    Competition begins
4:00 pm    Approximate finish time for competition and awards

Meet program – divisions and heats

Competition Rules

  • Order of Events
  • 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, and will be awarded Unified Sports placement ribbons.
  • The maximum effort rule will be in effect. Please see the SONC sport rules and modifications for adjusted percentages.


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.

Registration for this event is closed.

Registration Timeline

Tuesday, March 6 – All registration forms due to Special Olympics North Carolina 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 9 – Registration verification sent to Head of Delegation for each program to check for accuracy.
Monday, March 12 – Registration verification due back to SONC at to confirm registration.
Friday, March 23 – 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
(336) 854-0090

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Greensboro Airport
645 South Regional Road
Greensboro, NC 27409
(336) 882-0004

Our host program, Special Olympics North Carolina – Guilford/Greensboro is proud to host the dance on Saturday night, April 7. Check out the theme in the dance flyer.

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 the Greensboro Aquatics Center. Registered delegation members are welcome to attend. Many athletes from the Guilford/Greensboro area will be in attendance as well!

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Be a Volunteer

Volunteer registration is not available at this time. If you are interested in volunteering as a group please contact for more information.