Special Olympics North Carolina will host the 2017 Special Olympics U.S. Southeast Swim Meet on Sunday April 9, 2017 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!
Saturday, April 8 (updated 3/29/2017)
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 9 (updated 3/22/2017)
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
- 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.
The following registration documents are due to email@example.com by Tuesday, March 7:
- SONA Endorsement Form
- Delegation Information Summary & Payment Form (registration fee of $20 per person that includes facility costs, lunch on Sunday, and event t-shirt)
- Coach/Chaperone Roster
- Individual Event Registration Form
- Relay Team Registration Form
Tuesday, March 7 – All registration forms due to Special Olympics North Carolina firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 10 – Registration verification sent to Head of Delegation for each program to check for accuracy.
Monday, March 13 – Registration verification due back to SONC at email@example.com to confirm registration.
Friday, March 24 – Head of Delegation information available (divisions/heats, last-minute reminders, etc.)
All hotel reservations and payments should be handled by each individual delegation. Special Olympics North Carolina has reserved room blocks at the following hotels. All three 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
Fairfield Inn Greensboro Airport
7615 Thorndike Road
Greensboro, NC 27409
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Greensboro Airport
645 South Regional Road
Greensboro, NC 27409
Saturday: Dinner on your own
Sunday: Breakfast @ hotels (if staying in hotel); Lunch provided for all registered athletes and coaches at Greensboro Aquatic Center
Our host program, Special Olympics North Carolina – Guilford/Greensboro is proud to host the dance on Saturday night, April 8.
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!
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