Dear Zone 2 Swimmers, Parents and Coaches
The Pacific Swimming 2017 Zone All-Star Developmental Meet will be held on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at John F. Cunningham Aquatic Complex, 801 Heartwood Ave., Vallejo, CA. All 9/Over swimmers will be dropped off at a designated location by their parents on Saturday, March 4th, for warm-up at the pool in the afternoon. All 9/Over swimmers will spend the night at a to be determined hotel, on Saturday and return home after the meet on Sunday.
All 8/Under swimmers may commute between home and the pool, or stay at a nearby hotel of their choice. All 8/Under swimmers are encouraged to attend the team warm-up on Saturday afternoon and team dinner (no parents) on Saturday night, Parents of 8/Under swimmers will be responsible for transporting their swimmer(s) to and from any or all of the All-Star activities (Saturday warm-up, Saturday dinner, and Sunday meet).
The Zone 2 All-Star Team will comprise of eight girls and eight boys each from four age groups (8/Under, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14), for a total of sixty-four swimmers. The selection for seven swimmers in each gender of each age group will be determined by the total number of points scored in each of the six selection events listed below at the Zone 2 Championship Meet on January 28-29, 2017 in Moraga, CA. The eighth swimmer for each gender of each age group will be a “coaches’ choice” to best enhance team’s competitiveness, not necessarily on points scored. Only times achieved at the Zone 2 Championship Meet will be considered for selection.
Swimmers with the eighth and ninth highest total points in each gender of each age group will serve as alternates.
Selection Events by Age Groups:
8/U: 25-Free, 100-IM, 25-Fly, 25-Back, 25-Breast, 50-Free
9-10: 50-Free, 100-IM, 50-Fly, 50-Back, 50-Breast, 100-Free
11-12: 50-Free, 200-IM, 100-Fly, 100-Back, 100-Breast, 100-Free
13-14: 50-Free, 200-IM, 100-Fly, 100-Back, 100-Breast, 200-Free
Any swimmers who wish to be considered for the Zone 2 All-Star Team must perform the following two steps:
i) Enter (and Compete) in AT LEAST ONE OF THE SIX SELECTION EVENTS LISTED ABOVE at the Zone 2 Championship meet on January 28-29, 2017 (NOTE: Swimming more selection events increases the chance of selection)
ii) Complete and Submit THE LETTER OF INTENT ONLINE at https://zone2allstar2017.eventbrite.com no later than 11:59pm of January 26, 2017
Swimmers must qualify based on their age as of March 5, 2017, i.e. swimmers who age up between January 28 and March, 2017, will be scored based on their new age group as of March 5, 2017. Any swimmers competing for their high school team during the time of the meet should consult their coach regarding any high school eligibility requirements.
SWIMMERS WHO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN PACIFIC COAST ALL-STAR, WESTERN ZONES CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND/OR NORTH AMERICAN CHALLENGE CUP IN PRIOR SEASONS, REGARDLESS OF AGE GROUP, ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.
Selections will be announced at the Zone 2 Championship Meet on Sunday, January 29, 2017. All (and only) selected swimmers and alternates must go to the All-Star Desk at the meet and submit a full application package, which includes:
a. Letter of Intent
b. Pacific Swimming Honor Code
c. Pacific Swimming Family and USAS Home Coach Participation Guide
d. Pacific Swimming Travel Policy
e. Medical Release Forms (with a copy of Medical Insurance Card)
f. Athlete Privacy Letter
g. non-refundable check of $20 (8/Under) or $35 (9/Over) payable to “Zone 2 Pacific Swimming” (please write swimmer’s name, gender and age group in Memo)
All forms must be completed, signed and submitted with a non-refundable check (co-pay) by 2:00pm on January 29,