2023 Zone 2 Challenge Meet Letter of Intent (Eligibility) Registration

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2023 Zone 2 Challenge Meet Letter of Intent (Eligibility) Registration

The Pacific Swimming 2023 Zone Challenge Developmental Meet held on Sunday, 2/26/2023 Letter of Intent (Eligibility) Registration

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Location

Santa Rosa Junior College - Quinn Swim Center Kathryn Kettler Pool 1501 Mendocino Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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About this event

Dear Pacific Swimming Zone 2 Swimmers, Parents and Coaches

The Pacific Swimming 2023 Zone Challenge Developmental Meet will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2023, in Santa Rosa, CA.  All 9/Over swimmers will be dropped off at a designated location by their parents on Saturday, February 25th, 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 for pickup 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 Challenge 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 21-22, 2023 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 next two 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 Challenge 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 21-22, 2023 (NOTE: Swimming more selection events increases the chance of selection)

ii) Complete and Submit THE LETTER OF INTENT ONLINE at https://zone2challenge2023.eventbrite.com no later than 7 pm of January 20, 2023 or provide their information at the Zone 2 Challenge desk at the Zone 2 Championship meet before 9 AM on Saturday January 21.

Swimmers must qualify based on their age as of February 26, 2023, i.e. swimmers who age up between January 21 and February 26, 2023, will be scored based on their new age group as of February 26, 2023. 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 ALL-STAR CHAMPIONSHIPS (not Western Zone Meet), 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 22, 2023. All (and only) selected swimmers and alternates must go to the Challenge 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 exact cash or check of $30 (8/Under) or $80 (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 or cash (co-pay) by 2:00pm on January 22th. Alternate co-pay will be refunded if not chosen for the team