Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Times: Warm-up: 12:00p.m.-12:45p.m.
Athlete Parade/Opening Ceremony: 12:45p.m.
Competition: 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Location: University of New Orleans Aquatics Center, 6801 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans LA 70122
Registration Packet Release Date: July 1, 2019
Registration Deadline: September 5, 2019 ~ 4:30p.m.
This year's State Aquatics Tournament will be held at the UNO Aquatics Center in New Orleans. This one-day state-level competition will be open to swimmers of multiple skill levels from across the state.
A healthy lunch will be provided for all delegates.
We will feature the following Healthy Athletes disciplines at the competition: Strong Minds, Healthy Smiles, Healthy Hearing
All registrations must go through your local area director. No athletes with incomplete registration forms or expired medicals by the registration deadline will be allowed to participate. Coaches and Unified Partners must have completed the full Class-A volunteer certification process by the registration deadline in order to participate.
Events Offered and Schedules:
Category 1 (Fundamental): 15M Walk, 15M Flotation, 15M Kickboard, 25M Flotation, 15M Assisted, 15M Unassisted, 25M Assisted, 25M Unassisted
Category 2: 25M Backstroke, 25M Breaststroke, 25M Butterfly, 25M Freestyle, 50M Backstroke, 50M Breaststroke, 50M Butterfly, 50M Freestyle, 100M Backstroke,100M Breaststroke, 100M Freestyle, 100M Butterfly,100M Individual Medley, 200M Freestyle, 200M Backstroke, 200M Breaststroke, 200M Butterfly, 200M Individual Medley, 400M Individual Medley, 400M Freestyle,800M Freestyle
Category 2 Relays: 4x25 Free Relay, 4x25 Medley Relay, 4x50 Medley Relay, 4x50 Freestyle Relay, 4x50 Freestyle Unified Relay, 4x100 Freestyle Unified Relay
Information Regarding SOLA's Primary Objectives for Using Athlete Categories for Aquatics:
1) to ensure that athletes across the state are continuing to develop their swimming skills in all four Olympic strokes, improving in both speed and ability, and advancing to higher levels of competition
2) to produce athletes that can compete at the national level.
The swimming categories below are set up to 1) encourage both athletes and coaches to continue to develop swimming skills in the four different stroke areas and 2) make competition exciting and fun by make sure athletes are competing against swimmers of similar ability. Additionally, the relays are set up to encourage camaraderie and teamwork among the athletes and Unified Partners.