Swimming is one of the most popular sports in world. Unlike other sports, swimming is a life skill that is taught, first, to ensure safety and, secondly, for sports and competition purposes. Aquatics covers a great variety of swimming skills, from short sprints to longer events and relays. The South Region Stars is a competitive team, so we don’t teach athlete’s how to swim; rather we teach them ways to swim faster and more efficiently. That said, we offer a host of events for those who need assistance in the pool to to the more advanced racers.
Where and When
Begins in March – Time and Location – TBA
Practices are typically divided into two sessions, based on availability of pool and lanes.
Group 1: Beginning competitors and those who require assistance in the water.
Group 2: Competitors able to swim at least one length of the pool without direction or distraction and advanced swimmers who want a two hour practice.
Group 1: Competitors able to swim at least two lengths of the pool without direction or distraction.
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
- Assisted swims: 15M, 25M, 50M
- Flotation swims: 15M, 25M
- Freestyle: 15M, 25M, 50M, 100M, 200M, 400M
- Backstroke: 25M, 50M, 100M
- Breaststroke: 25M, 50M, 100M
- Butterfly: 25M, 50M, 100M
- Individual Medley: 100M
- 4 x 25M Relay
- 4x25M Unified Relay
* athletes can choose three individual races and one relay or two individual races and two relays
Remember that you must have an up-to-date application on file with Special Olympics of Minnesota before you will be allowed to practice and compete. This needs to be updated every three years. And make sure to check your calendar for conflicts before you register to complete.