Here is the initial 2019 NC Open Water Zone Team. The meet will be held On April 13th and 14th in Ft Myers, Fl. This year it will be swum at Florida Gulf Coast University, in a lake. The team will fly down on April 12th and return on April 14th. This year, the zone was asked to use the FINA standard for the Age Up, which is the end of the year (12/31/2019). So, there are some swimmers who would have made the team that are now in the older age group. This is not something that NC Swimming asked for, but was asked for by USA Swimming, to make it easier for them for qualification purposes to Open Water Junior Nationals and Open Water Nationals.
We realize that at the meet in September, swimmers were told it was their age as of April 13th, however, we were not told by USA Swimming until after our meet.
Lily Ann WIllis
Norvin Clontz III
An email from Manager Jonathan Bescher will be sent out the parents shortly. If you don’t receive an email from Jonathan Bescher by 1/4, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will answer emails about the meet itself, but I will NOT respond to any emails regarding the date being to determine the age of the swimmer at the meet. This was not my decision.