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Louisiana Zone Open Water Team Application and Information
Selection Process


  • Applications are now open and will be accepted until Sunday, March 19th at noon. Swimmers who want to apply must complete the online application form and submit a check for the $15 application fee.  The fee is to be paid made out to Louisiana Swimming and mailed to PO Box 61812 Lafayette, La 70596 and must be postmarked March 20th.
  • Selection for the spots in each age group will be based on the results in the priority events.  Athletes will be selected using times achieved from the 2016-2017 season using Hy-Tek Age Group Power Points.  Swimmers with the highest score will be selected to the team. 
  • Swimmers age as of June 1, 2018 will be used for the selection process.
  • If a swimmer is selected to the team and elects not to attend the meet, the zone selection committee reserves the right to offer the spot to another swimmer to create the fastest possible team to represent Louisiana.
  • Priority events used for selection:
      • 11-12 year old:  500 free
      • 13 and over:  1000 free or 1650 free
  • The team will consist of the following:
      • Two 11-12 year old girls
      • Two 11-12 year old boys
      • Two 13-14 year old girls
      • Two 13-14 year old boys
      • Two 15-16 year old girls
      • Two 15-16 year old boys
      • Two Senior girls
      • Two Senior boys
Meet Information

  • The event will be held June 1st-3rd in Chattanooga, TN.  All swimmers will need to be at the location and participate in the orientation swim on Friday, June 1st (time TBA).  Individual races will be contested on Saturday, June 2nd. We will not be staying on the 3rd for the team challenge.
  • Events:
      • 11 – 12 year old:  2K
      • 13 – 14 year old:  5K
      • 15 – 16 year old:  5K
      • Senior open:  5K              
Travel & Funding
  • Louisiana Swimming will provide meet entry fees, team cap, and a team t-shirt.  Swimmers will be reimbursed at the rate of $125 per day of attendance, for a total of $250.  Reimbursement forms should be submitted after the meet.
  • All swimmers are responsible for their own travel and lodging for this meet.  Swimmers will travel with their parents to this meet.  A list of motels and airport information will be provided to selected team members.
Any questions can be sent to laswimmingmeets@gmail.com