Duke Swim Meet

The meet will be held Saturday, May 18th at Duke University Taishoff Aquatics Pavilion located at 326 Towerview Rd. Durham, NC 27708.

Like in years past, athletes using Duke University facilities are required to sign a Duke Aquatics Waiver. The waiver can be signed electronically and a link to the waiver is provided below. Please complete prior to Friday.

https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5c7479ce5752b/web/

Schedule:

  • 9:00 am – Volunteer check-in
  • 9:30 am – 10:00 am swimmer check-in
  • 10:05 am – 10:25 am warm-ups
  • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm competition
  • 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm lunch and swimmer recognition

As soon as the heat sheet is available, I will update this page with the information.

Parking and Entrance to Pool

Parking on campus is always a challenge and changes year-to-year based on the construction taking place on campus. This year parking for the meet is available in the Blue Zone Lot, behind the Aquatics Pavilion. The lot is accessible via Duke University Road to Wannamaker Drive (see maps below). Special Olympics signs will be posted along the route starting at Duke University Road, directing folks where to go. You will need to obtain a FREE weekend parking pass for Saturday’s meet. Please register for the pass and print it out. You will need to have it displayed in the window of your car with the bar code displaying in order to get into the parking lot. Click the link below to review the instructions on how to obtain your pass:

https://raleighracers.org/wp-content/uploads/Duke-University-Nights-and-Weekends-Parking-How-to.pdf

From Duke University Road turn onto Wannamaker Drive and head to the Blue Zone Lot (see circled lot below)
Parking lot circled in yellow and orange arrows indicating the directions to the entrance. You will enter the Wilson Center and then be directed to the pool.

Southeast U.S. Swimming Invitational

Below is information for the upcoming Southeast U.S. Swimming Invitational which will be held in Greensboro, NC on April 28 2019. All text that is underlined is a hyperlink to more information (e.g. forms, event list, maps, etc).

Please note there will be a required trip permission form to travel with the team to Greensboro. If you have not already turned the form, download the form, fill it out and bring it to the next practice.

Please review the events that each athlete are registered for. Remember that each athlete can only be registered for 2 individual events and 1 relay. For the schedule of the events during the meet check out the order of events and the event program.

For those that are NOT staying overnight you need to be at the Greensboro Aquatic Center
(1921 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro) on Sunday, April 28th at 8:00am. For those athletes staying overnight and riding with the team review the schedule below.

Saturday, April 27th Schedule

TimeDescription
2:00-2:15pmMeet at Jaycee Community Center
(2403 Wade Ave, Raleigh)
2:30pmLeave for the Best Western Plus
(2006 Veasley St, Greensboro)
Approx, travel time 1h 20m
3:50pmCheck-in hotel and change for dinner/dance
4:45pmEat dinner (TBD)
5:45pmTravel to dance at Lindley Recreation Center
(2907 Springwood Dr, Greensboro)
Approx. travel time 6min
6:00-7:30pmDance – Theme this year is “Western”.
7:30pmTravel back to hotel. Approx. travel time 6min

Sunday, April 28th Schedule

TimeDescription
6:00-6:30amStart getting athletes up
6:30-7:15amBreakfast at hotel.
7:15-7:45amCheck-out and load bus.
7:45amTravel to Greensboro Aquatic Center
(1921 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro)
Approx. travel time 6min
8:00am-8:15amCheck-in and get athletes in bleachers and early warm-ups.
8:30amAthletes in 200y Freestyle report to staging
8:50amOpening Ceremony
9:15amCompetition for session 1 begins
4:00pmApprox. end time for competition and awards.
4:15pmLoad bus and leave for Jaycee Community Center
Approx. travel time 1h 20m
5:30pmArrive at Jaycee Community Center.

We will be sending a text message and email on Sunday to let everyone know the ETA when we will be arriving at Jaycee Community Center.

In addition to items that you need for competition you will also need the following if staying overnight:

  • Clothes
    • Saturday night dance if you are not wearing them when you are dropped off.
    • To sleep in
    • Sunday after meet
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, deodorant, etc)
  • Money – Saturday night dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch will be provided. The only thing you will need money for is the concession stand or souvenirs at the meet.
  • Medication – Bring all medication. Please make sure all bottles are labelled with instructions (dose and time).

Detailed information about the meet can be found on the SONC Website.

2019 St. Patrick’s Day Swim Invitational

The 2019 St. Patrick’s Day Swim Invitational (formerly known as the Wake County Multi-State) will take place on Saturday March 16th at Optimist Pool in Raleigh. Lunch will be provided for the athletes. Swimmers will be awarded 1st-8th place ribbons which will be given to the coach and handed out at the next team practice. Please note that this is a practice event only and the structure of the meet will be relaxed. It was designed to be an additional practice opportunity for our swimmers.

The schedule for the meet is as follows:

  • 9:30 am – Delegation Check-in – Athletes arrive with swimsuits on and ready to swim
  • 10:00am – Pool opens for warm-ups.
  • 10:30am – Coaches Meeting
  • 11:00am – Opening Ceremonies and Competition Begins
  • End – TBD

Lunch will be provided to the athletes and spectators can grab lunch at Poblanos Toco food truck which will be on site from 10am-5pm.

Athletes who are attending the meet have been registered in three individual events and possibly a relay. Registration information can be found below: