Southeast U.S. Swimming Invitational

Last Updated: April 26, 2024 at 10:18 AM

Location: Greensboro Aquatic Center – 1921 W. Gate City Blvd. Greensboro, NC 27403
Date: Saturday April 27th, 2024

Swimming Invitational Information

General Information

Each athlete has been registered for two individual events and some have also been registered for a 4x25yd freestyle relay. Below are the list of athletes and coaches that have been registered for the meet. (see below for a detailed schedule).

To save time we ask that athletes arrive with their swimsuits on under their clothes if possible. This will save time when we get to the facility.

I will be communicating to everyone via email and WhatsApp during the day of the application. If your athlete is riding with us, please check your emails/app to make sure you are at the SONC office at the indicated time to pick up your athlete.

For those of you who won’t be able to make it to Greensboro this season, the Facebook page for the Greensboro Aquatic Center will stream the meet LIVE!

For those that are driving your athlete to the facility please print out the following parking pass and display it on your dashboard. Spectators (non-registered members of the delegation) will have to pay $5 per car for parking upon arrival. Once you arrive at the facility, go to the main entrance and take a left and head down the hallway. You will pass bathrooms and come to a set of stairs the lead to the seating area. Athletes will be seating in Section 4 Row K-M which is over the warm-up pool. All spectators will be sitting above the competition pool. If you have issues finding where we are sitting please call, text or WhatsApp me.

Things to Pack:

Try and pack a single bag with everything they will need. We are only going to be gone for a day so no need to pack the kitchen sink.

  • Swim suit (if not already wearing)
  • Goggles
  • Swim cap
  • Raleigh Racers shirt (or another shirt if they don’t have one).  You can also bring a pair of shorts if you would like (darker basketball/sports shorts work the best when wearing them over a wet suit).  Bring a small bag they can take these clothes down to staging and can have them on when they reach awards (a plastic grocery bag will be fine).
  • Deck shoes (crocks, flops, etc) – The will need something to wear to staging and to awards.
  • Towel(s)
  • Water Bottle!
  • Shower items
  • Change of clothes if not wearing the same clothes they traveled to the meet in,
  • We will have some snacks, G2 and water but feel free to pack a favorite snack.
  • Make sure the athlete brings something to do during travel and downtime (headphones, puzzles, book, games, etc)
  • Medication – If your athlete has to take medication please bring it and have it labeled for the coach. It is better if the medication is in the original bottle with the dosage and the times.

Event Information

Information about the meet can be found on the SONC Website under Competition and Awards, but I have put direct links to specific event information below.


SONC will provide lunch for delegations (registered athletes, coaches, chaperones, etc.). Family members are not included in these meals.

Lunch will consist of ham and turkey sandwiches, chips and fruit donated by Sheetz. With the exception of those who have indicated they require a Gluten Free or Vegetarian meal.

There will be water coolers and drinking fountains in the facility for refillable water bottles.


Concessions will be on sale starting at 10 a.m. The GAC will have hot dogs, drinks, popcorn, pretzels, etc. for sale.


Special Olympics North Carolina will also be selling SONC-themed souvenirs. A limited number of event t-shirts will be for sale.


Athletes that are not traveling with the team must be at the Greensboro Aquatic Center no later than 9:00am so we can get the athlete’s arms marked and ready for competition (unless you have spoken to me). If your athlete is in the first two events they will be staging at 8:45am. Also, make sure that you have your parking pass displayed in your vehicle.

For those athletes taking transportation with the team we will meet at the SONC Office (2200 Gateway Centre Blvd # 201, Morrisville, NC 27560) no later than 7:00am.

7:15amLeave SONC office in Morrisville
(2200 Gateway Centre Blvd # 201, Morrisville, NC 27560)
8:00amCheck-in opens
8:15am-8:30amArrive at Greensboro Aquatic Center
(1921 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27403)
[approx. 1-1:15 hr drive]
9:00amWelcome and Opening Ceremony
9:30amCompetition begins
11:00amLunch available for registered athletes and coaches
~ 4:00pmApproximate finish time for competition and awards
4:00pm-4:30pmLoad cars and head home
5:00pm-5:45pmArrive at SONC office in Morrisville
[approx. 1-1:15 hr drive]