Special Olympics Texas - Area 17 will host their 2022 Swimming Competition on Saturday, August 13th at Southwest Aqua Sports in Lubbock, TX.
This event will begin with Opening Ceremonies at 9:00am, followed by competition starting at 9:30am!
We encourage the community to come out and cheer on our athletes as they compete in this year's competition. Special Olympics Texas events are open to the public and we encourage the attendance of families, volunteers, community partners, and spectators!
Athlete Safety: All athletes much have a current Athlete Medical and Covid Waiver on file with the area SOTX office before they can participate in any practices. If your athletes are missing either of these documents they will not be able to participate in the event.
Volunteers: If you are interested in volunteering for this event or other Special Olympic Texas events, you may email Dillon Cobb at firstname.lastname@example.org to request volunteer information. Volunteers that have signed up for any events must present a picture identification card upon registration in order to volunteer for the day.
For More Information on Swimming, Please visit our new and approved SIG page. Here you will find links to rules, entries forms, and so much more! Check it out Now!
SOTX Covid-19 Statement:
Indoor activities, with several safety measures in place, are permitted at Special Olympics Texas.
The Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) Mitigation Committee has made the decision to additionally permit indoor in-person SOTX activities (indoor sports, fundraisers, LETR events, etc.) with several safety modifications in place. All safety measures found on our training page are required for indoor activities.
We strongly encourage all participants to be fully vaccinated.
In addition to our strong recommendation of the vaccine, all participants must complete the Covid-19 waiver as well as Athletes having a current Medical on file before their return to activities.
When not in the field of play, all participants (including spectators and family members) must wear a mask and practice social distancing. High fives and other contact mannerisms should be avoided. Additionally, the Mitigation Committee and Regional Executive Directors can pause upcoming activities at any time if they feel a certain area may have an unusually unsafe uprise in local COVID-19 cases.
If any members of a delegation who participated in SOTX practices and/or events test positive for Covid-19, the delegation must quarantine for 14 days before returning to SOTX activities. Additionally, the individual(s) who tested positive must have a negative test result before returning to SOTX activities.
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