Special Olympics Iowa wants to ensure that all athletes have a fair opportunity to qualify for and compete at the state swimming competition. Therefore all athletes who participate in swimming will be required to compete in an area competition in order to qualify for the state meet in Ames, just like athletes in track and field do. Athlete who compete in swimming but are in areas that do not offer a swimming competition will compete in a neighboring area.
The following is a breakdown of where area swimming competitions are held and which areas will compete in them:
Cedar Falls Northeast Area
Cedar Rapids East Central Area
Clinton East Area and Southeast Area
Indianola South Central Area, Southwest Area and West Central Area
Marshalltown Central Area and North Central Area
Spirit Lake North Area and Northwest Area
Delegations may contact Rhonda Schwarzkopf at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-986-5520 if they have any questions.