ORO VALLEY, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Oro Valley Aquatic Center, in partnership with FAST (Flying Fish Arizona Swim Team) is hosting the 2016 Arizona Swimming Long Course Age Group State Championships.
More than 700 swimmers, ages 7 to 14 years old, will compete from July 14 to July 17 at the OV Aquatic Center.
In order to compete swimmers had to meet the qualifying time standard set by Arizona Swimming LSC, there will be 50 USA Swimming officials on hand to officiate the event. There will be preliminary sessions in the morning and finals for the top 16 swimmers in the evening. The exception to this will be the long distance events, which will be held as timed finals throughout the meet.
This is the first time that FAST and the Town of Oro Valley have hosted the Long Course Championship meet, additional sponsors are the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce, Visit Tucson and the Hilton El Conquistador Resort, Red Lion Suites Tucson North and Holiday Inn Express Oro Valley.
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