GRPA State and State Qualifying
GRPA State Meet – Columbus Aquatic Center
Friday, July 14 - 10 and Under Swimmers
Saturday, July 15 – 11 and Over Swimmers
GRPA State Qualifying – Alpharetta, Forsyth County, and Johns Creek use the ASA Divisional Meet to qualify for the GRPA State Meet. Roswell, Cherokee County and the City of Tucker have qualifying meets, separate from the ASA Divisionals (details are listed below). We are still yet to hear from Atlanta/Sandy Springs regarding their qualifying procedures for 2023 or if they will have a state team. Gwinnett and DeKalb County have separate qualifying events for the GRPA state meet, contact their Parks and Recreation Departments for more info. Info on how to qualify for state can be found at https://asa.swimtopia.com/grpa-state-and-state-qualifying?edit_mode=page
City of Tucker State Qualfiying – Sat., June 24 at Briarwood Park Pool
Alpharetta State Qualifying
Cherokee State Qualifying - Sunday, June 25
Please see the attached document on the meet this year for the Cherokee County State Team Qualifying Meet.
It is important to note that interested swimmers will need 4 items to secure their spot in the meet.
- Meet Entry Form – it is page 4 included in the attached document
- Concussion Form – it is page 6 included in the attached document
- Copy of Birth Certificate or Passport (for proof of age)
These 4 items will be needed for each swimmer and submitted to the front desk at the aquatic center. Please review the attached aand let me know if there is anything you see missing or needs clarifying. Looking forward to a great meet.
Swim Team Coordinator
Pelican Swim Club
Cherokee County Aquatic Center
678-880-4780 tel 770-639-2909 cell
1200 WellStar Way. Canton, GA 30114
Cherokee State Qualifying Files
Roswell State Qualifying
Johns Creek State Qualifying
Sandy Springs State Qualifying
Hello Sandy Springs Swim Team Swimmers,
The City of Sandy Springs would like to invite you to participate on the Sandy Springs State Swim Team. This is an all-star team that will represent the city of Sandy Springs in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) State Swim Meet at the Columbus Aquatic Center on July 14 and July 15, 2023. There is a very quick turnaround this year to get the team organized and entered into the meet, so please pay close attention to the details in this email and contact me by June 28th to let me know if you are interested.
Eligibility: To be eligible to swim on the Sandy Springs (SS) State Team, you must either be a resident of Sandy Springs or live in Fulton County and swim on a summer team that is located in Sandy Springs. Additionally, in order to qualify for the SS State team, you must swim in the GA Tech ASA Championship Meet (June 28 through June 30) and place in the top 3 for your event of those Sandy Springs swimmers who wish to participate on the State Team. This does not mean you have to place first, second, or third overall, just of the participating Sandy Springs swimmers. So, for example, if you are a 7 year old boy who places 50th overall but in the top three of the Sandy Springs swimmers who swim the 25 breaststroke event, then you can join the SS State Team. This may seem confusing, so if you have any questions about whether or not you qualify, please ask because you very likely will and we would love to have you on our team! **If you are unable to swim at the GA Tech Championship Meet and would still like to be considered for the SS State Team, please email me ASAP.
How to Enter: To indicate that you want to participate on the SS State Team, please have your coach place an SP5 in front of your first name and preferred name in Swimtopia for your entries in the ASA Championship Meet at GA Tech. This is how we will know that you would like to participate on our team.
One additional suggestion (but not requirement): Please select 2 individual events plus 1 additional event as exhibition in the ASA Championship meet at GA Tech. This gives you the best possibility of being selected for the state team and maximizes the number of events you can swim at the GRPA State Swim Meet.
Cost: The cost for the swimmers will be $115 which will cover entry
fees for the meet, t-shirts, caps, and coaches. Our team will be coached again
this year by Ben Miller and Luke Miller.
Practices will begin on Monday, July 3rd at Spalding Woods Pool located at 900 Spalding Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. The practice schedule is not finalized, but most likely, the 6-10 year olds will practice from 8:30am-9:30am and the 11 and up will practice from 9:30am - 10:30am. Our practices will be on Mondays through Fridays, but we may add some additional evening practices depending on pool and swimmer availability.
This was a lot of information, but what I need from you first is for you to email me or call me and let me know that you are interested, so that I can add you to my distribution list. No one is automatically added to the Sandy Springs Team. Also, feel free to share this information with any other Sandy Springs swimmers who may be interested in the Sandy Springs State Team. This is a super fun event and gives your swimmers an additional 2 weeks of swim team. It is a great way to keep the summer fun going!
Please don't hesitate to email me with any questions or if you need any additional information.
SS State Swim Team Manager