Sunday, July 01, 2007

New Native American Swimming Championships slated for Colorado

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Four Corners Aquatic Team-Towaoc, in Towaoc, Colorado is putting out an invite for a new swimming meet that is exclusively for Native American swimmers. Contact:
The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe would like to take this opportunity to invite all swimmers of Native American descent to compete in the first ever championship-type USA Swimming meet held exclusively for Native American swimmers: The First Annual Native American Swimming Championships, to be held in Towaoc, CO on July 20-22, 2007.

The intent is to create an annual championship meet that will serve to crown champions who are of Native American descent – a National Championship – so to speak!

The meet will be conducted as an “Approved Meet,” under the auspices of Colorado Swimming Inc. and USA Swimming. Those rules for competition will apply, and the competition will be officiated by certified USA Swimming officials. Swimmers need NOT be registered with USA Swimming in order to be eligible to compete.

We are also pleased to announce that some wonderful lodging arrangements have been made for our guests. At the Ute Mountain Hotel, Resort, and Restaurant, rooms are available for just $35/night (rate good for reservations made through July16th). A limited number of rooms are available, so be sure to make your reservations right away. Call 970-564-2500. Be sure to ask for the Native Swim rate.

Our meet information is also attached, along with the Hytek event template for email entries. Should you have additional questions, please feel free to contact me at the above addresses.

So why not be a part of history? We would love to see you here in the land of the Utes! Hope you can attend.

Dick Taylor, Meet Director
In New Zealand, there is a rugby team that is open only to those who have Maori blood, (see Maori). The team is called the Maori All Blacks -- go figure. The team is the third best squad after the All Blacks and the Junior All Blacks. It plays international test matches all the time, much like an all-star team.

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