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2022 Air Retrieve and HydroDash Specialty @ K9 Coastal Sports

April 30, 2022 - May 1, 2022 (Saturday - Sunday)

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2465 A-1 Hill Road
Aransas Pass, TX 78336
  • This is an Outdoor Event
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  • Online registration closes 04/23/2022 at midnight (CST).
  • Pre-registration (online) price per splash for this event is $23.00 (USD) per dog. Payment is due upon check-in.
  • Splashes can be purchased on-site the day of the event for $28.00 (USD) per dog.
  • Payment is required at check-in for all pre-registered splashes. Refunds will not be issued if you fail to show up for your turn.
  • "Day of Show" entries may be available until limits are reached: 45 dogs per Splash (Distance Jump), 14 dogs per Splash (Air Retrieve), unless otherwise specified.

Event Contact Info


Contact Email Address:

Contact Phone: 361-332-2017

Event Notes

  • A NADD Registration Number is required to enter, purchase here for $35.00.
  • Splashes include up to four minutes on the dock for one optional practice jump and two judged jumps. You must inform the judge prior to your jump if you want it to be considered a "practice jump".
  • The jump order is set by a posted running order. Each splash closes 30 minutes prior to start time. Failure to be present at the beginning of the splash can result if the forfeiture of jumping in that splash.
  • Each distance jumping Splash allows 2 judged jumps, back to back. The longest jump of them will be your Qualifying Score.
  • You can earn a Diving Dog Title at this event. You must have five Qualifying Scores within a Division. NADD titles are recognized by the AKC and CKC through their recognition programs. View their applications here (AKC) and here (CKC).
  • Please read the official NADD Rules before you attend the Trial.

Try-its at this event

  • Try-its will be allowed as space permits and during Splashes if no competitors are waiting to jump. Try-its cost $10.00 for two Try-it tickets. These tickets may be used on any day of the competition.


Saturday, Apr 30, 2022
  • 09:00 am: Splash #301 (Hydro Dash) - Please check in 30 minutes before SPLASH start time.

  • 11:30 am: Splash #101 (Air Retrieve) - Start time of A/R will be adjusted depending on the ending time of HD; please check in 30 minutes before SPLASH start time.

Sunday, May 1, 2022
  • 09:00 am: Splash #102 (Air Retrieve) - Please check in 30 minutes before SPLASH start time.

  • 11:30 am: Splash #302 (Hydro Dash) - Start time of HD will be adjusted depending on the ending time of A/R; please check in 30 minutes before SPLASH start time.

Other Notes

Brian and I are excited to welcome you to this 2-day SPECIALTY event.   We will have one Air Retrieve and one HydroDash each, per day.  


If you are looking for those extra Air Retrieve and HydroDash SPLASHes, here is your chance to gain some.  We will open the registration to 30 Air Retrieve, and 40 HydroDash spots.


Or, if you have wanted to give either Air Retrieve or HydroDash a try, there will be time before each SPLASH to give it a try, and then compete.


The judges for this event will be Brian Whitton, Bryan Burns and Elsa V. Moncivais-Whitton.


K9 Coastal Sports is also an AKC Fit Dog Club, we will have an obstacle course of sorts for a Fit Dog walk.  We will also have log sheets available for you to use to start tracking your and your pup's walking time.


If you are looking for a pet friendly AirBnB, check out My Gulf Coast Getaway Texas - mention you are coming to our event here at K9 Coastal Sports for a discount.  Other nearby hotels that accept pets:


LaQuinta - 201 Buddy Ganem Dr in Portland (361)777-2777; approximately 15-20 minutes away, not bad on traffic.


BEST WESTERN - 2025 State Hwy 361 in Ingleside (361)776-2767; approximately 10-15 minutes away, not much traffic.  



COVID-19 PLAN:  We will run the event as normal as possible, with the following adjustments:


Check In:

-COVID-19 and NADD waivers will be sent out via email to all preregistered competitors via the NADD portal;

-We request that each competitor that will be on our dock to please complete, sign, and return electronically the waivers to our facility email - K9COASTALSPORTS@YAHOO.COM or bring the forms with you to be turned in upon check in;

-In the event you do not have access to a printer, we will have copies of the waivers on hand to be completed and signed;

-We ask that competitors arrive 30 minutes prior to SPLASH start time to check in and warm up - wet their dogs;

-Payment will be accepted at the time of check in, by someone wearing gloves and/or using hand sanitizer before and after each transaction.




Competition Area:

-There will only be one dog with it’s handler(s) on the dock at a time;

-We (Brian, Elsa, judges, volunteers) will ensure that the next dog and hander do not enter the competition dock until the previous dog and handler have exited the dock;

-At our facility, we are set up with an area for the next dog and handler to wait at a safe distance;

-We will be utilizing our PA system, to ensure competitors are aware of who is on the dock, who is up next, to include the next three dogs;

-We will list the order of each SPLASH on a white board that can be seen from a distance.


Crating/Parking Areas:

-There is plenty of space at our facility to have easy ups set up at a safe distance, to include in-car crating.



-There will be hand sanitizer and gloves available for all volunteers;

-We will have hand sanitizer available throughout the premises, but is recommended competitiors bring their own;

-Our bathroom facility is equipped with soap, hand sanitizer, paper towels, and trash cans for use;

-We will place a trash can outside the bathroom to dispose of the paper towel you may have used to open and close the door;

-There will be a wash station set up outdoors as well;

-The perimeter gates will be left open, to eliminate hands on by all entering or leaving the facility;

-We ask that all competitors pick up after their dogs, we will have poop bags located throughout the grounds;

-We do have trash cans set up throughout the facility.


Event Structure:

-We will have Air Retrieve followed by HydroDash on Saturday; on Sunday, we will have HydroDash first, then Air Retrieve.  We will also have regular - set SPLASH start times, see above.  The running order for this event will be A to Z.


Cash and checks are accepted for payment; there will be a $35 return check fee for any returned checks.


*Depending on exhibitor interest, Saturday after the SPLASHes, Elsa will be conducting evaluations for AKC CGC, CGCA and Trick Titles.  If interested, please email Elsa at with your name, dog's(s') names and the type of evaluation you are interested in.  The fee is $20 per dog, per evaluation; evaluations will be conducted outside.


Please do not hesitate to call/text if you have any questions (361) 332-2017.


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