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Apr 6, 2020 - Class of 2020 College Bound List - Let's Recognize Our Seniors!
Athletes, parents, and coaches.... Montana Swimming would like to recognize our class of 2020 seniors! The college bound list is found under the athlete tab. If you would like your senior recognized, ...
Apr 6, 2020 - How Nonprofits Can Apply for Loans and Other Emergency Benefits
Nonprofits interested in taking advantage of new emergency loans and other aid programs should get their papers in order, contact their local FDIC-insured bank, and prepare to move quickly, nonprofit ...
Apr 6, 2020 - Character Lab Resources for Coaches, Parents, and Teachers
Character Lab is actionable advice for parents and teachers (and coaches) -- based on science. The playbooks show evidence based ways to build character in kids. Find out more at www.characterlab.org...
Apr 3, 2020 - BOZ May Classic Meet CANCELED
Due to the continuing coronavirus outbreak, the Bozeman May Classic swim meet, May 15-17, has been canceled.
Apr 3, 2020 - Athletes - How to Get Recruited Webinars April 5, 7, 8
During this uncertain time for college recruiting, NFHS Network and NCSA Next College Student Athlete are teaming up to keep you and your family updated on the latest recruiting information. Join us...
Apr 3, 2020 - MT Swim Spring HOD Meeting to be Re-organized Possibly a Virtual Meeting May 15
The spring Montana Swimming House of Delegates meeting to be held Friday May 15 in Bozmean will be re-organized due to the coronavirus outbreak and cancellation of the BOZ May Classic swim meet. Check...
Apr 2, 2020 - WZ Diversity Select Camp Now Changed to a Virtual Camp
As we continue to prioritize the health and wellness of all our members, USA Swimming has made the decision to suspend all our events, camps, conferences, or any occasion that requires individuals to ...
Apr 2, 2020 - Helpful Information for Clubs and Small Businesses
USA Swimming LSC Leadership Group posts updated information on Facebook to assist clubs, coaches, and LSCs during the coronavirus outbreak. To access the information in the Google Drivee go to: https...
Apr 2, 2020 - 20 Things Coaches Can Do to be a Lighthouse - By Wayne Goldsmith
Apr 1, 2020 - Can't Swim? 25 Things You can Do to Stay Fit by Wayne Goldsmith
Mar 31, 2020 - WZ Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Summit Applications Open - Due April 10
The 2020 Western Zone Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion summit will be held June 11-14 at Boise State University at Boise, Idaho, in conjunction with the WZ DEI Camp. The summit is open to adults and a...
Mar 30, 2020 - Extensions for Coach Certification Requirements
As a result of the closures of many facilities due to COVID-19, coaches may find it difficult to renew some certifications. The following steps are being taken to assist with this issue for coaches w...
Mar 30, 2020 - WZ Federal and State Programs for Small Business Support
Here are some additional resources for coaches and teams in the Western Zone posted by Jane Grosser and USA Swimming in this pdf file . This file lists federal and state programs for small business s...
Mar 30, 2020 - Olympics and Paralympics have been Re-scheduled
The Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, have been re-scheduled and will occur July 23 - August 8, 2021. The Paralympics have also been re-schsuled and will occur August 24 - September 5, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
Mar 29, 2020 - Mental Training Toolbox: Taking Advantage of Adversity and Disappointment
Mar 26, 2020 - Letter to USA Swimming Community March 26
To our USA Swimming community, While the actions of the last week have provided some answers and direction regarding the Olympic Games and our Olympic Trials qualifying event, we are acutely aware of ...
Mar 24, 2020 - HAV Spring Classic Meet - CANCELED
The Havre Lions Spring Classic meet May 2-3 has been canceled.
Mar 24, 2020 - USA Swim Statement on Postponement of 2020 Tokyo Olympics
?In this globally unprecedented time, today?s joint announcement by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 organizers was the responsible, though understandably dif...
Mar 24, 2020 - USAS Update on Postponement of the Olympic Trials - March 24
Following the International Olympic Committee?s decision to postpone the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, we at USA Swimming are working closely with the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee on resch...
Mar 24, 2020 - Board Governed Club Resources During the Coronavirus Pandemic
As a part of USA Swimming?s commitment to building swim clubs, we are providing resources to help board governed clubs become even more effective in their roles, through our organizational membership ...
Mar 23, 2020 - Resources to Help Athletes with Limitations on Training During Coronavirus
USA Swimming and the USOPC have recently published a number of articles to help athletes and their support groups cope with the current limitations on their training and competitions imposed by the re...
Mar 23, 2020 - Montana DHHS and CDC Information on the COVID-19 Virus
With the concerns about the COVID-19 Corona Virus, below is information from the Montana Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Disease Control. Montana's Governor announced all M...
Mar 20, 2020 - USA Swimming Letter to USOPC March 20 - Request to Delay the Olympics 1 Year
Friday, March 20, 2020 Attn: Sarah Hirshland, United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Chief Executive Officer United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee One Olympic Plaza Colorado Springs, CO 8...
Mar 18, 2020 - USA Swimming Coronavirus Update March 17
Dear USA Swimming member, Since first communicating with our members about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have received ample feedback, much of it focused on the safety measures being recommended. We ...
Mar 17, 2020 - Resources for Clubs and Coaches
People from various LSCs across the country are compiling information for clubs and coaches to use during the down time resulting from the coronavirus. If you have information you'd like to share, ple...
Mar 17, 2020 - Coronavirus Information Resources
Coronavirus Information: CDC Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/symptoms-causes/syc-20479963 US Dep...
Mar 16, 2020 - Open Water Nationals & Jr Nationals POSTPONED
Due to ongoing concerns over the coronavirus, USA Swimming has postponed the USAS Open Water Nationals and Junior Nationals to be held in Fort Meyers, Florida, April 24-26.
Mar 16, 2020 - USA Swimming Coronavirus Update March 16, 2020
Dear USA Swimming Members, Thank you to everyone for your support and commitment as we continue to navigate these uncharted waters. Throughout the entire country there is a very real and intense ef...
Mar 16, 2020 - TYR Pro Swim at Mission Viejo in April is CANCELED
On March 16, 2020, USA Swimming announced the TYR Pro Swim Series meet at Mission Viejo, California, will be canceled due to ongoing concerns over the coronavirus.
Mar 12, 2020 - USA Swimming Letter to Members Regarding Coronavirus 3-12-20
Dear USA Swimming Members, Over the course of the last seven days, let alone the last 24 hours, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has prompted unprecedented changes within the world of sport. Our leadership ...
Mar 11, 2020 - 2020 Senior Zones Time Standards Posted
The 2020 Western Zone Senior Zone Championship Meet time standards have been posted on the Montana Zone Team page, the Senior Zone meet page, and the time standards page. The time standards are also a...
Mar 3, 2020 - MYST Wins Spirit Award at SC State
Once again the marvelous coaches, athletes, parents, and volunteers from the Missoula YMCA Swim Team have won the coveted Short Course State Spirit Award! Thanks for showing your team spirit. You brin...
Feb 4, 2020 - Steph Boysen New Membership/Registration Chair
Montana Swimming General Chair Matt Yovich recently announced that Steph Boysen (HLST) has been named the new Montana Swimming Membership/Registration Chair. Steph will handle all registrations for at...
Jan 25, 2020 - Barracudas hire Olympic gold medal winner Hans Dersch as head coach
Hans Dersch, who won an Olympic Gold medal in his swimming career, was named the Bozeman Barracudas? head coach and will start in early March. Dersch, who won three team NCAA championships at Texas, w...
Jan 10, 2020 - 2020 USAS Leadership Workshops POSTPONED until October 2020
The She Leads and the Women's Leadership Summit scheduled for April 2020 have been postponed until October 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The USA Swimming Women's Leadership opportunities are...
Jan 8, 2020 - BAC and MAC Earn USA Swimming Club Excellence Awards!
Congratulations to the Billings Aquatic Club (BAC) and the Missoula Aquatic Club (MAC) on being recognized by the USA Swimming National Club Excellence program! The Billings Aquatic Club achieved Sil...
Jan 6, 2020 - Save the Date - WZ Diversity Camp June 11-13 at Boise State
The Western Zone Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion camp will be held June 11-13 at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. More information about the camp is posted under the Diversity/Disability tab u...
Jan 3, 2020 - USAS Adopted Legislation Effective Jan 1, 2020
Legislation passed by the 2019 USA Swimming House of Delegates that goes into effect on January 1, 2020, can be found here: Adopted Legislation Questions regarding the interpretation of these rules s...
Dec 9, 2019 - Billings YMCA Seeks Assistant Coach
The Billings YMCA Seahawks are looking to hire an Assistant Coach. If you know of someone who loves working with youth, has a passion for developing athletes with a whole person approach, is enthusia...
Nov 9, 2019 - Times in SWIMS and MAAPP Compliance
Starting Wednesday November 6, 2019, times achieved by an athlete member at a sanctioned meet who is over 18 years of age (+30 day grace period) who had not completed the Athlete Protection Training (...
Oct 30, 2019 - Erin Popovich Inducted into US Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame
Aug 29, 2019 - New Coach and Official Membership Requirements
With the annual USA Swimming membership year fast approaching, we would like to make you aware of some of the changing education requirements for coaches and/or officials beginning September 1, 2019. ...
Aug 14, 2019 - Team Montana Swims Great at Age Group Zones!
Montana All Stars had a Huge Age Group Zones Meet with best times, new friends and awesome swimming at Mt Hood, Oregon! Team Montana was represented by 22 swimmers from 7 different teams. 3 individual...
Aug 13, 2019 - Peter Thompson Qualifies for the Olympic Trials!!
Peter Thompson and Jack Leuthold, both from BAC, ABSOLUTELY CRUSHED the 1500 Free at the USA Swimming Summer Junior Nationals at Palo Alto, California! Peter dropped 24 seconds to go a 15:35 and quali...
Aug 5, 2019 - Catherine Russo and Ethan Harder Qualify for Olympic Trials!
Ethan Harder (BAC) qualified for Olympic Trials in both the 200 Fly and 200 Back. Ethan holds several Montana Swimming state records and just competed at the USA Swimming Long Course Nationals at Palo...
Oct 9, 2013 - New Butterfly & Breaststroke 2-hand Touch Rules now in effect
October 8, 2013 To: USA Swimming Officials USA Swimming Coach Members From: Daniel W. McAllen III, Chair, Rules & Regulations Committee Re: Breaststroke and Butter...
Apr 3, 2013 - NEW !! Meet Contract Template now available
The NEW Meet contract format has been established. Go to the MEET HOSTING page to download the new contract template and checklist. All Montana meets will be required to conform to the new contr...
Jan 21, 2013 - NEW USAS Coaching Requirements
The USAS Coaching Certification and Registration Requirements have been changed as of 1-1-13. See the USAS Resources page (under the RESOURCES tab) for the latest information.